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EUDC 2017 Day 2: First Timers at Euros

EUDC 2017 Day 2: First Timers at EurosThe EUDC is attracting many of the same people again and again every year. But there are also always the people who come to Euros the first time and don’t know what to expect and what will be happening. The Achte Minute has talked to some of the people who are at their first EUDC here in Tallinn about their experiences, expectations and how those expectations were met. Hilla Schwartz Tudor Musat Emma van der Horst and Fenna ten Haaf Rachel Mullally Mrinal Kumar Hila Schwartz, Ben Guiron University of the Negev (Israel) [caption id="attachment_32549" align="alignleft" width="213"] Hila Schwartz - © H.Hecke[/caption] AM: So for how long have you ...
Aug 17th, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Menschen |

Day 1: TH supports coming to Tallinn EUDC

Day 1: TH supports coming to Tallinn EUDCDay one is over and the participants of Tallinn EUDC are still hopeful and excited. At least it seems like it. The Achte Minute went around asking participant to deliver their best case for either Government or Opposition on the motions “TH supports coming to Tallinn EUDC” The overwhelming majority proposed that it was a great idea to join and also the voice who regrets coming, can’t really been taken seriously. Some of the arguments focused on the beauty of the city: I generally like traveling. The city and the old town is fun to go around and the waterfront is beautiful. There is ...
Aug 15th, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Menschen, Turniere |

Toronto wins World Schools Debate Academy Tournament

Toronto wins World Schools Debate Academy Tournament[caption id="attachment_32286" align="alignleft" width="309"] Winning team Toronto 1 - © UTS Speech and Debate Society[/caption] The tournament at the World Schools Debate Academy 2017 was won on a 6 - 3 split desicion by Toronto 1 (Gautam Manohar, Adithya Chakravarthy, Angela Li, Andrei Comlosan Pop and Mia Richmond; Canada) in Opposition on the motion "THBT developed nations should not recruit high skilled workers such as doctors and engineers from developing countries". They debated in the final against the team North European Trade Agreement (Sonia Meehan, Leo Ohl, Julius Schillinger, Luesa Vallin and Mariam Kojo; Finnland/Germany). The final was adjudicated by Duncan Crowe (c), Kristina Loayza, Jenny Tumas, Rok Hafner, Penny Sadeghi , Malvika Kala, Roel Becker, Elizabeta ...
Jul 9th, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Turniere | mit 2 Kommentaren

Leiden wins first Delft Open

Leiden wins first Delft Open[caption id="attachment_32196" align="alignright" width="400"] Roel Becker and Floris Holstege, winners of the Delft Open 2017 - © Helena Hecke[/caption] The grand final of the first Delft Open ever was won by Leiden A(rrogant) (Floris Holstege, Roel Becker) from Opening Opposition on the Motion This house would introduce a Social Credit System in liberal democracies. They debated agains UDS: Sharpay and Ryan (Pieter van der Veere, Angela Portocarrero - Utrecht) in Opening Government, David en Simone (Simone Landman - Trivium, David Metz - Leiden) in Closing Government and Brandeis ST (Ravi Simon, Sagie Tvizer) in Closing Opposition. The final was chaired by Lennart van Laake, who adjudicated together with Daan ...
Jun 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Turniere | Comments Off on Leiden wins first Delft Open

GUU wins Durham Open

GUU wins Durham Open[caption id="attachment_32163" align="alignright" width="400"] The GUU delegation at the Durham Open with winners Bethany Garry (standing) and Owen Mooney (green shirt) - © GUU[/caption] The Durham Open 2017 was won by GUU A (Bethany Garry and Owen Mooney) in Opening Opposition on an open motion. They debated against Consider Phlebas (Sam van Elk, Cambridge and Joe Roussos, LSE) in Opening Government, Oxford RJ (Jure Hederih and Raffy Marshall) in Closing Government and Cambridge E (Camilo Ruiz and Matt Hankin) in Closing Opposition. The final was judged by Kez Exley (C) Dee Courtney, Aislin Flynn, Rory Flynn and Chris Paschali Best speaker of the tournament was ...
Jun 20th, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Turniere | Comments Off on GUU wins Durham Open

Cambridge wins Trinity Open

Cambridge wins Trinity Open[caption id="attachment_32158" align="alignright" width="400"] Winners Katherine Dunbar (left) and Etsuko Lim (right) during prep time - © TCD Hist/Phil[/caption] The Trinity Open 2017 was won by Cambridge B (Etsuko Lim & Katherine Dunbar) in Closing Government. They debated against Oxford Tecks and Sophie (Teck Wei Tan & Sophie Large) in Opening Government,  Upgrading from Aodhan (Adam Stairs & Clíodhna Ní Chéileachair, UCD Law) in Opening Opposition and Edinburgh A (Tim Squirrel & Nish Hegde) in Closing Opposition on the motion "You are an author who has just been granted a power such that any book you write would be taken as gospel by all who read it. ...
Jun 19th, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Themen, Turniere | Comments Off on Cambridge wins Trinity Open

Utrecht/ Leiden win Amsterdam Open, UCD LawSoc wins Pro-Am final

Utrecht/ Leiden win Amsterdam Open, UCD LawSoc wins Pro-Am finalThe Amsterdam Open 2017 was won by Floris en Pieter (Jelte Schievels, Utrecht & David Metz; Leiden) in Opening Government on the motion THBT the Left should focus on using class as its central organising principle, rather than other aspects of identity. [caption id="attachment_32071" align="alignright" width="315"] Winners of Amsterdam Open: Jelte Schievels and David Metz - © David Metz[/caption] They debated against In the quiet words of the Virgin Mary: come again? (Anastasia Grishkova, KCL & Bas Tönissen, St. Andrews) in Opening Opposition, Wong Call, Bagequit (Brian Wong, Oxford & Johan Bage, Stockholm) in Closing Government and You are fake news (Weronika Mincewicz-Podrecka, Leiden & John Tsopanis, ULU) in Closing Opposition. The final was judged by ...
Jun 12th, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Turniere | Comments Off on Utrecht/ Leiden win Amsterdam Open, UCD LawSoc wins Pro-Am final

Leiden and Sheffield win Maastricht Open 2017

Leiden and Sheffield win Maastricht Open 2017[caption id="attachment_31994" align="alignleft" width="206"] The winners of the tournament ©Helena Hecke[/caption] The Maastricht Open 2017 was won by Phil and Gloria (Roel Becker; Leiden and Lucia Arce; Sheffield) in Closing Opposition. They debated against Trivium A (Simone Landman and Daan Spackler; Middelburg) in Opening Government, The Maastricht Titties (Annabell van Beusekom and Milka Gerovska; Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje) in Opening Opposition and The Wong Tangent (Rebecca Lee, Bristol and Brian Wong, Oxford) in Closing Opposition on the motion "You are the commander of an Israeli submarine on the Persian Gulf. It is the day after Israel was annihilated in a ...
May 8th, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Turniere | Comments Off on Leiden and Sheffield win Maastricht Open 2017

UCD/Cambridge win Glasgow Ancients, UCD L&H and GUU win Glasgow Women’s

UCD/Cambridge win Glasgow Ancients, UCD L&H and GUU win Glasgow Women's[caption id="attachment_31828" align="alignleft" width="241"] Winners of Glasgow Ancients - © Srishti Krishnamoorthy-Cavell[/caption] Glasgow Ancients The team Iconic Misandry (Clíodhna Ní Chéileachair, Srishti Krishnamoorthy-Cavell; UCD/Cambridge) was victorious in the final on the motion "THW grant legal personhood to major ecological entities (eg. the Amazon rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef etc.)." They won as Closing Government over 2 indy 2ref: edinburgh drift (Oskar Avery, Chris Paschali; Newcastle) in Opening Government, My teammate didn't want any puns, but Im feeling quite ADAM-ant (Adam Stairs, Aodhan Peelo, UCD) in Opening Opposition and Already Broke (Up) (Lucia Arce, Jure Hederih; Sheffield/Oxford) in Closing Opposition. The Final was judged by Eilidh McCreath in ...
Apr 14th, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Turniere | Comments Off on UCD/Cambridge win Glasgow Ancients, UCD L&H and GUU win Glasgow Women’s

How can we improve judging for women?

How can we improve judging for women?In this week's feature, Helena Hecke investigates the issue of women not being taken serious in adjudication discussions, along with some suggestions to fix it. ...
Apr 12th, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Jurieren, Mittwochs-Feature | Mit einem Kommentar

Edinburgh/UCD L&H win Maynooth Open

Edinburgh/UCD L&H win Maynooth Open[caption id="attachment_31750" align="alignleft" width="280"] The Final - © Private[/caption] The Maynooth Open 2017 was won by Men I'd shift if I weren't a misandrist (Tim Squirrell, Richeal Ní Laoghaire; Edinburgh/UCD L&H) in Closing Government in an open motion. Opening Government Minorities are people not extensions (Lorna Staines, Mark Finn; Trinity Hist) set it as "THB the usa should pay reparations to african americans". The other two teams in the final were Nothing wrong with two men crying or taking valium (Eoin O'Sullivan, Chris Costigan; Cork/Trinity Phil) in Opening Opposition and  We all need somebody to Leon (Aodhan Peelo, Leon Langdon; UCD L&H) as Closing Government. [caption id="attachment_31748" align="alignright" ...
Mar 29th, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Turniere | Comments Off on Edinburgh/UCD L&H win Maynooth Open

Erasmus Rotterdam wins Tilburg Women’s Open

Erasmus Rotterdam wins Tilburg Women's Open[caption id="attachment_31725" align="alignright" width="251"] EDS A - Winner of the Tilburg Women's Open - © Private[/caption] The Tilburg Women's Open 2017 was won by EDS A (Emma van der Horst, Migle Povilenaite; Rotterdam) in Opening Government on the motion "TH supports the Rise of Left-Wing Populism in Europe". They won over Groningen A (Linsey Keur, Lise van der Meer) in Opening Opposition, Underpreped & Overdressed (Lydia Vlagsma, Ike Lieshout; Nijmegen) in Closing Government and Bonaparte A (Marike Breed, Harriet Bergman) in Closing Government. The final was judged by Dee Ní Churnáin as chair together with Romée Lind, Annabelle van Beusekom, Olivia Sundberg Diez and Gigi ...
Mar 28th, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Turniere | Comments Off on Erasmus Rotterdam wins Tilburg Women’s Open

Toronto wins the Alfred Tuna Snider World Schools Tournament

Toronto wins the Alfred Tuna Snider World Schools Tournament[caption id="attachment_31637" align="alignright" width="400"] The finalists and CAs - ©Private[/caption] The Alfred Tuna Snider International World Schools Tournament was won by Toronto Mix (Sarah Rana, Zain Daudi, Dori Zhoud, Sophie Wu) in Proposition on a 3:2 split decision. They debated the final on the motion "This House believes that the West should not portray ‘’The Great Explorers’’ (e.g. Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama) as heroes" against UTS A (Martine Duffy, Alykhan Jetha, Adithya Chakracarthy, Gautam Manohar; Canada) in Opposition. The final was judged by Adnan Muttalib, Cornell in chair together with Duncan Crowe, UK/Vermont, Nae Sovaiala, Romania, Zheng Bo, China and Wanda Gibson, ...
Mar 21st, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Turniere | mit 2 Kommentaren

Poznan and LSE win Cracow Open 2017

Poznan and LSE win Cracow Open 2017[caption id="attachment_31516" align="alignright" width="266"] Willam Wildi (left) and Stanisław Stefaniak (right), Winners of Cracow Open 2017 - © KDPUJ[/caption] The Cracow Open 2017 was won by the mixed team I am your Stan (Stanisław Stefaniak/Poznan, William Wildi/LSE) from Closing Opposition. They debated in the final against Mainor A (Oskar Gross, Kaspar Kelder) in Opening Government, Pun (Ben Shaw/GUU alumnus, Mirijana Muntean/DK Wien) in Opening Opposition and AGKŚ (Alexander Starchurski, Mateusz Wójtowicz - Warsaw) in Closing Government on the motion "This House welcomes the commercialisation of national symbols". The final was adjudicated by Alex Moise (chair) together with Harish Natarajan, Karolina Partyga, Calyxx Peucker and Cheryl Nazik. Wiliam Wildi was declared best speaker of ...
Mar 13th, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Turniere | Comments Off on Poznan and LSE win Cracow Open 2017

HDDc wins Ljutomer Worlds Schools tournament

HDDc wins Ljutomer Worlds Schools tournament[caption id="attachment_31509" align="alignright" width="261"] HDDc - winners of the tournament © Private[/caption] The International Worlds Schools tournament Ljutomer, Slovenia was won by the team HDDc (Marija Jarnjak / Hrvoje Kozic / Maja Roglic).They debated the final on the motion "THBT we should boycott comedians who poke fun at minority stereotypes" in proposition against the team Bezigrad Green Stars (Reja Debevc / Matija Pusnik / Filip Koro) from Slovenia in opposition. Government won the debate with a very emotional case about the importance to protect minorities. Opposition argued against that on a principle level of how making fun about everyone means equality, as well as ...
Mar 13th, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Turniere | mit 4 Kommentaren

Cambridge alumni win Inner Temple IV

Cambridge alumni win Inner Temple IV[caption id="attachment_31072" align="alignright" width="242"] Winners of the Inner Temple IV 2017 - © Michael Dunn Goejikan[/caption] The team Fulfilling MDG's Virtue Signalling Quota (Michael Dunn Goejikan & Muhammad Assadullah Khan) has won the final of the Inner Temple IV 2017. The motion was "This house supports a norm where adult children take in their elderly parents, even in cases where their parents have the financial means to support themselves." The final was judged by Steven Ramesh Rajavinothan  in chair, together with Tek Wei Tan, Ibrahim Steele, Mackenzie Tse, Bruce Weaver and Penny S. Best speaker was Michael Dunn Goejikan with an average of 84.25 speaker points. The Novice Final ...
Jan 24th, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Turniere | Comments Off on Cambridge alumni win Inner Temple IV

The good, the bad and the bread – A review of WUDC 2017

The good, the bad and the bread - A review of WUDC 2017With debaters from all around the world recovering on their travels back home, it's time to look back at the ups and downs of the tournament. Helena Hecke commented on the Dutch WUDC experience. The debating world has once more crowned the best debaters in the world. This year it's USU A from Sydney in the Open category, Tel Aviv A in the ESL category and Belgrade C in the EFL category. But celebrating the new world champions is not all that has happened at this year’s Worlds. The debating: Of course debating is the most important aspect at WUDC. This year, the Adjudication ...
Jan 8th, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Turniere | Comments Off on The good, the bad and the bread – A review of WUDC 2017

The winners of Dutch WUDC 2017

The winners of Dutch WUDC 2017After nine preliminary rounds, two days of elimination rounds and three finals, the winners of this years WUDC have been determined. [caption id="attachment_30874" align="alignright" width="302"] EFL Champions 2017: Belgrade C ©DutchWUDC[/caption] In the EFL Final, Belgrade C (Miloš Marjanović, Teodora Rešetar) took the win via unanimous decision against BINUS A (Stella Emada Bestio, Willem Chua) in Opening Government, SKT A (Konrad Gütschow, Philipp Schirmer) in Opening Opposition and SUFE B (Jinting Liu, Miranda Shen Yan) in Closing Government on the motion "THBT the European left should promote a hard left agenda, including the nationalisation of major industry, very high tax rates on the ...
Jan 5th, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Turniere | mit 12 Kommentaren

WUDC Tips and Tricks from Veterans – Part 2

WUDC Tips and Tricks from Veterans - Part 2There’s no other time in the year where more outstanding, successful, brilliant, superb, mind-blowing, astonishing, fascinating debaters meet at one location then whilst WUDC. That makes worlds the perfect time to talk to some of these people and get them to share their secrets to success. We have spoken to three more people from The Netherlands, Israel, Bangladesh and Germany. The interviews were conducted by Helena Hecke. In this Article you’ll hear about the tricks of the trade from Marc-Andre Schulz – Aachen Emma Lucas and Gigi Gil – Leiden Monica Forman - Tel Aviv Ratib Ali - Dhaka [caption id="attachment_30787" align="alignright" width="229"] Marc-Andre Schulz - ...
Jan 1st, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Menschen, Turniere | Comments Off on WUDC Tips and Tricks from Veterans – Part 2

Debaters at WUDC – Part 2

Debaters at WUDC - Part 2The second day of the World Universities Debating Championship in The Hague is coming to an end and of course the Achte Minute was there once again and has interviewed some of the participants from all around the world. Today six people from three continents were interviewed and there will be more coming the following days. The interviews were conducted by Helena Hecke. In this part you can find the interviews with: Ngozi Sibulele and Inga Macingwano – South Africa Charles Lewis and Alan Chan – Canada Minji Kim and Do Hyung Shin – South Korea   Ngozi Sibulele and Inga Macingwano – South Africa [caption id="attachment_30797" align="alignleft" ...
Dec 31st, 2016 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Menschen, Turniere | Comments Off on Debaters at WUDC – Part 2

WUDC Tips and Tricks from Veterans – Part 1

WUDC Tips and Tricks from Veterans - Part 1There is no other time in the year where more outstanding, successful, brilliant, superb, mind-blowing, astonishing, fascinating debaters meet at one location than whilst at WUDC. This makes Worlds the perfect time to talk to some of those people and get them to share their secrets to success. Today on the day of the first rounds, the Achte Minute has spoken to three different people from Sweden and New Zealand. In this article you’ll find the tricks of the trade. Gustaf Lundgren and Johan Båge – Stockholm Sebastian Templeton – Wellington Gustaf Lundgren and Johan Båge – Stockholm Gustaf and Johan are ...
Dec 30th, 2016 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Menschen, Turniere | Comments Off on WUDC Tips and Tricks from Veterans – Part 1

Debaters at WUDC – Part 1

Debaters at WUDC - Part 1The first day of the World University Debating Championship 2017 in The Hague is coming to an end and of course the Achte Minute was there and interviewed some of the participants from all around the world. Today seven people from three continents were interviewed and more will be coming the following days. Interviewing for the Achte Minute was Helena Hecke. In this part you can find the interviews with: Pradeepta Adhikari and Shreya Josmi – Nepal Roshelle Pinnock, Patrice Minto and Germaine Barrett – Jamaica Tyler Whitney and Lemuel Daher, Northwest University Kirkland – USA Pradeepta Adhikari and Shreya Josmi – Nepal [caption id="attachment_30746" align="alignleft" ...
Dec 28th, 2016 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Menschen, Turniere | Comments Off on Debaters at WUDC – Part 1

Bežigrad wins Winter Holiday Open, Zagreb

Bežigrad wins Winter Holiday Open, ZagrebAt the Winter Holiday Open in Zagreb, a World Schools Debate tournament, USA Debate A (Liz Yount, Josh May, Aditya Dhar and Ella Michaels) participated the final in proposition against Bežigrad Green Stars (Matija Pušnik, Reja Debevc, Filip Korošec in Opposition on the motion TH regrets the commercialization of feminism. [caption id="attachment_30642" align="alignright" width="400"] The winning team bežigrad Green Stars - © WHO[/caption] The proposition debated the intersectionality of feminism, secondly the limitation of political action and lastly the resulting commodification and need for opposition to the system. Opposition argued against this with the arguments that the commercialization will lead to popularisation of feminism and ...
Dec 19th, 2016 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Turniere | Comments Off on Bežigrad wins Winter Holiday Open, Zagreb

Oxford & KCL win Centrale Open 2016

Oxford & KCL win Centrale Open 2016The team Bailey orders asian Teck-a-Wei (Teck Wei Tan & Bailey Reid, Oxford/KC London) won the final of Centrale Open 2016 from Opening Opposition. They won over Tilbury House Minions (Agnes Putri & Leonard Münstermann, Cologne) in Opening Government, There is but one God and He is not called Jesus (Dan Lahav & Muhammad Asadullah Khan, Tel Aviv/Cambridge) in Closing Government and Cardiff A (Raphael Hill & Calan Eskandar) in Closing Opposition on the motion "THBT the Democratic Party should take on a much more centre-leftist position and support a mass redistribution of wealth agenda". The final was judged by Harish Natarajan in chair, together with Sharmila Parmanand, Nika ...
Dec 13th, 2016 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Turniere | mit 3 Kommentaren

Tilbury House and Lund win Maastricht Novice

Rhetorica Debating LogoMaastricht Novice 2016 was won by "The Dynamic Duo" (Helena Hecke, Tilbury House and Diogo Silva, Lund) in Closing Government on the motion "THW press the button" (Infoslide: There is a button. If pressed, nuclear weapons no longer function. This would be immediately detected by owners of said weapons. If you do not press the button immediately, it will disappear.) They competed against Debate Duo (Asena Baykal and Helena Depaepe, Maastricht) in Opening Government, RDaweSome (Rayo Vermeij and Moon van der Pas, Maastricht) in Opening Opposition and Team Gualg (Dino Wildi and Milec Gadzala) in Closing Opposition in the final, which was adjudicated by Srdjan Milec (chair), Lucy Lester, Jelte Schievelz and ...
Nov 21st, 2016 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Turniere | Comments Off on Tilbury House and Lund win Maastricht Novice

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