High School Division Introduction
6th Annual High School Division
Cornell - Yonsei Debate Invitational
Partners: Yonsei University Underwood Union, Cornell University Speech and Debate Society
Sponsor: The National Assembly of The Republic of Korea Education Committee
Date: 2019.7.23 - 2019.7.25 | Workshop: 2019.7.21
Venue: Kintex, Seoul, Korea
Eligibility: 3 High School Students Per Team
Award: The National Assembly of The Republic of Korea Education Committee Award, Debate Korea Chairman Award, etc.
Greetings! Yonsei Underwood Union and Cornell Speech & Debate Speech along with Debate Korea are proud to present to you the Cornell-Yonsei Debate Invitational 2019! For those of you who ever dreamed of competing against and winning over Korea’s most highly-qualified high school debaters, this is where you can push it to the farthest of your limits as a debater. Our mission is to facilitate high-level debating, acknowledge the accomplishments of the debaters, and contribute to the improvement of the participants’ debating skills. The tournament will also be an excellent chance for the competitors to showcase their proficiency to the next generation of debaters, as the tournament will be run simultaneously with the middle school division.
The three-day tournament will be held in Asian Parliamentary debate format with six preliminary rounds and elimination rounds beginning with quarterfinals. Along with the middle school invitational, the high school invitational will have workshops led by the internationally recognized experts of the Chief Adjudication Panel and Workshop Directors two days before the tournament (7/21). The programs for the workshop will be announced in detail soon. Cornell-Yonsei hopes to facilitate high-level debating, acknowledge the accomplishments of the debaters, and contribute to the improvement of the participants’ debating skills.
This year’s invitational promises to be an invaluable experience for any high school debater interested in improving their debate skills, networking with like-minded individuals, and expanding their perspective of the competitive debate world. Cornell-Yonsei Debate Invitational are looking forward to hosting a tournament of this caliber and wish all teams the best of luck!