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16 July 2010

Announcement of Northeast Asian Debate Open(NEAO) 2010‏

Dear Debate Community:
Warm greetings from Macau! the “Las Vegas” in Asia. The English Debating Society of University of Macau is excited to bring you the Northeast Asian Open (NEAO) 2010.

Tournament Information

Oct 29th Check-in all day
Oct 30th Opening Ceremony &Briefing & Adjudication Test
               2 Preliminary Rounds
Oct 31st 3 Preliminary Rounds
              Break Night Party
Nov 1st Breaking Rounds&Grand Final
            Award Ceremony & Championship Dinner
Nov 2nd Check out

Format: British Parliamentary
Team Cap: 100
Institution Cap: 3
N-1 Rule applies

Why is this a once in a life time chance?

1. Despite the fact that Macao's Per-capita GDP Ranks second in Asia. The 1300HKD Registration Fee you pay will get you:

a. 4 nights of stay in a FOUR STAR hotel. It is less than 5 mins' walking from the briefing hall in our campus. Check the hotel's website-
b. Championship Dinner at a famous Portuguese restaurant-Dumbo Restaurante.
c. Halloween Breaking Night Party at a fancy night spot.
d. Buffet breakfast with mouth watering Cantonese Dim Sim every day.
e. Lunches and afternoon teas during the tournaments. You will eat what local people eat. You may expect to sample the famed Macau egg tarts and almond biscuits.

You do not need to bring much money at all, unless you are paying a visit to the casinos or you can't help doing too much shopping in this tax-free zone.

Most of you do not need a visa to come to Macau so it saves you money as well. Many Asian cities have direct flight to Macau, you are very likely to get really good deals if you book early.

2. We have exceptionally fair representation this year. It is the first time for NEAO to add a Hong Kong DCA to the judge core. Welcome back, our missing HK brother.

Adjudication Core
CA-Nicole Chi Mei (Nicole) from University of Macau

-Ah Young Kim from Korea
-Zheng Bo from China
-Andrew Masahiro Nishizaki from Japan
-Sandeep Chulani from Hong Kong

Invited Adjudicators
Logandran Balavijendran (Logan)
Loke Wing Fatt (Loke)
Thepparith Senamngern (TJ)
Jason Jarvis( To be Confirmed)
Cecilee Li (Chair of NEAO council)

3. Our tiny and beautiful campus: you probably have never seen such a small but comprehensive university in your life. We offer:

a. Grand briefing/Roll call hall. The only bad thing is that you can't eat in it
b. All debate rooms are air-conditioned, though the weather should be pretty pleasant during the tournament time
c. Free access to WiFi across the campus. You have absolutely unrestricted access to Facebook and Google.
d. It is so tiny that everything is very close to each other, the library, the cafe, the canteen, the computer room, etc.

NEAO 2010 is also a warm-up to better prepare the Organizing Committee for 2nd UADC next year. We want to showcase Macau and our university. Because we are proud of them and we want to take good care of you!

Registration Period‪
1st phase(Within the Nea): August 25th to September 22th
2nd phase(Outside the Nea): September 23th to September 29
Payment is on a rolling basis, which means registration can only be confirmed when full payment is well received.

*NEAO was founded in 2003 by Dr. Gyeong Ho Hur and Jason Jarvis in Korea. It aims at promoting English Debating in the North-east Asian Region. Therefore, NEAO 2010 will reserve quotas to ensure participation from this region. Of course, teams outside the region are also very welcome to join.

*NEA: Japan, Korea, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Russia, Mongolia

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at

For details, please check our website

See you in Macau!

Pan Ziyang(Flora)
Convener of NEAO 2010

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