2017 DATE/S:-
 
Round 1  :    2 August
Round 2  :  31 August
Semi's     :  14 September
Finals      :  12 October
 
 
Each school is entitled to enter a maximum of 4 teams across the sections (not more than 2 teams per section).  Students may enter in a section above and not below.  However, if this causes an uneven Fixture, schools will be requested to provide an additional team or withdrawal of a team from the Section to eliminate any BYES.

JUNIOR – Yr 7 & 8

INTERMEDIATE – Yr 9 & 10

SENIOR – Yr 11 & 12

Unprepared

Prepared

Unprepared

Prepared

Unprepared

Prepared

3-4 mins

 

Warn Bell at 3 min

 

Final bell at 4 mins

 

4-5 mins

 

Warn Bell at 4 min

 

Final bell at 5 mins

 

4-5 mins

 

Warn Bell at 4 min

 

Final bell at 5 mins

 

5-6 mins

 

Warn bell at 5 min

 

Final bell at 6 mins

 

5-6 mins

 

Warn Bell at 5 min

 

Final bell at 6 mins

 

6-7 mins

 

Warn bell at 6 min

 

Final bell at 7 mins

 

 

Schools to arrive at 9:00am for a 9:30am start.  Finish at 2:00pm. 

Teams are called 1 and 2. 

The first named team is the affirmative. (Please remember this for all debates)

Each team must have two debates per round for Rounds 1 & 2.

Firstly, a prepared debate and the second being an unprepared/secret debate.  Secret topics will be announced on the day. 

Schools to provide students with stop watches for timing. 

Teams are not permitted to watch over teams in the same section (i.e. Junior cannot watch Junior).  There should be no movement during the debates. 

Strictly only video recording of your own/individual school students is allowed, with the permission from students and parents. 

Laptops and mobile phones are not to be used. 

Scoring - Win = 2 points, Loss = 0 points. 

Schools in semi finals / finals will be required to host. 

In the interest of the competition all teams are asked to stay right up to the end of their last debate. Please express to the students that every effort will be made to keep to the timetable but please do not become ‘bus dependent’ and skip off early. This causes other teams to lose practice in what may be their only competition for the year.