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1. JC and Secondary School Debate in Singapore

1.1.  ACJC Oratorical and Debating Society

1.2. 2013 MOE ACJC Intercollegiate Debating Championships

Finals: ACJC v TJC (Ban on Political Wings of Terrorist Organisations)

The Motion for the finals was "This House Believes That the political wings of terrorist groups should be banned from national elections." The Debate was won in a 3-0 decision by Anglo-Chinese Junior College, featuring Annabel Tan, Rabin Kok, Samuel Wittberger, Tamasin Tan and Jessica Nagulendran.

Semi-Finals: ACJC v TPJC (Lower Taxes vs. Extensive Government Services)

The Motion for the semi finals was "This House believes that low taxes are preferable to extensive government service." The Debate was won in a 3-0 decision by Anglo-Chinese Junior College, featuring Tamasin Tan, Rabin Kok, Samuel Wittberger, Annabel Tan and Jessica Nagulendran.

Quarter-Finals: HCI v ACJC (State Funding for Political Parties)

The Motion for the finals was "This House Believes that state funding should be given to political parties to cover their running costs and election campaigns." The Debate was won in a 3-0 decision by Anglo-Chinese Junior College, featuring Tamasin Tan, Rabin Kok, Samuel Wittberger, Annabel Tan and Jessica Nagulendran.

1.3. 2013 Prometheus Cup

Finals: ACJC v Canada Red (Impact of US involvement in Middle East). 

The debate was won by ACJC, featuring Low Ee Ning, Aloysius Chan and Annette Yeo.

Semi-Finals: ACJC v NYGH (tying aid to democratic change). 

The debate was won by ACJC, featuring Low Ee Ning, Aloysius Chan and Annette Yeo.

Quarter-FInals: RI v ACJC (Banning from Olympics countries which bars females from competing).

The debate was won by ACJC, featuring Low Ee Ning, Aloysius Chan and Annette Yeo on a 3-0 decision against RI, featuring Hari Kope, Ryan Sam and Joel Nee. 

1.4. 2013 SCWO NUS Challenge Shield

Finals: Singapore National Team v ACJC
Motion: This House Believes that Organised Feminism has lost its relevance.
Proposition: Singapore National Team, with Lee Chin Wee, Etsuko Lim and Ernest Goh speaking. Opposition: Anglo-Chinese Junior College, with Annabel Tan, Rabin Kok and Tamasin Tan speaking. The debate was won by ACJC.

1.5. 2012 SCWO NUS Challenge Shield

Finals: HCI v ACJC

The Debate was won by the opposition, Anglo-Chinese Junior College, featuring Mark Lim, Rabin Kok, Joshua Jesudasen, A Singh and Annabel Tan

1.6. 2012 Singapore Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Debates

Finals: HCI v ACJC (Truth and Reconciliation Commissions)

The motion was : THW abolish truth and reconciliation committees in favour of criminal prosecution.The Debate was won in a unanimous decision by the opposition, Anglo-Chinese Junior College, featuring Mark Lim, Rabin Kok, Joshua Jesudasen, A Singh and Annabel Tan

1.7. 2012 Bratislava Schools Debating Championships (ACJC Matches)

Finals: DISA v ACJC Part 1, Part 2

Semi-Finals: CS Lewis v ACJC Prop 1, Opp 1, Prop 2, Opp 2, Prop 3, Opp 3, Opp R, Prop R

Quarter-Finals: Czech White v ACJC Part 1, Part 2

Round 6: Czech Black v ACJC Part 1, Part 2

Round 5: ACJC v DISA Part 1, Part 2

Round 4: ACJC v Czech White Part 1, Part 2

Round 3: ACJC v CS Lewis Part 1, Part 2

Round 2: GJHA v ACJC Part 1, Part 2

Round 1: Baarguments v ACJC  Part 1, Part 2

1.8. 2012 Eurasian Schools Debating Championships

Semi-Finals: ACJC v Lahore Grammar School (Pakistan)

ACJC won 5-2 on the motion "THBT states are justified in ignoring civil liberties in their fight against terrorism."ACJC was represented by Annabel Tan, A. Singh and Rabin Kok.

1.9. 2011 Bratislava Schools Debating Championships

First Proposition, First OppositionSecond PropositionSecond Opposition, Third PropositionThird Opposition,Opposition Reply & Proposition Reply

The Finals of the International Bratislava Schools Debating Championships that was held from 7-11 April 2011. The Championship match was contested by the Slovakian Schools National Debate Team in Proposition and Anglo-Chinese Junior College (Singapore) in Opposition. The debate was won by the Opposition team, featuring Joshua Jesudasen, Toh Ghee Wei and David Aw.  The motion was "This house believes that developed countries have a moral duty to open their borders to immigrants from developing countries."

 Semi-Finals

The motion for the semi-finals was "This house would limit how much an individual or a corporation may donate for political purposes." The semi-finals were contested by the teams from ACJC comprising the following debaters:

Team 1
Joshua Jesudason (Fairfield Methodist Secondary School ’10, ACJC ’12)
Toh Ghee Wei (Pei Hwa Secondary School ’09, ACJC ’11)
David Aw (ACS Barker Road ’09, ACJC ’11)
Natalie Wang (Tanjong Katong Girls School ’09, ACJC ’11)
Su Jia Zhe (Bukit Batok Secondary School ’09, ACJC ’11)

Team 2
Andrew Pflug (ACS Barker Road ’09, ACJC ’11)
Marie Ee (CHIJ St. Theresa’s ’09, ACJC ’11)
Meaghan Lim (Methodist Girls School ’10, ACJC ’12)
Kwok Yingchen (Nan Hua High School ‘09, ACJC’11)
Lum Xin Ci (Paya Lebar Methodist Girls School ’09, ACJC ’11)

 Quarter Finals: ACJC v Romania (PC Language)

The motion for the quarter-finals was "This house would tolerate the public use of politically incorrect language." The debate was won by the Propostion, featuring Joshua Jesudasen, Toh Ghee Wei and David Aw.

1.10. 2007  MOE Invitational Debating Championships

Semi-Finals

The semi-finals of the 2007 MOE JC Invitational Debating Championships, which was contested by ACS (I) vs ACJC. The debate was won by ACJC, featuring Tamojoy Chatterjee, Jazlyn Chua and Nicholas Tan. The motion was "This house believes that globalisation has widened social inequality." (The video ends near the conclusion of the 3rd opposition speaker due to a technical error)

 Quarter-Finals

The quarter-finals of the 2007 MOE JC Invitational Debating Championships, which was contested by AJC vs ACJC. The debate was won by ACJC, featuring Tamojoy Chatterjee, Jazlyn Chua and Nicholas Tan.  The motion was "This house would partition Iraq."

 Prelims

This match features Temasek Junior College vs Anglo-Chinese Junior College on the motion "This house would presecute teenagers as adults." The debate was won by ACJC, featuring Tamojoy Chatterjee, Jazlyn Chua and Nicholas Tan.

1.11. 2000 ACJC InterCols (SF) ACJC v HCJC (Nat Sov/HR) 

Match Video

For added variety, this site will feature debates from different eras. This is the semi-finals of the 2000 ACJC Inter-Cols which was contested by ACJC and HCJC. The debate was won by HCJC, featuring  Dominic Soon and Jonathan Pflug. ACJC was represented by Rohini Singh, Samuel Myat San and Nabeel Vilcassim. The motion was "This house would sacrifice national sovereignty for human rights."

1.12. 2013 MOE ACJC Intercollegiate Debating Championships

R1 HCI v RI (Mandatory Voting)

The Motion was: This house believes that voting in national elections should be optional. The debate was won by the opposition, RI.

1.13. 2011 MOE ACJC Intercollegiate Debating Championships

Finals: HCI v SJII

The motion was on cutting aid to Israel. The debate was won by HCI.

Semi-Finals: ACSI v HCI

The motion was on offering debt relief to dictatorships. The debate was won by HCI.

1.14. NCS 2009 (F) RI vs HCI (Trial by Jury)

Match Video

1.15.  MIDC 2008 (F) HCI v NJC (Tied Aid Environment)

Match Video

 

2. Singapore National Debate Team

 

2.1. WSDC 2012 QF SG v Phi; (Outing gays)

Quater Finals (Singapore v Philippines)

 First Proposition, First Oppositon, Second Proposition, Second Opposition, Third Proposition, Third Opposition, Opposition Reply, Proposition Reply.

Motion: THBT Gay Rights Organisations should out Gay Public Figures. The debate was won on a 5-0 decision by Team Philippines against Team Singapore which featured Benjamin Mak, Darion Hotan and Teoh Ren Jie as speakers.

2.2. WSDC 2012 OF ROK v SG (Endangered Languages)

 http://vimeo.com/37286780

Motion: THBT the govt should create schools that teach in endangered indigenous languages . The debate was won on a 2-1 decision against Team Korea by Team Singapore which featured Benjamin Mak, Darion Hotan and Teoh Ren Jie as speakers.

2.3. WSDC 2012 R8 Can vs SG (Soc-Ec Rights in Constitution)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj8sdwewolI

Motion:THBT states should enshrine legally actionable socio-economic rights. The debate was won against Team Canada by Team Singapore which featured Benjamin Mak, Darion Hotan and Teoh Ren Jie as speakers. The rest of the speeches may be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/myatsan

2.4. WSDC 2012 Round 5 Singapore v Korea (Racial Profiling)

Part 1, Part 2. THBT the police should use racial profiling when fighting crime. This match was won by Singapore.

2.5. WSDC 2012 R3 HK vs SG (Raising Children in Prison)

First Propositon, First Oppositon, Second Proposition, Second Opposition, Third Proposition, Third Opposition, Opposition Reply, Proposition Reply.

Motion: This House would allow single parents in prison to raise their children behind bars. The debate was won against Team Hong Kong by Team Singapore which featured Benjamin Mak, Darion Hotan and Teoh Ren Jie as speakers.

2.6. WSDC 2011 Finals Aus v SG (Internet & dictatorships)

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Motion: The Grand Final This House believes that autocracy is doomed in the age of facebook. The debate was won by Team Singapore.

2.7. WSDC 2011 SF Ire vs SG (Right to Independence)

 First Proposition, First Opposition, Second Proposition, Second Opposition, Third Proposition, Third Opposition, Opposition Reply, Proposition Reply.

Motion: THBT every region should have the right to independent statehood if majority of it’s members wish. The debate was won on a 5-2 split against Team Ireland by Team Singapore which featured Benjamin Mak, Ashish Kumar and Teoh Ren Jie as speakers.

2.8. WSDC 2011 QF Can vs SG (Free Immigration)

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Motion: TH Supports Free Immigration. The debate was won on a 5-0 decision against Team Canada by Team Singapore which featured Benjamin Mak, Ashish Kumar and Teoh Ren Jie as speakers.

2.9.  WSDC 2011 OF NZ vs SG (Nuclear Energy)

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Motion: TH Would Abandon Nuclear Energy. The debate was won on a 3-2 decision against Team New Zealand by Team Singapore which featured Benjamin Mak, Ashish Kumar and Teoh Ren Jie as speakers.

2.10. WSDC 2011 R8 NZ vs SG (Sports Teams' Fans)

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Motion: THW penalise sporting teams for the poor behaviour of their fans. The debate was won by Team New Zealand against Team Singapore which featured Benjamin Mak, Ashish Kumar and Teoh Ren Jie as speakers.

2.11. WSDC 2011 R5 Pak vs SG (Organ Sales)

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Motion: This House would legalise the sale of human organs. The debate was won by Team Pakistan against Team Singapore which featured Benjamin Mak, Ashish Kumar and Teoh Ren Jie as speakers.

2.12.  WSDC 2011 Rd4 Thai vs SG (Mandatory Voting)

 First Proposition, First Opposition, Second Proposition, Second Opposition, Third Proposition, Third Opposition, Opposition Reply, Proposition Reply

Motion: THW make voting in national elections mandatory. The debate was won by  Team Singapore, which featured Benjamin Mak, Ashish Kumar and Teoh Ren Jie as speakers. The speeches may be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/hi10spro

2.13. WSDC 2011 R3 SG vs Hol (Pri Education)

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Motion: This House believes that Universal Primary Education is a misallocation of resources for the developing world. The debate was won by Team Netherlands against Team Singapore which featured Benjamin Mak, Ashish Kumar and Teoh Ren Jie as speakers.

2.14. WSDC 2011 R2 SG vs Phil (Free Internet Music)

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Motion:This House would allow free distribution of music on the internet. The debate was won against Team Philippines by Team Singapore which featured Benjamin Mak, Ashish Kumar and Teoh Ren Jie as speakers.

2.15. WSDC 2011 R1 Arg vs SG (Dictators' Immunity)

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Motion: This House would offer dictators immunity in return for leaving power. The debate was won against Team Argentina by Team Singapore which featured Benjamin Mak, Ashish Kumar and Teoh Ren Jie as speakers.

2.16. WSDC 2009 SF NZ vs SG (Aid for Dictators)

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Motion: THBT Dicatorships should not receive international aid. The debate was won by Team New Zealand over Team Singapore, which featured Anish Hazra, Lee Jia Wei and Teoh Ren Jie as speakers.

2.17. WSDC 2009 QF Aus vs SG (Voting Age)

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Motion: This house would lower the voting age. The debate was won by Team Singapore, which featured Anish Hazra, Lee Jia Wei and Teoh Ren Jie as speakers.

2.18. WSDC 2009 Rd 6 Eng vs SG (Spanking)

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Motion: This house would ban the physical punishment of children by their parents. The debate was won by Team England. Team Singapore Anish Hazra, Lee Jia Wei and Teoh Ren Jie as speakers.

2.19. WSDC 2005 Sco vs SG (Negotiate with Terrorists)

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2.20. WSDC 2003 Gre vs SG (Compulsory Voting)

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Motion: THBT voting should be made compulsory in a national election. The debate was won by Team Singapore, featuring Chan Yong Wei, Li Shengwu and Hansel Ng.

2.21.  WSDC 2002 Exhibition (Civil Lib v Sec)

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2.22. WSDC 2001 QF SG vs Eng (Negotiate with Terrorist)

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2.23. WSDC 2001 Israel vs SG (Death Penalty)

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Motion: This house supports the death penalty. The debate was won by Team Singapore, featuring Natalie Morris, Peggy Pao Peiyu and Jonathan Pflug.

2.24.  WSDC 2001 Rd 8 SG vs Zim (State Sponsored Art)

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Motion: TH Supports government sponsorship of the arts. The debate was won by Team Singapore, featuring Natalie Morris, Peggy Pao and Jonathan Pflug.

2.25. WSDC 2001 Prep Aus vs SG (Nuclear India)

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Motion: This House Fears A Nuclear India.

2.26. WSDC 1999 Argentina vs Singapore (ICC)

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2.27. WSDC 1997 SF SG vs Eng (Affirmative Action)

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Motion: This House supports Affirmative Action. Team Singapore, featuring Aaron Maniam, Celina Chua and Vernie Oliveiro were defeated by England 4-3.

 

3. World Schools Debating Championships

3.1.   WSDC 2013

Octo Finals: Mexico v India  (THW cut welfare support for compulsive gamblers Prop: Mexico Opp: India)

Round 8: Israel v UAE (THW require university students to work in their country of origin for a number of years after garduation)

Round 8: India v Scotland (Prop: India, 1. Shriya Narayanan 2. Dhruva Bhat (Reply), 3. Siddarth Shrikanth, Opp: Scotland, 1. Sophie Corke, 2. Charlie Holmes (Reply), 3. Tom Clarke, Motion: THW require university students to work in their country of origin for a number of years after graduation)

Round 7: Romania v Israel (This house believes that sovereign debt default is a legitimate economic strategy)

Round 5: Israel v Thailand (THIS HOUSE WOULD CEASE THE EXPLOITATION OF RESOURCES IN THE ARCTIC REGION)

Round 4: Israel v Hungary  THW let prisoners choose death over life imprisonment.

Round 2: India v Israel (footage only goes through half of opp whip speech)THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT THE MEDIA SHOULD BE PREVENTED BY LAW FROM INTRUDING INTO THE PRIVATE LIVES OF PUBLIC FIGURES

3.2. WSDC 2012

Slovakia v India: THW Ban Alcohol 

Slovakia v Mexico: THBT Developing Nations should place limits on Internal Rural Urban migration

Czech Replublic v Slovakia: THBT newly democratised Arab nations should not allow religious parties to participate in elections

3.3. WSDC 2011

 Slovakia v Ireland (THW offer dictators immunity in return for leaving power.)

Slovakia v England (THW make voting in national elections mandatory.)

Poland v Slovakia (THBT universal primary education is a misallocation of resources for the developing world)

3.4. WSDC 2011 QF RSA vs Aus (Immigration)

 The motion for debate was: TH supports free immigration. South Africa debated the proposition side, and Australia, the opposition.

Team Australia won the round 5-0. The videos the debate may be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/hi10spro

3.5. WSDC 2011 QF Eng vs Sco (Immigration)

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The motion for debate was: TH supports free immigration. England debated the proposition side, and Scotland, the opposition. Team Scotland won the round 4-1.

3.6. WSDC 2011 OF UAE vs RSA (Nuclear Energy)

 The motion for debate was: This House Would abandon Nuclear Energy. UAE debated the proposition side, and South Africa, the opposition.

Team South Africa won the round 4-1. The videos for the debate may be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/uaedebate

3.7. WSDC 2011 OF HK vs Ned (Nuclear Energy)

 The motion for debate was: This House Would abandon Nuclear Energy. Hongkong debated the proposition side, and the Netherlands the opposition.

Team Hong Kong won the round 3-2. The videos for the debate may be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/hi10spro

3.8. WSDC 2010 (F) Can vs Eng (Bail-outs)

The motion for debate was: This House would never bail out big companies. Canada debated the proposition side, and England the opposition. The debate proper begins at the 2 min 30 sec mark. Team Canada won the round 8-3. The videos for the rest of the debate may be found at the the following links:

Part 3Part 4Part 6Part 7Part 8, Part 10Part 11. (Parts 5, 9 & 12 have yet to be uploaded by the video owner)

3.9.  WSDC 2010 Rd 6 Can v ROK (Ec v Env)

 The sixth preliminary round of the World Schools Debating Championship 2010 in Doha between the Republic of Korea and Canada, on the topic "This House believes that the developing world should prioritize economic development before environmental protection". Canada won the round three ballots to none. The videos for the debate may be found at the youtube channel for debaterandskeptic.

3.10. WSDC 2009

Bye Round: Ireland v Israel  (Motion: This house would ban the physical punishment of children by their parents. Ireland won 2-1)

3.11. WSDC 2008

Finals New Zealand v England (UNSC)

Held in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in September 2008, this debate is the final round of the 2008 World Schools Debating Champiopnships tournament held in Washington DC USA. The decision was 5-4 for England. The motion was on expanding the UNSC.

Semi-finals: New Zealand v Scotland (Sanctions on Cuba)

This House would drop all US sanctions on Cuba. Semifinal round at WSDC 2008 in Washington DC USA. The debate was won by New Zealand 7-0.

 QF Eng vs Israel 

Quarterfinals round from the World Schools Debating Championship 2008 in Washington DC. England vs. Israel. Motion: This house regrets the hosting of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing (Debate was won by England 4:1).

OF Slovenia v Israel (This house believes that heads of government should be required to have a parliamentary majority to govern)

Round 5: South Korea v Israel Video

Round 5 of the World Schools Debating Championship 2008 in Washington, DC. South Korea vs. Israel. Motion: THW make the directors of multinational companies personally liable for environmental abuses committed by their companies in the developing world (Debate was won by Israel 2:1).

Round 4 Estonia v Israel  Motion: This house believes that humanities courses should be part of every undergraduate program

Rd 2 Isr vs Scot (Strikes) Video

Round 2 from the World Schools Debating Championship 2008 in Washington, DC. Israel vs. Scotland. Motion: THW Ban strikes by those working in essential state services (Debate was won by Israel 2:1)

 Rd 1 Isr vs RSA (Mil Intervention) Video

Round 1 of the World Schools Debating Championship 2008 in Washington, DC. South Africa vs. Israel. Motion: This House Supports Military Intervention in the delivery of emergency aid in humanitarian crises (Debate was won by South Africa 2:1)

3.12. WSDC 2007 Rd 6 Ire vs. ROK (Legalise All Drugs)

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Motion: This House would legalize all drugs (Impromptu). The videos for the rest of the debate may be found at the youtube channel for jreznick99.

3.13. WSDC 2007 (OF)  ROK v Pak (Affirmative Action)

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This House would force organizations to place more women in senior positions (Impromptu)The videos for the debate may be found at the youtube channel for jreznick99.

3.14. WSDC 2002 SF Sco v Aus (Civil Lib vs Sec)

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3.15. WSDC 1997 SF Aus v Pak (Free Speech)

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4. Other Tournaments/Events

QatarDebate Videos

QatarDebate has produced excellent training vides in preparation for the WSDC 2010 in Doha. The videos are found at the following links:

4.1. QatarDebate: An Introduction to Debate

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4.2. Debating Games and Exercises

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4.3. African Schools Debating Championships 2009, Final (China & Africa

South Africa (Government) is debating Botswana (Opposition) in the finals of the ASDC. The motion is about the role of China and the West in African development. The debate took place at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The rest of the videos may be found at the following links: Part 1, Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7, Part 8

5.  Adjudication

5.1. Adjudicator Training at WSDC 2008

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Aaron Maniam of Singapore, the chief adjudicator at World Schools Debating Championship 2008, makes a presentation ad the adjudicator train ing workshop held in Washington DC.

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