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1 November 2009

Koc Worlds 2010 | Institutional Team Cap Extension

Dear debating community,

We are writing with some good news for people who are still left out of Worlds and who want to come. After some late cancellations and non-payments, we have our final batch of teams available this week. We will also be confirming whether or not those judges who have applied to Can Okar or one of the DCAs will be invited to attend.

What is different this time is that we are allowing institutions to ask for more than one team up to a limit of four teams. This means that if you currently have three teams, you can apply for one additional team. If you have no teams, you can apply for up to four. We will not need additional judges at this stage so if you go from three to four teams, we will not require an additional judge.

Given the late stage at which we are, we will need those universities that want to send teams to contact BOTH Hasan Sadik Arik at and Fatih Mehmet Inal at by Wednesday 4 November 2009. We cannot entertain applications after this stage. If demand exceeds our supply, we will carry out a draw that evening (in the presence of a member of the Worlds Council Executive) and invite teams to pay us on Thursday. You will have no more than one week (up to 12 November 2009) to prove that you have paid into our account so we only invite those teams to apply that can actually pay. This is important: people keep on taking up our offers and then not paying – after this week, we will finalise the numbers with our hotel and no additional registration can be taken. If you apply now and don’t pay, please recognise that you will have stolen a place irretrievably from someone who could have come. We will indicate how you can prove you have paid in our mail to you on Thursday.

The cost of registration will be 490 EUR per person. There are many institutions who have already paid this who will be reimbursed as we noted in our previous mails about registration (i.e. they are now in the top 360 by virtue of drop-outs). We will contact them and reimburse them at Worlds.

I hope this is the very final phase of registration. It’s been an interesting journey and one that was time-consuming. We are relieved to be coming to the final stages so that we can concentrate on our next big challenges!


Fatih Mehmet Inal

Co-Convenor, Worlds 2010

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