Posts Tagged ‘ASDC’
Registration for the 2012 Asian Schools Debating Championship has begun. The championship is hosted by Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman (AKA. STAR). The much awaited and rather delayed website is finally up at http://starasdc2012.org/
Pre-registration opens from February 21st – February 29th, 2012
Registration fees for debaters and adjudicators is RM 900.00
Registration fees for Observers is RM1250.00
After successfully bidding to host the 2012 Asian Schools Debating Championships in Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia, the organizing committee has released a number of details regarding tournament dates and registration.
ASDC 2012 will be beheld from 31st May 2012 to 7th June 2012
Registration will occur in 5 stages
- February 15-29: Pre-Registration (team registration opens)
- March 1-15: Pre-registration RM300/usd100 (non-refundable deposit)
- March 16-April 1: Finalizing registration / wait list promotion
- April 7-25: Full Registration RM900 (Full rego)
- May 3-15: Travel/dietary/contingent details/photo book (complete registration forms)
2011 is coming to a close, and PaulLau.com has grown another year older, 27 months and counting. There have been over 88,700 views since this blog began in October 2009, and over 550 posts (recall just 12 months ago, that number stood at a little over 180) which means that the “Posting at least once every week in 2011” commitment became more of a ‘Posting once a day’. It’s been an amazing year in terms of the blog, nearly 66,000 views just this year. So here’s a look back at the top posts of 2011.
1. WSDC 2011 – Team Lists [1st all time]
Part of the WSDC 2011 series, the posts resided in sidebar of PaulLau.com for over 8 months in the run-up to WSDC 2011 in Dundee, listing the team members attending WSDC 2011, at least those I could find.
2. Fire at UWC Atlantic College [2nd all time]
Other than debating, this was undoubtedly the second biggest story of the blog this year. I started this post 2 hours after the incident itself and continued updating it as a running summary of the situation.
3. TOK Essay – May 2012 [3rd all time]
Let’s just say this has not been the highlight of my Christmas holiday.
4. Fire at UWC Atlantic College – Photo Set 1 [4th all time]
The first images of the aftermath of the fire. Incidentally, April 14th was the busiest day on the blog with just under 1,300 views in just 24 hours.
5. [RESULTS] LSE Open 2011 [Tab]
A tournament I attended with David as my debating partner, joined by other Team Wales member Cat and Sarah. An amazing experience and my first peek into university level debating. You can read about what happened in my de-facto diary entry 1, 2 and see how Team Wales fared.
6. WSDC 2011 – Official World Rankings
Also part of the WSDC 2011 series, the official world rankings followed my earlier, and rather more controversial, post with my own calculations (which were quite accurate, even if I say so myself)
7. AC IB Results 2011
A good year for AC and some good results all together for my dear second years. Sadly, that puts the bar quite high for the UWC AC class of 2012.
8. [RESULTS] WSDC 2011 – Round-up
The ultimate summary of my final high-school tournament – WSDC 2011 – before I left the high-school debating scene. An amazing tournament and some unforgettable memories. Thank you to everyone.
9. Fire @UWC Atlantic College – Photo Set 2
The second set of photos regarding the Sunley fire, this time with my own photos.
10. SCMP – Profile: Chris Lee (IS) IGCSE Top of the World
A not so original post, but an article that did catch my eye, and clearly attracted quite a bit of attention too.
I think it is worth noting at this point that although only 3 WSDC 2011 related posts were found in the top 10, and only 4 debating related posts, the next 10 posts are exclusively debating related, 8 of which are WSDC 2011 related as well. August 2011 was also the most popular month for PaulLau.com with nearly 14,000 views. A final thought: isn’t it interesting that Team Singapore, Team Canada and Team England come in as top posts on their own?
11. WSDC 2011 – Team Singapore
12. WSDC 2011 – Media Guide [UPDATED]
13. WSDC 2012 – Prepared Motions [UPDATED]
14. [RESULTS] WSDC 2011 – Round 1 & 2
15. WSDC 2011 – Team Canada
16. [RESULTS] WSDC 2011 – Break, Round 7 & 8
17. WSDC 2011 – Team England
18. [RESULTS] WSDC 2011 – Round 5 & 6
19. ASDC 2011 – Participating Institutions
20. WIDPSC 2011 – Grand Final [RESULTS] + Analysis
The Bangladesh Debating Council has announced it’s plans to bid to host the 2013 Asians Schools Debating Championships. 2012 will be in Malaysia, 2011 was in South Korea while 2009 and 2010 were in the Philippines.
Greetings from the Bangladesh Debating Council.
It gives me immense pleasure to announce that Bangladesh will be bidding at the STAR ASDC 2012 to host the Asian Schools Debating Championship 2013.
As you may well know, BDC is dedicated to English debating in Bangladesh and its overall improvement and exposure. Top debaters and judges, who have several World Universities’ Debating Championship (WUDC) and World Schools’ Debating Championship (WSDC) experience and mentionable achievements, are part of the council. For years now, we have been training and selecting debaters for the National team at the WSDCs & other International championships and through this continuous journey we have been able to set a debating culture at the schools level in Bangladesh.
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The Speaker Tab for the 2011 Asian Schools Debating Championships held in Seoul, South Korea
Please note that this motion list is preliminary, incomplete and unverified. This is a final, verified (from the DCA) motion list as availible online. My apologies for the late update as I’m currently on holiday.
THW disallow people from leaving inheritances to pets
THW abolish all animal cruelty laws
THW not allow people to keep wild animals as pets
R1: Let’s get Physical
THW ban sports that aim to inflict physical violence on competitors
THW not allow minors to become professional gamers
THW have a minimum quota for local players in domestic leagues
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The third annual Asian Schools Debating Championships (ASDC 2011) was held in Seoul, South Korea from the 22-28 July after having been in Manila, Philippines for the last two editions. ASDC 2012 was confirmed to be held in Malaysia (I’m unsure whether this was a default win given the lack of mention of another bid or whether another bid was tabled).
ASDC 2012 will be hosted by Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman (STAR) in Malaysia. http://paullau.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/asdc-2012-star-bid/—
Paul Lau (@paullaucm) July 26, 2011
The Grand Final featured Xavier School (Philippines) and Daewon Foreign Language High School (South Korea) with Daewon Foreign Language School emerging victorious by a 4-3 split.
- Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies A (South Korea) vs. Daewon Foreign Language High School B
- Xavier School A vs. SR A
Rookie GF: Ladies College B (Sri Lanka) vs. Sekolah Seri Putri A (Malaysia)
Although the 2010 Asian Schools Debating Championships concluded on the 11th of September, it has taken the organizing committee nearly a week to finally release the results, and even so, they cannot be found publicly. Thankfully, I’ve managed to get my hands on the results of the 2nd ASDC held in Manila, Phillipines.
Hosted by the La Salle Debate Society of the De La Salle University, the competition brought together debaters from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines. Notably, this year no team from Hong Kong attended. The competition composed of two parts; the team debating competition and the public speaking contest. The debating competition included seven preliminary rounds, octofinals, quarterfinals, semifinals and the Grand Finals. The public speaking contest featured only an elimination round and finals round as per ASDC 2009.
Much like last year, three social events were held (Opening Dinner, Break Night Party and Championship Dinner.) In particular, during the break night party, participants were treated to their own private party complete with Mocktails (non-alcoholic cocktails) and a DJ at the 21st Floor of the Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall.
No results currently exist regarding the break and no news at all has been posted on the ASDC 2010 website. However, we are aware that the final was a showdown between Ateneo de Manila High School (ADMHS 2) of the Philippines and Daewon Foreign Language School (DAEWON 1) of South Korea. On the motion that “THBT governments should not be allowed to own media companies”, ADMHS 2 emerged victorious in a 6-5 split decision. Jeewon Yoo (DAEWON 1) won both Best Speaker awards (of the tournament and of the Grand FInals).
Daewon Foreign Language School also won the rights to host the 3rd ASDC (ASDC 2011) over Claret School of Quezon City (Philippines) during the first Asian High School Council Meeting. While ASDC 2009 was faced with a number of issues and questions, whether these issue were address at the Council Meeting or whether they have sorted themselves out, no public announcement has been made.
I was part of a 9 member team that attended ASDC 2009 which despite the long, lengthy waiting, was an exceptional debating experience with as many debates as possible crammed into a day.
In keeping with the purpose of the ‘ASIAN’ Schools Debating Championships, amongst the only webpage completed at their website was the organizers plans for the ‘ASIAN HIGH SCHOOLS DEBATE COUNCIL’ (http://www.asdc2010.com/council.html) which sets out further details. Perhaps after having strongly established ASDC as an important event, DLSU can begin to aid in the process of having the competition tour asia on a yearly basis, thereby expanding its reach and bringing different countries to the field.
Website : http://www.asdc2010.com/
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
From the organizers
It’s been quite a while since ASDC 2009 during the September 2009. However, in the run-up to WSDC 2010, a few videos have popped up on me. Firstly, I have located the official ASDC video as well as the Philippines Trip Summary from Qatar, which unsurprisingly is riddled with photos of Hong Kong, Qatar and Indonesian teams. Secondly, with the recent announcement of DLSU’s WUDC 2010 bid, the official bid video has also been announced.
See you in Qatar!