Debate Format: British Parliamentary

Linkbate Debating Championships 2024

Details for the 9th Linkbate Debating Championships 2023:
  1. Dates: Jan 27 to Jan 28 (Sat-Sun)
  2. Tentative Schedule: 4pm-1130pm (GMT+8, HK); 8am-330pm (GMT+0, UK)
  3. Format: BP, 7-minute speeches
  4. Eligibility: Novice-ONLY (broke in ANY category for at most 10 English BP/WSDC debating tournaments excluding Linkbate, with at least 15 rooms. OrgComm can decide on special circumstances)
  5. Competition Structure: Break to Open Quarters; U16 Breaks Tentative
  6. Registration Deadlines: Adjcore – Sat Dec 9 2023; Debater & Judge – Sat Jan 6 2024
  7. Registration Fee: 350HKD/45USD per team (+transaction fees)
No judge requirements, composite teams (speakers from diff institutions) are allowed.
Detailed timetable in *GMT +8* (All briefings will be sent in advance):
  • Day 1 Sat Jan 27
    • 1600 Check-in closes
    • 1615-1815 Round 1
    • 1815-2015 Round 2
    • 2015-2215 Round 3
    • 2215-2330 Round 4 (Silent)
  • Day 2 Sun Jan 28
    • 1600 Check-in closes
    • 1615-1815 Round 5
    • 1815-1845 Break + Linkbate Forum
    • 1845-1900 Breaks Announcement
    • 1900-2030 Open Quarterfinals
    • 2030-2200 Open Semifinals
    • 2200-2345 Open Final
    • 0000- Prize Ceremony

International Competition for Young Debaters Finals 2021

ICYD is an annual debating competition in the British Parliamentary (BP) format (teams of two). Participants must be aged 15 or under on August 31st, 2021. Come to our preparatory sessions and national qualifiers in order to qualify for the Finals organized by Cambridge Union. Finals Day is being hosted by the Cambridge Union this year and will take place online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a unique opportunity for young debaters to compete on an international stage with other students of a similar age and skill level.

The South African Schools Debating Board

The South African Schools Debating Board (SASDB) is the official governing body of high school debating in South Africa. It is a registered non-profit organisation (registration: 026-935-NPO) which oversees debating in the provinces and sets policy at a national level.