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6 January 2012

Invitation to the LSE Open 2012

The LSE Open is the largest and most prestigious open debate tournament in the UK. Registration is now open, so be sure to register early to guarantee yourself a spot before we fill our team cap!

This year, the Bank of America Merrill Lynch LSE Open will be taking place on the 18th and 19th of February 2012.

Registration Details:

  •  Please register on our website starting January 1st 2012. Click here to register.

  •  The registration fee will be £50 for IONA teams, and £40 for international teams.

  •  The team cap is set at 100 (there will be no institutional cap). The N-1 judges rule applies.

This year, the Bank of America Merrill Lynch LSE Open will be bigger and better than ever:
  •  5 Preliminary Rounds of Closed Motions, 7 minute speeches. Open break to Quarter-Finals, ESL break to Semi-Finals.
  •  Our distinguished CA team will include:

           Chief Adjudicator Shengwu Li (WUDC Finalist, EUDC & Cambridge IV Winner)

           Chief Adjudicator Ruth Faller (
EUDC Semi-Finalist, EUDC CA 2011, Durham IV & Galway IV Winner)

           Deputy Chief Adjudicator Koen van Schie (Oxford IV ESL Winner, EUDC ESL Semifinalist & Cambridge IV ESL Final
  • We will be having amazing socials on Friday (for early arrivals), Saturday and Sunday nights! 

For more information, please contact our Organising Committee at
We  look forward to seeing you come February!

Best wishes,
John Lee

Convenor  | Bank of America Merrill Lynch LSE Open 2012 
LSE SU Debate Society |  London School of Economics & Political Science 

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