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19 November 2008

Invitation to the Singapore Debate Open 2008‏

Hi All!

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.

Warmest regards,

NUS Debating Society


  1. Anonymous7:27 pm

    I feel immensely pleased to let you know that I want to participate at this event as an "adjudicator."

    Please refers very brief little about the contribution in debate arena.

    Since becoming involved with the Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Debating Society in 2003 I have served two terms as a secretary member both in sher-e-bangla agricultural University debate championship 2004 and 2006.

    I am going to participate as an adjudicator at IDEA-BFSU 2008 in China and SSE Riga 2008 in Latvia in this month.

    I have been selected as a president of Sher-e-Bangla Hall Debate club and performing various activities over the last one year .

    As a speaker I had participated as team leader in National TV debate competition both in 2006 and 2008

    As a team leader I had also participated both 1st Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University debate championship(2004) and 2nd term(2006)

    As an adjudicator I have been assistant chief adjudicator in All Asian Debate.2008

    I had adjudicated at both Dhaka university Mohshin Hall and Bangladesh university of engineering and technology [BUET] debate championship2008

    I have also served as speaker of 20 other championships

    I was champion in general Knowledge competition at Notre Dame science club in1997.
    I was also champion in general knowledge competition at B.N College in 1997 and1998

  2. Anonymous7:07 am

    hi. i'd like to find out how my team can register

  3. Anonymous4:29 pm


    How can we contact you since there is no clue about the details are left on this website?

  4. Unfortunately I deleted the e-mail and contact details for whoever sent me this update. If I get the details I will post them here.


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