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See what else is going on apart from WSDL.

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We are excited to announce an exclusive summer camp to be held from July 26 to August 6.

Debate Camp Asia will be held in Malaysia, featuring top coaches from LearningLeaders 
as well as the
Harvard and Cambridge Debate teams.

Meet, debate and learn in-person with students from WSDL, CABP and more. 

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Cambridge Asia British Parliamentary (CABP)

British Parliamentary

[2022/23 Event Now Closed. Join Our Mailing List Below to Get News of the Upcoming Edition!]

Cambridge Asia British Parliamentary (CABP) is a tournament series run by LearningLeaders in conjunction with the Cambridge Union Society, one of the world's oldest University Debating Unions. 

The top teams in each tournament qualify for the Cambridge Schools competition in March 2023, or (for CABP Junior) the International Competition for Young Debaters, or ICYD.

A full list of eligible nations, as well as more information, is on the CABP website

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Harvard and Cambridge Debate Camps


[2022-23 Winter Camps Have Now Concluded. Join Our Mailing List Below to Get News of our 2023 Summer Camps!]

LearningLeaders offers regular online winter and summer camps with our partners from the Cambridge Union Society and the Harvard College Debating Union.

Held in World Schools (WSDC) and British Parliamentary (BP) debate format, the camps build students’ understanding of key debate topic areas from education and democracy to artificial intelligence.

Registration for our 2023 Summer Camps will open in the coming weeks. To learn more, contact us using the button below – places are limited!

Asia Tournament Calendar

Here are some more upcoming competitions which may be suitable for students around Asia. You can find more information using the links. 

Last updated May 5, 2023


World Schools Debating League - Finals Day Spring 2023

May 20 Online

WSDL concludes on May 20th with our Finals Day. The top teams in the tournament will battle it out in both Open and Junior categories. As well as welcoming observers, we are also giving students the opportunity to participate in Grand Finals in the company of an expert coach as part of a unique learning experience. 

More information coming very soon!


IBSC Debate Open 2023

May 20-21 Online

The International Bilingual School of Central Taiwan is hosting this online tournament in association with our friends at the Taiwan Debate Union - open to anyone in middle or high School.

More information here



May 20-21 Online

The National High School Debate League of China, which have been running Public Forum tournaments for many years now, offer their first BP competition. It will be open to schools and university teams from around the region and held on Zoom. 

More information here


Sofia Online Open 2023

May 20-21 Online

Online BP debate competition with excellent CAP. If you always wanted to debate in a Bulgarian debate tournament but never had the money to fly to Sofia, this is your chance! 

More information here


TOC Workers Cup

May 20-21 Online

TOC return with the Workers' Cup, a BP debate tournament held online with a range of break categories for debaters of different ages and experience levels.

More information here


Papillon IV World Schools Tournament

May 26-28 Online

5 rounds of WSDC debate with a mix of prepared and impromptu motions, and a range of breaks including U16 and U14. Chief Adjudicator is our WSDL judge Vladimira Šuflaj.

More information here


Outspoken Spring Semester Tournament

May 27-28 Online

Run by our friends from Outspoken in the Philippines, this schools tournament will have 4 preliminary rounds on Saturday and both Open and Novice break rounds on Sunday. Teams should bring a judge.

More information here


Surabaya Debate Open 2023

May 27-28 Online

This Open competition is likely to be attended by many university teams, but may be suitable for schools debaters with a bit more experience and confidence. British Parliamentary format.

More information here


Stand2Challenge 2023

May 27-28 In-Person (Rawang, Malaysia)

This in-person BP tournament will take place in Rawang near Kuala Lumpur at the end of May, in Asian Parliamentary format. It is for school students only, and registration is free of charge thanks to sponsorship. 

More information here


Tokyo IV 2023

June 3-4 Online

This British Parliamentary tournament is aimed at college students but will comprise a Novice division which may be suitable for school students - check with them!

More information here


RedDot Online Debate Championship 2023

June 9-11 Online

WSDC Format, 5 preliminary rounds, aimed specifically at debaters aged 13-17 in East Asia time zones - and a cash prize for the champions!

More information here


Asia World Schools Debate Open (AWSDO) 2023

June 10-11 Online

Organised by our friends from MIDP in Malaysia, AWSDO is for students aged 14-18. 4 rounds of WSDC debate on Saturday followed by Open and Novice breaks.

More information here


Saigon Debating Championship 2023

June 14-16 In-Person (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

The Saigon Debating Championship will be held in-person in mid June. This is a WSDC competition with both English and Vietnamese language divisions. Registration is currently ongoing. 

More information here


Thistle Cup 2023

June 16-18 Online

The first ever Thistle Cup will be held online by the Scottish Schools Debating organization and welcomes WSDC teams from across Asia. There will be both Open and Novice breaks and teams can either bring a judge or pay additional fee to have one provided.

More information here


Protea Pre-WSDC 2023

June 23-25 Online

South African tournament Protea Pre-WSDC is being positioned as a pre-World Schools competition with an all star CAP including our own WSDL judges, Njugunia Macharia and Ruth Selorme Acolatse. 

More information here


Prague Debate Spring 2023

July 7-10, In-Person (Czech Republic)

One of the major schools tournaments returns to an in-person format for the first time since 2019. 6 impromptu rounds of WSDC debate, followed by a break to Octofinals, in the beautiful city of Prague.

More information here


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