Asia Schools Open - Asian 3v3 Debate (Winter Edition)

"ASO Winter," officially known as the Asia Schools Open - Asian 3v3 Debate (Winter Edition), is the premier debating tournament for middle and high school students across the Asia Pacific region. This competition adheres to the Asian 3v3 debating format and takes place annually in January, marking the commencement of a new year of competitive debating. Attracting participants from diverse countries such as Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, China, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand, among others, the event typically sees a representation of over 150 students. It has become a significant platform for fostering debate skills and intellectual exchange. The current titleholders are Felicity Wong from Wilton Academy, Brian Luo from Shanghai American School Pudong Campus, and Vincent Ying from Shanghai High School International Division.

General Information

20 Jan 2024 - 21 Jan 2024

08:00 AM - 06:30 PM
(GMT +8) Singapore
๐Ÿ“ Online | Slack and Zoom

Format

Debate

Asian 3v3
3 members per team

Eligibility

Senior (middle/high school)

13-18 years
Asia Pacific region

Other important info

Resources

Asian 3v3 RulebookTabsite

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Whatโ€™s included

  • 2-day Tournament Pass
  • Certificate of Participation
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Performance Assessment Report
  • Comprehensive Feedback
  • International Judges

Participating Institutions

Previous editions of this event have been participated by various institutions, including:

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Our legacy

Setting the stage for a year of eloquent debates

ASO Winter stands as the vanguard of eloquence, officially recognized as the Asia Schools Open - Asian 3v3 Debate (Winter Edition), heralding the advent of a new year of competitive brilliance. In the grand tradition of the Asian 3v3 debating format, this premier tournament annually graces the Asia Pacific region in January, setting the stage for a legacy of articulate discourse. ASO Winter isn't just an event; it's a legacy. It symbolizes prestige, standing tall as the pinnacle of debating excellence. As participants engage in the art of persuasive discourse, they contribute to a rich history of articulate exchanges, establishing ASO Winter as the beacon of competitive debating, where legacy meets the future.

I began attending ASO Winter in 2020, when I was a new debater. This competition has given me a very valuable and challenging platform to improve upon my debating skills.

Ellie Kim, Korea International School

Reach & Impact

At the forefront of discourse

ASO Winter is a transformative experience that echoes far beyond its debating arenas. In the crucible of ASO Winter, minds are not merely sharpened; they are honed to a brilliance that defines a new standard of eloquence. With an impact and reach extending globally, ASO Winter transcends borders, creating an intricate tapestry of cultures and perspectives. It becomes a nexus, a global community where ideas flow freely, fostering connections that endure beyond the competition.

Founded
2018
Institutions
100
Students
1200
Countries
36

Highlights

Performance Assessment Report

A personalized roadmap for growth, performance assessment reports empower participants with valuable insights into their debating strengths and areas for improvement.

Performance Assessment Report

Demo Debates

Unlock the secrets of persuasive discourse with demo debates, featuring insights and strategies from world-renowned debaters on motions debated in each competition round.

Demo Debates

Schedule

All times are indicated in (GMT +8) Singapore time.

TimeActivity
Saturday - 20 Jan 2024
08:00 AMRoll call & welcome ceremony
08:30 AMRound 1 draw and release of motion
10:30 AMRound 2 draw and release of motion
12:30 PMLunch
01:30 PMRound 3 draw and release of motion
03:30 PMRound 4 draw and release of motion (silent)
05:30 PMFinal confirmation of age categories
06:30 PMEnd of day
Sunday - 21 Jan 2024
08:00 AMRoll call & briefings
08:00 AMRoll call & briefings
08:30 AMRound 5 draw and release of motion
10:30 AMAnnouncement of breaks
10:45 AMOpen quarter-finals, U16 semi-finals, U14 grand-finals*
12:30 PMLunch
01:30 PMOpen semi-finals, U16 grand-finals*
03:30 PMOpen grand-finals
05:00 PMAwarding & closing ceremony
06:30 PMEnd of day

Tickets

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Limited slots available

Debate Team (competition only)

3 members per team

SGD 475

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  • 2-day Tournament Pass
  • Certificate of Participation certified by EduDrift
  • Certificate of Achievement certified by EduDrift
  • Performance Star Chart from International Judges
  • Access to Comprehensive Feedback from International Judges

Debate Team (w/ workshop)

3 members per team

SGD 775

Buy
  • Access to exclusive workshop to Asian Parliamentary Debating format and case-building by EduDrift-certified debate specialists
  • 2-day Tournament Pass
  • Certificate of Participation certified by EduDrift
  • Certificate of Achievement certified by EduDrift
  • Performance Star Chart from International Judges
  • Access to Comprehensive Feedback from International Judges

Observer/Chaperone (parent)

1 individual

SGD 30

Buy
  • Exclusive viewing of debate rounds
  • Per-round observer pass
  • Access to watch in-tournament Case Exhibitions on the tournament's main Zoom hall
  • Access to spectate in-tournament panel discussion from International Judges

Observer/Chaperone (coach)

1 individual

SGD 30

Buy
  • Exclusive viewing of debate rounds
  • Per-round observer pass
  • Access to watch in-tournament Case Exhibitions on the tournament's main Zoom hall
  • Access to spectate in-tournament panel discussion from International Judges