ASIAN BP DEBATING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022

  • Dates

    10 - 15 Jan 2023

  • Convenor

    Andre Kua, EduDrift

  • Team Cap

    120 teams

  • City, Country

    Bali, Indonesia

  • Registration Info

    Reg Opens: 18 Jul 2022
    Reg Closes: 15 Sep 2022

  • Organising Entity

    EduDrift

    Singapore

  • Chief Adjudicators

    Victoria Barcelon
    Vinodhan Kuppusamy

  • Venue & Accommodation

    Swiss-Belresort Pecatu, Bali

    (16 km from the airport)

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Registration Fee

310 USD
Per Person

Inclusive of

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

Chief Adjudicators

Asian Grand-Finalist (2018), Victoria Barcelon and Asian Champion (2021) Vinodhan Kuppusamy will be taking on the role of Co-Chief Adjudicators for ABP 2022.

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Advisors

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.

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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.

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Tournament Schedule

  • 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

    08:00 Breakfast

    09:00 Debate — Round 01
    11:00 Debate — Round 02


    13:00 Lunch

    14:00 Debate — Round 03

    17:00 Free & Easy

    19:00 Socials #02 BBQ Night

  • DAY 03 — 12 Jan 2023

    08:00 Breakfast

    09:00 Debate — Round 04
    11:00 Debate — Round 05


    13:00 Lunch

    14:00 Debate — Round 06

    17:00 Free & Easy

    19:00 Socials #03 Yakka by the Pool

  • DAY 04 — 13 Jan 2023

    08:00 Breakfast

    09:00 Tournament Council

    10:00 Free & Easy

  • DAY 05 — 14 Jan 2023

    08:00 Breakfast
    09:00 Octo Finals & EFL Quarter Finals

    11:00 Quarter Finals & EFL Semi Finals


    13:00 Lunch

    14:00 Open Semi Finals

  • DAY 06 — 15 Jan 2023

    08:00 Breakfast
    09:00 EFL Grand Finals

    11:00 Open Grand Finals

    13:00 Finale & Award Ceremony

    14:00 Check-out

Event Venue

Swiss-Belresort Pecatu, a four-star resort located in the exclusive resort hill of Bali, will be EduDrift's venue and accommodations partner for ABP 2022.

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Hybrid Debate-Ready

To accommodate debaters and judges who will be unable to travel to the physical venue, EduDrift has placed mechanisms that will allow for a Hybrid competition.

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Asian BP Constitution and Rules

Asian British-Parliamentary (ABP) is Asia's flagship regional debating tournament. To access the tournament's rules, structure and format, click below.

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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.

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Covid-19 Protocol

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. 

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CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

Access the cancellation and refunds policy here

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FAQs

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?

Yes.

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?

No.

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.