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8Feb, 2019

Seasonal Championships – Registrations Now Open!

Friday 8 February 2019|

Registrations are now open for the Seasonal Championships taking place on Sunday 3 March 2019. This year Seasonals has a brand new Novice Division aimed at schools which do not usually participate in weekend tournaments.

The Seasonal Championships (Seasonals) is a one day tournament that gives students the opportunity to debate multiple times early in the year, and immediately implement feedback offered by experienced adjudicators.  Teams will debate in three-on-three debates, with six minute speeches and mandatory points of information.

Seasonals is an excellent tournament for advanced and novice debaters alike and is excellent preparation for teams entering Premier Advanced, Premier Junior and Advanced Open. Seasonals is also a good preparation tournament for regionals.

Key Details

When: Sunday 3 March
Where: Lynfield College
Who: The tournament is open to all Year 10-13 students.  We recommend entering your most senior speakers as a first priority.  The tournament will be particularly valuable to those who intend to compete in the Auckland Regional Championships.
Team Cap:  Schools are guaranteed entry to four teams. (Schools may also enter a mix of teams, i.e. 2 in the championship division and 2 in the novice division)
Cost: $50.00 per team (fee subsidies are available for low decile schools)
Timetable: Four round robin debates from 8.30am – 6.00pm.
How to enter: Complete the entry form below.
Deadline for entries:  5pm, Wednesday 27 February (no entries will be accepted after this time)

Please follow this link for more information.

3Feb, 2019

ASD Registrations Open for 2019!

Sunday 3 February 2019|

Welcome to Auckland Schools Debating for 2019! We hope that everyone has had an enjoyable break and are looking forward to the new year. Registration is now open for ASD for 2019. Teachers and students may find the following links useful:

Committee 2019
We are welcoming multiple new committee members, Karan Kalsi, Chenchen Huang, Liam Silverwood, Celine Goh and Izzy Ray-Chaudhuri. All five have extensive experience debating at either a regional or national level. Hamish Saunders returns to the committee this year as our advisor. The committee for 2019 are as follows:
  • Chairperson – Zachary Wong
  • Advisor – Hamish Saunders
  • Treasurer – Chenchen Huang
  • Premier Advanced Convener – Umbar Sandhu
  • Premier Junior Convener – Callum Lo
  • Advanced Open Convener – Karan Kalsi
  • Senior Open Convener – Liam Silverwood
  • Junior Open Conveners – Celine Goh & Izzy Ray Chaudhuri
If  you have any questions throughout the year regarding any grades, feel free to contact the committee at info@asd.org.nz. We look forward to a great year with you.
19Feb, 2018

Important Notices about ASD

Monday 19 February 2018|

Grades should now be well underway for the year, and your grade convener should be contacting you regularly with updates about the rounds for their grades. If you have any questions or queries though, please don’t hesitate to contact the committee at the following email address; info@aucklandschoolsdebating.org.nz

Two important notices about the rounds so far; firstly, we have noticed that some of the rooms at our host schools are being left in a messy state following the conclusion of debates. We are very lucky to have host schools willing to run our grades, so please ensure that following a debate, the room is tidied and the desks are returned to where they were previously.

Secondly, we have had some confusion surrounding the rules around electronic devices. We allow phones to be used for speakers to time themselves, but electronic devices are not permitted in the preparation room with teams. Please give your phones and any other devices to a teacher or supervisor who can look after them for the duration of preparation.

Thanks, and enjoy the rest of the debating year!

ASD Registrations 2019