The Alberta Debate and Speech Association

              

Blair Ching Award

The Blair Ching Trophy was introduced in 2011. Blair was a coach for over 30 years in Jr. & Sr. High and a longtime board member. He served as president from 2004 to 2011. He co-founded the ATB Young Speakers Speech Tournament for students in Grades 4 to 6 promoting speech to several thousand elementary students. It goes to the top Junior High School in the Province using the following point system:

- 100 Points per team in the first quartile of the ranking of the teams at the Provincials (ie: if there are 16 teams in Jr. H Open and a school has 3 of the 4 teams , that school is awarded 300 points)
- 75 Points per team in the second quartile of the ranking of the teams at the Provincials in the Jr. H Open and Beginner categories
- 50 Points per team in the third quartile of the ranking of the teams at the Provincials in the Jr. H Open and Beginner categories
- 25 Points per team in the fourth quartile of the ranking of the teams at the Provincials in the Jr. H Open and Beginner categories
- 10 Points per team participating in the regionals that did not qualify for the Provincials in Jr. H Open and Beginner categories


2011 - Queen Elizabeth JH - Calgary
2012 - Queen Elizabeth JH - Calgary
2013 - Riverbend JH - Edmonton
2014 - Riverbend JH - Edmonton
2015 - Vernon Barford JH - Edmonton
2016 - Langevin JH - Calgary

2017 -