Debating Tournament for Schools

The School Debate Competition is one of the most challenging events on the ESU Chile calendar as it requires students to develop arguments and think on the spot, while expressing their ideas with confidence.

Every year, some of the country's most talented young debaters face each other in a series of inter-school debates, which are held over 4 weekends during the second semester. Based on their style and content, the best schools then advance to the semi-finals and finals, with the best debaters from the competition invited to join Team Chile for the World Schools Debating Champioship.

Check out our 2019 Debating Tournament for Schools Handbook for more information.


To participate in the 2019 Debating competition you need to register your school below. 




The 2019 Debating Tournament for Schools will be held throughout the months of October - November, as follows:

  • Saturday 5th October - Saint George's College

  • Saturday 19th October - Santiago College

  • Saturday 26th October - Villa María Academy

  • Saturday 9th November - TBC


We also invite you to consider offering your school as a venue for the competition. For more information on the requirements to be a host school check out the 2019 Tournament Invitation Letter.