Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Registration opens for the IDEA-BFSU Tournament, Beijing

If you'd like to compete in Mandarin, English, or Moot Court divisions in the capital of the People's Republic of China, register now.

Join us for an amazing experience in historical culture and debate as we host this fourth annual international university tournament from December 11 - 13, 2009 at the Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing. This tournament will feature an English division, a Mandarin division, and a Moot Court division.

The official format of the tournament will be a four-team (worlds style) parliamentary debate. Training sessions for judges and debaters will also be available immediately before the tournament. In addition, qualified adjudicators will also be able to apply for IDEA accreditation upon successful completion of the training session. IDEA international accredited trainers will conduct all training sessions.

Each university is initially allowed to register two teams. Universities will be allowed to enter one additional English team for each Mandarin team they enter.Students do NOT need to register as a team. They may register as individuals and IDEA will help find partners for these individual debaters. Registration ends December 5, 2009.

Additionally, our tournament site offers students an opportunity to see the historic and modern sites of Beijing, from the Forbidden Palace and the great Wall of China to Tiananmen Square. Tours can be arranged locally.

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