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SP Debate Open 2011

We bring you an invitation from the Singapore Polytechnic Debating Society to the inaugural SP Debate Open 2011:

The Singapore Polytechnic Debating Society cordially invites you and your team of debaters to the inaugural SP Debate Open 2011(SPDO '11). Happening over the weekend of 11th & 12th June, SPDO '11 is the first of its kind with teams spanning from secondary schools, junior colleges, polytechnics and ITEs. Competing over 4 preliminary rounds before the break to quarter-finals (secondary schools will have a separate break to semis), teams will debate in the three-on-three Asian Parliamentary format. Motions for the 4 preliminary rounds will be released two days before the actual day, while motions for the break rounds will be released an hour before the start of the round.

Why should your institution participate? With the finest adjudication in the local debating scene and the promise of the tournament running on time, your teams can concentrate on doing their best. Bask in the company of other equally passionate debaters and pick up a nifty debating trick or two. We assure you an intellectually stimulating experience here in SP.

Schedule:

DAY ONE:
8am - Registration Opens
8.30am - Registration Closes, Debater/Adj Briefing Starts
9am - Round 1
11am - Round 2
12.30pm - Lunch
2pm - Round 3
4pm - Round 4
6pm - Break Announcements

DAY TWO:
8.30am - Roll Call
9am - Main Break Quarterfinals/ Sec Sch Semi Finals Motion Release
10am - Main Break Quarterfinals/ Sec Sch Semi Finals
11.30am - Lunch
12.30pm - Main Break Semifinal/ Sec Sch Grand Final Motion Release
1.30pm - Main Break Semifinal/ Sec Sch Grand Final
3pm - Main Break Grand Final Motion Release
4pm - Main Break Grand Final
5.30pm - End of Main Break Grand Finals
6.00pm - Start of Prize Presentation Ceremony
6.30pm - END

Tournament Cap: 48 institutional teams
Adj-per-institution: n-1

Registration Fee: $12

Enquiries? Drop us an email at spdebateopen@gmail.com or post your questions on our Facebook event page.

Register today at this link. We hope to see you this June!

Best Regards,

Organising Committee
Singapore Polytechnic Debate Open 2011

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Singaporean debaters triumph at Bratislava Schools Debating Competition 2011

Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC) sent two teams to take part in the international
Bratislava Schools Debating Competition (BSDC) 2011, held from 7-11 April 2011. The
competition, held in Bratislava, Slovakia, was conducted in the World Schools format.
Participants included debaters from the national teams of Slovakia and Romania, as well as teams from Germany, Turkey, Croatia, and Slovenia.

ACJC Team 2 was a semi-finalist while Team 1 triumphed over the National Debate Team of Slovakia in a 7-0 victory in the finals after a successive string of victories in the preliminary and breaking rounds of the competition. David Aw, Toh Ghee Wei, and Joshua Jesudason from ACJC Team 1 also took home the Top 3 Speaker prizes respectively.

The teams from ACJC comprised of the following debaters:

Team 1
Joshua Jesudason (Fairfield Methodist Secondary School

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Wits & Words Quarter-finals

We are pleased to announce the schools that have qualified for the W&W quarter-finals:

1. Anglo-Chinese School (Primary)
2. Clementi Primary School
3. Concord Primary School
4. Greenridge Primary School
5. Park View Primary School
6. Rosyth School
7. St. Joseph's Institution Junior
8. Tao Nan School

(Schools are listed in no order of merit)

The quarter-finals will be held on 20 April, from 2- 4.30pm, at MOE, Teachers Network, 51 Grange Road. If you would like to adjudicate for the round, drop us an email at emmanuel@debates.org.sg.

Wits & Words 2011 is a national primary school debate competition co-organized by the Debate Association (Singapore) and the Ministry of Education (Gifted Education Branch).

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Wits & Words Quarter-finals

We are pleased to announce the schools that have qualified for the W&W quarter-finals:

1. Anglo-Chinese School (Primary)
2. Clementi Primary School
3. Concord Primary School
4. Greenridge Primary School
5. Park View Primary School
6. Rosyth School
7. St. Joseph's Institution Junior
8. Tao Nan School

(Schools are listed in no order of merit)

The quarter-finals will be held on 20 April, from 2- 4.30pm, at MOE, Teachers Network, 51 Grange Road. If you would like to adjudicate for the round, drop us an email at emmanuel@debates.org.sg.

Wits & Words 2011 is a national primary school debate competition co-organized by the Debate Association (Singapore) and the Ministry of Education (Gifted Education Branch).

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ValidITE Business Debates 2011

Dear teachers/fellow debaters,

The Debate Association (Singapore) is co-organising the inaugural ValidITE Business Debate 2011-Post Secondary Competition with the Institute of Technical Education (ITE). The first JC-Poly-ITE debating competition in Singapore, it follows the internationally-used Asians Parliamentary Debating format at the tertiary level.

ITE is inviting a team from each Junior College/ Polytechnic that fulfils the following requirements.

  • All participants from Junior Colleges must be year 1 Junior college students on 1st March 2011
  • All participants from Polytechnics must be year 1 polytechnic students on 1st March 2011
  • All participants from Institute of Technical Education must be either year 1 or year 2 students on 1st March 2011

To sweeten the deal, ITE is awarding a cash prize to the top three teams:
1st Prize: $10002nd Prize: $5003rd Prize: $300
The competition will be adjudicated by competent adjudicators who are familiar with the Asians Parliamentary format. To ensure a high quality of adjudication, we have Miss Andrea Soriano as the Chief Adjudicator. Miss Soriano is one of Singapore's most competent judges, having broken at the Worlds Universities Debating Championships 2010 at Koc Worlds and has been a Chief Adjudicator and Deputy Chief Adjudicator at various tournaments such as the United Asians Debating Championship 2010 in Bangkok, the NTU Dorothy Cheongs Debating Championship 2010, Asians British Parliamentary 2010 and SMU-SCWO 2011 to name a few. She has also adjudicated at countless number of grand finals competition at the local and international debating tournaments.

The dates of the competition are as follows:

Date Time Detail
9th April 2011(Saturday) 10.30am and 12.30pm Round 1 and Round 2
15th April 2011(Friday) 4.30pm Round 3
19th April 2011(Tuesday) 4.30pm Semi-final
21st April 2011(Thursday) 4.30pm Final

The rules and registration form can be downloaded from here:

ValidITE_Rules

ValidITE_Registration form

To register, please fill in the form attached and email it to Saravanarajah_Logarajah@ite.edu.sg . The deadline for registration is April 5th 2011 at 5pm.

We hope to see you there!

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NUS Debate Development Series June 2011

The NUS Debate Team invites you to the June 2011 Debate Development Series open to all secondary schools, polytechnics and junior colleges. The programme will be conducted by a team of well-established NUS debaters headed by Robin Teo and Imran Rahim.

The NUS Debates Team has excelled in many local, regional and international tournaments, notably in the United Asian Debating Championships, Asian Universities Debating Championships, Asian British Parliamentary 2010, World Universities Peace Invitational Debate 2010, Human Rights Bar Council 2010 and World Universities Debating Championship 2011.

They are also well known in the local debating circuit, as mainstay adjudicators and coaches in the local debating circuit. Thus having undergone our programme, participants will better understand adjudicators

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