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Breaking at the EUDC for the first time: An interview with Helsinki A

Breaking at the EUDC for the first time: An interview with Helsinki AAt the EUDC, many teams come together. Some of them are very ambitious and worked hard to have a chance to make the break. So did Milla Huuskonen and Joona Suhonen from Helsinki A. In this interview we asked them about their strategy and more. ...
Aug 25th, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Menschen, Turniere |

Tallinn EUDC 2017: Tel Aviv and Glasgow are the new European Champions

Tallinn EUDC 2017: Tel Aviv and Glasgow are the new European ChampionsThe European Universities Debate Championship 2017, taking place in Tallinn, have come to an end. On the day of the finals both the last four teams of the Open track and the English as a Second Language (ESL) track came together at the Nordea Concert hall for the two finals. ...
Aug 21st, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Turniere |

Tallinn EUDC 2017: The break

Tallinn EUDC 2017: The breakOn the third day of the European University Debate Championship 2017 the pre-rounds come to an end, meaning: The break happens. We've gathered all the information available for you and will edit more once we get our hands on it. ...
Aug 18th, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Turniere |

EUDC in Tallinn: Der VDCH im Break

EUDC in Tallinn: Der VDCH im BreakAm dritten Tag enden die EUDC-Vorrunden, der Break steht an. Wie üblich hat die Achte Minute ein besonderes Augenmerk auf VDCH-Teams geworfen. Es breaken: ...
Aug 17th, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Turniere | Mit einem Kommentar

SupCom wins Tunisian National Debate Championship 2017

SupCom wins Tunisian National Debate Championship 2017[caption id="attachment_31720" align="alignright" width="400"] The new Tunisian champions: Takwa Gnenna (left) and Gaith Ben Abdelhamid (right), along with their coordinator (middle). - © YAV[/caption] The grand final of the English track of the Tunisian National Debate Championship 2017, which took place for the first time under this name (formerly: Tunisia Boxing days), was won by the team SupCom (Gaith Ben Abdelhamid, Takwa Gnenna). They debated the motion "THR online journalism" as Opening Opposition against the teams ENIB (Marwa Soussi, Yassine Bouguerra) in Opening Government, TBS (Amir Ammar, Maram Chaabane) in Closing Government and ENS 1 (Manel Khedim, Zahra Mouakher) in Closing ...
Mar 27th, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Turniere | Comments Off on SupCom wins Tunisian National Debate Championship 2017

Stockholm wins Ota Open

Stockholm wins Ota Open[caption id="attachment_31296" align="alignright" width="400"] From left to right: Lilian Suo, Brian Wong, Rita Chudnovskaya, Jesper Eriksson, Meradjuddin Khan Oidermaa, Eid Jazairi, Ella Jonninen, Ben Shaw and Sara Halonen. - © Lennart Lokstein[/caption] At the grand final of the Ota Open 2017, the team Wolf Pack Alpha (Jesper Eriksson, Rita Chudnovskaya - Stockholm) managed to win as opening opposition on the motion "This house believes that major media outlets should seek to recruit individuals who openly support Donald Trump." They spoke against Otaly Excited (Lilian Luo - Ressu, Brian Wong - Oxford) in opening government, Don't worry, she's just my cousin! (Markus ...
Feb 19th, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], News of debating clubs, Turniere | Comments Off on Stockholm wins Ota Open

What to expect at Cape Town WUDC 2019?

What to expect at Cape Town WUDC 2019?Five days ago the WUDC council announced that Cape Town won the vote to be WUDC host for 2019. We took the opportunity to ask the conveners about everything you might want to know. Have fun! Who are you and what's your role at Cape Town WUDC? [caption id="attachment_31168" align="alignleft" width="400"] Matthew Barry: External relations, debating and operations - © private[/caption] Matthew Barry: I'm one of the two co-conveners and I'm going to be hitting up the logistical side of things. I'm communicating with the tab team and doing the more debate-related stuff. That's what I'm handling. I study mechanical engineering and ...
Feb 7th, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Menschen, Turniere | Comments Off on What to expect at Cape Town WUDC 2019?

Spotlight: Teams that made the break

Spotlight: Teams that made the breakBefore the break we asked seasoned veterans for their background and strategies - now the time has come to talk with some of this year's most successful teams. In this article you will find: James Penn and James Rankin, Auckland A Lisa Schallenberg, Leiden C James Penn and James Rankin, Auckland A [caption id="attachment_30968" align="alignright" width="400"] James Penn and James Rankin - © private[/caption] James and James ranked third in the EPL break. They are debaters from Auckland, New Zealand. The interview was conducted by Lennart Lokstein. AM: Hey guys! Congratulations to your break. Did you party a lot? JP: Yeah, too much. Felt it this ...
Jan 9th, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Menschen, Turniere | Comments Off on Spotlight: Teams that made the break

We are looking for new reporters!

We are looking for new reporters!Since we just started expanding our coverage across the European circuit, we are looking for new reporters from as many countries attending European tournaments as possible. This includes IONA, Israel and everyone else feeling part of the circuit. (For members of other circuits there is more information about regional coverage at the bottom of this post.) Basically, all we do is on a voluntary basis and not much is required to become part of the Achte Minute team: You'll need motivation and basic English skills (all articles will be reviewed before publishing them anyways). Everything else, like the technical use of the ...
Jan 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Ausschreibung, In eigener Sache | Comments Off on We are looking for new reporters!

This year’s Masters: Dutch Parliamentary

This year's Masters: Dutch Parliamentary[caption id="attachment_30739" align="alignright" width="400"] Masters this year: 2 vs 2, five minute speeches - © Manuel Adams[/caption] Traditionally, and before the WUDC pre-rounds begin on December 29th, there area few events worth noticing. These include pre-council meetings, the Women's Forum, and other opportunities for exchange. Amongst them is another event worth noticing: the Masters competition. All interested WUDC judges are allowed to sign up in teams for two rounds to show their speaking skills before they judge those of others. This small competition is adjudicated by volunteer WUDC speakers and judges. As is tradition, the competition can be held in the ...
Dec 28th, 2016 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Turniere | Comments Off on This year’s Masters: Dutch Parliamentary

EUDC 2016: The results

EUDC 2016: The results[caption id="attachment_29710" align="alignright" width="344"] View over Warsaw - © Lennart Lokstein[/caption] The European Universities Debating Championship is over. Winner of the ESL-final is Tel Aviv A (Dan Lahav, Ayal Hayut-man) from Closing Government, thus becoming ESL-Champions, whereas the teams Tel Aviv C (Tom Manor, Noam Dahan) from Opening Government, Leiden D (Lisa Schallenberg, Simon Martina-Perez) from Opening Opposition and Leiden A (Floris Holstege, Emma Lucas) from Closing Opposition become vice ESL-Champions. The final's motion was "This house believes that western states should support breakaway regions in former Sovjet states (e.g. East Ukraine l South Ossetia) joining the Russian federation conditional on holding free and ...
Aug 25th, 2016 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Turniere | mit 5 Kommentaren

EUDC 2016: The break

EUDC 2016: The break[caption id="attachment_29710" align="alignright" width="344"] View over Warsaw - © Lennart Lokstein[/caption] At the EUDC 2016, hosted in Warsaw, the following teams make the break. Note that, different to WUDC, ESL (English as a Second Language) teams can be in both the EPL (English as Primary Language) and ESL break if they are high enough in the total ranking. ESL teams in the EPL ("main") break are marked. In the EPL category (English as Primary Language): Durham A PEP A LSE A Cambridge B TCD Phil B Durham B Oxford C Hebrew A Tel Aviv A (ESL) Cambridge A Oxford A Tel Aviv ...
Aug 18th, 2016 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Turniere | Comments Off on EUDC 2016: The break

England wins World Schools Debating Championships 2016

England wins World Schools Debating Championships 2016[caption id="attachment_29548" align="alignright" width="400"] Team England wins the WSDC 2016 - © Dominique Brewing[/caption] The English high school students Rosa Thomas, Archie Hall and Kenza Wilks won the grand final of the WSDC 2016 in Stuttgart as proposition on the motion „This house believes that states should be allowed to pay other states to relocate and settle refugees.“ The English team debated against the opposing Canadian team represented by Dasha Metropolitansky, Rory Flynn and Alex Wu. In the WSD format, teams consist of five students, three of which speak per debate. Therefore, Edward Bracey and Ife Grillo of Team England also ...
Jul 28th, 2016 | By | Category: [:de]International[:en]international[:], Turniere | Mit einem Kommentar

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