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4 October 2011

Victoria IV 2011 Details

Here are the details of the Victoria IV 2011 (the NZ British Parliamentary Open Debating Champs)

From the 18th to 20th November Victoria University of Wellington will be hosting its annual IV, the New Zealand Open British Parliamentary Championships. A highlight of the debating year, the Vic IV features some of the best debating New Zealand has to offer, along with classic Vic hospitality and a great chance to dust off those cobwebs before Worlds.

Chief Adjudicators: Christopher Bishop (WUDC Grand Final judge, Cambridge IV Winner) and Tim Mooney (WUDC runner-up, 2nd best speaker at WUDC 2011, DCA Worlds 2012)

The tournament is open entry, which means that anyone can come, regardless of experience or skill level; all you will require is a partner (although, that can also be arranged!). This makes it a great opportunity for less experienced debaters to practice against some of the best in the World, as well as giving the best a chance to prove themselves in what is typically a very high quality tournament.

As usual, we would love for teams from across the Tasman (or further) to come, so if any of our overseas friends need any extra information or assistance (or have a certain cup hidden in one of their flats…) please get in touch either by leaving a message on Facebook, or by emailing

Registration will open Monday 3 October. Registration will be $90 NZD per individual, and will cover room hire, lunches on Saturday and Sunday, and a bar tab and nibbles on Friday and Sunday nights. There will also be the traditional BYO Saturday night dinner.

For judges, registration is free and the dinner will be subsidised.

We encourage NZ teams to register through their campus. There will be a n/4 judges' requirement for NZ campuses. Please note that judges must be approved by the CAs.

1 comment:

  1. Great opportunity for the beginners! Is there any quota for contestants?


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