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9 March 2009

Kyiv Spring 2009

Dear Friends!
The 7th Annual International Debate Tournament Kyiv Spring 2009 will take place in Kyiv, Ukraine, on May 1 – 3, 2009.

Debating Format – British Parliamentary.
Languages – English and Ukrainian.
Motions – closed and semi-closed.

We'll be offering 5 preliminary rounds, play-offs and Le Grande Finale.

Organizer – ‘Stolytsya’ Debate Federation.
Debate Partner – ‘Debate Academy’ YNGO.
Partners – ‘Vasil Kisil and Partners’ Law Firm, OSCE Project Coordinator Office in Ukraine, Institute of International Relations of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University.
Media Partner – ‘Putt’ Magazine.

Convener of the Tournament – Nataliya Kulykovska.
English Track Chief Adjudicator – William Jones, well-known debater and adjudicator, Worlds 2009 Champion.
Deputy Chief Adjudicators – Anna Shaporenko and Eugene Akulich.
Ukrainian Track Chief Adjudicator – Oleksiy Yatsenko.
Deputy Chief Adjudicators – Kenya Glinko and Oleksandr Mamunya.

Participation Fee
Debators: (i) UAH 150 per person for the Ukrainian residents, and (ii) EUR 20 per person for the non-Ukrainian residents.
Adjudicators: (i) UAH 75 per person for the Ukrainian residents, and (ii) EUR 10 per person for the non-Ukrainian residents.

The fee covers accommodation (for non-Kyiv participants) and meals at the tournament.

Registration will be opened from March 10th till April 10th 2009 at the tournament’s web-site.


Questions regarding registration shall be sent to

Should you have any questions regarding Kyiv Spring 2009 feel free to contact Nataliya Kulykovska, Convener, at

See you in Kyiv!
KS2009 Organizing Team

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