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Registration for Youth Debate Open 2018 Is Open!

Written by DA(S) Admin on .

Debate Association is proud to announce that registration for Youth Debate Open 2018 is open!

The Youth Debate Open has been a staple secondary school level tournament organised by the DA(S) and this year it will be happening after the exams on 27thand 28th October.

We are happy to announce that our venue partner for this tournament is Hua Yi Secondary School. Venue hosts are essential to making any and all of our events happen - so we are grateful to HYSS, and to all of our kind venue partners who have helped us to enrich the circuit over the years.

Email invitations have been sent out to all teachers-in-charge of institutional debate teams. Do let us know if you’re interested in participating in YDO 2018, but have yet to receive an email, so we can send you the relevant details.

Secondary School debaters who would like to team up with debaters from other schools may also do so and sign up as an "Open Team".


Here are the key details:

Dates: 27 & 28 October.

Venue: Hua Yi Secondary School (60 Jurong West Street 42, Singapore 649371).

Eligibility: All Secondary School students or the equivalent standard in International Schools or students in the Integrated Programme.


Tournament Structure: Three preliminary rounds (one prepared, two impromptu), Silver/Gold Semi-finals break.

Registration Fees: $130/team. Payment details will be sent to the teams’ point-of-contact upon successful registration.

Meals: Lunch is provided for the team, one accompanying teacher-in-charge, and one coach.

Registration Link:

Registration Deadline: Make sure to register as soon as possible! Registration will close on 5thOctober, or when we hit our team cap of 40, whichever is earlier.


Thank you all for your support, and we hope to see you at YDO 2018 whether as a debater, judge, coach, teacher, or even just an avid community member.


Enquiries? Please contact our Tournament Director Reuben Lopez at

Contact Info

Debate Association (Singapore)