After a gruelling two days of trials we’re extremely excited to announce our contingent for the 2014 World University Debating Championships. We’ll be sending one our largest Worlds contingents to defend our title in Chennai this December. A massive thank you to debate triallers Viv Jones and Tim Mooney and adjudication examiner Gemma Buckley for generously giving up their time this weekend.
2014 Worlds Contingent
Monash A: James Beavis and Gemma Buckley
Monash B: Nisha Dutta and Beatrice Paull
NEW! Monash C: Andrew Gaulke and Tom Stansfield NEW!
NEW! Sameema Nelofur NEW!
NEW! Sruthi Chandrashekar NEW!
Madeline Schultz (Independent)
Nicole Franklin (Independent)
Mel Matteo (Independent)
Bec Irvine (Independent)
Andrew Elder (Independent)
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After a gruelling and excellent 10 days, the MAD Australs contingent has returned from Malaysia. We’re pleased to report excellent results for all teams and adjudicators. Smashing their way through to the Quarter Finals Monash 1 and 2 had narrow losses to ANU 1 and Sydney 2 respectively. This was an unbelievable effort by both teams.
Adjudicators Matthew Guy, Madeline Schultz and Gemma Buckley were all selected to adjudicate through to the Quarters so far and Nikhil Puppala was selected to watch the Pre-octos and Madeline Schultz proceeded all the way to the Grand Final.
The rest of our teams performed phenomenally with 6 in contention to break and all 7 winning the majority of their debates! A huge achievement for one of our youngest ever contingents!
We thank everyone back home for all their amazing support it truly means so much to all of us. Videos from finals will be posted shortly.
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Another massive tournament for MAD
Monash once again has returned a stellar result at the 2013 Australian Novice Intervarsity Debating Championships.
Sending a whopping 11 teams and over 10 adjudicators MAD was once again one of the largest contingents represented and saw amazing development in our new debaters and seasoned team leaders alike. With five teams in contention to break a tense Championship Dinner turned to riotous celebration as Monash 5: Britt Jeffs and Jacqui Duong led by Beatrice Paull, advanced to the Octofinals along with adjudicators Nisha Dutta, Madeline Schultz, James Beavis and Sam Whitney.
After a stunningly well fought debate Monash 5 lost out to hometown rivals University of Melbourne. With Madeline Schultz and Monash’s Own™ DCA Chris Bisset judging through to the Grand Finals the club representation remained strong.
Throughout a tournament run amazingly well by hosts Griffith University, the true MAD spirit shined through with contingent trips to Movie World and Wet and Wild, bar tabs truly serviced and our very own first year Lucinda Williams pocketing $150 after dominating the Saturday night dance off.
A massive congratulations goes to Externals Officer Nisha Dutta for orchestrating another fantastic Monash contingent
Monash to host Easters 2014
Capping off an amazing tournament, Monash has won its bid to host Easters in 2014 Convenors Nisha Dutta and Matthew Guy delivered a brilliant bid to AIDA council so comprehensive that the two competing bids, including frontrunner UQ Gatton withdrew before a vote was held. The Convenors have begun assembling the Organising Committee and were thrilled to announce at the tournament Chief Adjudicators Gemma Buckley and James Beavis would head the judging core next year.
Monash looks forward to welcoming the Australian debating community to Melbourne in 2014 and more information on Monash Easters 2014 can be found here
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