The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, June 1910
"Poins! Poins! these be noisome fellows!"
Saturday morning broke clear and fine, and at 9 a.m. a light-hearted throng flocked to the official welcome to the visitors in Canterbury College Hall. Prof. Gabbatt (Chairman of Canterbury College Professorial Board) emphasised the importance of the Tournament as a social factor in New Zealand University life, and was followed by the Chairman of the College Governors in a similar strain. Both exhorted the elements in the usual manner. A. G. Marshall (A.U.C.), J. M. Hogben (V.C.), and G. Uttley (O.U.), followed on behalf of their respective colleges, each, in consoling mood, promising that his team would not carry off more than two, or perhaps three, of the available championships. Cheers and counter-cheers closed the proceedings.