EUDC 2018 results: Tel Aviv win both finals

Datum: Aug 8th, 2018
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Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Turniere

The Novi Sad EUDC, lasting 30.07.-05.08.18, came to an impressive conclusion: Teams from Tel Aviv won both the ESL (English as a Second Language) and the Open final! The ESL dominance continued with – originally Mexican – debater Lucía Arce, starting for Sheffield, being both top speaker in ESL and in total. Read more about the constellations, teams, speakers, judges and motions below.

The champions 2018: Tom Manor, Yair Har-Oz, Ido Kotler and Amichay Even Chen (left to right) - © Nadav Barak

The champions 2018: Tom Manor, Noam Dahan, Ido Kotler and Amichay Even Chen (left to right) – © Nadav Barak

In the ESL final stood the teams Moscow 1 (Mikhail Shuganov, Ivan Veliantsei) in Opening Government, Zagreb 1 (Tin Puljić, Lovro Šprem) in Opening Opposition, Tel Aviv 2 (Amichay Even Chen, Ido Kotler) in Closing Government and Leiden 1 (Jeroen Wijnen, Romée Lind) in Closing Opposition to the motion “This House supports the promotion of collective guilt after large scale crimes against humanity.” Adjudicating the ESL final were Clíodhna Ní Chéileachair in the chair, joined by Brian Wong, Clyde Welsh, Eitan Har-Oz, Matt Hazell, Melda Eren and Raffy Marshall.

In the Open final stood the teams LSE 1 (Ciara Mitchell, Sarah Tay) in Opening Government, Tel Aviv 1 (Tom Manor, Noam Dahan) in Opening Opposition, BPP 1 (Jamie Jackson, Muhammad Asadullah Khan) in Closing Government and Oxford 3 (Louis Collier, Rosa Thomas) in Closing Opposition to the motion “This house regrets the shift in the #MeToo movement from victims sharing their experiences to holding specific public figures to account.” The Open final had Owen Mooney in the chair, joined by Ameera Natasha Moore, Benji Kalman, Danny DeBois, Emma Lucas, Janko Djordjevic, and Ybo Buruma.

The top 10 Open speakers were:

1. Lucía Arce (Sheffield 1) | 754 points | 83,78 average per round

2. Tom Manor (Tel Aviv 1) | 750 | 83,33

3. Teck Wei Tan (Oxford 1) | 748 | 83,11

4. Noam Dahan (Tel Aviv 1) | 747 | 83,00

5. Srishti Krishnamoorthy-Cavell (Cambridge 1) | 744 | 82,67

6. Alasdair Donovan (Cambridge 1) | 743 | 82,56

7. Daniel Klein (Sheffield 1) | 739 pts | 82,11

8. Darion Hotan (KCL 1) | 738 | 82,00

9. Muhammad Asadullah Khan (BPP 1) | 737 | 81,89

10. Aishling Kinsella (UCD L&H 1) | 734 | 81,56

 

Lucía Arce with both best speaker trophies at the EUDC 2018 - © private

Lucía Arce with both best speaker trophies at the EUDC 2018 – © private

The top 10 ESL speakers were:

1. Lucía Arce (Sheffield 1) | 754 points | 83,78 average per round

2. Noam Dahan (Tel Aviv 1) | 747 | 83,00

3. Milos Marjanovic (Belgrade 1) | 733| 81,44

4. Ido Kotler (Tel Aviv 2) | 729 | 81,00

5. Jonathan Shapira (BGU 1) | 728 | 80,89

6. Vikki Perijainen (Oxford 2) | 726 | 80,67

7. (shared) Ana Vilhelmina Verdnik (Oxford 2) and Joona Suhonen (Helsinki 1) | 725 pts | 80,56

9. Varia Ostrovsky (BGU 1) | 723 | 80,33

10. Milla Huuskonen (Helsinki 1) | 722 | 80,22

 

The motions throughout the tournament were:

R1: THBT the US Democratic Party should move to the left in candidate selection and policy platform.

R2: THBT State Health Services should allow private companies to run hospitals for profit.

R3: THBT the State should fund the creation of, and access to, realistic androids that simulate romantic relationships.

R4: THR the glorification of the immediate postcolonial leaders in Sub-Saharan Africa.

R5: THBT South Korea should abandon the goal of, and all policies which aim at, Korean reunification.

R6: THR the increasing trend of popular shows featuring neurodivergence as the central theme.

Information: Neurodivergence refers to those whose psychology is non standard, e.g. for reasons of mental health, mental disability, etc.

R7: TH, as Colombia, would cease cooperation with the USA in the War Against Drugs.

R8: THBT artists should not participate in the ongoing interpretation of their art.

R9: THS first generation immigrants to Western Europe encouraging their children to fully assimilate and identify with the local culture.

Open PQF: THW prefer a religion which preaches that one’s fate in the material world is predetermined rather than one which preaches that choices influence it.

ESL QF: THBT the EU should decriminalise human smuggling.

Information: Human smuggling is the aiding of a willing person to illegally cross a border. It is distinct from human trafficking, in which the person does not consent.

Open QF: THBT the IMF should require direct control over a country’s monetary policy as a condition of national bailouts.

ESL SF: THR the decline of labour union power in the West.

Open SF: THBT liberal democracies should constitutionally enshrine the right of regions to unilaterally secede.

ESL F: This House supports the promotion of collective guilt after large scale crimes against humanity.

Open F: THR the shift in the #MeToo movement from victims sharing their experiences to holding public figures to account.

 

Chief adjudicators were Duncan Crowe and Olivia Sundberg Diez, deputy chief adjudicators were Daan Welling, Dee Courtney, Gigi Gil, Ilija Ivanišević and Yair Har-Oz.

Tabs and statistics are accessable online here.

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