All-Asian Intervarsity Debating Championships

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The All-Asian Intervarsity Debating Championships are an annual debating tournament for teams from universities in Asia.[1]

The championships are one of two major annual regional debating tournaments for Asian universities, the other being the Asian Universities Debating Championship.

Past Finalists & Hosts[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Hosts
2008 National Law School of India University Team 1 (India) National Law School of India University Team 3 (India) North South University (Bangladesh)
2007 Universiti Teknologi MARA (Malaysia) University of Malaya (Malaysia) Chung-Ang University (South Korea)
2006 Multimedia University (Malaysia) Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (India) Universiti Putra Malaysia (Malaysia)
2005 Multimedia University Team 1 (Malaysia) Multimedia University Team 2 (Malaysia) University of Malaya (Malaysia)
2004 Ateneo de Manila University Team 1 (Philippines) Ateneo de Manila University Team 2 (Philippines) Assumption University (Thailand)
2003 Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines) Multimedia University (Malaysia) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia)
2002 Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines) Multimedia University (Malaysia) Mahidol University (Thailand)
2001 University of the Philippines, Diliman (Philippines) International Islamic University Malaysia (Malaysia) De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (Philippines)
2000 National University of Singapore (Singapore) Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) Multimedia University (Malaysia)
1999 University of Santo Tomas (Philippines) International Islamic University Malaysia (Malaysia) Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
1998 International Islamic University Malaysia (Malaysia) National University of Singapore (Singapore) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)
1997 University of Santo Tomas (Philippines) University of the Philippines, Diliman (Philippines) Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
1996 International Islamic University Malaysia (Malaysia) International Islamic University Malaysia (Malaysia) University of Santo Tomas (Philippines)
1995 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia) University of Santo Tomas (Philippines) De La Salle University-Manila (Philippines)
1994 Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines) International Islamic University Malaysia (Malaysia) Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

Best Speakers of the Tournament[edit]

Year Speaker University
2008 Anirudh Wadhwa National Law School of India University (India)
2007 Danial Amir Universiti Teknologi MARA (Malaysia)
2006 Iqbal Hafiedz Universiti Teknologi MARA (Malaysia)
2005 Logandran Balavijendran Multimedia University (Malaysia)
2004 Jess Lopez Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)
2003 Bobby Benedicto Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)
2002 Suresh Gnasegarah Multimedia University (Malaysia)
2001 Franco Larcina University of Santo Tomas (Philippines)
2000 Ngoei Wen-Qing National University of Singapore (Singapore)
1999 Danian Aizuddin International Islamic University Malaysia (Malaysia)
1998 Bombit Largoza De La Salle University (Philippines)
1997 Ray Aguas Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)
1996 Michelle Juan Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)
1995 Mildred Solis University of the Philippines (Philippines)
1994 Peejay Garcia Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)

Controversy[edit]

Institutions who were unhappy about aspects of the organisation of the All-Asian Intervarsity Debating Championships established the Asian Universities Debating Championship in 2005 as an alternative to the All-Asians Championship.[2] Since then, many universities in Asia with strong debating traditions – most notably universities from the Philippines and Singapore, including all except one of the institutions who won the All-Asian championships up to 2004 – have chosen not to participate in the All-Asian Intervarsity Championships and have instead entered teams in the Asian Universities Debating Championship.

While not necessarily intended to be a rival tournament, the last three AUDCs coincided with the schedule of the All-Asian Championship, which made it impracticable for teams to attend both tournaments.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, which was one of the founding institutions of AUDC and entered teams in the AUDC in 2005 and 2006, chose to attend the All-Asians Championship in 2007. Among the universities that won the All-Asians prior to the split, they are the only institution to have participated in the All-Asians since the inception of the AUDC. They attended AUDC again in 2008.

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