[eDebate] April Tournament in Korea
Tue Mar 14 20:19:19 CST 2006
I am pleased to announce a debate tournament in Northeast Asia.
The Paju English Village in Paju, Korea (just north of Seoul) is sponsoring
a competition from April 27-30 (arrive on the 27). The tournament is OPEN
to ALL countries and students in university or graduate school.
The competition will have the following features:
-$60 dollar registration fee (by April 7) or $80 dollar registration fee
(after april 7) that includes ALL MEALS and ACCOMODATION. (Entry deadline is
-5 rounds of preliminary debate and appropriate elims in the All Asian
-60 team cap on entries. School cap is yet to be determined (most likely 5
teams, though a wait list will be kept!)
-Prize money with a total purse of $6000 US dollars (you can, in fact, MAKE
MONEY by winning the tournament or getting speaker awards!)
-A large break night party featuring lots of soju (Korean rice wine) and
musical performances by K wave/K Pop sensations: Fly to the Sky, as well as
-World renowned guest speakers such as artist Allison Lapper, whose work was
recently enshrined in Trafalgar Square in England.
****WE are negotiating with the organizers to WAIVE registration fees for
ALL judges. They were receptive to this and a final confirmation should
come shortly. Regardless the fee is very low for the amount service you
What is the Paju English Village?
The sponsors of the competition are trying to raise awareness of a cutting
edge project called an English Village, designed to raise the standard of
English speaking among Korean citizens. This is a created city that
literally mirrors a typical village in England and is a functional, self
contained residential city, complete with dormitories, a museum, city hall,
an ENGLISH PUB, and classrooms. They even had the red English phone booths!
We did a site visit yesterday, and the facilities rival those of the most
elite universities anywhere in the world. Final construction will be
finished in the next two weeks, and our event will be among the first to
utilize this amazing place. Dr. Howe and myself were blown away!
The website is currently being finished and an additional announcement will
be made soon with specific registration instructions and details.
We hope many of you will take the opportunity to join us here to enjoy the
breathtaking scenery of the Korean mountains in the spring, and to engage in
some excellent debates!
Dr. Brendan Howe (Ewha University)
Jason Jarvis (Kyung Hee University)
*Co Directors of Tabulations*
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