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2nd Hong Kong Debate Open (HKDO) 2011

The 1st HKDO 2010 at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong last October 2011 was a roaring success and we have received many queries on when we would be holding the second edition of this well-received event.

We are now happy to announce that the 2nd Hong Kong Debate Open 2011 (HKDO) will be held from 28th to 30th Oct 2011 at the Campus of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

We hope that this 2nd edition of the HKDO at a new university location in Hong Kong will bring more debating and social fun for all who will be coming to join us.

Below are pertinent details for your information:

1.  Tournament Website:  http://debateclub.cn/hkdo2011

2.  Organising Committee

Convenors: Kenneth Tse & Samuel Chan
Advisor:  Helen Ng
Tournament Director: Vinca Yau
Facilities Director: Samuel Chan
Finance Director: Helen Ng
Director of Volunteers: Kenneth Tse
Sponsorship Directors: Jasmine Tam, TJ
Registration Directors: George Chen & Elliot Shi:

3.  Adjudication Core

Chief Adjudicator: Sharmila Pramanand
Co-CA: Loke Wing Fatt
Deputy Chief Adjudicators: "TJ"  Thepparith Senamngern, Zheng Bo, Nicole Ng
Tabulation Directors: Zheng Bo, George, Elliot Shi

4.  Schedule

Day 1,  27th Oct

Check-in at Hotel

Day 2,  28th Oct

2:3pam to 3.30pm  --   Welcome, Briefing for Debaters/Adjudicators at Lecture Hall 
4pm- 6pm               --   Round 1
6pm to 7pm            --   Dinner
7pm-  9pm              --   Round  2
 9pm to ....              --   Informal Party

Day 3,  29th Oct 

8.30am to 7pm       --  Round 3, 4
                                   Lunch
                                   5 & 6

8pm to 11pm         --   Break Night Dinner & Party

Day 4,  30th Oct 

8.30am to 7pm      -- Pre-Quarters, Quarters,
                                 Lunch
                                 Semi-Finals and Grand Final
7pm to 10pm         -- Championship Dinner & Party

Day 5, 31st Oct  

Departure


5.  Registration Fees

a)  For Debaters/Judges: USD$80 (excluding hotel, some meals and local transportation)
b)  For Observer: USD$180 (excluding hotel, some meals and local transportation)

6.  Registration Process

Registration is open now.

Please complete the Registration Form on the following web link:

http://debateclub.cn/hkdo2011-reg-form#overlay-context=hkdo2011-tournament

Registration is confirmed ONLY ON PAYMENT OF THE INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION FEE FOR EACH PARTICIPANT.

A Designated Bank Account will be sent to all who fill in the Registration Form  so that the necessary electronic bank transfer process could be smoothly completed.

Please note that you will have to pay for all bank charges. Teams which have not made full payment of their Registration Fees will be asked to pay in cash, upon their arrival, before they are eligible to debate at the 2nd HKDO 2011.

We will accept Registration of Teams till 19th Oct, 10 Days before the start of the event on 28th Oct,

7.  Tournament Rules & Essential Information

1.  This is an Open Tournament.  Any two persons who wish to debate could for a team to register and compete, upon full payment of their Registration Fees.

2.  There is No Institutional Cap on anyone from any high schools or universities wishing to send teams to this event.

3.  Institutions which send more than 1 team will have to comply with the N-1 Rule, where 1 Accompanying Judge must be sent for 2 Institutional Teams being sent. If 3 Institutional teams are sent, 2 Accompanying Judges need to attend the event to contribute to the judging pool.

4.  This event has a total team capacity of 60 Teams.

5.  There will be 6 Preliminary Rounds of debate, followed by Pre-Quarter Finals, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and the Grand Final.

6.  The Tournament will recognise the HKDO Champion Team, the Runners-Up Teams, the Best Speaker of the Grand Final, and the Ten Best Speakers of the Tournament.  We will also recognise give out Awards for the Most Enthusiastic Debater, the Most Stylish Debater, the Most Valuable Teammate, the Most Popular Debater and the Exemplar of the Debating Spirit.

7.  We are seeking sponsorships so that we may subsidy experienced judges to deepen the quality of the adjudication pool.  More news will be announced at a later date.

8.  Recommended Hotel

The recommended Hotel is the Regal Riverside. It is located in Shatin in the New Territory, Hong Kong.  The website of the hotel is below: 

http://www.regalhotel.com/regal-riverside-hotel/main/hotel-home.aspx

We are now negotiating to reduce the room rate for you.  We will also make further recommendations on decent hotel accommodation in the following weeks.

Please visit our website: http://debateclub.cn/hkdo2011 for more information, our you could write to me at lokewi...@gmail.com if you have any questions for us.


cheers,

Loke Wing Fatt
Co-Chief Adjudicator
2nd HKDO 2011
President
Society for Associated Inter-Tertiary Debaters (SAID)
Singapore


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