Prague Debate Spring

'Smart Tournament'

World Schools Style

22-25 March 2019

Come to the 6th Year of Prestigious Debate Tournament in Prague

You may look forward to 6 basic and 4 break rounds, spectacular socials including a sightseeing boat cruise, good Czech and international food, and teams from all around the globe - 34 countries have participated so far:

Argentina, Bosnia, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Tunisia, UAE, USA - and the Czech Republic, of course.

See current updates as well as photos from previous years on our
FACEBOOK

Tentative Schedule

Fri 22 March
15:00
Registration & Opening Ceremony
(Assembly Room)
15:30
Judges Briefing
(Assembly Room)
15:30
Motion Announcement
(Assembly Room)
16:30
DEBATE ROUND 1
(Impromptu)
18:30
DEBATE ROUND 2
(Prepared)
19:30
Dinner
& Feedback
22:00
Sightseeing Boat Cruise
(Optional)
Sat 23 March
9:00
Roll Call & Coffee - Teams
(Assembly Room)
9:30
Motion Announcement
(Assembly Room)
10:00
Roll Call & Coffee - Judges
(Assembly Room)
10:30
DEBATE ROUND 3
(Impromptu)
12:30
Lunch
13:30
DEBATE ROUND 4
(Prepared)
15:30
DEBATE ROUND 5
(Prepared)
!CLOSED!
17:00
Coffee Break
& Tournament Group Photo
17:30
DEBATE ROUND 6
(Prepared)
19:30
Dinner
& Country Expo + Break Announcement
(Optional)
Sun 24 March
9:00
Roll Call & Coffee - Teams
(Assembly Room)
9:30
Motion Announcement
(Assembly Room)
10:00
Roll Call & Coffee - Judges
(Assembly Room)
10:30
OCTO-FINALS
(Impromptu)
12:30
Lunch
13:30
Motion Announcement
(Assembly Room)
14:30
QUARTER-FINALS
(Impromptu)
16:30
Motion Announcement
(Assembly Room)
17:30
SEMI-FINALS
(Impromptu)
19:30
Dinner
& Final Break Announcement
Mon 25 March
9:30
Motion Announcement
(Grand-Final Venue)
10:30
GRAND-FINAL
DEBATE

(Grand-Final Venue)
11:30
Closing Ceremony
(Grand-Final Venue)
13:00
Sightseeing
(optional)

Tournament Guided Tour

Friday 13 July

  • - Former Main Venue -

    Tournament Starts at High School Nad Aleji

    Our new Main Venue is high School Nad Aleji, where we can fit all 64 teams coming for the competition.

    Our former main venue, the Law Faculty, is unfortunately under reconstruction this summer. It serves only as an assembly point for groups going for the Sightseeing Boat Cruise this year.

    For more information and updates, please check our
    FACEBOOK and INFOPACK

  • - Boat Cruise -

    Sightseeing Boat Cruise

    The Cruise will let you enjoy epic views of Prague’s historic core and break ice with other participants. The boat goes to the Charles Bridge and back and the entire trip takes about one hour.

    To secure your places, fill in the Official Registration Form (more info below in the Registration section) and order the amount of tickets you wish to get.

  • Saturday 14 July

    - Country Expo -

    Break Announcement & Country Expo

    The Country Expo will take place in the Dining Hall (Main Assembly Room) straight after the dinner, following the last basic debate round. Please bring the best your country can offer - fancy food or drinks, sweets, postcards, posters, flags, costumes, pins, pens or usbs.

    Teams breaking into the OCTO-FINALS will be announced at the Country Expo!

  • Sunday 15 July

    - Last year's Underground Party -

    Sightseeing Party

    After the dinner at the Main Venue (Nad Aleji) Dining Hall, following the SEMI-FINAL debates and break announcement, we will be taking you to garden restaurant Vyletna for the final party of the Tournament!

    You can go to the restaurant on your own, of course. We have provided you with precise instructions and maps in your Tournament INFOPACK.

  • Monday 16 July

    - City Hall (former venue)-

    Classic Cinema Hall Dlabacov - Hotel Pyramida

    The GRAND-FINAL DEBATE will happen at Classic Cinema Hall Dlabacov (inside Hotel Pyramida) at 10:00 AM, followed by the Closing Ceremony.

    Formal dress code is recommended, though not required. You may ask our photographers to take pictures of you or your delegation, thus wearing fancy national costumes is allowed.

    We have arranged a bus transfer to the WSDC in Croatia. Please be at "McDonald's at Florenc" (a slightly weird round building below a highway) by 8:30 p.m. as the bus leaves from a stop nearby at 9 p.m. sharp. Thank you.

  • TEAM CAP
    General: 50 / Institutional: 4

    OFFICIAL REGISTRATION DATES
    1 Dec’17 - 1 Apr’18

    PAYMENT DEADLINES
    50-100%: Sunday 1 Apr’18 / 100%: Friday 1 Jun’18

    FEES
    Economic Option: Debaters 150 EUR / Judges 120 EUR / Coaches & Observers 180 EUR
    Comfort Option: Debaters 200 EUR / Judges 170 EUR / Coaches & Observers 230 EUR
    Local Option: Debaters 95 EUR / Judges 65 EUR / Coaches & Observers 125 EUR

    Each option covers meals, snacks, hot and cold drinks during the Tournament days (Fri 13 - Sun 15) as indicated in the Tentative Schedule above.
    Economic Option participants will be accommodated in nice hostels (3-8 bed rooms) and Comfort Option participants in hotels or very nice hostels (2 bed rooms) in the city centre for the 4 nights of the Tournament (Thu 12 - Mon 16), which is in the middle of the peak tourist season in Prague.
    If you require single room accommodation or extra nights (either for your entire delegation or its part), please email us.
    We are happy to advise Local Option participants on arranging their own stay in Prague.

    EXTRAS
    Boat Cruise Ticket: 10 EUR per person
    Public Transport Ticket: 15 EUR per person

    Boat Cruise Tickets are for the Sightseeing Boat Trip on Friday evening, the most popular and breathtaking social event of the Tournament. Secure your places by getting the tickets via the Official Registration Form below. Public Transport Tickets are valid for all metro, tram and bus lines all over Prague day and night (Thu 12 - Mon 16). These are 50% cheaper than tickets bought on the spot. We have to order them well in advance, thus you can get them only via the Official Registration Form. All Tournament venues and accommodation places are within walking distance from each other.

    n-1 RULE
    Missing Judge Fee: 150 EUR

    We require every delegation to bring n-1 judges to the Tournament, where n is the total number of teams registered in the delegation. We may charge your delegation up to 150 EUR for every 'missing judge' under this rule to be able to sponsor more independent judges at the Tournament.

    Information regarding payment and cancellation after payment will be added soon.

    Feel free to email us your questions:
    pds@debatovani.cz

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