2 years ago

19 February, 2016

Monash University Clayton

Organised by:
Association of Debaters

Welcome back to Monash's yearly attempt to make itself relevant again in debaterland - MAD Mini!

Watch this awesome promotional video to win the moral high ground of this tournament - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxCy-fegXko&feature=youtu.be

Rego now open - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1hK66W0LLreWbYYMRxvbAok1hwsnFGHvt7eqoDuRo8qI/viewform

Combining POIs with classic civilised 3-on-3 team formations, MAD mini is the perfect pre-pre-Australs tournament for those who have just returned from months of boozing in Europe for Worlds, or for those just looking to get some almost exceptionally high quality debating in before the drudgery of university and internals sets in.
Equally, this is a wonderful opportunity for fresh entrants out of high school debating to try their hand at a real sport where adjudicators won't always start off with "this was an above average debate".

Held this year in picturesque and indeed almost hauntingly beautiful Clayton, and held over the 19-21st of Feb, you'll be treated to good food and better socials, with the traditional White Night 2016 happening over one of the evenings. You'll probably also get good debating motions, guaranteed by our fantastic CAs - Molly Dale and Sam Scott!

A great weekend before term starts, stay tuned for rego opening - it'll be cheap ($55 for debaters, and $45 for adjudicators) and easy, like us.

Your conveners - Keith James and Sameer Sharma

(Slightly tentative) Schedule
Friday 19th
6:00pm Registration, Tequila shots and dinner
6:45pm Briefing and Roll call
7.00pm Topic Release/Round 1 - for some, the beginning of debating in 2016. For others, newer hobbies may be requried.
9:00pm Drinking!!

Saturday 20th
8am - Makeup Round for Friday
10:00am Breakfast
10:30am Briefing and Roll Call
10.45am Topic Release/Round 2
12:45pm Lunch
1:30pm Briefing and Roll Call
1:45pm Topic Release/Round 3
3:45 pm Afternoon Tea
4:15 Briefing and Roll Call
4:30pm Topic Release/Round 4
7:15pm Championship Dinner
9:00pm White Night - open to people from all ethnicities!!

Sunday 21st
9:00am Breakfast, Briefing and Roll call - this is an earlier start, leave your hangover behind
9:15 Topic Release/Round 5
11:00 Morning tea & break announcement - a time for tears and smiling through the tears to congratulate those who broke
11:30 Quarter Finals
1:30 Lunch
2:00 Semi Finals
4:00 Afternoon tea
4:30 Grand Final and presentations - these awards are going to be the highlight of your resume