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Cambridge Asia British Parliamentary Championships will return in 2023-24!

Join top Middle and High School debaters from across Asia in multiple BP Debate tournaments.

Compete to qualify for Finals Day in the Cambridge Union, UK.

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What is the Cambridge Union Society?

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Debate with Cambridge Union Society and LearningLeaders

The Cambridge Asia British Parliamentary Championships (CABP) is hosted each year by the Cambridge Union Society (CUS) and LearningLeaders (LL). Together, the two organizations represent organizations with some of the greatest capabilities, history, and experience hosting premier quality debate events including the World Schools Debating League (WSDL).

All CABP events are non-profit. 100% of proceeds are allocated to host the events, secure top quality adjudicators, and to provide scholarships for students who are unable to pay full registration fees.

 

Debate At Cambridge

The top teams of each CABP round will qualify for the Annual Cambridge Finals Day, held at the Cambridge Union in Cambridge, UK, in March 2023. 

Qualification for the Annual Cambridge Finals Day will be awarded to the top teams on tab in each CABP tournament.

Junior teams will qualify for the International Competition for Young Debaters (ICYD), also being held in Cambridge later in 2023.

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Debate The World

Compete against students from across the continent, in one of Asia’s biggest BP tournament series. Over the past two years, more than 250 teams from 13 countries around Asia have competed in CABP.

CABP is open to teams from across East Asia, including mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and more.

Four Amazing Tournaments

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Four Amazing Tournaments

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Four World Class Tournaments

The 2022-23 CABP Championship Series comprised four separate online tournaments across two months.

The top ranking teams at the two regional competitions for schools, CABP South East Asia and CABP North East Asia, joined the top teams in the CABP Asia Championship in qualifying for the Cambridge Schools Finals in late March 2023 in Cambridge, UK.

The top teams in the CABP Junior Championship will qualify for the finals of the International Competition for Young Debaters (ICYD), also being held by the Cambridge Union in the spring of 2023.

Southeast Asian Championship

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CABP South East Asia

3-4 December 2022

CABP South East Asia brings together teams from some of the powerhouse debate nations, and schools, of the region. 

The winners of 2021's CABP South East Asia went on to make history by becoming the first Asian team to win the Cambridge Schools Competition in March 2022!

Eligibility: Students attending the same school in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Registration: registration for CABP South East Asia has now closed. We invite you to join the mailing list for the next round of tournaments in late 2023.

Northeast Asian Championship

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CABP North East Asia

17-18 December 2022

CABP North East Asia will be open to schools from across the region, including those that provided the finalists and champions in this year's World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC).

Eligibility: Students attending the same school in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macau, Mongolia, Taiwan

Registration: registration for CABP North East Asia has now closed. We invite you to join the mailing list for the next round of tournaments in late 2023.

Asian Championship

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CABP Asia

28-29 January 2023

The CABP Asia Championship brings together dozens of top schools for one of the biggest and most prestigious schools-based BP tournaments in Asia. 

Eligibility: Students attending the same school in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam

Registration: registration for CABP Asia has now closed. We invite you to join the mailing list for the next round of tournaments in late 2023.

*NEW* Junior Championship

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CABP Junior

11-12 February 2023

CABP Junior is our new tournament for Junior (15 and under) debaters across East Asia. The top teams will qualify for the International Competition for Young Debaters (ICYD), which is hosted in alternating years by Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and in April 2023 by the Cambridge Union. 

Eligibility: Students attending the same school in any CABP-eligible country aged 15 and under as of August 31st 2023.

Registration: registration for CABP Junior has now closed. We invite you to join the mailing list for the next round of tournaments in late 2023.

Inspiration

Follow in their footsteps

Last year's winners, Ateneo de Manila Senior High School, were the first Asian team to win the Cambridge Schools competition, after qualifying as winners of the CABP South East Asia Championship.

We chatted with them about their journey, from Zoom debates in their rooms all the way to the famous Cambridge Union debating chamber.

Prepare for CABP with the Best

Cambridge Union BP Camp, Summer 2023

Go above and beyond with an exclusive online BP debate camp, coached by top debaters from the Cambridge Union.

Coming Soon!

Reviews From Past CABP Competitors

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We compete in many tournaments. However, none of them provide us with a debating experience quite like LearningLeaders' (LL's) tournaments do. LL's tournaments always guarantee high-quality judging and feedback.

Justin

CABP North East Asia Champion 2022, Chinese International School, Hong Kong

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My teammate and I really enjoyed participating in the CABP ASIA tournament, and felt like it was an incredibly enriching experience to be able to compete with teams from across the continent.

Ishani

Tanglin Trust School

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We thought it would be just another online tournament, as that's what we've been used to. It was even more unreal that we were able to go to the UK in person - it's a really big deal to make it that far!

Naomi

CABP South East Asia Champion 2022, Ateneo de Manila Senior High School, Philippines

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