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Wits & Words 2011 Preliminary Rounds 1 & 2

A total of 66 primary school teams participated this year at preliminary rounds 1 & 2, which was held at Raffles Girl's Secondary School on 18 March. Preliminary round 3 will be held on 9 April. Do drop us an email at samuel@debates.org.sg if you are free to volunteer as an adjudicator!

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).[gallery link="file"]

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Wits & Words 2011 Preliminary Rounds 1 & 2

A total of 66 primary school teams participated this year at preliminary rounds 1 & 2, which was held at Raffles Girl's Secondary School on 18 March. Preliminary round 3 will be held on 9 April. Do drop us an email at samuel@debates.org.sg if you are free to volunteer as an adjudicator!

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).[gallery link="file"]

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SMU Asians Parliamentary Debates 2011

The following announcement is posted on behalf of the SMU Debating Society:

SMU Debating Society is organising its largest and toughest Asians
Parliamentary debating tournament ever again this year! We've opened
up the competition to 64 teams and would warmly welcome to you
participate in Singapore's toughest Asians Parliamentary
debate of the year.

We're open for registration till the 17th of March 2359 hours, and
payments will be opened from the next day onwards up till 25th March
2359 hours.

The tournament is an opens, and teams are free to form composite
teams. The N=1 rule for adjudicators apply, even to schools or
individuals that are sending one team.

We have an extremely good line-up for our adjudication core this year.
We have Mr Shrawan Saraogi as our Chief Adjudicator, who has judged at
various competitions including the 2008 Asians Universities Debating
Championship grand finals and was the Chief
Adjudicator for SMU BP-IV 2008 and SMU Hammers 2010. As a debater, he
won the Singapore Debate Open in 2008, and broke at Oxford IV's in
2009.

We also have a very solid Deputy Chief Adjudicator pool. We have Mr
Aji Abu, a veteran debater in the local and regional university
debating circuit, who has broken and made to many debating finals over
a decade. We also have Ms Angelica Mangahas from
the Philippines. Ms Mangahas was the semi-finalist for last year's
Bangkok United Asians Debating Championship 2010, and will be this
year's Macau UADC 2011 Chief Adjudicator. She was also the only Asian
team to break at KOC Worlds in 2009. Ms Mangahas hailed
from Ateneo De Manila University, the only university in Asia to be
in the top 10 best debating institutions on the Worlds' rankings.

Here are the details in a nutshell:

Date: 6-8th May 2011
Location: SMU Ngee Ann Kongsi
Format: Asians Parliamentary, 7 minutes speeches with POIs, 4 minutes
reply. 30 minutes preparation time.
Tournament Cap: 64 teams (composite teams welcome), N=1 rule for
adjudicators. Maximum institution cap of 4 teams.
Registration fees: SGD$ 30/person, SGD$40 after 17th March 2359

Registration Link:
https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dGR3ck43QWUyNWhsUGJ1NW1nYUc2WVE6MQ

We look forward to your participation! Do email us at smuds@smu.edu.sg
for any enquiries.

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World Scholar's Cup 2011 Seeks Adjudicators

Dear all,
The World Scholar's Cup is requesting adjudicators for its secondary school tournament on 19th March 2011. Please see the excerpted letter below for more information.
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Dear Adjudicators,
I hope this letter finds you well! I'm Daniel, the program director of the World Scholar's Cup. The World Scholar's Cup is an international non-profit educational foundation that brings secondary school students together online and in person to compete in a series of events related to a special global curriculum. The idea is to build an international community of future leaders and thinkers, while helping students gain new knowledge and skills. The curriculum changes each year; this year's theme is "A World Transformed."
One of the four main events of each tournament is a team debate (teams are comprised of three students). We will have about 150 students attending our Southeast Asia tournament on March 19-20 in Singapore. We would be tremendously grateful for your assistance as an adjudicator at this event. We do offer certificates from the World Scholar's Cup in return for your valuable time. But, we certainly realize that without the gracious help from volunteers like you, our tournaments would not be a success for all of these deserving schools and students!
On March 19, judging runs from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, with training and lunch provided for all adjudicators at noon. This tournament on the 19th is being held at Nanyang Girls
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World Scholar's Cup 2011 Seeks Adjudicators

Dear all,
The World Scholar's Cup is requesting adjudicators for its secondary school tournament on 19th March 2011. Please see the excerpted letter below for more information.
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Dear Adjudicators,
I hope this letter finds you well! I'm Daniel, the program director of the World Scholar's Cup. The World Scholar's Cup is an international non-profit educational foundation that brings secondary school students together online and in person to compete in a series of events related to a special global curriculum. The idea is to build an international community of future leaders and thinkers, while helping students gain new knowledge and skills. The curriculum changes each year; this year's theme is "A World Transformed."
One of the four main events of each tournament is a team debate (teams are comprised of three students). We will have about 150 students attending our Southeast Asia tournament on March 19-20 in Singapore. We would be tremendously grateful for your assistance as an adjudicator at this event. We do offer certificates from the World Scholar's Cup in return for your valuable time. But, we certainly realize that without the gracious help from volunteers like you, our tournaments would not be a success for all of these deserving schools and students!
On March 19, judging runs from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, with training and lunch provided for all adjudicators at noon. This tournament on the 19th is being held at Nanyang Girls
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Wits & Words 2011 Workshops

The Debate Association (Singapore) conducted the Wits & Words 2011 adjudication workshop and teachers briefing at Hwa Chong institution this weekend. Over 80 students and 60 teachers from secondary and primary schools all across Singapore attended the workshops, in preparation for the upcoming tournament.

Wits & Words 2011 is a national primary school debate competition co-organized by the Debate Association (Singapore), the Ministry of Education (Gifted Education Branch) and Hwa Chong Institution. The competition this year will witness over 60 teams debating each other on topics ranging from removing Physical Education in schools, to whether or not fairy tales do more harm than good.

The preliminary rounds will be held on March 18 and April 9, the quarter-finals on 20 April, semi-finals on 25 May and Grand Final on 1 June 2011. Given the success of last years feat, we do hope that you can be part of this years tournament again! Do join us either as an adjudicator, or even just as a spectator.[gallery link="file"]

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