The Singapore Debate Open is now officially open for registration. Attached is the official invitation letter. We would like to extend our warmest invitation to all to register. The basic details once again are:
Date: 20-21 December, 2008
Venue: NUS Law Campus, Bukit Timah
Debate: BP Style, 4 prelim rounds, Quarters, Semis, Grand Final
Cost: S$50 per team/S$25 per adjudicator/debater
This open invitational tournament promises to be one of the most prestigious and competitive events in the local debate calendar. In its inaugural year,the SDO attracted teams from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, local debaters based in the Ivy and Oxbridge circuit and many notable illustrious members of the debating alumni. This tournament is perfect for exposure to a high level of debating and for training for the upcoming World Universities Debating Championships and the rest of the debate year ahead!
This year we are proud to have 2 very accomplished gentlemen as our CA and DCA, on top of a very high quality adjudicators' pool.
Mr. Ngoei Wen-Qing was captain of the NUS debate team some years back, best speaker of All-Asians 2000 and champion team member, Sydney Worlds 2000 ESL champions, Australs quarter-finalist, coach of the Singapore national team (semi-finalists in 2006) just to name a few of his many accolades.
Our Deputy Chief Adjudicator is Mr. Vishal Harnal. Vishal was finalist in 2007 AUDCs and second ranked speaker of the tournament, he adjudicated at Assumption Worlds 2007 and debated in the 2006 Vancouver Worlds. Vishal is also an active member of the Singapore Debate Association for many years.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at this email address and we'll be happy to answer your queries/assist you in planning to come for the competition.
NUS Debating Society