Senior Open – About

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Senior Open

Team Cap Per School 6 teams per school.
Extra teams dependent on capacity.
Price $130 per team.
Age Limit Year 12 and below.
Number of Rounds 5 Preliminary rounds.
Break to Octo Finals (16 teams).
Adjudicated By Teachers. Every team entered must have an approved adjudicator attached who will undertake adjudicating duties.
Speaking Times Speeches 6 minutes (one bell at 5 minutes, two bells at 6 minutes).
Replies 3 minutes (one bell at 2 minutes, two bells at 3 minutes).
Points of Information Not allowed.
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 topic’ 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 Central – Dilworth School

North – Westlake Boys High School

South – De La Salle College

East – Sacred Heart College

West – Avondale College

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.
Teams Per Teacher 1 or 2 teams per teacher (due to adjudication responsibilities).