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"I Can Read" Debating Championships 2010

The "I Can Read" Debating Championship is a Primary School debate competition co-organized by Total Literacy International and Debate Association (Singapore).

The competition uses a scaled down version of the format used at the Singapore Secondary School Debating Championships (SSDC). The purpose of the competition is to give the opportunity and exposure for primary school students, to discover new ways of learning through debate. It will also be a platform for these young learners to acquire critical skills in communication and public speaking. The competition will witness participating teams from the learning centers of Total Literacy International battle their way through till a champion emerges. The first preliminary round was held on 18 September at Nanyang Girls' High. The teams will meet again on 30 October at 6.45pm for the second preliminary round at St. Joseph's Institution.

If you are interested in watching the next generation of Singaporean debaters make their first foray into the dynamic and competitive world of debating, do feel free to swing by! The venues, dates and times of the subsequent rounds will be made available on our website once they have been confirmed.

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DA (S) DECEMBER CAMP 17 - 19 DECEMBER 2010

Debate Association (Singapore) will be conducting a debate camp from Friday 17 December to Sunday 19 December 2010 at the following venues and timeslots:

Date Duration Venue
17 December 2010 0930hrs
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SMU BPIV's 2010

Dear Members,

The Singapore Management University (SMU) Debating Society would like to invite all to their annual British Parliamentary debating tournament from October 16 - 17 2010 and will be held at the SMU Campus

Ms Andrea Soriano will be the Chief Adjudicator for this tournament. Andrea has broken as an adjudicator at the 2010 Koc Worlds where she judged the open break quarterfinals at the same competition. She was also the Deputy Chief Adjudicator for the United Asian Debating Championship (UADC) 2010.She has also judged the grand finals of many local and regional tournaments.

The tournament will also feature a top notch adjudication pool which includes Shuvam Dutta, Bhavya Khanna and Shrawan Saraogi. Shuvam has broken as an adjudicator at the 2006 UBC Worlds, and along with Priyam has
broken as a debater in many competitions including the Asian University Debating Championship and Australasian Debating Championship. Bhavya Khanna's long list of debating accomplishment include having broken at WUDC 2007 and being a semi-finalist and top 5 speaker at the Asian Universities Debating Championship 2008. Shrawan judged the grand finals of the 2008 IIU AUDC. He was also the champion at the 2008 Singapore Debate Open, and has broken as a debater at many local and regional tournaments.

The tournament details are as follows:
Venue: School of Economics, Singapore Management University, 90 Stamford Road
Registration fee:
Debaters and Adjudicators: S$15 / pax
Observers: S$20 / pax
Tournament Cap: 48 teams
Team cap/ institution: 5
N-1 rule for Adjudicators
Registration fees can be paid on the spot.

Lastly, while on campus accommodation will not be provided for overseas team, the SMU Debating Society will be glad to assist all overseas teams get some form of accommodation near our city campus.

You can register by filling in a short form given below. The last day to register is Wednesday, October 13, but we encourage you to register your teams and adjudicators as soon as possible.

The tournament schedule is also available at the link below.

Registration link:
https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dDlwcXdmaExDckhEYnNGbURZS2MtR1E6MQ

Tournament schedule:
https://docs.google.com/View?docID=0ActAI2NFDzv5ZGdnYjVuNzVfMmh0Z3R6amQ2&revision=_latest&hgd=1

Lastly, you will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of you registration, if you don't receive one then please email Anshul Agarwala, the Vice President (Events) of SMU Debating Society at anshul.agarwala007@gmail.com

For any further queries or clarifications, please feel free to contact smuds@sa.smu.edu.sg or anshul.agarwala007@gmail.com

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SMU BPIV's 2010

Dear Members,

The Singapore Management University (SMU) Debating Society would like to invite all to their annual British Parliamentary debating tournament from October 16 - 17 2010 and will be held at the SMU Campus

Ms Andrea Soriano will be the Chief Adjudicator for this tournament. Andrea has broken as an adjudicator at the 2010 Koc Worlds where she judged the open break quarterfinals at the same competition. She was also the Deputy Chief Adjudicator for the United Asian Debating Championship (UADC) 2010.She has also judged the grand finals of many local and regional tournaments.

The tournament will also feature a top notch adjudication pool which includes Shuvam Dutta, Bhavya Khanna and Shrawan Saraogi. Shuvam has broken as an adjudicator at the 2006 UBC Worlds, and along with Priyam has
broken as a debater in many competitions including the Asian University Debating Championship and Australasian Debating Championship. Bhavya Khanna's long list of debating accomplishment include having broken at WUDC 2007 and being a semi-finalist and top 5 speaker at the Asian Universities Debating Championship 2008. Shrawan judged the grand finals of the 2008 IIU AUDC. He was also the champion at the 2008 Singapore Debate Open, and has broken as a debater at many local and regional tournaments.

The tournament details are as follows:
Venue: School of Economics, Singapore Management University, 90 Stamford Road
Registration fee:
Debaters and Adjudicators: S$15 / pax
Observers: S$20 / pax
Tournament Cap: 48 teams
Team cap/ institution: 5
N-1 rule for Adjudicators
Registration fees can be paid on the spot.

Lastly, while on campus accommodation will not be provided for overseas team, the SMU Debating Society will be glad to assist all overseas teams get some form of accommodation near our city campus.

You can register by filling in a short form given below. The last day to register is Wednesday, October 13, but we encourage you to register your teams and adjudicators as soon as possible.

The tournament schedule is also available at the link below.

Registration link:
https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dDlwcXdmaExDckhEYnNGbURZS2MtR1E6MQ

Tournament schedule:
https://docs.google.com/View?docID=0ActAI2NFDzv5ZGdnYjVuNzVfMmh0Z3R6amQ2&revision=_latest&hgd=1

Lastly, you will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of you registration, if you don't receive one then please email Anshul Agarwala, the Vice President (Events) of SMU Debating Society at anshul.agarwala007@gmail.com

For any further queries or clarifications, please feel free to contact smuds@sa.smu.edu.sg or anshul.agarwala007@gmail.com

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SJI Inaugural U-14s Debate Tournament

The St. Joseph's Institution Debate Society will be organising their inaugural Under-14s Tournament on 30th October 2010, from 8.30 am to 4 pm. The tournament will require 30 adjudicators and we would like to extend our invitation to adjudicators who are interested in being part of this event!

Please contact Samuel Cheam at samuel@debates.org.sg if you are interested!

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Debate Luminary Series 2010 registration now open!

Dear All,

The Debate Association is pleased to announce that registration for the Debate Luminary Series is now open!

The Debate Luminary Series is an 8 week program where ex-World Schools debaters will be invited to speak with you on various topics related to debating. Each week feature a different topic

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