2 years ago

27 November, 2015

Melbourne Law School

Organised by:
MUDS Melbourne University Debating Club

You are a debater at a reasonably prestigious (but not overly so) university, which has a moderate level of funding. You are attempting to plan your Summer holidays but are interested in attending a premier mini tournament over one weekend. You aren't likely to commit to a tournament on the basis of any ghost technology offered at this tournament. Hypothetically, you would be interested in a tournament which has excellent CAs, great socials and a good vibe. However, due to your disdain for hypotheticals, you are interested in confirming certain details, such as dates.

This house, as Vincent Chiang, would attend this tournament.

About Nous
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Queries: Melbmini2015@gmail.com
Chief adjudicators:

When it comes to picking CA's for Minis, we don’t mess around. A stringent set of criteria have been implemented to ensure quality.

1. Broken at every major tournament.
2. Top 10 speakers at Australs.
3. Top 30 speakers at Worlds.
4. DCA of Easters 2015.
5. Have lost no fingers to debating, and are able to lend perspective and relativity to the broader importance of organised competitive debating.

The last one kind of screwed us.

But we still managed to scrounge together a power team.

Featuring a lack of overly concerning self-imposed digital amputation, and a hyper-disdainful approach to hypothetical motions, MUDSian James Gray is more than capable. That’s not to say perfect angel, but we've balanced him against a prominent defector to Canberra. Who has risen to prominence in recent years? Who has achieved remarkable things? Who writes some pretty innovative motions? Naturally, we approached Abigail McCarthy.

Last, but definitely not least, Tyrone Connell will join the CA team. Whilst he didn't DCA at Easters, we think he more than made up for it by winning Best Speaker at Australs this year.
Registration will be $40 for adjudicators, and $70 for debaters. Registration will be open online at 12pm on Friday 23rd October.

Payment should be made by EFT to:
Account Name: Melbourne University Debating Society
BSB: 083 457
Account Number: 51 757 4963
(subject to change)
- FRIDAY 27th -
4.45pm - 5.30pm: Registration and dinner
5.30pm - 6.00pm: Briefing and Roll call
6.00pm - 7.45pm:Topic Release/Round 1
8.00pm: Opening Night Drinks

- SATURDAY 28th -
8.00am - 9.45am: Make-up round*
10.00am -10.30am: Breakfast
10.30am - 10.45am: Briefing and Roll Call
10.45am - 12.30pm: Topic Release/Round 2
12.30pm - 1.15pm: Lunch
1.15pm - 1.30pm: Briefing and Roll Call
1.30pm - 3.15pm Topic Release/Round 3
3.15pm - 3.45pm Afternoon Tea
3.45pm - 5.30pm Topic Release/Round 4
6.30pm Championship Dinner
9.00pm Afterparty

- SUNDAY 29th -
10.00 am -10.30am: Breakfast
10.30 am - 10.45am: Briefing and Roll Call
10.45 am - 12.30 pm: Topic Release/Round 5 (Silent round)
12.30 pm - 1 pm: Lunch
1.00 pm - 1.15 pm Briefing and Roll Call
1.15 pm - 2.45 pm Quarter finals
2.45 pm - 3.15 pm Afternoon Tea & Break Announcement
3.15 pm- 4.45 pm Semi-Finals
5.30 pm-7.30 pm Grand Final, Closing things and Presentations
8 pm Farewell Drinks

*Subject to demand/adj availability. Please email us ASAP if you think you won't be able to make Friday evening.

Organising committee:
Conveners: Sam Perkins & Abby Johnston
Socials: Beth Hosking
Logistics: Linh Nguyen & Paris Henkel
Tab: Ben O'Shea