Arrival and Departure
Orgcom members will be present at the airport to assist you with purchasing bus tickets to the hotel
Hotel: GLAD Hotel Yeouido
We provide accommodations for all participants of Debate Korea Open. Participants will stay at GLAD Hotel located in Yeouido, the financial center of Seoul. The hotel guests are conveniently connected to the cultural and business hubs in Gangnam, Yongsan, Jongno and Mapo by subway, bus or taxi. For participants’ convenience, 2-way bus to and from Kintex(the main venue) will be provided during all three days of the tournament.
7/22 Seoul Excursion
Seoul Excursion is sponsored by Korea Tourism Organization. It provides a unique opportunity for all participants to explore Seoul while mingling with other debaters! We will visit popular tourist attractions in Seoul, with a perfect balance traditional and modern Korean culture.
Date & Time: July 22nd, 9am-6pm (tentative)
Participation Fee: Free
(covers transportation, and admission fee to attractions)
Specifics will be announced via Seoul Open facebook page.
We highly encourage both international and domestic participants to sign-up for the excursion and make unforgettable memories in Seoul with us!
Novice Category *
For this year's Seoul Open, we have added Novice League in order to accommodate new, fresh debaters from all around the world. There is going to be a separate Novice League break, so if you belong to Novice category, please indicate it here. Eligibility to break in Novice League is if both debaters are novice speakers.
Novice League Standard:
1. Never broke in any type (AP, BP, Lincoln Douglas, Public Forum, etc) of intervarsity level English debate competitions, EXCEPT tournaments that are for rookie/novice debater or debate training workshop
-EFL/ ESL breaks of institutional tournaments will be considered as a break
2. Broke in no more than once in any type (AP, BP, Lincoln Douglas, Public Forum, etc) of student level (middle/high school) English debate tournaments