Attention university debate teams! Registration has just begun for the first annual China Open on May 28-30, 2010 on the beautiful campus of Xi'an Jiaotong University in Xi'an, China. There are no participation fees; schools are only responsible for their lodging, meals, and transportation. The grand prize includes a debate tour of the Pacific Northwest region of the United states.
The chief adjudicator will be Logandran Balavijendran, who is a two-time champion of the All-Asian Debate Championship and a chief adjudicator of the 2010 World Universities Debating Championship.
The tournament will offer both English and Mandarin divisions. A Moot Court division is currently in negotiation. Because space is limited, each school will initially be allowed to enter only two teams. However, for every Mandarin team entered, each school may enter one additional English team. Each school is also required to bring one judge for every two teams entered.
To register for the 2010 China Open, click here.