We are all set for the junior Asian championships where we watch the brightest of the lot face off in challenging topics. With less than 2 weeks to go, it's time to welcome the event update — the prepared motions for this tournament arriving from the Chief Adjudicators.
The tournament will take place from 23-24 July 2022.
The Junior Championship format features a prepared topic in the second round of the tournament on Day 01. Participants have a little more than a week to speak with their coaches, research with the help of the internet and rehearse their speeches for a showdown on the topic given. Teams must prepare for both sides of the topic (proposition and opposition) and will be given their side in Round 2 with 15 minutes to get ready. During the additional 15 minutes of preparation, all participants are allowed to speak to their coaches and use the internet if required. When the debate commences, no external communication will be permitted.
Round 02 Debate Motion
This house would make participation in a team sport compulsory throughout school (i.e. from primary school to secondary school).
Info slide: A team sport includes any sport where individuals are organized into opposing teams which compete to win. Team members act together towards a shared objective. This can be done in a number of ways such as outscoring the opposing team. Examples are basketball, volleyball, rugby, water polo, handball, cricket, baseball, and the various forms of football, and hockey.
Grand Final (Open Category) and Grand Final (10-and-Under Category) Debate Motion
This house believes that society's emphasis on success does more harm than good.
Info slide: N/A
For this edition of the Asia Juniors (and for subsequent editions), both the Open Grand Finals and the 10-and-Under Grand Finals will share the same debate motion. This is to allow teams comprising of young members to not have to be unfairly burdened with an extra topic.
Elimination Round Information
In order to qualify for the 10-and-Under Category (U10) break, all team members must not have crossed their 11th birthday. Should a U10 team rank in the top 8 teams of the tournament, they will proceed to the Open Category Quarter Finals. Only U10 teams who did not qualify in the Open Category Quarter Finals will be eligible to compete in the U10 Semi Finals and/or U10 Grand Finals.
Teams will only be informed of their allocated sides 15 minutes before the start of the Grand Finals, as such, teams should prepare for both sides.