Junior Open – About

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Junior Open – About 2018-02-21T10:11:49+00:00
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Junior Open

Team Cap Per School 4 teams per school.
Extra teams dependent on capacity.
Price $45 per team.
Age Limit Year 10 and below.
Number of Rounds 5 Preliminary rounds.
Break to Octo Finals.
Adjudicated By Teachers. Every team entered must
have a teacher attached who will
undertake adjudicating duties.
Training sessions will be offered at the beginning of 2010.
Speaking Times Speeches 5 minutes.
Replies 2.5 minutes.
Points of Information Not allowed.
Style of Debates Rounds One and Two will be prepared debates.
The topic will be announced more than one week in advance.
Rounds Three and Four will be ‘advised subject’ debates
Round Five will be a limited preparation debate.
For limited preparation and advised topic debates, one hour notice of the moot is given.
Venue There are five geographic Zones: North, South, East, West, Central.
Teams debate in their nearest zone during preliminary rounds.
Octo-finals onwards will be held at a central
Auckland location.
Times Prepared Debates start at 4:30pm or 5:30pm. Check the draw on our website for your specific time and aim to be 15 minutes early.
Advised Topic and Impromptu Debates start at 5:30pm or 6:30pm. Topics and sides will be announced one hour before these times (at 4:30pm and 5:30pm respectively). Check the draw for your specific time and aim to be 15 minutes early.