IDEA's 2nd annual China Debate Open Tournament has concluded successfully in Qinhuangdao, China. The tournament featured 84 teams in the English language division and 48 teams in the Mandarin language division all competing in the British Parliamentary Debate format.
Debaters from all around China (as well as a few from Korea, the US and Australia) arrived on Thursday, June 2nd and participated in IDEA-sponsored training on Friday morning and afternoon before competing in round 1 on Friday evening. Saturday saw four more preliminary rounds and Sunday featured quarterfinals, semifinals and grand finals for each division.
Given the high number of teams and speakers, it was quite an accomplishment to break into elimination rounds and to win a speaker award at this tournament.
The China Open Awards - includes top speakers and team awards
English Team Rankings
English Speker Awards
Mandarin Team Rankings
Mandarin Speker Awards