Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 teams receive topics at 5:45pm and debate at 6:45pm following 45 minutes prep. First, Second and Third teams receive topics at 6:30pm and debate at 7:45pm following 1 hour prep.
|Year 7||3-4 minutes||Year 10||4-5 minutes|
|Year 8||3-4 minutes||1st-3rd||5-7 minutes|
|Year 9||4-5 minutes|
There will be buses arranged for all away debates. There will be NO return buses. Note that the buses depart to arrive in time for the Year 8-10 preparations at 6pm, so boys need to come prepared to keep busy in the interim time. As usual, there will be a bus-booking sheet at Masters' Reception.
Allocation of Affirmative and Negative sides for debates will be decided by a coin toss on the night. One coin toss will be made at 5:55pm for the junior debates and a second coin toss at 6:55pm for the senior debates.
Topics are given out in the Alastair Mackerras Theatre Foyer (AMTF) and debates will be held in the Palladium building levels 1-3. The Firsts debate will be held in the Palladium Theatre in the bottom level of the Palladium building.
|Round 1||26 July v TKS (College Street)|
|Round 2||2 August v St Ignatius College (College Street)|
|Round 3||9 August v Newington College (Newington College)|
|Round 4||16 August v St Joseph’s College (St Joseph’s College)|
|Round 5||23 August v Sydney Boys High (Sydney Boys High)|
|Round 6||30 August v The Scots College (The Scots College)|
|Round 7||6 September v Shore (College Street)|
Further information about the competition may be found on the GPS debating website.