Next weekend, April 10-11, IDEA and the National Forensic League will host the 2010 China Qualifier Tournament in Beijing at the Canadian International School of Beijing. At this event, high school debaters will compete for the opportunity to advance to the National Forensic League US National Tournament, which will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, USA June 13-18, 2010.
This China Qualifier Tournament will be the second of three IDEA-NFL qualifiers in Asia this spring. Although this is the first qualifier event to be held in China, for the past five years qualifiers have also been held in both South Korea and Southeast Asia. The 2010 South Korea Qualifier was held in March and attracted debaters from across the region. The 2010 Southeast Asia Qualifier is also expecting a large turn-out and will be held May 1-2 in Bandar Enstek, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
The registration deadline for the Southeast Asia Qualifier Tournament is April 15. To register for this event, and for more information, click here. The school fee for entry is USD $125, which also includes a one-year membership with both IDEA and the NFL. Individual entry fees are USD $10 per person, per event. For further information, contact Lin Lu at firstname.lastname@example.org.