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4 March 2008

Ankara Open

METU (Middle East Technical University) is organizing one of the best tournaments of the year, between 21-23 March 2008, in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey.

Adjudication Panel: You want brilliant debates, creative motions, fair adjudication, and finally practice before euros? Say no more, the best opportunity stands right before you:
CA: Neill Harvey-Smith
DCA: Isabelle Loewe
DCA: G. Rhydian Morgan
Did you know that choosing Istanbul as your destination is the same as choosing Ankara? No, they are neither the same cities nor the plane tickets cost the same. We will make the buses ready to take you from Istanbul to Ankara for FREE, in case you want to pay less for tickets, or you can't find tickets.
You have just left the comfort of your bed, been through a probably tiring journey. We will provide 3 days of accommodation for the nights of 21-22-23 of March in the guesthouse of the school called Aysel Sabuncu Yaşam Merkezi which has the comfort of a 5 star hotel. You can see the photos from the facebook group.
We promise a top-notch tournament. Our adjudicators will ensure good debates; but it's not all. As for socials, our OrgCom will ensure you never run out of booze. Party all night, drink as much as you can, be the last debater at the bar. Go wild.We will also be providing you with lots of delicious Turkish food.

In addition, we will make a tour to Anıtkabir (Atatürk's Mausoleum) and Anatolian Civilizations Museum. Furthermore, we will have the champion's dinner with free alcohol at our school's graduates club.

03.00-09.00 Buses from Istanbul Atatürk Airport
09.00-16.00 Rest
16.30-17.00 Opening Ceremony
17.00-18.15 Dinner
19.00-21.00 Round 1
21.00- Party at Rollhouse with DJ Himm
08.00-09.00 Breakfast
10.00-12.00 Round 2
12.00-14.00 Round 3
14.00-15.30 Lunch
15.30-17.30 Round 4
17.30-19.30 Round 5
20.00-21.00 Dinner
21.30- Party at Bar56 (Break Announcement)
10.00-11.00 Breakfast
11.30-13.30 Semi-Finals
13.30-17.15 Tour to Anıtkabir (Atatürk's Mausoleum) and Anatolian Civilizations Museum
17.15-18.15 Free time
19.00-20.00 Grand Final at METU Convention Centre
20.00-22.00 Champions Dinner
22.00-03.00 Party at Graduates Club
10.00- Buses from Ankara to Istanbul
For Registration:
Team Cap: 32 teams
Participation Fee: 35 euros per debater and judges

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