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BRAC University bids for UADC 2013
Submitted by Colm Flynn on 2 July 2012
Dear Debating Community of Asia
On behalf of the Proposed Org Comm, I would like to welcome you all to
Bangladesh for BRAC University United Asian Debating Championship 2013. The
backbone of our tournament is as follows:
*Proposed Organization Committee:*
*Convener: Aaqib Farhan Hossain
Tournament Director: Gulsetyne Ahmed
Treasurer: Ratib Mortuza Ali
Participant Liaison Officer: Shirleen Manzur
Registration Director: Arghya Dev Biswas Aryan
Hospitality Director: Farhaan Uddin Ahmed
Socials Director: Farmina Hossain
Food Director: Sanjid Rahman
Transportation Director: Aninda Udoy
Tournament Equity Officer: M Sanjeeb Hossain
Muhammad Abdul Latif (Malaysia) will be the Tabulation Master for the
Alistair Zosa (Chief Adjudicator) - appointed by the union
Shafiq Bazari (DCA) - appointed by the union
Carlo Cabrera (DCA) - appointed by the union
Bo Zheng (DCA) - appointed by the union
We hope to nominate one more DCA to Adjudication Core
This bid sets the *adjudication subsidy amount at USD 10,000*. This is to
be apportioned by the Adj Core. However, the Org Comm stands ready to offer
assistance such as securing the best deals in flights and other help
whenever such is required.
May 1 to May 8, 2013, with May 9 for checkout. The tournament will have
eight preliminary rounds.
The maximum registration fee is set at USD 269. The Org Comm will
negotiate the rates and seek sponsorship as well subsidy from the
Government of Bangladesh in order to raise funds. Success in these efforts
will lead to the registration fee being brought down further (or the
additional funds reinvested in the tournament).
The tournament team cap is set to 90 teams along with n=1 adjudication
rule. Initially, each institution will be allowed to ask for upto three
A rough outline of the registration process are as follows:
- 70 slots will go to 70 institutions (one for each) on a
- Next 20 slots will go to institutions who have never participated in
- Wait list will include all remaining institutions who have not
obtained any slots.
- Promotion from waitlist will bump up teams with no slots.
- Upon exhaustion, teams requesting extra slots will be granted one more
slot (second team).
- Upon exhaustion, teams requesting extra slots will be granted a
further slot (third team).
- If slots are still empty, all institutions will be given opportunity
to increase team number.
We will begin the registration process shortly after Berlin WUDC, and will
accept registration fees in two parts. We will let you know of the exact
deadlines as they are fixed.
The current accommodation plan is at the BRAC Centre for Development
Management which is a resort in the outskirts of Dhaka city, bordering the
idyllic Bangladeshi countryside, 15km from the airport. The Bangladesh
Monitor mentions the following about the hotel
The rooms are connected with cable-TV and hi-frequency internet access is
provided to every corner of the centre. The complex's own powerhouse
provides uninterrupted electricity and air condition supply. The dining
hall serves Continental, Oriental, Thai, Chinese, Indian and Bangladeshi
cuisine with 50 chefs and 120 staff providing expert service round the
clock. While you sip at your coffee at the coffee shop you can also enjoy
the spectacular view from there which is sure to hold your breath.
The complex ensures all the components and characteristics of a world
class 5 star resort. BRAC CDM is a perfect place to arrange any
international standard seminar, trade show, exhibition or an annual get
together of a corporate or development organization. A private or exclusive
excursion package is also offered to its patrons with country style
entertainment like paddle boat riding and fishing in its own lake. An open
air barbecue deck by the side of the lake is an added attraction worth
trying out. Its 3000 sq.ft. play ground with the big stage at the centre is
ideal for a concert or any sports competition. *
Other reviews on the hotel can be found here
Experience the mouth watering dishes where the spices blend with the
cuisine art to define the heritage and authenticity of Bangladeshi food.
Deriving its origin from South Asia, it emphasizes on fish, vegetables and
lentils coupled with steamed rice. The spicy, fiery flavors in the curry
and main dishes giving way to desserts made from milk and natural
sweetening (guur) will surely redefine your taste buds!
The Bangladeshi (Bengali) cuisine incorporates the historic traditions of
Persian-Arab elements and the usage of various ingredients greatly sets it
apart from the cuisine in West Bengal in India. It also has considerable
regional variations. The fish and the rice form a promising staple dish as
the country’s farming practices evolve around fishing. These food designs
are the product of the country’s climatic, topographic and geographic
location. A saying integrated to the food culture is
"Machh-e-Bhat-e-Bangali" (Fish and rice make a Bengali).
Vegetarian dishes will be available at all venues. Beef dishes will be
marked as such. All food served will be halal.
Please find the estimated budget for the UADC and tentative schedule
attached with this post. Please direct all your queries as a response to
this post. Someone will respond to your query on time in full. We will
apprise you of developments as they come. Our bid website will be going
live very shortly.
Lastly, we hope that you will allow BRAC University to host the bright
minds of Asia and be an episode of Asia's debating history.
Ratib M Ali
BRAC University UADC 2013
Ratib Ali Jul 01 12:01AM -0700
Ladies and gentlemen
It pleases me to announce that BRAC University has agreed to underwrite
Taka 2 million (USD 24,000) to ensure the success of the tournament.
We will be uploading a signed letter from the university confirming such
-- Ratib M Ali
BRAC University UADC 2013
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