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WUDC 2013: The Break

WUDC 2013: The BreakIt took until after midnight that the WUDC 2013 break coul be announced in Berlin. The CA-team took its time to sort out which 100 (!) judges broke into the break knockout rounds. Especially, they had to handel the new 48-team break for the first time which lets 16 teams break into octo-finals directly and sends 32 more teams into mock-octos (read here what that is). In the following we provide you the breaks and tab positions at WUDC 2012 after the nine preliminary rounds. Note that due to the WUDC constitution, unlike as at Euros, there is no double break. ...
Jan 1st, 2013 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Turniere | Comments Off on WUDC 2013: The Break

“We just want to debate as well as possible” – our German and Austrian teams competing

Or may be here?[caption id="attachment_14010" align="alignright" width="400"] Where do they hide among  Announcement Hall der WUDC 2013[/caption] "I was really eager to be part of the largest debating tournament on earth," says Lucas Danco. The 20-year old experiences his first Worlds and is enthusiastic. "It's totally fascinating to see so many different people from so many different cultures come together and compete by the same rules. " Lucas is one of 28 speakers from VDCH clubs that compete at the Worlds in Berlin. The umbrella association VDCH (Verband der Debattierclubs an Hochschulen, engl. Association of Debating Societies at Universities) represents more than 70 debating societies ...
Dec 31st, 2012 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Menschen | Mit einem Kommentar

Ironman Münster: The break

First German Ironmans' break: Andreas C. Lazar (8 Punkte) Willy Witthaut Leonid Vogel und Adrian Gombert (je 7 Punkte). Motions: Vorrunde 1: Dieses Haus glaubt, dass separate sportliche Wettbewerbe für Frauen der feministischen Sache schaden. Vorrunde 2: Dieses Haus würde christliche Missionsschulen in Pakistan einrichten. Vorrunde 3: Dieses Haus würde den Personen- und Güterverkehr durch Beamen verbieten. Vorrunde 4: Dieses Haus will kein deutsches Europa.
Dec 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere | Comments Off on Ironman Münster: The break

ZEIT DEBATTE series starts this weekend

The new ZEIT DEBATTEN series begins! This weekend (November 23 to 25), speakers and judges from all over Germany, Switzerland, Austria and even France flock at Tübingen. Language of the tournament, as in the whole series, is German, the ZEIT DEBATTE Tübingen will be held in Offene Parlamentarische Debatte (open parliamentary debate, OPD). Chief adjudicators are Philipp Stiel (German Champion 2010, Tübingen/Berlin) sowie Wiebke Nadler (Leipzig/Heidelberg) and Leonid Vogel (Karlsruhe). The tournament series ZEIT DEBATTEN is organised by VDCH, the Association of Debating Societies at Universities, in cooperation with the weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT and German Telekom as well as with the ...
Nov 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | Comments Off on ZEIT DEBATTE series starts this weekend

Münster Santa Claus Tournament 2012: Reg is open

Oct 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere | Comments Off on Münster Santa Claus Tournament 2012: Reg is open

Ironman in Münster

Debattierclub Münster seeks the strongest debaters: Be part of the first German language Ironman tournament. The tournament will take place the day before the traditional Santa Claus tournament in Münster. The tournament will be held in German on Friday, 30 November, in British Parliamentary Style (BPS). You may register via e-mail to mcarcasona+nt12@gmail.com. Get more information in the German version of this article.
Oct 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Termine, Turniere | mit 3 Kommentaren

VDCH-Turnierorganisationsseminar

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Sep 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Termine, Turniere, VDCH | Comments Off on VDCH-Turnierorganisationsseminar

Presidents’ day at the ZEIT publishing house

On October 5 and 6, many presidents of the local debating societies from under the umbrella of VDCH (the Association of Debating Societies at Universities, or Verband der Debattierclubs an Hochschulen) are going to assemble at the publishing house of DIE ZEIT in Hamburg. The main sponsor of the tournament series ZEIT DEBATTEN is going to give insight into the work of the editorial team of one of the largest weekly newspapers in Germany. The debaters are going to talk to the editor-at-large, the chief editors of theprint as well as the online issue and many others.
Sep 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Termine, VDCH | Mit einem Kommentar

Debating League enters its third round

The third season of the Free Debating League begins with two new coordinators Irene Adamski and Florian Umscheid. FDL is a series of opens and smaller tournaments in addition to the big tournaments of the ZEIT DEBATTEN series. FDL tournaments have to be held in German, so please check the German version for mor information.
Sep 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere | Comments Off on Debating League enters its third round

Gutenberg Cup 2012

Save the date: Debattierclub Johannes Gutenberg Mainz (DCJG) is looking for the “Jokes Champion”. The annual Gutenberg-Cup in Mainz is a tournament with exclusively funny motions. This year it is held on October 20 and 21, debating style is Offene Parlamentarische Debatte (OPD; teams consist of tree speakers and one adjudicator), language is German. If you want to be part of the tournament, please check the German version.
Sep 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Termine, Turniere | Mit einem Kommentar

Münster Santa Claus Tournament 2012

Christmas cookies and debating: The Debattierclub Münster offers both with their Santa Claus tournament. The tournament will be held in German on Saturday, 1 December, in British Parliamentary Style (BPS) and comprises three pre-rounds and break into final. Registration is not yet posible but please save the date! Facts: Münsteraner Nikolausturnier 1. December BPS, German Pro-Am CAs: Manuel Adams and Marietta Gädeke Reg not yet posible
Sep 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Termine, Turniere | mit 2 Kommentaren

Tilbury House IV 2012: Registration is now open

You may now register for the Tilbury House IV in Cologne. Your chance to prepare for Berlin Worlds! The competition will be staged on December 7 to 9. Language of debate is English, the format is BPS. Team cap is 36. World's DCA Isabelle Fischer (née Loewe) is going to be chief adjudicator together with Danique van Koppenhagen and Dessislava Kirova. Facts: Tilbury House IV 2012 December 7 to 9 Cologne, Germany BPS, English CAs: Isabelle Fischer, Danique van Koppenhagen and Dissislava Kirova Registration is open now.
Sep 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere | Comments Off on Tilbury House IV 2012: Registration is now open

Austrian Debating Championship ÖDM 2013

Have you ever been to Salzburg? Well, you should visit the beautiful austrian city. A good oportunity to do so could be the Austrian Debating Championship, in German Österreichische Debattiermeisterschaft or ÖDM. The Tournament is to be held on february 8 to 10. Language of the tournament is German, the format will be OPD. At least 15 teams can participate. The tournament is an open. Chief adjudicators are Salzburgs very own KayMichael Dankl and Nicolas Eberle from Mainz. Registration will be able from october on. Facts: Österreichische Debattiermeisterschaft (ÖDM), Salzburg february 8. to 10., 2013 OPD, German CAs: Nicolas Eberle and Kay-Michael Dankl Registration starts in october
Sep 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Termine, Turniere | Comments Off on Austrian Debating Championship ÖDM 2013

Philipp Stiel now president of VDCH / Leonid Vogel, Nils Haneklaus and Anna Mattes his deputies

The general assembly of VDCH (the Association of Debating Societies at Universities) elected a new president and his deputies: Philipp Stiel , Leonid Vogel, Nils Haneklaus and Anna Mattes constitute the new VDCH executive board.
Aug 25th, 2012 | By | Category: VDCH | mit 3 Kommentaren

New executive board in Ingolstadt

New executive board in IngolstadtWFI Debattierclub Ingolstadt has elected a new executive board: Melanie Fox is now president, her deputy is Nick Helleberg. Treasurer is Philip Weisser and Stefan Wittman is completing the board as secretary.
Aug 24th, 2012 | By | Category: News of debating clubs | Comments Off on New executive board in Ingolstadt

New executive board in Frankfurt

New executive board in FrankfurtFrankfurter Debattierclub Goethes Faust (DCGF) has elected a new executive board. Andreas Dreher is now president, his deputies are Myriam Tenderra and Marion Seiche.
Aug 9th, 2012 | By | Category: News of debating clubs | Comments Off on New executive board in Frankfurt

Vienna IV 2013

Vienna IV 2013Save the date: March 8 to 10! On these three days, the Vienna IV 2013 is going to take place. Vienna calling: Following that call are debaters from all over the international debating circuit. Debattierklub Wien (DKW) is awaiting 60 teams from all over the world in Austria's capital. This will be the third time in a row a Vienna IV is held, so we could start writing about a new tradition. Vienna waits its visitors regulary (!) with culinary specialties: You should definitely enjoy a glass of wine in a “beisl”, a locale plenty with Viennese characters (the author of ...
Aug 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Termine, Turniere | mit 3 Kommentaren

New executive board in Mannheim

New executive board in MannheimMannheim Debating Union elected a new executive board in july. President is now Michael Powala, his deputies are Christina Mack and Jana Gilke.
Aug 9th, 2012 | By | Category: News of debating clubs | Comments Off on New executive board in Mannheim

ZEIT DEBATTE in Tübingen

The next big event of the ZEIT DEBATTEN is already announced: Streitkultur Tübingen will convene the first ZEIT DEBATTE in the 2012/2013 season. The German speaking debating circuit will meet in Tübingen from November 23 to 25. Language of the tournament, as in the whole series, is German, the ZEIT DEBATTE Tübingen will be held in OPD (open parliamentary debate). Chief adjudicators are 2010 German champion Philipp Stiel (Tübingen/Berlin), Wiebke Nadler (Leipzig/Heidelberg) and Leo Vogel (Karlsruhe) The tournament series ZEIT DEBATTEN is organised by VDCH, the Association of Debating Societies at Universities, in cooperation with the weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT and ...
Aug 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Termine, Turniere, VDCH | Comments Off on ZEIT DEBATTE in Tübingen

Tilbury House IV 2012

Tilbury House IV 2012Save the date and prepare for Worlds in Cologne: The Tilbury House Debating Society is going to host the Tilbury House IV 2012. The competition will be staged on December 7 to 9. Language of debate is English, the format is BPS. Team cap is 36. World's DCA Isabelle Fischer (née Loewe) is going to be chief adjudicator together with Danique van Koppenhagen and Dessislava Kirova. To get more information visit the societies homepage where it shall be postet asap. You may also join the facebook event or contact the convenor Lea Pyhel viamail to lea.pyhel@tilburyhouse.de. Facts: Tilbury House IV 2012 December 7 to ...
Aug 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Termine, Turniere | Comments Off on Tilbury House IV 2012

New executive board in Stuttgart

The new president of Debattierclub Stuttgart is Alexander Bauer, his deputy is Svenja Friess. Treasurer of DC Stuttgart for the upcoming season is Karsten Beismann.
Aug 5th, 2012 | By | Category: News of debating clubs | Comments Off on New executive board in Stuttgart

Kyiv Open 2012

Have you ever been to Kyiv? The Kyiv Open is to be held the 5th time this year on september 28 to 30. It is hosted by the Ukrainian Youth non-governmental organization Debate Academy. Language of the tournament by the river Dnieper is English, the format will be BPS. Registration fees are 15 Euros for members of the Ukrainian Debate Academy, 30 Euros for all other debaters and 15 Euros for judges. Participants are offered accommodation, meals and transfer around Kyiv. The team cap is 40, the convenors insist on the n-1 rule. The Kyiv Open offers five prelims, semis ...
Aug 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Termine, Turniere | Comments Off on Kyiv Open 2012

New executive board in Freiburg

New executive board in FreiburgDebattierclubs Freiburg is now presided by a new and fresh executive board: Julian Keimer (president), Jonathan Dollinger (vice-president) and Ute Hoffmann (treasurer).
Aug 4th, 2012 | By | Category: News of debating clubs | Comments Off on New executive board in Freiburg

UCU Open 2012

Have you ever been to Utrecht? Well, you should! Here's your opportunity: The UCU Open 2012! The Tournament will be hosted  for the third time by the Dutch University College Utrecht (UCU) Debating Union on November 2 and 3. Registration opens on september 1st. More information is available on the UC U Debating Society's homepage , on Facebook and via ucuopen@gmail.com. Facts and figures: UCU Open 2012, Utrecht November2. and 3. English, BPS CAs: Danique van Koppenhagen and Harish Natarajan, DCAs Manos Moschopoulos and Michael Shapira fee: 50 Euros per team, adjudicators free
Aug 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Termine, Turniere | Comments Off on UCU Open 2012

Oxford IV 2012

The Oxford Union invites to this year’s Oxford IV – one of the most prestigious competitions in the debating world – from November 9 to 10. Fine judging and motions will be provided by chief adjudicators Harish Natarajan, Tom Hosking and Georgie Barker. There are two registrations options: The IONA package for 90 British Pounds per team includes five rounds of seven minute speeches, open break to quarter finals and ESL break to semi-finals, crash for Friday and Saturday night, socials, free drinks and a hog roast. n-1 rule applies. The international package for 110 British Pounds per team includes guaranteed crash for Thursday ...
Aug 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Termine, Turniere | Comments Off on Oxford IV 2012

Cambridge IV 2012

The Cambridge Union Society invites to this year’s Cambridge IV - one of the most prestigious competitions in the debating world - from November 16 to 17. Fine judging and motions will be provided by chief adjudicators Viktor Finkel (world champion 2011),  Jack Watson (twice euros final panalist) and deputy chief adjudicators  Rebecca Meredith and Germany's Isabelle Fischer (née Loewe). Reg fee ist 85 British Pounds per team and includes five rounds of seven minute speeches, open break to quarter finals and ESL break to semi-finals, a Black tie Social (Pack your tuxedoes!) on Saturday as well as free drinks and a ...
Aug 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Termine, Turniere | Comments Off on Cambridge IV 2012

New executive board in Halle

In their general assembly, Klartext Halle elected a new executive board. Irene Adamski is now president and Peter Ohl has been elected vice preisdent. They are flanked by Deniz Lü and Felix Stoßmeister. Markus Loer has been elected treasurer.
Aug 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: News of debating clubs | Comments Off on New executive board in Halle

Masters’ Cup 2012 in Eisenach

Let’s roll with the Masters’ Cup 2012 at Eisenach - registration opens now! On September 28 and 29, the Thuringian town where Martin Luther translated the New Testament into German will be the stage for the annual debating tournament of the Deutsche Debattiergesellschaft (DDG), the German alumni association for debaters. All debaters are invited to register as judges - a good chance to witness old-timers of great reputations or infamous for their long history of debating. You really will get to judge them! As speakers, all DDG members are welcome, plus those awarded the DDG prize for the best junior ...
Aug 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: DDG, Termine, Turniere | Comments Off on Masters’ Cup 2012 in Eisenach

New executive board in Mainz

In their general assembly, the Debattierclub Johannes Gutenberg Mainz (DCJG) elected a new executive board. Marina Freund is now president. He is flanked by Betty Braun and Allison Jones as vice presidents. Max Fritz has been elected treasurer.
Aug 1st, 2012 | By | Category: News of debating clubs | Comments Off on New executive board in Mainz

New executive board in Heidelberg

New executive board for Debating Club Heidelberg: President is now Lucas Danco. His deputy is Franzi Kriegelstein, Wiebke Nadler serves as treasurer.
Aug 1st, 2012 | By | Category: News of debating clubs | Mit einem Kommentar

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