Sydney Pre-Australs

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Sydney Pre-Australs


Whether you're a massive dog heading for Bali, or someone who still hasn't gotten over the hype after Easters, or someone who just really loves reply speeches 😍 (let's be real, who doesn't?), you're all invited to come along the UNSW Pre-Australs this year.

As per usual, the tournament will have a duration of 2 days, with a break to semi-finals, and, of course, food, alcohol and excellent socials included. This is the final Pre-Australs tournament held in NSW before Australs begins on the 1st of July. Get keen, everyone! πŸŽ‰

Debates will be in Australs format: 3 v. 3 with reply speakers, but no Points of Information (sorry :'( ) You’ll have 30 minutes of prep to create 8 minutes of arguments or anything else you feel like saying in your substantive speeches. Reply speeches are of 4 minutes duration.

Registration is $40 for debaters and FREE for adjudicators.
Payment after registration closes will incur a late fee of $10 (i.e. it will be $50 to debate).
Registration closes at 18:00 on 13th June 2019.
Bank transfers should be directed to the following account:
Account Name: UNSW Debating Society
BSB: 062-303
Account number: 0090 3871
Include in the transaction description your initial, surname and 'PA', e.g. 'MXuPA'.

UNSW Pre-Australs currently has a cap of 30 teams. In order to ensure quality decisions and feedback, if there are insufficient adj registrations we will be enforcing n-1 on institutions.
In the event that the tournament reaches the team cap, or cannot meet n-1, we reserve the right to prioritise the ability of UNSW Australs teams to debate.

Have an excellent pre-Australs season, good luck to all teams, and we can’t wait to see some of you here soon!

ORGANISATIONAL COMMITTEE (ask us questions) πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦:
Convenor: Michael Xu
CAs: Jessica Musulin and Daniel Dummer
Tabulation: Viran Weerasekara and Thomas Kunc
Equity: Faith Limantono and Jason Dong

UNSW Pre-Australs strives to be an accessible tournament. Lift access will be available for this event. Maps showing the route will be posted closer to the date!