Open 2018

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Barcelona Debating Open 2018 is the first international English-debating tournament held in Spain and its goal is to become one of the must-go tournaments in the European British Parliamentary debate circuit. Barcelona Open counts with experienced debaters among its organizers and is glad to be backed by one of the most distinguished CA teams in the world, the best warrant of high quality level in the competition.

The Org Comm will be very happy to welcome you all in Barcelona during the weekend of April, 13-15, 2018. The tournament will take place at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, at Ciutadella Campus, 10 min walking distance from the beach.

Registration can include accommodation or not, depending on your needs. Reg fee with 2-night accommodation in shared bedrooms in a hostel costs 60€/debater or judge, and reg fee without accommodation costs 35€/debater or judge. The price includes meals (Friday dinner and all meals on Saturday).

We know Barcelona is a very appealing city and we would like everyone to be able to come and debate here, but for organizational matters team cap will range from 36 to 52 teams. The tournament will consist of 5 rounds of 7 min speeches and break to Semifinals, and an Open Final and a EFL Final (in accordance with our will to promote English BP debate among non-native English speakers).

The provisional schedule includes a tour around Barcelona for the earlycomers on Friday, followed by workshops and Round 1 + social. On Saturday there will be 4 rounds and break announcement + social. The Open Semifinals, Open Final and EFL Final will take place on Sunday morning.

Looking forward to welcome you all in sunny Barcelona!




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