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17 June 2010

World Online Debating Championships Adjudication team

It is now exactly two weeks before registration closes for the second World Online Debating Championship. One of the things that worked particularly well last time was the quality of the judges. Two were World champions, one a European champion, three had chaired the Worlds council and two been its chief adjudicators.

In order we secure a similarly stellar line-up this year, our Chief Adjudicator, Neill Harvey Smith has recruited three deputies to help out. They are: Fred Cowell, a Europeans finalist, Loke Wing Fatt, a professional debate coach and Rose Hellens-Hart, debate coach at the university of Honolulu, all of whom broke at Worlds as a judge.

Ours is not an easy competition to win. It starts in August, ends in September and each debate lasts five days (though you don’t need to argue for all of them of course). It takes a lot of hard work to win but there’s no great reward without great effort and the judging team you’ll face will ensure you’ll benefit regardless how the debates turn out.

To secure your place please send $20 per person or $100 per team (unlimited number of members, though we reckon six is best) to via PayPal. If you’d like to apply for a bursary or have any questions at all please email us on the same address.

Thank you,

David Crane

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