SASDB Online Debating Tournament

The South African Schools Debating Board (SASDB) is proud to announce the first annual National on-line debating tournament. You are invited to join this exciting new tournament which will bring schools from across the country “virtually” together. This tournament provides school level debaters with an exciting opportunity to develop their analytical skills. Detailed, quality adjudications will guide teams towards better arguments and debate strategy. Unlike normal debates, this is a written competition which will promote clear and concise writing skills.


Tournament Structure:
Teams will engage with one another via written communication over a number of rounds. Teams will be placed in groups of 4 teams and debate each team within their group (3 rounds per team). The top team from each group will progress to knock-out rounds. Each debate will be adjudicated by a panel of 3 of the country’s top adjudicators, with results returned one week after the conclusion of the debate.

Entry and Prizes:
Prize money for the winning school is set at R5,000 and R500 per team member in the winning team.

The tournament entrance fee is set at R740 per team.

Registration Process:
To register a team in this tournament, please logon to the following website and complete the registration process online:

I look forward to your participation.

Sincerely Yours,
Luke Churchyard
(Tournament Director)