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DSG Junior League

DSG Junior League is a nationwide debating tournament aimed at young debaters from school years 8 and 9. It is in the World Schools Debating Championship (WSDC) format and organised on a regional trials basis during the preliminary rounds. The best six teams from the nation meet at a three-day finals tournament, usually at the Würzburg youth hostel, to determine a national winner. There is one round of DSG Junior League per year, covering mostly the period from JAN to MAY/JUN.

Participation fee is 30 EUR per team. Teams can participate without being DSG members during the first year. Returning teams must be DSG members.

More information: 
Junior League National: jlnational@schoolsdebate.de
Junior League in Southern Germany: jlsouth@schoolsdebate.de
Junior League in Saxony: saxony@schoolsdebate.de
Junior League in Berlin: berlin@schoolsdebate.de

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DSG Senior Leauge

DSG Senior League is a nationwide debating tournament aimed at debaters from school years 10 upwards. It is in the World Schools Debating Championship (WSDC) format and organised on a regional trials basis during the preliminary rounds. If the academic calendars from different regions allow, there may be a national final to determine a national winner. There is one round of DSG Senior League per year, covering mostly the period from OCT to MAY/JUN.

Participation fee is 30 EUR per team. Teams can participate without being DSG members during the first year. Returning teams must be DSG members.

More information: 
Senior League National: slnational@schoolsdebate.de
Senior League in Southern Germany: slsouth@schoolsdebate.de
Senior League in Saxony: saxony@schoolsdebate.de
Senior League in Berlin: berlin@schoolsdebate.de

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German Schools Debating Championship

The German Schools Debating Championship (aka GSDC or "Germans") is a three-day tournament, which is usually dated around Ascension Day. Unlike the regional league competitions, the Germans are intended to bring all German teams together for a short 3-day competition and provide another opportunity at the end of the academic year to debate. The debating format is World Schools Debating Championship (WSDC).

Participation fee is currently €22,50 per speaker.

More information: info@schoolsdebate.de

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EurOpen

The EurOpen Schools Debating Championship was created in 1996 and was first named European Open Schools Debating Championship Stuttgart, which had then been shortened to European Open Debating Week. The current title "EurOpen" exists since 2010.

In this tournament we invite both, national and international, as well as both, school teams and national delegations to Stuttgart in the time of the first half of November every year to  have a competition in the World Schools Debate format. How much more open can a debate tournament be?

More information: info@schoolsdebate.de

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World Schools Debating Championship

The World Schools Debating Championships were founded in 1988 as an international competition which brings together the top school-level debaters from across the globe. The championships provide young people from a wide variety of countries with an opportunity to meet, clash and engage on a variety of topics. The tournament prides itself on testing the mettle of student debaters and promoting the values of free speech and logical interpretation.

Each participating country sends a team of 3-5 students. All teams are accompanied by a coach. Countries are also encouraged to send experienced adjudicators to help judge the tournament.

All debates take place in English. Students under the age of 19 debate social, moral and political issues.

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