Upcoming Tournament: Newbies 2011

This upcoming October the annual newbies debating competition between new comers is back in town! So get ready to register for the available spots to make sure your juniors can proudly represent your institutions.

What is NEWBIES Debating Competition?

NEWBIES is an annual event held by EDS-UI to celebrate the arrival of fresh debaters in varsity level. This event serves as a stepping stone for new debaters to get ready for further varsity debating competitions in the future as well as to open minds & opportunities to get firsthand experience in varsity debate. NEWBIES is tailored to create competition among fellow fresh debaters where you can all compete in the relatively similar starting point. It will employ the Asian system (7-minute substantive speeches, 4-minute reply, with POI) and all motions will be impromptu. The fun part is that in NEWBIES you get to do your case build with experienced debaters who wish to proliferate debate by sharing their knowledge about tips and tricks in debating.

When is it?

Saturday and Sunday 22nd-23rd of October 2011,

Where is the compition going to be held?

Faculty of Computer Science (FASILKOM)
University of Indonesia, Depok

Why should YOU join NEWBIES?

For new debaters, NEWBIES will be a great avenue to start your debating career. You will meet new friends, perhaps future competitors while putting that debate skills in action. Who knows you might be on your way to have your first achievement as champion or as best speakers.

What’s cool is that you get the opportunity of having experienced debaters from various reputable debating communities to guide you during the case building sessions.

Who is eligible to compete in NEWBIES?
Eligible participants are individuals who represent their educational institutions (universities and academies only) and are considered newbies in term of debating in varsity level. The term “newbies” includes individuals who never compete as varsity debaters in any varsity-level competitive debating tournaments (including who have registered as swing team)
Hence, these following categories are still considered newbies:
-         individuals who debated in national/international debating tournaments representing their respective high schools
-         individuals who participate in national/international debating tournament representing their respective universities as adjudicators (N1 or invited or trainee)
So if you’re not exactly a new batch of 2011, you can still enter NEWBIES if you have never been a participant in a varsity level debate all your life as a debater!

How about the team caps?

We are going to open slots for 24 teams to enter the competition. Each institution would have the maximum limit of 4 team to be sent in NEWBIES (2 would be on the main list while 2 would be under the waiting list). If there are any slots left, teams first in the waiting lists would be automatically bumped up.

When can you register?

Registration will be opened this SEPTEMBER! We will inform you promptly on the how-to’s.

**if you are also interested to be invited as adjudicator or as coaches so we can have a wide pool of experienced debaters from different institutions please contact our CA, Mr. Ahdiat Permana (ahdiatp@gmail.com)

If you have any question you may kindly email us at:



See you soon!

NEWBIES Committee

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