London Australs is an exciting new tournament being hosted in London on Saturday March 27th and Sunday March 28th. It will be held in the Austral-Asians debating style (i.e. 3 v 3) with the addition of points of information (similar to the World Schools’ debating format). The competition is completely open so you can debate with absolutely anyone you like.
Our A-Team is incredibly experienced in the format, and consists of Chris Croke (current Australs DCA for Auckland Australs), Tim Jeffrie (Current Australs DCA and Current Worlds DCA for Botswana), Fiona Prowse, Sayeqa Islam (former Australs DCA for Monash Australs) and Ben Jasper. Their debating record speaks for itself, with 1 current World Champion and 3 Worlds finalists, 2 current Australs winners and 3 Australs finalists, 4 Australs Top Ten Speakers and 2 Worlds Top Ten Speakers, all of who have in-depth adjudication experience.
The London Australs team is going out of their way to make this a memorable tournament with plenty of extra tidbits such as a Chocolate Trophy for the winners, cash prizes, Austral-Asian themed food and drink events and more!
Registration for teams opens tomorrow January 15th at 10:00a.m. GMT. We are expecting spots to fill up very quickly, so make sure you register as soon as you can to avoid disappointment. To register, visit http://www.londonaustrals.com/ and click on the "Teams - Register Now" link. Registration is set at the extremely low price of £20GBP per person.
If you would like to be involved in judging at the tournament, visit http://www.londonaustrals.com/ and click on the "Apply to Judge" link to see all the details relevant to judges.
We are very excited about bringing this format to Europe and hope to see lots of you competing. We think it’s important that people on this side of the world have access to different formats of debating and closer links to different regional circuits. If you have any questions or need more information about the competition, check out the website (where we have posted Australs rules/videos and have set up an online forum for any general questions) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out our promo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzXltMcjrZA
The London Australs Team
London Australs March 27th-28th
Held in proud association with the ESU.