Break announcements and date changes

by glen.holm.hansen on July 21, 2014

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Welcome back from the school holidays.

Details for the break

The break for each grade has now been announced. All teachers should have now received an email announcing the teams that have made it through to the finals series. A separate email has also been sent to all coaches with teams in the break with all the relevant details. The draws for the finals can be found by clicking on the draw tab above and then following through to the relevant grade.

Congratulations to all teams that have made it through to the finals series and good luck!

Date changes

Please note the following changes that we have had to make to the calendar due to unforeseen circumstances:

– Impromptu Cup: 23 and 24 August
– Junior Championships: 18 and 19 October
– Junior Open Grand Final: 15 September

We will be opening entries for Impromptu Cup with further details shortly.

Please email us if you have any questions.


Impromptu Cup – Change of date

by glen.holm.hansen on July 17, 2014

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Due to unforeseen clashes, we have had to change the date for the Impromptu Cup from the dates initially published in the calendar at the beginning of the year.

Impromptu Cup will now be held on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 August 2014.

Further details regarding entries will be sent out shortly.


Conclusion of Preliminary Rounds for Junior and Senior Open

May 29, 2014

The preliminary rounds for Junior and Senior Open have now concluded.
We hope you and your teams have all enjoyed debating in 2014 as much as we have. We have been very impressed with the standard of Junior and Senior Open debating this year. It has been great to see such high quality debating, [...]

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Premier Advanced Round 5 + Advanced Open Round 4

May 17, 2014

The following information relates to Premier Advanced and Advanced Open which have rounds this week.
Premier Advanced
Round 5 is on Wednesday 21 May
The Premier Advanced Round 5 draw has been released.
Teams in the first session need to arrive at 5.20pm for release of the moot at 5.30pm with the debate starting at 6.30pm and will finish [...]

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Open Coaching Sessions this week

March 16, 2014

Just a reminder that the Open Coaching Sessions are taking place this week. All sessions will commence at 5pm and will run for approximately an hour and a half.
Details and directions are below.
South – Monday 17 March
Where: Kings College
Directions: The meeting room will be in the Lecture Theatre (see map attached). [...]

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North Open Coaching Session

March 9, 2014

Just a reminder that the North Open Coaching Session is taking place at Carmel College on Monday 10 March.
The sessions start at 5pm and will finish by 6.30pm.  If there are any further registrations for these sessions (they are free!) please email the Committee by midday on Monday.
Directions for Carmel College:  Parking is available on site. Go [...]

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Seasonal Champs Host School

February 28, 2014

Hi all,
Seasonal Champs tomorrow will be held at Westlake Boys. For debaters, please arrive at 8.30am in the staffroom.

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Important information for entry process/beginning of the year

February 12, 2014

Dear all,
Apologies for the length of this post, but please read it thoroughly as it covers the following important matters:
- A reminder to enter teams
- Venues for the Opening Evenings
- Teacher Adjudicator Seminars
- Coaching Sessions
Entry deadline and Scholarships
Please remember to enter teams by Monday 17 February at 4pm.  Go to and click “Click here [...]

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Junior Championships results

September 22, 2013

The 2013 ASD Junior Championships were held over the weekend, with over 35 teams competing. The adjudicators were very impressed with the standard of debating, and the improvements that were made by all speakers over the weekend.
Congratulations to Pinehurst who won the tournament, defeating St Dominic’s in the final. In a [...]

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Junior Championships

September 19, 2013

The tournament will be held on Saturday 21st September – Sunday 22nd September.  Preliminary rounds will be held on Saturday starting at 8.30 at Diocesan School for Girls. Please meet in the Whanau area outside the library which is in Level 2 of the Centennial Building.
Teams will be provided with pizza for lunch, but we do suggest [...]

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