Debate Format: WSDC

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

World Schools Debating Championship 2024

We are thrilled to announce that Serbia has won the bid to host the World Schools Debate Championship in 2024! See you in Belgrade! 🇷🇸🎉
We want to express our deepest gratitude to the global debating community for their support and trust in our vision.
This incredible opportunity is a testament to the passion and dedication of the Serbian debating community. We are committed to organizing an extraordinary championship that showcases the very best of debate and fosters an inclusive and enriching experience for all participants. Together with our partners, we will work tirelessly to create a memorable event that celebrates the power of dialogue and critical thinking.
We are excited to welcome debaters from around the world to the vibrant city of Belgrade, where they will experience the renowned Serbian hospitality and immerse themselves in the cultural wonders our country has to offer. Stay tuned for more updates as we embark on this journey to make Serbia WSDC 2024 an unforgettable experience for everyone!🌟✨
Predrag, Mila, Rok and Geneva

WSDC 2023

Held in July 2023, Vietnam will be the official host of the World Schools Debating Championship 2023. As the cheapest ever and the first in-person WSDC hosted after the Covid-19 pandemic, we wish to continue to promote the values of educational excellence, awareness, diversity, and inclusion. Our team promises this WSDC to be one of the most memorable there has ever been.

 

 

Results

ROUND 1

Bermuda vs. Poland | ROUND 1 | Vietnam WSDC 2023

Proposition: Bermuda

Opposition: Poland

Motion: This house believes that the World Bank Group should adopt a one-country-one-note system. Opp won

 

ROUND 2

Singapore vs. Thailand | ROUND 2 | Vietnam WSDC 2023

Proposition: Singapore

Opposition: Thailand

Motion: This House supports the use of the nine planetary boundaries framework.

Opp won

ROUND 3

Indonesia vs. South Africa | ROUND 3 | Vietnam WSDC 2023

Proposition: Indonesia

Opposition: South Africa

Motion: This House opposes internet gurus selling their own products and services.

Opp won

ROUND 4

Canada vs. Poland | ROUND 4 | Vietnam WSDC 2023

Proposition: Canada

Opposition: Poland

Motion: This House believes that the feminist movement should promote the maximisation of individual development and empowerment over solidarity among women.

Prop won

ROUND 5

Japan vs. Korea | ROUND 5 | Vietnam WSDC 2023

Proposition: Japan

Opposition: Korea

Motion: This House believes that African countries should recognize the sovereignty of Somaliland.

Prop won

ROUND 6

Zimbabwe vs. Czech Republic | ROUND 6 | Vietnam WSDC 2023

Proposition: Zimbabwe

Opposition: Czech Republic

Motion: This House regrets the professionalisation of sports.

Opp won

ROUND 7

Scotland vs. Malaysia | ROUND 7 | Vietnam WSDC 2023

Proposition: Scotland

Opposition: Malaysia

Motion: This House would replace agricultural companies with farmers’ cooperatives.

Prop won

ROUND 8

USA vs. Sri Lanka | ROUND 8 | Vietnam WSDC 2023

Proposition: USA

Opposition: Sri Lanka

Motion: This House believes that developing countries should drop local languages in favor of a world language as the primary medium of instruction in schools.

Prop won

Partial Double Octo Finals

Australia vs New Zealand | Partial Double Octo Finals | Vietnam WSDC 2023

Proposition: Australia

Opposition: New Zealand

Motion: This House regrets depictions of veganism as trendy.

Opp won

Quarter Finals

Quarter Finals | Vietnam WSDC 2023 Malaysia vs Zimbabwe

Proposition: Malaysia

Opposition: Zimbabwe

Motion: This House believes that offensive art should not be commissioned for public spaces (Museums, Parks, Squares, etc.)

Prop won

Semi-Finals

Malaysia vs USA / Semi-Finals / Vietnam WSDC 2023

Proposition: Malaysia

Opposition: USA

Info Slide: A typical nuclear family is composed of two partners with children. In some countries a significant and vocal part of the LGBTQ+ movement are actively advocating settling down and forming nuclear families.

Motion: This House believes that the LGBTQ+ community should actively embrace the nuclear family ideal

Opp won

Grand final

This House Prefers a world ruled by a benevolent AI programmed to maximize utility by calculating the actions most guaranteed to reduce the greatest global suffering

Proposition: USA

Opposition: Canada

Prop won

 

Frankenstein Debating Tournament

After having sent Teams to Best International Debating Tournaments across Harvard, Oxford, Prague and many more, the Indian Debating League, the biggest debating tournament in India, is organizing Mega Debate on the most important topic that we face as a human race – ‘Sustainability of our Livelihood, our Global Community & our Planet’ in collaboration with Planet X.

Come join us and debate on how we can destroy the Monsters we have created with “Frankenstein Debating Tournament” this June.

Frankenstein Debating Tournament

After having sent Teams to Best International Debating Tournaments across Harvard, Oxford, Prague and many more, the Indian Debating League, the biggest debating tournament in India, is organizing Mega Debate on the most important topic that we face as a human race – ‘Sustainability of our Livelihood, our Global Community & our Planet’ in collaboration with Planet X.

Come join us and debate on how we can destroy the Monsters we have created with “Frankenstein Debating Tournament” this June.

Frankenstein Debating Tournament

After having sent Teams to Best International Debating Tournaments across Harvard, Oxford, Prague and many more, the Indian Debating League, the biggest debating tournament in India, is organizing Mega Debate on the most important topic that we face as a human race – ‘Sustainability of our Livelihood, our Global Community & our Planet’ in collaboration with Planet X.

Come join us and debate on how we can destroy the Monsters we have created with “Frankenstein Debating Tournament” this June.

Frankenstein Debating Tournament

After having sent Teams to Best International Debating Tournaments across Harvard, Oxford, Prague and many more, the Indian Debating League, the biggest debating tournament in India, is organizing Mega Debate on the most important topic that we face as a human race – ‘Sustainability of our Livelihood, our Global Community & our Planet’ in collaboration with Planet X.

Come join us and debate on how we can destroy the Monsters we have created with “Frankenstein Debating Tournament” this June.

Frankenstein Debating Tournament

After having sent Teams to Best International Debating Tournaments across Harvard, Oxford, Prague and many more, the Indian Debating League, the biggest debating tournament in India, is organizing Mega Debate on the most important topic that we face as a human race – ‘Sustainability of our Livelihood, our Global Community & our Planet’ in collaboration with Planet X.

Come join us and debate on how we can destroy the Monsters we have created with “Frankenstein Debating Tournament” this June.

Frankenstein Debating Tournament

After having sent Teams to Best International Debating Tournaments across Harvard, Oxford, Prague and many more, the Indian Debating League, the biggest debating tournament in India, is organizing Mega Debate on the most important topic that we face as a human race – ‘Sustainability of our Livelihood, our Global Community & our Planet’ in collaboration with Planet X.

Come join us and debate on how we can destroy the Monsters we have created with “Frankenstein Debating Tournament” this June.

The Netherlands Online WSDC 2022

The 2022 World Schools Debate Championship will take place online, from August 7th to 18th, and is organized by the International Debate Education Association.

 

12 May, 2022

[CAP ANNOUNCEMENT]
Dear community,
We are pleased to announce our CAP members who will join us to work with the org team to run Netherlands WSDC 2022 smoothly:
Alice Bertoni (Brazil)
Chansol Park (Korea/China)
Daniel Tenggara (Indonesia)
Eric (South Africa/Democratic Republic of Congo)
Jacqueline Belzberg (Canada)
Maurice Coutiel (Greece)
Shruti Deb (India)
Shudipto R. Ahmed (Bangladesh)
Wairimu Manyara (Kenya)
We received an incredibly competitive pool of applications, nearly 150 pieces of feedback that we poured over, and this was a difficult decision to make!
We are very very proud of the diversity, skillsets, and commitment to student development our team bring, and look forward to making WSDC this year competitive, fair, and memorable.
Over the next few days, we’ll be getting to know members on our CAP better, so watch this space for updates!
With warm regards,
Luka and Varshini
CAs, WSDC 2022
Best New Team: Finland
Best EFL Team: Lithuania
Best ESL Team: China
Best New Speaker: Hanna Beata Höijer (Finland)
Best EFL Speaker: Milda Gadliauskaitė (Lithuania) and Madeleine Tempelman (The Netherlands) (joint 1st)
Best ESL Speaker: Bowser Liu Zhejiong (China)
Best Speaker: Bowser Liu Zhejiong (China)

Partial Double-Octo Final A (Ireland vs Japan) Winner: Ireland
Partial Double-Octo Final B (Hungary vs China) Winner: China

Octo Final A (Singapore v Australia) Winner: Singapore
Octo Final B (India v Canada) Winner: Canada
Octo Final C (China v The Netherlands) Winner: China
Octo Final D (Vietnam v Ireland) Winner: Ireland
Octo Final E (Bangladesh v USA) Winner: Bangladesh

Quarter Final A (Ireland v Hong Kong) Winner: Hong Kong
Quarter Final B (Sri Lanka v Canada) Winner: Sri Lanka
Quarter Final C (Malaysia v China) Winner: China
Quarter Final D (Singapore v Bangladesh) Winner: Singapore

Semi Final A (Hong Kong v Singapore) Winner: Hong Kong
Semi Final B (China v Sri Lanka) Winner: China

WSDC 2022 Champion: Hong Kong
Runner-up: China