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Here it is again – our traditional International Worlds Schools Debate Tournament in Ljutomer, Slovenia. From 5th – 7th November, 6 debate rounds, quarterfinals, semi-finals and finals. Please, check the tentative schedule at the end of this message.
This year tournament is part of the project entitled »Think – Meet – Debate – Include –Europe.« supported by EU programme Europe for citizens. Partners in the project are debate organisations from Estonia, Checzk Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Croatia, Romania and Slovenia.
Additionally to debaters of the partner organisations we invite debate teams from all over the globe to come and join us for the tournament. We do expect participants from Europe to come on Thursday, the 4th or Friday morning, the 5th and leave on Sunday, the 7th late afternoon or Monday morning. Debaters from overseas are invited to come a few days earlier and be guests of Ljutomer debaters.
Debates will be in English in Worlds Schools Debate Format. By team we mean 3 debaters – we will not accept teams with 4 or 5 debaters. Debaters should be accompanied by at least one adult who can also judge – 1 team/1 judge, 2 teams/1judge, 3 teams/2 judges.
There is a team cap of 40 teams. The registration opens on 1st of September, the prepared motions will be announced at the beginning of August.
Participation fee for the ones who would like to enjoy the home stays with Ljutomer students: 50 EUR, it covers the food during the tournament and other tournament expences.
Participation fee for the ones who would like to stay in Hotel Jeruzalem in Ljutomer: 100 EUR, it covers 3 nights/breakfast/dinner in 2-bed room, food at the tournament and tournament expences. If you are staying more than 3 nights, each additional day costs 25 EUR. The ones who would like to enjoy the privacy of a single room need to pay additional single room cost..
In the case of multiple entries from one country and if need to limit the number of teams we will follow the principles of regional diversity giving the privilege to the teams which are supported by the national debate organisations.
Tournament organising committee:
Liana Miholič, coach of the Ljutomer English debate club, more than 10 years judging at the Worlds Schools Debate Championships;
Martina Domajnko, coach of the Ljutomer Slovenian debate club;
Anja Šerc, trainer, judge, researcher, former WSDC and WUDC debater;
Bojana Skrt, director ZIP, coach of Slovenian WSDC team for more than 10 years.
Tournament will be power paired, for the tabbulation we are using Rich Edwards computer programme. Tab will be run by Peter Mesarec and Aljoša Polšak who have considerable experience with running tournaments.
If you have any additional questions, please, feel free to ask. Looking forward seeing you in Slovenia, Bojana
INTERNATIONAL WORLDS SCHOOLS DEBATE TOURNAMENT
Ljutomer, 5th – 7th November 2010
Friday, 5th November 2010
Arrival and registration till 13.30
13.30 – 14.00 Debaters briefing. Judging briefing.
14.00 Openning ceremony
14.30 Round 1 Prepared
16.30 Announcement of the motion
17.30 Round 2 Impromptu
20.00 – 22.00 Country exhibition
Saturday, 6th November 2010
9.00 Announcement of the motion
10.00 Round 3 Impromptu
12.00 Round 4 Prepared
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 Announcement of the motion
15.30 Round 5 Impromptu
18.00 Round 6 Prepared
20.00 Dinner, announcement of the break, party
Sunday, 7th November 2010
9.00 Quarterfinals Prepared
10.30 Announcement of the Semi – finalists and the motion
11.45 Semi – finals
14. 30 Finals Prepared
16.00 Closing ceremony
Looking forward seeing you in Slovenia, Bojana
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The World Schools Debating Championships is the premier annual international competition for high school debaters. It is open to any country subject to their commitment to its Charter. For the Charter, Rules, and other information please see http://www.SchoolsDebate.com.
Here is the list of prepared motions for Ljutomer tournament:
THBT all workers should be legally entitled to profit sharing.
THBT that citizens should be entitled to a basic income without the requirement to work.
THBT Kosovo should be the first new EU member state from Western Balkans.
THBT the Blue Card Directive is harmful.
THBT the EU should grant amnesty to all illegal aliens currently living within its borders.