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We are pleased to announce that our partner league the National High School Debate League of China is hosting the second annual "China Novice National Championship" for middle school students. This is open to all students in grades 9 and below, regardless of their language status.  

This tournament will take place from the 21st to 22nd of July 2018 in Shanghai. This tournament will include 4 preliminary rounds of debate in the Public From style for all participants, followed by elimination rounds. 

We aim for this tournament to be not just a valuable competitive experience and a opportunity for students to meet their peers from a variety of backgrounds. But also to provide students with a foundation of experience for their future debating careers in high school and beyond. As such there will be an emphasis on high quality feedback and creating a warm and welcoming environment for all students.  

As well as our own coaching staff, and a number of experienced judges from the greater China area,  we are also pleased to say that the tournament will feature judges from our partner organizations at Harvard, Princeton, UPenn and Yale. These will be experienced debaters currently studying at those institutions, with successes at the high school and university level, and a depth of judging and coaching experience. Past judges have included US national High School Champions and runners up,  top 10 ranked US Universities speakers, and internationally successful speakers and judges with breaks at the World Universities, US Universities, European Universities and Asian Universities debating championships. 


This our partner league the National High School Debate League of China is the world’s largest second language debate league, hosting regional debate tournaments and providing free training sessions to schools in over 50 cities across China. 

The topic will be announced on June 15, 2018

Registration fee and venue information will be available on or before April 30, 2018.

You can register at the links below: 

Individual Registration (English, VPN may be needed)

Please direct all questions to Contact@AGDebate.com. We look forward to seeing you this Summer!

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The Association for Global Debate (AGD) is a team of passionate debaters, organizers, teachers, judges, and parents who support the growth of debating across different countries and regions. As a support network, AGD strives to connect high school debating events, leagues, and societies to resources and experts, both local and foreign. We provide free resources for tournament and debate team organizers who need academic, organizational, or financial assistance.