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Debate Association Debating Championship 2022 Registration

We are pleased to invite your school to participate in the Debate Association Debating Championship, held in January 2022. This tournament will serves as an excellent warm up for teams participating in the Singapore Secondary School Debate Championships (SSSDC) due to the similarity in the manner of debating and format through which the tournament is run. We are very pleased to announce that Conna Leslie-Keefe from the University of New South Wales and Joel Law from Monash University will form our Chief Adjudication Panel. 

Details of our tournament:

Dates: 29th and 30th January 2022

Venue: Online via Zoom and Discord

Registration Fee: $90 per team (maximum 5 students per team)

Registration Link: (Individual details form will be sent out in a later email)

Registration Deadline: 19 January 2022

Co-Convenors: Joel Law and Brishen Lin

Please note all certificates of participation and achievement will be digitally signed and disseminated via a Google Drive folder. Only the Champion team of the Gold and Silver Division will be awarded trophies. 

If you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to email us at


Debate Coach Request service temporarily unavailable

The automatic 'Debate Coach Request' service on our website is temporarily unavailable, due to a technical glitch in our website's backend. Debate Association (Singapore) is currently looking into this problem and will issue a fix to the service at the soonest available opportunity.

Meanwhile, if you would like to submit a coaching request on our site, we are able to put your post up manually for you. Simply send your coaching request to!

We apologise wholeheartedly for any inconveniences caused. 


Triple Crown at the 40th World Universities Debating Championships 2020

We would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to Mr Lee Chin Wee who was crowned Champion, Finals Best Speaker, and Overall Best Speaker of the Open Category at the 40th World Universities Debating Championship 2020! Mr Lee is an alumnus of our World Schools national team (2013-2014) and Raffles Institution. He was representing the University of Oxford at the highly prestigious event. Well done Mr Lee, on this unprecedented achievement!


Division 3 Debating Championship 2020

The Division 3 Debating Championships (D3DCs) will be held on the 18th of January 2020 and aims to give division 3 teams ample opportunities to hone their skills in the lead up to the Singapore Secondary School's Debating Championships 2020. D3DCs 2020 will be graciously hosted by Fuhua Secondary School.

The details are as follows:

Address: Fuhua Secondary School, 5 Jurong West Street 41, Singapore 649410

Number of Preliminary Rounds: Three, one prepared and two impromptu

Date and Time: 18th January 2020, 8.00am to 5.30pm

Format: Singapore Secondary School's Debating Championship format

Team Cap: 16

Registration Fee: $80/team

Team Composition: Minimum three debaters, maximum five debaters

Eligibility: Students currently studying in a Secondary School, International School (Grades 7-10) or Integrated Program (Year 1-4). Strictly institutional, no composite or cross-institutional teams allowed.

If you are a debater from a Division 3 secondary school, are formerly from a Division 3 secondary school or coach a Division 3 secondary school, do forward the link to your teacher in charge to register.

The link to register for team slots will be is as follows:

For any enquiries, feel free to contact me at for more details. Thank you!


DA(S) ExCo 2019-2021

Debate Association (Singapore) held its Annual General Meeting on 27 July 2019, where several new executive committee members were elected into office. Additionally, 2 Directors were appointed too. The updated DA(S) Executive Committee for 2019-2021 is as follows:
President: Joel Law
Vice President: David Boo Koh
Secretary: Cavan Tay
Treasurer: Nathalie Quah
Director (Competitions and Training): Ryan Lim
Director (Competitions and Training): Deon Kiew
The following were also appointed by the Executive Committee:
Director (Special Projects): Cherylyn Wee
Director (Equity): Vihasini Gopakumar
Director (Adjudication Management): Kieran Lee

DA(S) June Camp for Primary Schools - Registration Open!

Debate Association (Singapore) is happy to announce the opening of registration for the Debate Association (Singapore) June Training Camp!

DA(S) warmly welcomes primary school debaters to its annual debate camp held during the June holidays. The camp is open to all regardless of debate experience.

The Camp will feature engaging lectures on argumentation skills by seasoned local debaters, as well as small-group breakout sessions with experienced facilitators. Over the three days, students will have access to practical, easy-to-grasp key debating ideas, as well as opportunities to put these ideas to practice. By the end of the camp, students should come away with a greater understanding of debate, confidence in expression, and a structured approach to critical thinking and questioning.

Camp Details

Age Group: Primary 4 to Primary 6 in 2019

Dates: 19-21 June 2018 (Wednesday to Friday)

Time: 9am to 4pm daily (not an overnight camp)

Venue: Riverside Primary School

110 Woodlands Crescent, Singapore 737803

Registration Deadline: 12 June 2018 11:59pm (Wednesday)

Fees: $80/pax*

Lunch will be provided on each day.

Register for the camp at:

Payment should be cleared before the commencement of the camp. Details regarding payment will be sent after registration is confirmed.

**Debate Association (Singapore) is committed to providing opportunities for debate to all students regardless of socio-economic circumstances. Kindly email us should your student/child require financial assistance and we will be glad to assist. Please do email Joel ( to let us know if you might require a fee waiver.

Should there be further questions, please feel free to contact Joel ( We look forward to seeing you at the June Camp!

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