Regional tournaments will be held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch on Saturday 17th March. Each of these tournaments comprise three rounds called “Physics Fights”. In each Physics Fight teams perform the roles of Reporter and Opponent.
The top two teams from each regional tournament proceed to the National Final to be held in Christchurch, Auckland or Wellington (TBA) on Saturday 31st March. Teams from the other regions will fly to Christchurch, Wellington or Auckland on the Friday afternoon and will need to be accommodated overnight in the host city. Teams will be assisted in meeting the cost of travel to and from their own city (depending on final location). Parents and students are asked to note the details regarding NZ Team Selection.
This final will comprise two Physics Fights, in each of which each team performs the roles of Reporter, Opponent and Reviewer.
Further details regarding the conduct of these Physics Fights can be found in the IYPT New Zealand Regulations.
|Regional Tournaments - Saturday 17th March, 2012|
|9.15 am||Physics Fight 1|
|11.45 am||Lunch (provided for participants and jury members)|
|12.15 pm||Physics Fight 2|
|2.45 pm||Afternoon Tea|
|3.15 pm||Physics Fight 3|
|National Final - Saturday 31st March, 2012|
|9.00am||Physics Fight 1|
|1.00 pm||Physics Fight 2|
|4.00 pm||Prize Giving and announcement of New Zealand squad|
|4.30 pm||Meeting of New Zealand squad|