The postal ballot to seek the World Schools Debating Council's endorsement for proposals to incorporate the World Schools Debating Championships as a charity in the United Kingdom has now closed.

25 of the 31 countries eligible to vote submitted their ballot forms. These
25 countries were: Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, England, Estonia,
Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Kuwait,
Lithuania, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Romania, Scotland,
Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, and Wales.
June 18, 2007
The Executive Committee of the World Schools Debating Council – on the advice of its Finance Working Group, which is chaired by Trevor Sather – would like to propose the following:

1. Incorporating the World Schools Debating Championships as a limited company, based in the United Kingdom.

2. That we apply for charitable status for that company.

3. That, once this is done, elections be held for nine Trustees to oversee the charity, and ensure that it is well-run and meets its financial obligations.
June 03, 2007
The Motions Selection Committee for the 2007 World Schools Debating Championships has finalised its selections for the prepared motions to be debated by the teams at this year's championship
May 10, 2007
South Africa Wins The Inaugural African Schools Debating Championships!

After six rounds of intense debate on issues ranging from Chinese investment in Africa to the role of socio-economic rights in developing nations, South Africa convincingly clenched the final and emerged as the winners of the ASDC Nations Cup! Competition from the likes of Kenya, Zambia, Lesotho and Namibia was stiff but ultimately the young South Africans took the lead with their strong analysis and charismatic style.
May 10, 2007
It is with great pleasure that we invite you and your students to participate in the World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championship at Bishops, South Africa from Friday 30th March to Thursday 5th April 2007 (the 30th and the 5th should be regarded as travelling days).
February 24, 2007
Championship Schedule

Day One, Thursday

01/03/07 Registration Desk 15:00
Opening Ceremony 15:30
Debaters and Adjudicators Briefings 16:00
Tea 16:30
February 15, 2007
At the postal ballot held in November 2006, two proposals to temporarily amend certain World Schools Debating Championships rules relating to debater eligibility for the 2007 championship only were passed by the World Schools Debating Council.

The proposals passed by the Council were as follows:
February 12, 2007
You can still buy a commemorative DVD of the 2006 World Schools Debating Championships, by visiting and following the link. The region-free DVD costs
January 09, 2007