Thursday, October 08, 2009

IDEA-BFSU tournament registration starting soon!

The annual IDEA-BFSU tournament is quickly approaching, and that means registration will be be starting soon as well! Look for details on our website or blog as early as next week. Students do not need to register as a team; they may register as individuals and IDEA will help them find partners. Registration ends on December 5, 2009. The tournament will accept 120 teams. Each university can enter two teams, plus one additional English team for each Mandarin team they enter.

The tournament will be held on December 11- December 13, 2009 at the Beijing Foreign Studies University in the heart of China's capital city. This exciting tournament will feature English and Mandarin divisions in a four-team worlds-style parliamentary debate format, as well as a division of International Moot Court. Training sessions will also be provided for judges and debaters before the tournament, through which qualified adjudicators can become accredited trainers. The tournament also offers site-seeing of historic and modern sites of Beijing.

For more information, contact the tournament host Xi Li ( or Robert Trapp ( Be sure to check back for registration updates on our website or blog.

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