ASIAN BP DEBATING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022
10 - 15 Jan 2023
Andre Kua, EduDrift
Reg Opens: 18 Jul 2022
Reg Closes: 15 Sep 2022
Venue & Accommodation
Swiss-Belresort Pecatu, Bali
(16 km from the airport)
5 nights of hotel stay
(buffet breakfast included)
Socials #1 Welcome Drinks
Socials #2 BBQ Dinner
Socials #3 Yakka by the Pool
Finale Banquet Lunch
Lunch will also be served on 11, 12 and 14 Jan
Meet our group of stellar advisors who will be lending their debate expertise, help deal with crises should they arise during the tournament, and confirmed their commitment to judge the preliminary rounds of ABP 2022 in-person.
Tab and Digital Consultants
Worlds, Australs and Asians accredited specialists Andree Chandra and Vu Anh Tuan will be overseeing the Tabulation and Digital Team as consultants to the event. They will also oversee the training and development of the team at this edition of ABP.
DAY 01 — 10 Jan 2023
14:00 Hotel & Event Check-in
17:00 Pre-tournament Council
19:00 Socials #01 Welcome Drinks
DAY 02 — 11 Jan 2023
09:00 Debate — Round 01
11:00 Debate — Round 02
14:00 Debate — Round 03
17:00 Free & Easy
19:00 Socials #02 BBQ Night
DAY 03 — 12 Jan 2023
09:00 Debate — Round 04
11:00 Debate — Round 05
14:00 Debate — Round 06
17:00 Free & Easy
19:00 Socials #03 Yakka by the Pool
DAY 04 — 13 Jan 2023
09:00 Tournament Council
10:00 Free & Easy
DAY 05 — 14 Jan 2023
09:00 Octo Finals & EFL Quarter Finals
11:00 Quarter Finals & EFL Semi Finals
14:00 Open Semi Finals
DAY 06 — 15 Jan 2023
09:00 EFL Grand Finals
11:00 Open Grand Finals
13:00 Finale & Award Ceremony
ABOUT EDUDRIFT EVENTS
With a view to promote debate and discussions from the formative years, EduDrift has been organising debate competitions to provide the next generation of debaters, access to opportunities from across the globe. EduDrift hopes to help them develop a deeper appreciation and connection to debating. Since its inception, EduDrift and its founders have earned multiple recognitions for hosting global debating programmes and the development of Asia Schools Open Championship series.
In the view of Covid'19, we have the safety of our staff and attendees in mind as we return to live, in-person events in Bali in 2023. Here, you will find out what we're doing—and what you can do—to protect participants and preserve our in-person ABP environment.
What is the tournament's Covid-19 protocol?
All participants wanting to attend ABP 2022 must be fully-vaccinated as per hotel policy.
When will registration start?
Registration will start on July 18, 2022
Can I change my teammates after registration?
Yes, as long as you inform the tournament's Tab Director 14 days in advance.
Can I choose to participate virtually?
This event is not a virtual event. However, participants who will not be able to travel to the venue in person due to COVID restrictions will be entitled to a Good Will payout of (US$100). Such participants will still be eligible to attend the event virtually.
Participants who are unable to make it to the venue to to personal neglect, such as failing to comply with travel requirements, will not be eligible to the Good Will payout but can still attend the event virtually.
Can I apply as a virtual Independent Adjudicator?
This is subject to the Adjudicator Core's policy on independent judges. This event has an Independent Adjudicator budget for an in-person tournament.
How does a hybrid debating model work?
All participants coming to the event will be required to bring connectivity devices such as a laptop, a webcam, and earphones. If a room has a virtual team attending, the room will be labeled with a "v".
All in-person participants will enter the physical debate rooms as well as the virtual debate rooms of the same number.
During the round, everyone apart from the speaker must remain muted. POIs must be delivered verbally.
What happens if I am suddenly unable to travel?
For further details please refer to the cancellation and refund policy.
Will there be observer slots in the tournament?
Note that observers will be paying the same registration fee as all participants.
Can I apply to be a virtual Observer?
The tournament is not designed to be a virtual event. As such, the event does not offer a discounted virtual tickets for purchase.
However, the tournament will adopt a model in which those who cannot travel may request for a refund of the accommodation portion of their registration fees. This must be done with 14 days notice to the start of the tournament.
What will happen if I begin to feel unwell in Bali?
If you begin feeling under the weather, you will be required to attend the tournament virtually from your hotel room.
Can I choose to stay at another hotel?
In order to minimize exposure to non-participants, meet the minimum hotel room booking required, ensure that there are no logistical difficulties and punctuality of participants throughout the tournament, all attendees must be accommodated at the venue.
If participants request for a refund of the Accommodation Fee, they will not be allowed on the premises and can only participate virtually.