SolBridge Debate Society once again crowned Champions
SolBridge Debate Society (SDS) represented by Nathanaël Couvidat and Chaewon Kim, has earned itself another championship title.
KyungHee University hosted the Fall 2022 KIDA RT tournament on September 24 - 25. This rookie tournament hosted teams from top schools in Korea, such as Seoul National University, Yonsei University, Korea University, Sogang University, Hanyang University, Kyunghee University, Ewha University, and Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. This competition followed the British Parliamentary format of debate. Each round of debate sees four teams (two per team) competing against each other to win first place.
Teams battled through four preliminary rounds before a select number of groups advanced into the elimination rounds based on skill, persuasiveness, and strength of argument. Two SDS teams broke into the elimination rounds: SDS1 (Nguyen Quoc Trung Duc and Sulagna Banerjee) and SDS2 (Nathaneal Couvidat and Chaewon Kim). SDS1 successfully moved up the ranks and bowed out in the semi-finals, and SDS 2 faced 3 Seoul National teams in the grand finals and emerged victorious.
Congratulations to the teams and our team judge (Joanna Srun) for again displaying the strength of SDS against other top schools. Congratulations to the SDS coaching team, Professor Joshua Park, Professor Danielle Swanepoel, and Professor Chris Jo.