KFLDT 2011- The first student-based nonprofit tournament to foster a healthier debating atmosphere in Korea and allow debate to be accessible to everyone throughout Korea.
KFLDT is the first tournament ever to be run by a student committee directed to develop debate throughout Korea and allow debate to become accessible to not only international schools or foreign language high schools, but to all students in Korea. We want to provide the best experience for all middle school students in Korea. Already we have recieved registrations from schools with diverse backgrounds; we are very pleased to see that debate is becoming accessible to as many students as possible.
KFLDT is also solely non profit. We thought it to be nonsense how debate tournament registration fees have slowly continued to rise, reaching a certain amount that seemed ridiculous. KFLDT thrives to create a same-magnitude sized tournament with only 30,000won per person, and provide the competitors the best experience, best food, and a fullfilling debate tournament. We feel national competitions that claim to be non profit and expect teams to pay huge amounts of money, are unneccessary.
Finally, KFLDT has incentives. As the first tournament to be held by KFL high school student liaisons directed to middle school students throughout Korea, we feel a healthy debating atmosphere will be maintained. KIDA is also supporting us with great judges that will surely help KFLDT to become better. We will also be handing out trophies, plaques, and certificates. Best speakers and teams that make it to the finals will also recieve credit when applying to the selection process of the Korean National Team for ESDC 2012 in Stuttgart, Germany next year, which occurs every November. The team which will be competing THIS year for ESDC 2011 has already been chosen during the summer by the KFL Student Liaisons.
As the qualified Korea Forensics League is hosting this tournament, we hope to see a lot of you anxious debators on Nov. 12/13 @ Hanyang University!!
See you there!