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Tasneem began her debating career (a long, long time ago) debating for IIU in Malaysia, and was the Overall Best Speaker and Champion of most major local competitions. Regionally, she was twice Asians BP Debating Championship finalist & Top 10 Speaker. At the World stage, Tasneem was the Champion & Top 10 Speaker of the Worlds Universities Debating Championship (ESL). She was the DCA at WUDC, Australs, Pan-Africans as well as School competitions & IVs around Asia & the Middle East. She has coached/adjudicated at debate tournaments in over 15 countries worldwide. She is currently coaching and convening tournaments in Qatar as part of QatarDebate’s efforts to spread debate in the Middle East and North Africa.
Tan Teck Wei
Teck Wei has attended the last few editions of WSDC in various capacities – having been on the organising team in 2015, judged the grand final in 2016, and coached in 2017, he returns to try his hand at being on the CAP. Tecks has also just finished the final year of his undergraduate degree in Oxford, having represented the Oxford Union at a number of things over the past few years. During that time, Tecks has also done several schools debating coaching workshops, including in Hong Kong, Slovenia, Palestine, and the UK. He’s looking forward to another fantastic WSDC experience, working with mentors, competitors, and most of all, friends from around the world.
Julio Meyer is very excited to be a part of the WSDC CAP for the first time. Having attended every WSDC since 2012 in various capacities as a debater, judge and team manager, being able to do more for the whole tournament has been something he’s looked forward to for a while. Back in his home country of Mexico he works as the Co-coordinator for the Middle School and High School Debate leagues in conjunction with the Mexican Debate Association. This has included coaching students at international tournaments throughout the US and Latin America. Beyond his work with high school debate, Julio has also worked extensively on the university circuit. He was the Tournament Director for WUDC Mexico 2018 and has attended BP tournaments as an IA in nearly all major continents. Having never been to Croatia, he’s very excited for the opportunity to be a part of this year’s CAP!
Luke has been involved with school’s debating since 2002, when he attended his first South African National Championship as a speaker. After a successful speaking career, Luke dedicated 12 years to serving the South African schools debating community. At first, he spent time adjudicating and organising tournaments across the country. He has judged at 10 South African National Schools’ Debating Championships, and has chaired the grand finals of the senior, junior and plate competitions over the years. Luke made his WSDC judging debut in 2012, where he chaired a number of in-rounds.
Luke began broadening his debating passion into the coaching realm in 2010, coaching both local schools and provincial teams with a great deal of success. He was appointed as the South African Head Coach in 2013, taking the team to the Eurasian Schools Debating Championships in 2013, 2015 and 2016, claiming the title on each occasion. He enjoyed coaching the South African delegation at four World Championships, from 2014 to 2017 where the team had standout successes, breaking first in 2014 and 2016, and second in 2017. The team made a run through to the grand final in 2014 and the semi finals in 2017.
WSDC 2018 will be Luke’s sixth world championships. He hopes to give back to this wonderful community by bring a unique blend of coaching, judging and management experiences to the Chief Adjudication team.