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Invitation to Fifth International Middle School Debate Tournament Slovenia
Submitted by Mite Kuzevski on 21 January 2013
Za in proti, zavod za kulturo dialoga and Primary school Lava Celje, Slovenia kindly invite middle school debaters to participate at the FIFTH INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL DEBATE TOURNAMENT SLOVENIA, which will happen 15th and 16th March 2013 in Celje.
Basic information: For the debaters aged 12 to 14. Teams should be accompanied by at least one judge per two teams.
Debate format: Karl Popper, 3 persons team, cross examination, first speeches are 5 minutes, second and third 4 minutes, cross examination 2 minutes, preparation time 10 minutes per team
Tournament will be power paired, 5 debate rounds – 3 on the prepared motions and two on the »impromptu«, semi-finals and finals. Tournament will start on Friday at 14.00 and finishes on Saturday evening. Please, check the tentative tournament schedule at the end of this message.
Governments should put a limit on individual energy use.
Disney should make an animated motion picture with a clearly gay protagonist.
Accomodation: Participants can be accomodated in home stays or in Hostel – Mladinski center Celje, www.mc-celje.si/en/hostel-
Please, identify clearly in the application forms which accomodation are you chosing.
- 30 EUR for the ones who will be in home stays, it covers the tournament costs including lunches on Friday and Saturday.
- 100 EUR for the ones who want to be in Hostel – Mladinski center Celje, it covers 3 nights – Thursday, Friday, Saturday – in two bed rooms with breakfast and tournament costs including Friday and Saturday lunches. (In case you want a single room, an additonal fee is needed.)
Registration fee should be paid in cash upon arrival or paid via bank transfer, if you prefer it – contact us for the bank details.
Arrival/Departures: We do expect teams from other countries to arrive on Thursday and leave on Sunday. If you are from neighbouring countries you can also come on Friday morning and leave on Saturday evening. However, if some teams would like to come earlier, you are more than welcome to come. You will be guests of middle school debate clubs, visiting their schools, participating in debates at the school as the preparation for the tournament. Your host will also make sure you will have some time for sightseeing and having great time. You will go to the tournament together with debaters from your host debate club..
REGISTRATION IS OPEN TODAY We encourage you not to wait with the applications. Please, fill the application form which you can find it in the attachment and send it as soon as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org The registration closes on Februry 15th.
All the information about the tournament, please, adress to Bojana Skrt to email@example.com all the information about the home stays, transport to Celje … to the debate coach from OŠ Lava Janja Rozman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward meeting you in Celje,
Director Za in proti, zavod za kulturo dialoga
TENTATIVE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Friday, 15th March 2013.
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch and registration
14.00 Opening and judging briefing
14.30 First round, prepared
16.00 Second debate round, prepared
17.30 Announcement of impromptu motion
18.30 Third debate round, impromptu
Saturday, 16th of March 2013
9.00 Fourth debate round, prepared
11.00 Announcement of impromptu motion
12.00 Fifth debate round
13.15 – 14.00 Lunch
14.30 Semi finals
16.30 Finals and closing ceremony