DLSU Worlds: List Of DCA Applicants And Invitation For Feedback

Posted on December 13, 2010


Dear World Debating Community,

We are writing to begin the final phase of the DCA selection process for De Le Salle WUDC 2012. We are very pleased and hugely excited by the pool of talented applicants the process has attracted, and know we have some pleasingly difficult decisions ahead of us. Particularly because of the high quality of applicants, it is more important than ever that we receive as much feedback as possible on candidates. Feedback will form a very significant part of decisions about DCA appointments.

Below is a list of all applicants, listed by the debating region they could best represent (i.e. the region where they do/did most of their international debating – not necessarily their current country of residence). We encourage all members of the international debating community to give feedback on any candidates they have any familiarity with. This includes those who are themselves candidates. Unfortunately, anonymous feedback cannot be taken into account; this is simply to ensure we know each piece of feedback is from a separate unique individual. All feedback is, however, entirely confidential, and will be seen only by the Chief Adjudicators.

We are seeking feedback on all aspects of candidates’ ability to do the DCA job. As well as feedback about ‘how good’ candidates are, feedback on candidate’s particular strengths and weaknesses are valued, as they help build a good all-round team. All feedback should be sent to both sam.block@dlsuworlds.com and lucinda.david@dlsuworlds.com, and should include the word ‘Feedback’ in the subject-line. All feedback must be received by 1200 GMT on the 22nd of December.


The candidates are:


Adam Goldstein

Colin Etnire

Cormac Early

Josh Martin


Ahyoung Kim

Bryan Gunawan

Ely Zosa

Masako Suzuki

Nishita Vasan

Rajkumar Narendra

Rishad Sharif

Thepparith Senamngern


Alex Worsnip

Art Ward

Daniel Berman

Engin Arikan

Fred Cowell

Jonathan Leader-Maynard

Shengwu Li

Victor Chernov


Amit Golder

Tim Mooney


Unfortunately, there were no candidates for whom the most appropriate debating region was ‘Middle East and Africa’. We hope, however, that this lack of candidates for this role will not be permanent; the selectors plan to re-open applications for candidates who have done most of their international debating in the Middle East and Africa next year, hoping that Botswana Worlds will constitute an opportunity to further spread awareness about this role.

Finally, if you believe you have applied to be a DCA but do not see yourself on the list above, please do get in touch.

Once again, please do send in your feedback; it will make a real difference to this process.


Many thanks,


Sam Block and Lucinda David

Chief Adjudicators

De La Salle WUDC 2012