Debate Association (Singapore) Executive Committee 2017

Debate Association (Singapore) held its Annual General Meeting on 30 July 2017 and an Emergency General Meeting on 27 August 2017, where a new executive committee was elected into office. The new DA(S) Executive Committee for 2017-2019 is as follows:
President: Cherylyn Wee
Vice President: Benjamin Leong
Secretary: Annabel Tan
Treasurer: Ali Ahmad Yaakub
Director (Competitions and Training): Reuben Lopez
Director (Competitions and Training): Nabilah Bahrim
Assistant Director (Competitions and Training): Daniel Lo
Junior Director (Competitions and Training): Thirrisha Murugan
The following were also appointed by the Executive Committee:
Director (Adjudicator Management): Arthur Lee
Director (Debate Development Initiative) and Head Coach: Lee En Ting
Director (Debate Development Initiative) and Head Coach: Shawn Teo
Director (Debate Development Initiative): Chey Yew Hwei
We are excited to revamp and refine our programmes and events to better serve our community.
If you have feedback  or suggestions for how we can do things better or you would just like to get involved, we'd love to hear from you - please email to get in touch with us.

Team Singapore - The 2017 World Champions!

Team Singapore

Debate Association (Singapore) is proud to announce that Team Singapore has emerged victorious in the recent World Schools Debating Championship 2017 and are now the reigning World Champions!

Congratulations to Team Singapore Coach Mrs Geetha Creffield and the debaters Au Wei Hoe (Captain), Ryan Wee, Siobhan Tan, Jonathan Yap, Wei Shu Yang, and Lee Jit Ping (alternate). They were also accompanied by Ms Evelyn Woels from the Ministry of Education (Singapore).

The World Schools Debating Championship (WSDC) is an annual international tournament where the best high school debaters from each country are selected to represent their nation and battle it out in up to 13 debates held over an intense two-week period.

This year, 50 countries took part in the 29th edition of the WSDC held in Bali, Indonesia from the 1st to 11th August.


June Camp Registration Is Open!

Debate Association (Singapore) is pleased to open registration for our annual June Training Camp for Primary School students. This year, we are glad to have Catholic High School hosting our camp.

Our June Camp is a two-day non-residential camp, open to students who are in Primary 4 to 6 in 2017. The Camp will feature exciting masterclasses by experienced and accomplished senior debaters and judges, opportunities for students to hone their skills in hands-on activities, culminating in a mini-tournament in the national primary school debate championships format.

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DDI 6 Application is Open!

Debate Association (Singapore) is pleased to announce that applications for the Debate Development Initiative (DDI) is open! Currently in its sixth cycle, the DDI is a rigorous training programme which provides developmental exposure and competition opportunities to its members; introducing them to a wide range of advanced debate topics, techniques and formats. It targets upper secondary school students with at least moderate debating experience, a humble learning attitude, and a passion for oratory.

Past cycles of the DDI have had much success to date, with former members taking part in several different competitions and community involvement projects. More information can be found in the brochure.

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Results of SVDC 2017

The Speak! Ventures Debate Championship, sponsored by Speak! Ventures was held on 21 and 22 January 2017 at Tanglin Trust School.

This tournament is an annual preparatory tournament for secondary school teams before they compete at the Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championship in February.

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Results of D3DC 2017

The Division III Debating Championships, sponsored by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) was held on 14 January 2017 at Loyang Secondary School.

This tournament allowed debaters in Division III of the Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championship to hone their debating skills and gain experience prior to the National Championships. Debaters gained greater insight into the issue of problem gambling in the local context, and the related social and economic concerns. They debated on motions such as banning video games in which in-game currency is used to gamble for virtual items, or giving out social welfare in goods and services rather than the equivalent cash value. 

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