Chief Adjudicators

Sharmila Parmanand (Phillipines)

Sharmila was the CA of Berlin WUDC 2013, and a two-time DCA of Australs. She is a co-CA of the European Universities Debating Championships in 2019. She was a trainer at WSDC academies in Palestine, Russia, Slovenia, and Turkey and CA for the Brastislava Schools Debating Championship and Finland National Schools Debating Championship last year. She has served as a CAP member or a trainer in debate events in 40 countries.

Ioana Covei (Romania)

Ioana has been a member of the Romanian Association for Debate, Oratory and Rhetoric for the past 11 years. She has CA-ed around 10 national events in Romania, including the Debate Nationals in 2017 and currently coaches the Romanian WSDC team. In the past few years, she has been involved in several IDEA events as trainer or organizer. Recent competitive achievements include reaching the semifinals of Athens Open 2018, and ranking 1st individually at Turneul Campionilor 2017.

Kallina Basli (Greece)

Kallina has been the CA of numerous schools and universities tournaments since 2002. She was a CA of the Eurasian Schools Debating Championship in 2016, and on the CAP of the same competition since 2012, and the CA of the Bratislava Schools Debating Competition 2016. She has served on the organizing committee of the 2009 World Schools Debating Championships in Athens, and the organising committee of the 2016 Thessaloniki WUDC. She is the coach of Team Greece at WSDC since 2009, a trainer in the World Schools Debate Academy in Slovenia in 2016, and has ran training programmes for the English-Speaking Union and independently.

Paidamwoyo Mangondo (Zimbabwe/South Africa/Sweden)

Paida is a slightly nomadic debater, and brings experience from Zimbabwe, South Africa and Sweden. He draws his knowledge from an extensive speaking, adjudicating and coaching experience. He has been on the Chief Adjudication Panel for several tournaments including the WSDC in 2015 and 2016, the BSDC 2018, the NSDC in 2017, the South African Schools DC in 2012, 2013 and 2016, the Swedish Schools DC in 2016 and 2017 and several WSDC style and BP tournaments. In addition he has a great deal of coaching experience including coaching the Swedish National Team in 2017 and 2018, the champions of the South African National SDC in 2014 and the runners up in 2015.

As a speaker some of his accomplishments include breaks at the Krakow Open 2018, Munich Open 2017, Riga IV 2017, Stockholm Mini 2017, and the South African National University Debating Championships in 2015. When Paida is not running around a debating tournament, he can be seen with a comic book in hand or watching live performances by Beyoncé (long live the Queen) or quoting lines from “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder”.