Announcing Skopje Open 2015

Youth Educational Forum is proud to announce the second addition of Skopje Open. Looking for a quality prep tournament for Thessaloniki WUDC or you simply want to have a splendid time with excellent motions, good debates and fun socials? Welcome to Skopje Open 2015!

The Skopje Open International British Parliamentary debating tournament which will happen on 24-26 December 2015 in Skopje is a three day long competitive debating championship which will host students from countries across Europe in a competitive debating experience.

Our Chief Ajudicators for the tournament are:

1st CA: Stefan Siridzanski [SR]
Stefan is an Open Semifinalist of Malaysia Worlds and ESL Champion of Zagreb Euros, as well as a Euros and Worlds top 5 ESL speaker. He is the winner of the previous Skopje Open in addition to five other tournaments with over a dozen other finals. He has served on CA teams of eight European tournaments.

2nd CA: Harish Natarajan [UK]
Harish was a EUDC champion in Belgrade 2012, was a World University Debating Championship Top 10 Speaker and a Semi-Finalist. Harish has been on the adjudication team of one the largest competitions including WUDC 2014 and will be the Chief Adjudicator of Warsaw EUDC 2016.

3rd CA: Emilia Carcqvist [SW]
Emilia won the ESL Final of EUDC Manchester in 2013 and reached the ESL final in WUDC Chennai in 2014 as well as the ESL final in Zagreb EUDC the same year. In addition, she has won and judged a number of competitions and was a part of the CA team in Vienna EUDC in 2015 and will co-CA at EUDC Warsaw in 2016.

The team cap is 40 teams, and the tournament will host 5 rounds and brake in semis. The participation fee is 50 EUR debaters and adjudicators (with covered accommodation for 2 nights, 3 meals per day).

With organized transportation to Thessaloniki, funding for independent judges and splendid socials we feel confident to say that Skopje Open is THE prep tournament for this year.

Registration opens on October 1st, 2015.

Why should you come to Skopje Open?

1. Location, location, location….
With less than 250 km away from Thessaloniki  and easily accessible either by train or bus Skopje Open provides an excellent opportunity for you and your partner to prep for WUDC 2016. Our org team will organize bus transport for everyone attending Thess WUDC, so don’t miss the Debate Bus.

2. Quality over quantity
Apart from our experienced and high quality CA team, we will have an open call for independent judges and we will provide travel subsidies for them. We pledge to bring the best judges in Europe to provide quality WUDC preparations for all participants.

3.  Amazing socials 

“The Skopje Open was one of my favourite ever tournaments. The amazing people behind it will make you feel at home in a cosy, friendly and fun city. The socials were also legendary!”  – Manos Moschopoulos, Greece, CA at Skopje Open 2014
That was for last year. We promise to trump that!

Registration opens on October 1st.

You can find more information about the tournament on: www.mof.mk/SkopjeOpen2015, follow updates on #skopen2015, or get in touch with us at debata@mof.org.mk
The tournament is organized by the Debate Program at Youth Educational Forum and supported by the British Embassy Skopje.

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