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1 October 2008


On behalf of the SMU Debating Society, I would like to invite your institution to participate in the SMU Intervarsity Debating Championship 2008 (SMU IV 2008). Held annually, SMU IV is Singapore's oldest intervarsity championship (in the British Parliamentaryf ormat). It will be held on 18-19 October 2008.

There would be four preliminary rounds (three on Saturday and one on Sunday) followed by a break to the semi's. This year, Joey Pang will return as Chief Adjudicator. Joey was in the only breaking team from Asia at Worlds 2007 in Vancouver, Canada, and has done well in numerous competitions, including as champion of the inaugural Singapore Debate Open 2007.

Date: 18-19 October 2008.
Venue: School of Economics/School of Social Sciences building, 90 Stamford Road, Singapore 178903 - 5 minutes from Dhoby Ghaut MRT (metro) station, 10 minutes from City Hall MRT station.
Time: Registration would begin on 8:00am on Saturday near Subway & Cottage Waffle Place. Participants should report in by 9:00am on Sunday.
Registration fee: S$20/pax.

There is a n-1 rule for adjudicators.

We do not provide accommodation but will assist in finding accommodation; non-Singapore participants seeking assistance in finding accommodation are advised to register early and send us an email.

Registration will close on 15 October 2008. To register, please complete this form ( If you have any enquires, do email us at

Yours sincerely,
Rajan Rishyakaran,
SMU Debating Society

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