World Debating News
10 March 2007
Finalists :Team Ice Cream (Jason Vit & Jenni Harrison) St Andrews (Tom Cahn & Miles Wood) GUU B (Richard Anderson & Neil Armstrong)
Best Speaker on Tab - Claire Brown
Best Speaker on Final - Claire Brown
(1) Please register ASAP! We have received about 20 entries so far, and approximately 15 teams are currently on the waitlist. At the moment, only one Korean institution has registerd (3 teams, 3 on the waitlist) and we are expecting 30 to 40 additional Korean teams. Please register today to reserve your
Please note: A: We will NOT be able to exceed the team cap B: We will NOT be able to extend the registration deadline (April 1st).
2) Early arrival or extended stay: We have negotiated with the Holiday In Korea Hostel for a discount for those who would like to arrive early or stay late. A double room at the hostel normally costs about $40 USD/night. The hostel has agreed to a 15%-20% discount, depending on the type of room you reserve. It is clean, centrally located near tourist attractions and the people that run the place are nice! To receive the discount you need to tell them that you are with the 14th All Asians. The discount is available from May 3-6, and May 14-17. The website for the hostel is here: http://www.holidayinkorea.com/Eng/Main.asp
3) Media: The Korea Herald has agreed to be our newspaper sponsor and will be providing free newspapers to debaters every morning of the tournament. They will also be writing articles (3) throughout the tournament and are interested in following an international (non-Korean) team around during the tournament for an in depth look at the debate process. If you are arriving a day or two early and would like to be that team, please let me know.
4) Dormitories/Laundry: we will be providing monogrammed towels (and Tshirts) for all participants. However, you should bring your own soap and shampoo! as well as clothing for the week. We are trying to arrange a laundry pick up service, but that will not be paid for by the Org Comm, and it would be best for you to bring enough clothes for the week as there are no on site laundry facilities.
5) Damage deposit. We must collect a refundable damage deposit from every INSTITUTION upon arrival of W100,000 (110 USD) per participant from your institution. Drinking and smoking inside the dormitories will be STRICTLY prohbited, and there will be an inspection of rooms halfway through the tournament when sheets are changed by the dorm staff. Institutions can pay the deposit one of two ways: A: cash payment that will be returned when you check out B: via a credit card that has an open limit equivalent to the amount owed per participant. I apologize that we have to do this, but the facility we are using is new and over $100 million was spent building it. The English Village staff are very concerned about damages from adults using the facility (rather than middle school students) and the Organizing Committee has no way to protect itself from lawsuits regarding damages otherwise.
6) Peace March: we are talking to officials at Imjingak Park on the Demilitarized Zone about holding our opening ceremony at the DMZ. Consistent with our theme of "Replacing Weapons With Words" we hope to have a rally for peace on the Korean peninsula as our opening event on the first full day of the competition (May 7). A further note about this will be sent to the list when/if we receive approval from DMZ officials about our proposal.
7) Health Insurance: we would like to strongly encourage participants to purchase Traveller's Health
Insurance prior to coming to Korea. Health care prices for the uninsured in Korea are equivalent to those in America, and should you be unlucky enough to have a health problem, it would be costly. There is a hospital within a 10 minute walk of the English Village, so health care is easily available. Traveller's Insurance is usually available from your travel agency, and is often sold at international airports. Last summer Irma Nurzarah from Malaysia spent close to $500 USD on x-rays and treatment for a sprained ankle during the ADI.
8) Invitation Letter: we have had requests for invitation letters (as it is not on the website). I believe that every request has been filled within one day or less. If you need an invite email me, or asians2007@... for a personalized invite to the tournament.
Jason L. Jarvis
Chief Adjudicator, 14th All Asian Intervarsity Debate Championship
"Replacing Weapons With Words!", Paju, Korea
7 March 2007
Saturday – Sunday, March 31 – April 1, 2007
On behalf of Claremont McKenna College and the Claremont Colleges Debate Union, you are cordially invited to attend the US Universities National Championship Tournament, featuring national and international competition in the British parliamentary format. The tournament is open to US and international colleges and universities. The event provides an opportunity to participate in national caliber competition; it may be one of the very few American tournaments to bring together NPDA, APDA, CUSID, WUDC, and other debate organization representatives. The 2006 final featured outstanding teams from Harvard, Yale, Alaska, and Athabasca. The tournament champion was Harvard University.
The tournament features six preliminary debates and up to three elimination debates. Like other intercollegiate events sponsored by the Claremont Colleges Debate Union, the tournament will offer genuinely outstanding competition and judging, beautiful site and facilities, the finest tournament amenities, and a relaxed schedule and atmosphere.
The top performing US team will be designated as US champion. Registration for the tournament begins on Thursday, February 1, 2007, 12:00 PM (PST). Places will be allocated in order of registration date and time. Please consider registering early.
If you have any questions or require supplemental information, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing you this spring for an event that will be extraordinarily challenging, and fun.
John K. Meany
Director of Forensics
Claremont McKenna College
Claremont Colleges Debate Union
500 East Ninth Street
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 621-8249 FAX
For more info please visit www.debate.claremont.edu
Claremont wins San Bernardino IV
At the final were:
OG - La Verne B: John Patrick and Thomas Allison
OO - La Verne A: Rob Ruiz and Jordan Litke
CG - CSUSB B: Krissy Hazelrigg and Chris del Rosario
CO - Claremont A: Charlie Sprague and Miles Staglik
Claremont A won the final
John Patrick (ULV B) was the top speaker at the event.
Thanks to all of those who voted.
5 March 2007
Winner: Ben Piper and Meghan Wilcox (University of Ottawa- English Debating Society)
Finalists: Jason Rogers and Steve Dickie (McGill/Queen's)
Top Speaker: Dash (Hart House)
Top Public Speaker: John Douglas (Royal Military College)