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AGD Autumn 2017 Shanghai Invitational | 21-22 of October | Harrow Shanghai

The Association for Global Debate is pleased to invite you to the Autumn 2017 AGD Shanghai Invitational Debate Tournament, hosted on the 21st-22nd of October at the Harrow International School Shanghai. The tournament will feature: An optional training session on the Friday evening with our experienced coaching staff;  Four rounds of Debate on the Saturday October 21st, where all participants take part, with a break for lunch provided on site. Elimination rounds beginning with Double-Octofinals on Sunday October 22nd.  The AGD’s team of debate judges and coaches includes a former American national champion, a former coach of the largest debate team in the US, two prolific debate organizers from the London debate circuit, former American national runner-up, and breaking speakers and judges from the World Universities Debating Championship, European Universities Debating Championship, Asian Universities Debating Championship, Asian Schools Debating Championship, Cambridge…

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*Results* - AGD CISB Fall 2017 Beijing Season Opener | October 21, 2017 | Canadian International School of Beijing

This tournament attracted some of the top high school debaters from international and public schools in Beijing and beyond. The AGD as part of our mission to spread debating and critical thinking were very proud to host such a competitive and intensive competition. With all the debates taking place on one day and breaking straight to middle school semifinal and high school quarterfinals, this tournament was even more intense than a normal one. But despite that all the participants maintained a spirit of sportsmanship and friendliness throughout. The ballots for the preliminary rounds can be found here.  Full results will be posted as they become available.  Results for the Middle School Division Congratulations to the teams entering Semifinals: 968 - Catherine Liu of CISB & 969 - Melissa Teo of CISB 150 - Claire Zhou of Beijing No. 55 High School & 151 - Stella van Zelst of Beijing No. 55 High School Congratulations to the Runners-Up: 298 - LT Chen of CISB & 299 - Andrew Wu of…

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Fall 2017 Beijing Invitational at THIS | November 11-12, 2017 | International High School and Middle School Division

The AGD's sister league the National High School Debate League of China is pleased to invite you to the Beijing Regional Debate Tournament, co-hosted with Tsinghua International School from 11th to 12th of November. The event will be held at Tsinghua International School, with an optional training session on the evening of the 10th. We aim to provide attending teams with an educationally rich, professionally judged, and competitively intense debating experience. Tsinghua International School (THIS) is home to both English and Chinese Speech and Debate, both clubs offer a wonderful opportunity for students to test and improve their logical flow, language fluency and argumentation skills. THIS’s Speech and Debate Club was officially relaunched in the fall of 2016. In only a short period of one year, it grew from just 5 newly recruited novices to a well organized team of over 40 now experienced debaters. Over the course of the school year, debaters from the club have attended tournaments…

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