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EUDC 2018 – How did we get here

EUDC 2018 - How did we get hereIn Warsaw, 2016, Scotland was, after a tough race against Hull and Riga, selected as the host of EUDC 2018. Jan-Gunther Gosselke, president of the EUDC Council’s Executive Committee, describes how a chain of events led to this year’s Euros taking place in Novi Sad, Serbia instead. Last summer in Tallinn, the Scottish bid was to be ratified. This is when Scottish OrgComm first brought an issue regarding accommodation to council’s attention: The hotel no longer was available at the initial week planned for EUDC because one of their long term customers asked for accommodation at the same time and they ...
Jul 30th, 2018 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Turniere |

Cambridge wins KCL Open 2018

Logo KCL OpenPortrait of a Tudor as a young Al (Tudor Musat and Alasdair Donovan, Cambridge) have won the 2018 edition of the KCL Open. Organized by conveners Emily Frizell and Joel Richardson, the tournament took place from June 30th to July 2nd at the King's College in London and was chief-adjudicated by Srishti Krishnamoorthy-Cavell, Tejaswini Krishnaprasad and Cian Luddy. In a grand final judged by Tim Squirrel (chair), Clara Rupf, George Goddard, James Laird-Smith and Penny Sadeghi, Portrait of a Tudor as a young Al (OO) faced Remember, big speaks gaps are homophobic (Joe Roussos and Imogen Harper-Lawrence, OG, Oxford), I guess technically ...
Jul 6th, 2018 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Turniere |

BGU A wins Vienna IV 2018

Vienna IV 2018 LogoThe weekend of May 26th and 27th featured this year's Vienna IV, chief-adjudicated by Alex Moise and Monica Forman and, as every year, complemented by a Schnitzel night and a post-final karaoke. In the final, judged by Elaye Karstadt (chair), Monica Forman, Alex Moise, Huyen Nguyen and Katrin Fallmann, BGU A (OO, Ayal Hayut-Man and Noa Ovadia) prevailed over The von Shap Family (OG, Yonathan Shapira and Michael Shapira), Belgrade DCA (CG, Ilija Ivanišević and Miloš Marjanović) and Jenseits von Vergleich und Analyse (CO, Philipp Müller and Calyxx Peucker) on the motion "This House believes that consent isn't the solitary ...
Jun 26th, 2018 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Turniere |

Team ‘Michael and Desmond’ wins Paris Open 2018

Paris Open 2018On May 11th and 12th, the annual Paris Open, featuring its traditional wine tasting during rounds, took place. Chief-adjudicated by Yair Har-Oz, Shrishty Krishnamoorthy and Harish Natarajan, the tournament was won by the team Michael and Desmond (Michael Dunn-Goekjan and Desmond Fairall, OO) against If you can't beat them, join them (Floris Holstege and Tom Manor, OG), Break ou Grève (Martin Devenney and Nissrine Majdi, CG), and Wild Chicken University Z (Jacob Lan and Joseph Xiao Liang, CO on the motion ‘This House believes that Wakanda should transition into a democracy.’ (with infoslide). The panel judging this final consisted of ...
May 23rd, 2018 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Turniere |

WUDC 2018 – The Break

WUDC 2018 - The BreakOnce again the anglophone World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) took place during the turn of the year. This year's location was Mexico City. The tournament started the 27.12.17 and ended the 04.01.18. After nine preliminary rounds the teams breaking to the outrounds were announced on New Year's Eve. At the WUDC, teams participate classified as one of three language categories: EPL (English as a Proficient Language), ESL (English as a Second Language) and EFL (English as a Foreign Language). EPL-classified teams can only participate in the Open Break, ESL-teams depending on their ranking either in the Open Break oder the ...
Jan 7th, 2018 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Turniere | mit 2 Kommentaren

New applicant to the European circuit – the UAE team interviewed

New applicant to the European circuit - the UAE team interviewedThis year, a new country applied to join the European circuit at Tallinn EUDC 2017: The United Arab Emirates. Jan-Gunther Gosselke interviewed Nicolaj Thor from their team for the Achte Minute. ...
Aug 17th, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Menschen, Turniere | Comments Off on New applicant to the European circuit – the UAE team interviewed

Vienna wins PEP IV 2017

Winners of PEP IV 2017: Mark Etzel and Miri Muntean - (c) DK Wien[caption id="attachment_31855" align="alignright" width="400"] Winners of PEP IV 2017: Mark Etzel and Miri Muntean - (c) DK Wien[/caption] Vienna Z (Miri Muntean, Mark Etzel) has won this year's PEP IV, debating the motion 'This House Supports the EU backed Western Balkans Customs Union, even at the price of terminating the free trade agreement with Russia and joining the EU sanctions on Russia' in Opening Opposition against the Opening Government St. Gallen University A (Jan-Gunther Gosselke, Katarina Kuzman), Closing Government CEC A (Kristina Georgieva, Monika Naydenova) and Closing Opposition Bard College Berlin A (John Kay, Matt Caito). Best speaker of the tournament was ...
Apr 17th, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Turniere | Comments Off on Vienna wins PEP IV 2017

Belgrade wins Novi Sad Open

Belgrade wins Novi Sad Open[caption id="attachment_31451" align="alignright" width="330"] Really Bad Hombres, winners of the first Novi Sad Open - (c) Jan-Gunther Gosselke[/caption] The team Really Bad Hombres (Miloš Marjanović & Teodora Resetar)  has won Novi Sad Open 2017 in Opening Opposition, debating the motion "THBT all companies should be majority owned and controlled by their workers" against Break or Move Out (OG, Chris Edgar & Ben Shaw), Helicopters at night (CG, Dariusch Klett-Cotta & Paul Reiter) and Samo je korak do dna (CO, Ilija Ivanišević & Janko Djordjevic). The final was judged by Emilia Carlqvist, Paul Smith, Jovan Petronijevic and Milja Sijakinjic. Best speaker of the tournament ...
Mar 9th, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Turniere | Comments Off on Belgrade wins Novi Sad Open

Leiden wins Lund IV 2016

Leiden wins Lund IV 2016„We are here because we didn't have a cancellation agreement“ (Jeroen Wijnen and Roel Becker, Leiden) won the final of the Lund IV in Opening Opposition. Debating the motion "THB that nuclear weapons have made the world a safer place.", they defeated "Belgrade A" (Ilija Ivanišević and Đorđe Jovićević) in Opening Government, "UCD Law A" (Adam Stairs and Aodhan Peelo) in Closing Government and "Cambridge CK" (George Clay and Muhammad Asadullah Khan) in Closing Opposition. The full debate is available on Youtube. Best speaker was Aodhan Peelo (UCD Law A) with an average of 82.6 points. [caption id="attachment_30505" align="alignright" width="400"] From left ...
Dec 8th, 2016 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Turniere | Comments Off on Leiden wins Lund IV 2016

Dutch WUDC 2017’s judge test online

Dutch WUDC 2017's judge test onlineSince yesterday, December 5th, 2016, judge test and debating and judging manual (to be read before completing the test) of the upcoming Dutch WUDC 2017 are available online. Consisting of a video debate and a multiple choice section, the test has to be completed by all participating judges before December 22nd 23:59 (GMT). Failure to do so will, according to the organizers, result in a "noticeable impact [on one's] allocation to rooms in the competition." Further, it has been announced that the Warsaw Speaker Scale will be applied throughout the tournament. Also, all judges have kindly been asked to enter any ...
Dec 7th, 2016 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Turniere | Comments Off on Dutch WUDC 2017’s judge test online

Friedrichshafen/Munich wins first Munich Open

Friedrichshafen/Munich wins first Munich Open[caption id="attachment_30238" align="alignright" width="400"] The winning team of this year's Munich Open: Calyxx Peucker & Philipp Müller - © Jan-Gunther Gosselke[/caption] From October 28th till October 30th, the first Munich Open took place after substantial preparations by conveners Katharina Heinrich and Christian Rausch. CAed by Monica Forman, Ben Shaw and Melda Eren, it extended the former trio of important international tournaments in the German circuit (Berlin IV, Tilbury IV, Vienna IV) by a fourth. Following five preliminary rounds, 'Berlin B' (Stefan Torges & Julian Stastny) , 'Clash and Burn' (Friedrichshafen/Munich, Calyxx Peucker & Philipp Müller), 'Heidelberg Rennehardt' (Benedikt Rennekamp & Martin Reinhardt), 'My minority ...
Nov 1st, 2016 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Turniere | mit 2 Kommentaren

Dutch WUDC 2017

Dutch WUDC 2017From December 27th to January 4th the WUDC, the world's largest debating tournament, takes place in The Hague in the Netherlands. As with most international tournaments, debates will be held in British Parliamentary Style and in English. The CA team consists of Syed Saddiq, Karin Merckens, Hyewon Rho, Michael Dunn Goekjian, Omer Nevo, Jodie O'Neill, Veenu Goswami, Yashodhan Nair and Ingrid Rodríguez. Bionda Merckens is the equity officer; Andrea Bos is in charge of language-related topics. Any questions can be directed to info@dutchwudc.nl. Overview: Date: December 27th - January 4th Conveners: Bionda Merckens, Andrea Bos Accommodation: Holiday houses Registration: Closed Registration ...
Oct 7th, 2016 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Termine, Turniere | Comments Off on Dutch WUDC 2017

UCU Open 2016

UCU LogoFrom November 4th till evening November 5th, the UCU Open 2016 will take place in Utrecht, Netherlands. Being an international tournament, its debates will be held in British Parliament Style and in English. Following five preliminary rounds, there will be semi finals and a final as well as a novice final. The CA team consists of Rebecca Irvine, Nishith Hegde, Clíodhna Ní Chéileachair, Ilija Ivanišević and Ybo Buruma, the convenor is Jelte Schievels. Questions can be directed to ucuopen@gmail.com. All known information: Date: November 4th - November 5th (late evening) Convenor: Jelte Schievels Accomodation: Crash Registration: Online formular Registration fee: 30 € ...
Oct 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Termine, Turniere | Comments Off on UCU Open 2016

Scottish EUDC 2018’s Training Centre

Titelbild Training Session in London der Scottish EUDC 2018From November 14th till November 17th (the week between Oxford IV and Cambridge IV), the Scottish EUDC 2018 OrgComm will organize two free training sessions each night at varying universities in London. These training sessions are open to anyone interested and will also be streamed and recorded to make them accessible to people who cannot make it to London. So far, no further information is known, but anyone interested may check out the Facebook page of the event. jgg./jm.
Oct 1st, 2016 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Termine, Veranstaltungen | Comments Off on Scottish EUDC 2018’s Training Centre

Maastricht Novice 2016

Rhetorica Debating LogoOn Saturday, November 19th, the first Maastricht Novice 2016 will take place. Located in Maastricht, it is a British-Parliament-Style novice tournament (speeches 5 minutes each) with four preliminary rounds followed by a final. The Chief Adjudicators are Srdjan Miletic, Jelte Schievels and Lucy Lester, any questions may be directed to rhetoricadebating@gmail.com. All known information: Date: November 19th, 2016 Accomodation: None, but crash can be organized if needed by contacting the organizer using the above e-mail address Registration: Onlineformular Registration fee: 10€ per speaker, 5€ per judge Adjudicator rule: tba Format: BPS Rounds: 4 preliminary rounds, finale Chief adjudicators: Srdjan Miletic, Jelte ...
Sep 30th, 2016 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Termine, Turniere | Mit einem Kommentar

Centrale Open 2016

Titelbild Centrale OpenFrom Friday, December 9th, til Sunday, December 11th, the Centrale Open 2016 takes place in Paris. Since this is an international tournament, debates will be held in British Parliament Style and in English. Following five preliminary rounds, there'll be semi finals and a final, as well as an ESL final. Sella Nevo, Harish Natarajan und Sharmila Parmanand are the Chief Adjudicators; any questions can be directed to ecpdebating@gmail.com. All known informations: Date: December 9th - December 11th, 2016 Accomodation: Crash on campus Regisration: Online formular Registration fee: 55 € per speaker Adjudicator rule: n-1 Format: BPS Rounds: 5 preliminary rounds, semi finals ...
Sep 26th, 2016 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Termine, Turniere | Comments Off on Centrale Open 2016

Lund IV 2016

Titelbild Lund IV 2016From Friday, December 2nd, to Sunday, December 4th, the Lund IV 2016 will be hosted in Lund. The tournament is international, therefore it will be held under British Parliamentary Style (BPS) rules with English as the spoken language. It consists of 5 preliminary rounds, followed by quarter finals, semi finals and a final. Also, it includes a novice break. The CA-Team consists of Olivia Sundberg Diez and Michael Dunn Goekjian. Questions may be directed to lundiv2016@gmail.com. The information on the tournament in a nutshell: Date: 2-4 December, 2016 Host: Lund Debate Society Accomodation: Hotel Registration: Online Formular Registration fee: 750 SEK Adjudicator rule: n-1 ...
Sep 19th, 2016 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Termine, Turniere | mit 2 Kommentaren

Tilbury House IV 2016

Logo Tilbury House IV 2016From Friday, November 25th, to Sunday, November 27th, the Tilbury House IV 2016 will be hosted in Cologne. The tournament is international, therefore it will be held under British Parliamentary Style (BPS) rules with English as the spoken language. It consists of 5 preliminary rounds, followed by semi finals and a final. The CA-Team consists of Johan Båge, Duncan Crowe and Melda Eren. Also, mixed teams are allowed. Questions may be directed to Agnes Ineza who can be reached via agnes.ineza@gmail.com. The information on the tournament in a nutshell: Date: 25-27 November, 2016 Host: Tilbury House Accomodation: Hostel Registration: Online Formular Registration fee: ...
Sep 15th, 2016 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Termine, Turniere | Comments Off on Tilbury House IV 2016

SSE Riga IV 2016

Title Picture of the 18th SSE Riga IVFrom Friday, December 9th, to Sunday, December 11th, the 18th SSE Riga IV will be hosted at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. The tournament is international, therefore it will be held under British Parliamentary Style (BPS) rules with English as the spoken language. It consists of 5 preliminary rounds, followed by an open break with partial quarter finals as well as a novice break and completed by semi finals and a final. Mixed-teams are accepted. The CA-Team consists of Monica Forman, Johan Båge, Michael Dunn Goekjian and a yet to be announced member, Stefan Siridzanski will be the equity ...
Sep 14th, 2016 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Termine, Turniere | Comments Off on SSE Riga IV 2016

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