Senior Open – About

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Senior Open – About 2018-02-21T10:40:05+00:00
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Senior Open

Team Cap Per School 4 teams per school.
Extra teams dependent on capacity.
Price $45 per team.
Age Limit Year 12 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.
Speaking Times Speeches 6 minutes.
Replies 3 minutes.
Points of Information Not allowed during the regular rounds. Compulsory in the break rounds.
Style of Debates Round One will be a prepared debate.
The topic will be announced more than one week in advance.
Rounds Two and Three will be ‘advised subject’ debates
Rounds Four and Five are limited preparation debates.
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 5:45pm. Check the draw for your specific time
and aim to be 15 minutes early.
Advised Topic and Impromptu Debates start at 5:30pm or 6:45pm. Topics and sides will be announced one hour before these times (at 4:30pm and 5:45pm respectively). Check the draw for your specific time and aim to be 15 minutes early.