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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:

Tournament schedule:

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

For any further queries or clarifications, please feel free to contact or


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 if you are interested!


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


Invitation to the Singapore Debate Open 2010


The National University of Singapore (NUS) Debate Team is proud to convene the Singapore Debate Open (SDO) 2010 from the 8th to the 10th of October 2010. SDO 2010 promises to be the most prestigious and most challenging debate tournament in the local debate calendar.

SDO has traditionally seen a strong showing of debaters from universities from Singapore and Malaysia, local debaters based in the Ivy League and Oxbridge circuit and illustrious members of the debating alumni. However this year, SDO is looking to forge itself a prominent regional tournament and attract teams from countries like the Philippines, India, China and others from the rest of Asia. The adjudication pool of the tournament this year is also the best ever fielded in the history of the SDO, having attracted world-class adjudicators from the international debate circuit to adjudicate at this year


DA(S) June Camp 2010 Postponed

Dear Students, Coaches and Teachers,

The DA(S) June Camp 2010 has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Do not fret, however, for we will announce details of the next scheduled debate training camp via e-mail and this website once they have been finalised. Watch this space!


DA(S) June Camp Registration - Now Open

Dear Students, Coaches and Teachers,

The Debate Association (Singapore) is happy to announce that we will be conducting a two and a half day debate camp from Friday 18 June to Sunday 20 June 2010. The Camp will start at 9 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 1.30pm on Sunday and end at 5 p.m. for all 3 days.

The camp will target secondary school students who have no or little debating experience and are looking to be introduced to debates. Through the camp, we aim to:

* Introduce to participants debating and public speaking skills;
* Reinforce their argumentative, and thinking skills;
* Enrich young debaters through interaction with former national and international speakers who can be role models for their younger counterparts;
* Allow young debaters to network with like-minded students, and cultivate a strong debating fraternity within their age group.

The cost fee for the camp is S$100 per participant and covers administrative costs, training materials and lunch for Friday and Saturday.

The deadline for application is 12 June 2010. Should you have any queries, please feel free to email Jun Yi at Details on the programme will be distributed once students

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