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18 August 2008

Intramuros IVs

From the Australs mailing list

Greetings everyone!

We would like to invite you to join the first ever IntramurosInter-varsities Debate Championship. It is a three-day tournamentwhich will be held on September 27-29, 2008 at the four collegessituated in Intramuros: Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, MapuaInstitute of Technology, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, and Lyceum ofthe Philippines University.

There will be six preliminary rounds and four break rounds. The first3 rounds will be held in Mapua. The last three rounds which will be onthe 2nd day will be held in PLM. The octofinals and quarterfinals willbe in Letran. And the Semifinals and Grand Finals will be held inLyceum.

All the break rounds will be held on the last day. TheIntramuros IVs would be a great opportunity for the debaters andadjudicators to prepare for the upcoming National Debate Championship.

The Intramuros IVs promises a quality and exciting tournament for itsfirst year. We are also inviting some of the most reputable debatersand adjudicators in the country to become part of our Adjudication Core.

The format of the debate will be British Parliamentary.

There would be no team cap for the tourney. However there would be atournament cap of 60 teams. This would be on a first-come-first-servebasis. Composite teams will also be allowed to join. The N-RULE wouldapply which means that the number of the teams and adjudicators youwish to send should be the same. Otherwise, your institution wouldcompensate for it.

The Registration fee is only Php 400.00 for the debaters andadjudicators. This would cover for the lunch and snacks and debatematerials for the participants.

For now, we would like to hear from you. You can reply back to thisemail to confirm your institution's participation. Also, pleaseindicate the number of teams and adjudicators you wish to send. Thiswould really help us in projecting the size of the tournament as wellas the expenses we would incur.

If you have any question and concern, feel free to ask them byreplying to this message. You can also reach us through these numbers:09228800365/09067140913.

Thanks so much! :)
Ryan Joseph Castaneda
Intramuros Debate Union


  1. This was a very poorly run tournament. Rounds began at 4 pm on the first day, and ended late into the night. They did not have any dinner arrangements and by that time (past 10) most places were closed. The location was also unsafe, especially late at night-- one of the girls in our contingent got mugged on her way home. I know it was their first year, but the organizers were really most inconsiderate hosts, and quite unapologetic about wasting our time.

  2. Hi Bry.

    I would like to apologize for the inconveniences you experienced.

    The reason why the debates were delayed during the first day was because there was an earthquake and we had to evacuate the buildings. During the second and third days, there were delays because many participants were late for some reasons.

    I am quite shocked to learn that one of your colleagues was mugged. You should have told the organizing committee so we could have taken the necessary steps.

    Again, we apologize.


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