University of Otago, New Zealand


Te Tari Hua-Ruanuku

Interschool Chemistry Quiz Night 2010

Sunday 26 September 2010

This year’s Interschool Chemistry Quiz was held on Thursday 23rd September. 43 teams of Year 12 and 13 students, representing 12 schools from around Otago and Southland, competed for the ‘Bunsen Burner of Wisdom’ at the Hutton Theatre in the Otago Museum. The quiz consisted of five rounds of questions, as well as a round of Chemical Bingo, a new addition this year. The annual Chemical Haiku round was also a highlight of the evening. When the dust, and pizza crusts, settled the only team from Kavanagh College, called Kavanagh, were declared the winners, with Free Food, from Otago Boys High School coming second and WT Fluorine, from James Hargest College coming third.


 Free Food

 WT Fluorine

As always, our thanks to Poppas Pizzas, the University Book Shop Dunedin, The Otago Museum, the Otago branch of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry and the University of Otago for their continuing support of this event, as well as to the students and staff of the Chemistry department for their work on the evening. And, of course, our thanks to the students and staff who make this such a great event.

Winning Teams

1st: Kavanagh, Kavanagh College
Aaron Yap
Paul Buchanan
Sam Murphy
Alex Gorrie
2nd: Free Food, Otago Boys High School
Kenny Kim
Jonas Lobitz
George Poulter
Luke Trainor
3rd: WT Fluorine, James Hargest College
Grant Crane
Alice Alsweiler
Connor Ellison
Morgan Kelly

Winning Haiku's

Your scent of esters
catalyses our bonding,
lighting my bunsen

Potions Masters

Wanted. Strong acids
kindly donate your protons
to bases in need.


Romeo ‘ductant
to Juliet oxidant says,
“Lets react now!!”

Leo the lion goes Ger