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Singapore National Co-Operative Federation British Parliamentary Debate Open 2014 Results

Debate Association (Singapore) organised the Singapore National Co-Operative Federation British Parliamentary Debate Open on 6 and 7 December at Catholic High School
Students debated high-level labour related motions such as THW prefer to direct microcredit financing to cooperatives instead of individuals and TH regrets the rise of protest movements that de-emphasize political leadership in preference for ground-up decision making (e.g. Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Hong Kong).
After four grueling preliminary rounds a Champion Team from Hwa Chong Institution emerged victor in an intense Grand Finals where they debated the motion: THBT developing countries should mandate that producers of export-oriented crops (e.g. coffee or quinoa) form cooperatives. 

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Announcement of Division III Debating Championships 2015

Debate Association (Singapore) is proud to announce that the Division III Debating Championships will be held for its second year at Anglican High School on the 10th of January 2015

Organised by Debate Association (Singapore), the D3DC presents a unique opportunity for less-exposed and less-experienced school debate teams to hone their skills in a learning-oriented environment. Last year's debate motions included topics such as the effect of personal electronic devices on today's youth, the mandatory death penalty and civil disobedience.

This tournament is open to all schools that will qualify for Division III under the Secondary Schools Debating Championships 2015.

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Registration for DA(S) December Camp 2014 Now Open

Debate Association (Singapore) is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the Debate Association (Singapore) December Training Camp. This camp is targeted at secondary school-aged debaters at all skill levels. It will focus on the format used at the Singapore Secondary School Debate Championships in 2015. 


Camp Details

Dates: 3-5 Dec 2014 (Wednesday to Friday)

Time: 12pm-5pm daily

Fees: $70 per pax

Venue: School of the Arts Singapore (SOTA)


Registrations are now open via our web form at:

As there are limited slots available, please register as soon as possible at the above URL.

Payment should be made in cheques only, to be made out to Debate Association (Singapore).
Schools that wish to pay electronically (e.g. through IFAAS) should contact Owen Yeo ( and Ali Ahmad Yaakub ( without delay as this takes time to process.

Should there be any further queries, please feel free to contact our Director of Training at


SRC-IHL Debate Championships 2014 Results

The Singapore Red Cross-Debate Association (Singapore) International Humanitarian Law Debate Championships 2014 is the only tournament of its kind in Singapore, bringing teams together to debate on matters concerning global peace, conflict resolution and international humanitarian obligations.
Traditionally a post-secondary tournament, this year's IHL Championship was expanded to include a Junior Division for Upper Secondary debate teams. Close to thirty teams participated in the Championship, which was kindly hosted by Anglo-Chinese Junior College on 19th - 20th July 2014.
The tournament saw Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) emerge as the champions for the Senior Division, and Hwa Chong Institution as the champions for the Junior Division.

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Debate Association (Singapore) Annual General Meeting on the 13th of July

Dear Members of Debate Association (Singapore),

Debate Association (Singapore) will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Sunday, 13 July 2014, from 1.00-4.00pm. All current members of DA(S), you're invited!

The AGM, we will discuss our plans for the coming year. We will also have several positions up for election:

  • · President
  • · Treasurer
  • · Director (Outreach)
  • · Director (Competitions)
  • · Director (Training) x2


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Results for MOE-ACJC Intercollegiate Debating Championships 2014

The Ministry of Education-ACJC Intercollegiate Debating Championships (Singapore's national championship for pre-university institutions) were held at Anglo-Chinese Junior College on 6th - 7th June 2014. The tournament saw Anglo-Chinese Junior College emerge as the champions this year. The rest of the results of the tournament are as follows -

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