The University of Melbourne's ADAM pre-Australs tournament was again agreat success. There were 50 teams present at the largest ADAM to date,and all enjoyed a weekend of high-quality debating and adjudication.
The winning team, "ahmadinejad@Ayatollah: Can't get to Lady Gaga concert- dead girl blocking way" (Univeristy of Melbourne: Phil Barker, Seamus Coleman, Ned Douglas) defeated Monash 1 (Tim Jeffrie, Amit Golder, Fiona Prowse) in a 5-2 split decision on the topic "That post conflict nations should focus on development and not democracy".
The best speaker was Sayeqa Islam, with an average score of 78.4. Thebest novice speaker was Kelly Butler (average 77.4), from the Universityof Melbourne.
Full results, and Chief Adjudicator Nicole Lynch's motions are available online at: http://muds.whypsloven.net/adam09/