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History of the South Australian Schools Head of the River rowing regatta

1969 South Australian Schools' Head of the River


The Chapman Cup was presented by the family of D. L. Chapman for the first time as a trophy for the Under 16 Fours in 1969. 


Saturday, 12 April – Torrens Lake:

The 1969 SA Head of the River saw the following events raced:

- First Eight

- Second Eight

- Open Four

- Open Lightweight Four

- Under 16 Four

- Under 15 Four

In the First Eight, Pulteney Grammar School went back-to-back for the first time, breaking their own record time in a time of 2 min 44 sec. PGS also won the Open Lightweight Four. St. Peter's College won the Second Eight yet again, making it their 9-straight win in the category, whilst also winning the Under 16 Four. Scotch College won the Open Four, and King's College made it to the winner's circle with a win in the Under 15 Four.


Organising Committee:

South Australian Rowing Association



First Eight

Gosse Shield

½ mile

Time: 2 min 44 sec

Margin: (unknown)

1st Pulteney Grammar School 

(Other crews):

King's College – 

Adelaide High School 

Prince Alfred College –

Scotch College –

St. Peter's College 

Christian Brothers College –

Second Eight

Wallman Trophy

½ mile



1st St. Peter's College 

Open Four

Cudmore Cup

¼ mile



1st Scotch College –

Open Lightweight Four

¼ mile



1st Pulteney Grammar School –

Under 16 Four

Chapman Trophy

¼ mile



1st St. Peter's College –

Under 15 Four

¼ mile



1st King's College – 


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