He added that the signatures of the three suppliers were almost similar, bolstering his suspicion that the three bidders were colluding to make WSDC
bag the contract.
If successful in finding sponsors to fund this first visit to the WSDC
, Mr Milnes hopes to set up a Bahrain Debate Foundation, which would include students from more schools across the country.
Too often we speak of our support for a great cause but fail to act on it, being a member of WSDC
has allowed me to directly contribute to a great cause," commented WSDC
member Khawla al-Derbasti.
Miss Mahmuda Ahmad Shah, a pioneering educationist and champion of women's empowerment, along with other women, was in the forefront of WSDC
Claire Ryan, Chairperson of the WSDC
Executive Committee, noted that the Doha round of the WSDC
is a unique milestone in the history of the Championship and has contributed in placing the WSDC
on the world map.
Qatar has participated in four previous WSDC
events, in the US, Greece and Scotland while it hosted a tournament in 2010.
The youngsters explained that they had spoken to previous team members to find out about the WSDC
experience, and that they are looking forward to representing their country at the tournament.
Hayat Maarafi, Executive Director of QatarDebate Center, said, "Our success in bringing the WSDC
to Qatar is another significant milestone for QatarDebate Center, and gives a strong fillip to the Center's mission of spreading the debate culture in the Arab world.
This was the first time a country in the entire Middle East hosted WSDC
Claire Ryan, chairperson of the WSDC
executive committee, said that the Doha round of the WSDC
was a unique milestone in the history of the championship and had contributed in placing the WSDC
on the world map.
has so far witnessed 243 debates between 57 countries.
Chief Adjudicator of WSDC
Simon Quinn while releasing the names of the top 16 teams said that it has been a nerve-racking and exciting competition so far.