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Results for Online Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championship 2021

The inaugural Online Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championship was held across February--April 2021! We would like to thank the following parties for making this possible:


1) Singapore World Schools National Team for their assistance in adjudicator allocation;

2) ACJC for providing us with volunteers; 

3) Invited adjudicators; 

4) Mr Mark Gabriel and Mrs Geetha Creffield for being part of motions committee; 

5) Ms Vihasini and Mr Farhan for volunteering their time to co-convene the event. 


The results are as follows: 

Champion for Division 1: Victoria School

1st Runner-Up for Division 1: Nanyang Girls High School

2nd Runner-Up for Division 1: Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

3rd Runner-Up for Division 1: Raffles Girls' School 


Champion for Division 2: Hua Yi Secondary School

1st Runner-Up for Division 2: Tanjong Katong Girls' School

2nd Runner-Up for Division 2: Tanjong Katong Secondary School

3rd Runner-Up for Division 2: GEMS World Academy


Champion for Division 3: Pasir Ris Crest Secondary School

1st Runner-Up for Division 3: Bukit Batok Secondary School

2nd Runner-Up for Division 2: Jurong West Secondary School

3rd Runner-Up for Division 2: Punggol Secondary School 


We congratulate all participants and hope to see them next year! 



Updated DA(S) Executive Committee 2020-2021

Debate Association (Singapore) held its Annual General Meeting on 25 July 2020 and the following individuals were elected into Debate Association (Singapore)'s Executive Committee:

1) Assistant Secretary: Stacy Lee 

2) Assistant Treasurer: Tarini Tilve

3) Director (Outreach): Prashanti Balachander 

4) Director (Competitions and Training): Nafla Yousuf


Additionally, the following individuals have stepped down from their appointed positions:

1) Vihasini Gopakumar, Director (Equity)

2) Kieran Lee, Director (Adjudicator Management)

3) Cherylyn Wee, Director (Special Projects)


The updated DA(S) ExCo for 2020-2021 is as follows: 

President: Joel Law
Vice President: David Boo Koh
Secretary: Cavan Tay
Assistant Secretary: Stacy Lee
Treasurer: Nathalie Quah
Assistant Treasure: Tarini Tilve
Director (Outreach): Prashanti Balachander 
Director (Competitions and Training): Ryan Lim
Director (Competitions and Training): Deon Kiew
Director (Competitions and Training): Nafla Yousuf
The following were also appointed by the Executive Committee:
Director (Special Projects): Vihasini Gopakumar
Director (Special Projects): Muhammad Farhansyah
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.

Results of Debate Association Debating Championship 2020

Over the two days of our inaugural ONLINE DADCs 2020, we witnessed many entertaining and insightful rounds of debates! There were five rounds and over forty teams from institutions all across Singapore participating in the Gold and Silver Divisions. We would like to thank all participants for their enthusiastic participation, and hope that they enjoyed the tournament as much as we did! 

We would also like to congratulate the following teams for their outstanding performance:

Best Performing Division 3 team:

  • Evergreen Secondary School 

From the Silver Division:

  • Champions: Hua Yi Secondary School 
  • 1st Runners-up: Singapore American School 
  • 2nd Runners-up: Tanglin Trust School 

From the Gold Division:

  • Champions: Nanyang Girls’ High School 
  • 1st Runners-up: Hwa Chong Institution 
  • 2nd Runners-up: United World College of South-East Asia (Dover Campus) 

DA(S) May Masterclass Series and June Exhibition Debate

DA(S) has always been committed to closing training gaps for our young debaters. In line with our mission, we organised DA(S) May Masterclass Series 2020 and an Exhibition Debate. The video lectures and exhibition debate have been uploaded onto our YouTube channel: 

Alternatively, you may type "DA(S) Outreach" into the YouTube search bar. 


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!

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