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8 July 2006

KOC registration

Fellow debaters,
Registration for the Istanbul 2006 tournament at Koc University is still continuing. You can register and pay online at

Go to the "Tournament" section at the top of the page. "Registration" will be on a first come, first served basis until we reach our team cap (around 72 teams). The fee if you have registered before 15th June is € 75 Euros. (Early reg is only possible when paying, not filling the info form)

And normal registration will be charged as € 95 that means paying on the registraion day.

There is no institutional cap and composite teams are allowed. You can register your details and pay later through one of the routes outlined on the payment page. The electronic transfer is reliable and organised by Koc Bank, one of the most reputable banks in Turkey.

And to confirm our final judging and coaching panel:
--Jeremy Brier (CA): World Champion 2004 and Worlds DCA 2005
--Anat Gelber (DCA): The best ESL speaker in the world and DCA at Euros 2007
--Fraser Campbell (DCA): Euros Champion 2002 and DCA at Istanbul 2005

And new names:
Amanda Wolthuizen (DCA): All the way from Australia, Amanda was a Worlds Finalist in 2002 and a Worlds DCA in 2004. She has been an outstandingly successful debater on both the Australasian and World arena and we're proud to have such an experienced colleague join us.

Jan Rosing (DCA): Jan was the first ever ESL speaking EFL EurosChampion in 2004. He was DCA at Euros 2005 and CA at Istanbul 2005.He is an outstanding coach, especially for ESL teams, running debating and public speaking training around Europe. He's also a great laugh!

Can Okar (sort of DCA): Euros Champion 2003, Euros CA 2007

Remember that these experts don't just judge. You will get the opportunity to go to seminars where they teach both intermediary and advanced debating techniques. Koc has always been about improving everyone who comes along.We imagine that's everything you need to know for now. If there is anything else, get in touch and we'll get back to you.

Get registering, don't miss out just because you were slow. This summer is going to be a lot of fun.The Istanbul 2006 Team

--Harun Ercan (Convenor) for organisation matters: and

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