USU win Easters in an all Sydney Final
USU 1 won the Intervarsity Debating Championship (Easters) against USU 3 in the Grand Final on Friday night.
Easters was held at Griffith University on 2nd – 5th April. Over 400 participants from 19 institutions across Australia attended the tournament.
USU 1 were Daniel Farinha, Steph White and Michael Rees
The Grand Final topic was: “That the Northern Territory should become an autonomous indigenous state.”
4 out of 11 USU teams qualified for the final! Unfortunately there is a 3 team cap per institution to compete at the finals, so in the end only 3 teams were eligible to progress to the finals (USU 1, 3 and 4).
USU had 7 out of the top 10 Best Novice Speakers including being awarded Best Novice Speaker overall (Michael Rees) Best Speaker of the tournament (Daniel Farinha).
USU Top 10 Best Speaker’s
Equal 9th best Steph White
Equal 9th best Tim Sullivan
Equal 7th best Sarah Mourney
Equal 4th best Tim Asimakis
Equal 4th best Subeta Vimalarajah
Equal 1st best overall and 1st best Novice Michale Rees
Equal 1st best overall Daniel Farinha
USU 3 (Lucy Connell, Sarah Mourney and Harry Stratton) were grand-finalists
USU4 (Tim Asimakis, Gabrielle McClymont, and Timothy Sullivan) were quarter-finalists