NSDA Taiwan Invitational

2019 — Taipei, Taiwan, TW

Click here for more details: https://asiandebateleague.com/tournaments/nsda-taiwan-invitational/


2019 Oct 12, 13 NSDA Taiwan Invitational

Registration & Payment Deadline is September 28



It is the oldest, biggest, and most prestigious – looks best on college application. 




  • 10/12 Preliminary
  • 10/13 Elims &  Finals

2019 NSDA Invitational Schedule



All judges must receive judge training by two methods: A) via LINE or email and B) the first day face-to-face training from 7:30 – 8:30 AM before the tournament begins.


SECONDARY EVENTS (Grades 6 – 12)


10 WSD Students (G8-12) Wanted for US Nationals

Ten World School Debate students (grades 8-12) will be qualified by ADL to form two “WSD Taiwan” teams for the U.S. Nationals to be held in the third week of June in the U.S. This will look great on your college portfolio, as you are representing your country Taiwan. Read more about it here https://www.speechanddebate.org/nationals/.

Qualification process will begin after the April NSDA Taiwan District Qualifier (first week of April). If you are interested, please follow the necessary steps below.

Answer the questions 1, 2, 3 below and email them to Jessie Chen <jc@asiandebateleague.com>.

  1. Are you able to finance your trip to the US? If your answer is no, you cannot be qualified.
  2. Are you able to attend all after school and weekend practices as requested by the WSD coach in the month of May and June? If your answer is not yes, then tell us about your limitations.
  3. Explain what relevant experiences you have that have prepared you to compete successfully at the U.S. National World Schools Debate Championship. Please limit such references to “team debate” competitions, as opposed to MUN and other individual events.

Top priority will be given to students who have already competed in PF, LD, or Policy event and performed well in the April Taiwan District tournament.

You can read more about how USA Debate Team for WSD is selected and trained here https://www.speechanddebate.org/usa-debate/

For students grades 5-8, ADL can send an unlimited number of WSD Taiwan teams to the NSDA Nationals Middle school Championship without the above qualifications, but you must leave your 1) name, 2) grade, and 3) school here by clicking comment.

To read more about the debate format of WSD, click here: https://asiandebateleague.com/programs-2/programs/parliamentary-congress-debate/

DEBATE TOPICS (September NSDA Topic will be used)

  • Smart Debate (same as PF topic)

September/October – Topic Area: China Resolved: The European Union should join the Belt and Road Initiative.

  • Public Forum Debate

September/October – Topic Area: China Resolved: The European Union should join the Belt and Road Initiative.

  • Lincoln Douglas Debate

September/October Topic – Resolved: In the United States, colleges and universities ought not consider standardized tests in undergraduate admissions decisions.

  • Policy Debate (TOC bid is reserved for high school students in final round)

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce Direct Commercial Sales and/or Foreign Military Sales of arms from the United States.

  • WSD Debate

Will be released on August 1 here: https://www.speechanddebate.org/topics/


  • Debate partner can be from a different school for the Taiwan District, but a partner must be from the same school for the U.S. NSDA.
  • Double entries ONLY permitted for grade 1-4 if both entries are speech events. For all other situations, NOT permitted.




As of January 2018, Scott Wunn has designated ADL as the exclusive sponsor of NSDA Taiwan District that is responsible for 1) membership registration, 2) NSDA fee collection, 3) NSDA points maintenance, and 4) district tournaments operation.

Non-Profit Operation: NSDA tournaments are run on non-profit basis as shown in the attached cost analysis of 2018 tournament hosted by ADL. Cost items A and B below go to NSDA office in the U.S. and cost item C includes the travel costs of NSDA representatives coming to Taiwan, facility rental, trophies, lunch, judge & staff compensations, and other costs related to the operation of this tournament. Cost item D is spent on hiring judges. 

  1. Annual School Membership:
    • High School – NT 4,500
    • Middle School – NT 3,000
    • Elementary – NT 1,500
  2. Onetime Student Membership:
    • High School – NT 1,000
    • Middle School – NT 1,000
    • Elementary – NT 1,000
    • *A student shall pay a total of $3,000 in their lifetime, if they have been a member of NSDA for Elementary, Middle, and High schools.
  3. Tournament Registration:
    • 1 entry – NT$ 4,000 per person
    • 30% off for students traveling from Tainan, Taitung, Kaohsiung, Pingtung, Kenting
    • 50% off for students who qualify for financial aid (the coach must submit a letter of request to jc@asiandebateleague.com)
    • 20% off on group entry of 4 students or more if paid 4 weeks in advance (students must belong to a same school or a club)
    • 10% off on individual entry if paid 4 weeks in advance
    • Registration Deadline – 2 weeks before the tournament
  4. Judging fee:
    • NT 4,000 will be waived if a school provides either a parent or teacher judge per 6 students; if not, must pay NT 4,000.
  5. Optional:If your school does not manage NSDA points for you, then a student can pay ADL 1,500 NT annually to 1) record NSDA points and 2) receive NSDA Certificates. Read more about NSDA points here: https://asiandebateleague.com/points/njfl-points/


For your convenience, all fees can be wired to ADL account directly.

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