Welcome to Auckland Schools' Debating Senior Open for 2019. All debates for the Western Zone will be taking place at Avondale College (link to venue information).
Dates and Motions
Round 1: Tuesday 19 March (prepared): This house would give school officials unrestricted access to student’s social media accounts.
Round 2: Tuesday 2 April (advised subject): To Be Announced
Round 3: Tuesday 14 May (advised subject): To Be Announced
Round 4: Tuesday 28 May (limited preparation): To Be Announced
Round 5: Tuesday 11 June (limited preparation): To Be Announced
Catch-Up Round: Tuesday 18 June (limited preparation): To Be Announced (St Cuthbert's College)
In prepared debates, the debates will start at 4:30pm. Teams should arrive 15 minutes before the debate starts.
In advised subject and limited preparation debates, the motion will be announced at 4:30pm with debates starting at 5:30pm, or at 5:45pm with debates starting at 6:45pm. Teams should arrive 15 minutes before the motion announcement.
Grade Convener (SO): Liam Silverwood - 022 306 7684
Chairperson: Zachary Wong - 021 158 8801
For all queries about the grade including, motions, draws, scheduling, catch-up requests and defaults please contact the Grade Convener, Liam Silverwood
All catch up requests must be made by emailing the ASD email (email@example.com) by Monday 4pm, the day before the debate.
Notice of a default after Tuesday 12pm, the day of the debate must be made by email and by calling the grade convener. Any requests after Tuesday 2pm will be considered a default without notice.