On behalf of the WUPID secretariat, it is my pleasure to formally invite you to WUPID 2010, taking place from December 18 – 23, 2010 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
All debates will be in standard British Parliamentary format. All resolutions will be tightly linked to the theme – peace, with our very capable CA ensuring a wide variety of topics are debated. There will be a cap of 60 teams.
There will be five preliminary rounds. 16 registered teams, will then break to quarter-finals. Awards will be given to the champions, finalists and top 10 speakers.
The Chief Adjudicator of this year’s tournament is Iqbal Hafiedz. In addition to being the founder of the Malaysian Institute for Debate and Public Speaking (MIDP), Hafiedz’s accomplishments include: All-Asians best speaker and Worlds ESL quarter-finalist. Our Deputy Chief Adjudicator will be Faisal Moideen, Mediha Mahmood, Dr. Kamalan Jeevaratnam, Ray D’ Cruz and two more internationally renown adjudicators that will be announced very soon. (Please visit here for updates.)
In addition to Hafiedz and his deputies, Malaysia has access to an incredibly deep judging pool. Between the UPM debating club, UPM alumni and other debaters in Malaysia, we have multiple Regional and National debating champions, as well as numerous members who have broken as judges or adjudicators at worlds. We’re confident of the quality of judging in every room.
The judging requirement will be n-1, rounded down. If a team is unable to fulfill their judging requirement then this can be waived at the discretion of the organizers. We strongly encourage those teams who feel like they need a waiver to contact us, rather than sending an adjudicator who may be uncomfortable judging.
For a complete detail on the event, please visit wupidmania.wordpress.com. Hope to see lots of you there! And any questions, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.