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Generations – Willy Witthaut on the German debating Alumni tournament Masters’ Cup

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Oct 5th, 2012 | By | Category: DDG, Turniere | mit 2 Kommentaren

DDG-Mitgliederversammlung wählt Vorstand neu

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Masters’ Cup 2012: Patrick Ehmann geht aus Finale als Sieger hervor

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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

Die DDG urlaubt in Dresden

Jul 31st, 2012 | By | Category: DDG | Comments Off on Die DDG urlaubt in Dresden

MDD 2012: Tobias Kube awarded best junior speaker

Tobias Kube from Marburg was awarded best junior speaker at this year's German language debating championship (Meisterschaft im deutschsprachigen Debattieren or MDD) in Vienna. This award is a cup engraved with the names of all former laureates. It is assigned by the German alumni debating society DDG (short for Deutsche Debattiergesellschaft) since 2004. Please learn more about DDG's committment in the MDD in the German version of this article. apf
Jun 13th, 2012 | By | Category: DDG, Turniere | Comments Off on MDD 2012: Tobias Kube awarded best junior speaker

Merry Christmas!

Dear readers of Achte Minute, dear friends, we wish you merry holidays and a happy new year! On top of that, we would like to thank you for being such devoted readers. We hope that after the holidays we will be the sams up-to-date and reliable reporters that you are used to when it comes to debating-related issues on the German speaking debating circuit and beyond. Achte Minute is a honorary project which is supported by the commitment of many. We thank you all for your commitment that makes Achte Minute what it is. We are always happy about recent information and ...
Dec 24th, 2011 | By | Category: DDG, VDCH | Mit einem Kommentar

Preps for the Austrian Open

In gepflegtem Ambiente schulte Nicolas Eberle die Debattanten Österreichs und bereitete sie auf das Austran Open vor. (Foto: Christoph Wiederkehr)Nicolas Eberle, member of the executive board of Deutsche Debattiergeselschaft (DDG), prepped Austrian debaters in Vienna. Please read more on this in the German version of this article. ...
Dec 17th, 2011 | By | Category: DDG, Turniere | Comments Off on Preps for the Austrian Open

DDG, Kienholz and Lenny Kravitz

DDG, Kienholz and Lenny Kravitz Wanna know what Lenny Kravitz, a piggy bank and Jesus all have to do with DDG, the German debating alumni association? Well... read the German version of this! The Deutsche Debattiergesellschaft (DDG) – the German association of alumni debaters – provides a network for alumni debaters as well as it promotes student debating in German speaking regions. Moreover, DDG is co-editor of our debating magazine Achte Minute. DDG’s general assembly of 2011 elected their executive board: Stefan Hübner is now president of the alumni association supported by Marietta Gädeke, Oliver Hörtensteiner, Nicolas Eberle and Bastian Laubner. ...
Nov 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: DDG | Comments Off on DDG, Kienholz and Lenny Kravitz

Serpentines, old stagers and The Beach: Sina Strupp on the Masters’ Cup

Die Teilnehmer des Masters' Cup 2011 An exclusive tournament in the Thuringian Forest with the final in the famous fortress Wartburg - read more in the German version of this sum-up of impressions of one of our up-and-coming among old stagers. ...
Sep 27th, 2011 | By | Category: DDG | mit 2 Kommentaren

New executive board of DDG

The general assembly of Deutsche Debattiergesellschaft (DDG), the German alumni debating association, have elected a new executive board: President is now Stefan Hübner, his vice-presidents are Marietta Gädeke, Nicolas Eberle, Bastian Laubner and Oliver Hörtensteiner. ...
Sep 26th, 2011 | By | Category: DDG | Comments Off on New executive board of DDG

Masters’ Cup 2011: Lukas Haffert may now call himself Master of the Masters

At the Masters' Cup in the famous fortress of Wartburg in the middle of the Thuringian Forest, Lukas Haffert defeated his competitors. His fellow finalists were Marietta Gädeke, Torsten Rössing and Marcus Ewald. Lukas may now call himself Master of the Masters. The exclusive tourney is hosted by Deutsche Debattiergesellschaft (DDG), the German alumni debating society. The motions read as follows: Round 1: "Dieses Haus würde Palästina als Vollmitglied in die UN aufnehmen." Round 2: "Dieses Haus bestraft eine erwiesene Falschbeschuldigung nach der Strafe, die der Beschuldigte erhalten hätte, wenn er aufgrund der Beschuldigung verurteilt worden wäre." Round 3: "Dieses Haus wandelt ...
Sep 24th, 2011 | By | Category: DDG, Themen | mit 4 Kommentaren

Masters’ Cup 2011: Break to final / motions

Sep 24th, 2011 | By | Category: DDG, Turniere | mit 2 Kommentaren

Masters’ Cup 2011: Break to Semis

The motion of the break semi-finals read: “Dieses Haus würde dem Wutbürger einen Maulkorb verpassen.” Semi 1: Bastian Laubner Lukas Haffert Almut Graebsch Marcus Ewald Judges: Verena Gräf, Mario Dießner, Andrea Gau, Bernd Hoefer Semi 2: Torsten Rössing Farid Schwuchow Jan Lüken Marietta Gädecke Judges: Allison Jones, Marion Seiche, Alexander Postinett, Benedikt Nufer The Masters’ Cup is the annual tournament which is staged at Eisenach since 2005. The venue for the final is the ballroom at the world heritage site Wartburg. The Masters’ style was specifically developed for the Masters’ Cup where teams will be allocated by drawing lots. In teams of two, every speaker gets ...
Sep 24th, 2011 | By | Category: DDG, Themen | Mit einem Kommentar

Masters’ Cup starts today

Today over 50 debaters arrive in Eisenach, where this years's Masters' Cup starts today. The Masters’ Cup is the annual tournament which is staged at Eisenach since 2005. The venue for the final is the ballroom at the world heritage site Wartburg. The Masters’ style was specifically developed for the Masters’ Cup where teams will be allocated by drawing lots. In teams of two, every speaker gets a time of seven minutes. The jurors judge content, strategy and method equally. As speakers, all members of DDG as well as those ...
Sep 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: DDG | Comments Off on Masters’ Cup starts today

Sina Strupp – up and coming

Sina Strupp was awarded for being the most promising debater new on the German language deating circuit at the German Language Debating Championship in Heidelberg in June this year. Deutsche Debattiergesellschaft, the alumni debating society of Germany, grants this award every year to one of the up-and-coming debaters. Read here the interview of a first year who will soon be debating with and against old stagers at the Masters' Cup in Eisenach. It's in German, though. “Wie eine Explosion“ war es für Sina Strupp, als sie im Sommer bei der Deutschen Debattiermeisterschaft (DDM) in Heidelberg mit dem Nachwuchspreis ausgezeichnet wurde. Den ...
Aug 30th, 2011 | By | Category: DDG, Turniere | Mit einem Kommentar

Masters’ Cup 2010: CA Team nominated

Gudrun Lux, president of Deutsche Debattiergesellschaft (DDG), the German alumni association for debaters, announced the CA team of Masters' Cup 2011. Traditionally, one member each from VDCH and DDG executive boards are the chief adjudicators of Masters’ Cup. This year, this will be the recently elected president of VDCH Benedikt Nufer and Gudrun's deputy, DDG vice president Isabelle Loewe. The Masters’ Cup is the annual tournament which is staged at Eisenach since 2005. The venue for the final is the ballroom at the world heritage site Wartburg. The Masters’ style was specifically developed ...
Aug 24th, 2011 | By | Category: DDG, Turniere | Comments Off on Masters’ Cup 2010: CA Team nominated

DDM 2011 at a glance

Please read the German version of this article to learn about winners, runner-ups, motions, special awards and to find pics from the black-tie party that the DebatingClub Heidelberg threw during the German Debating Championship, or Deutsche Debattiermeisterschaft (DDM). ...
Jun 13th, 2011 | By | Category: DDG, Themen, Turniere, VDCH | Mit einem Kommentar

Up and coming: Sina Strupp and Leo Vogel

Up and coming: Sina Strupp and Leo VogelSina Strupp from Mainz won the award for being the up-and-coming debater awarded by Deutsche Debattiergesellschaft (DDG), the German alumni society. ...
Jun 12th, 2011 | By | Category: DDG, Turniere, VDCH | Comments Off on Up and coming: Sina Strupp and Leo Vogel

Debaters workshop in Heidelberg / Last Chance To Book

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Jun 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: DDG, VDCH | Comments Off on Debaters workshop in Heidelberg / Last Chance To Book

Masters’ Cup 2011

Anticipatory joy is the greatest joy: the date for the Masters' Cup 2011 has already been fixed! The tournament will be held from 23 to 24 September in Eisenach. Afterwards, on 25 September, this year's general meeting of the Deutsche Debattiergesellschaft (DDG) takes place. There are a few preliminary rounds and the semis scheduled that will be fought out at Martin Luther grammar school. The final will take place at the historic Wartburg, which is a castle. On Friday evening there will be a visit to an Irish Pub, on Saturday evening the participants will have dinner at the Wartburg and ...
Mar 14th, 2011 | By | Category: DDG, Termine, Turniere | mit 2 Kommentaren

Merry christmas!

Dear readers of Achte Minute, dear friends, we wish you merry holidays and a happy new year! On top of that, we would like to thank you for being such devoted readers. We hope that after the holidays we will be your up-to-date and reliable reporters that you are used to when it comes to debate related issues on the German speaking debating circuit and beyond. Achte Minute is a honorary project which is supported by the commitment of many. We thank you all for your commitment that makes Achte Minute what it is. We are always happy about recent information and ...
Dec 24th, 2010 | By | Category: DDG, VDCH | Comments Off on Merry christmas!

VDCH and DDG offer their condolences over the passing of Loki Schmidt

The boards of both the Association of Debating Societies at Universities (VDCH, Verband der Debattierclubs an Hochschulen) and the German Debating Society for alumni (DDG, Deutsche Debattiergesellschaft) offer their condolences to former federal chancellor Helmut Schmidt over the passing of his wife. Loki Schmidt passed in the night of Oct. 21st at the age of 91. The couple had been married since 1942. Helmut Schmidt is a long-term supporter of German debating, and in 2007 became the patron of the ZEIT-DEBATTEN-series, organized by the VDCH. The VDCH board wrote on the VDCH website: “We wish Helmut Schmidt the energy to overcome ...
Oct 21st, 2010 | By | Category: DDG, VDCH | Comments Off on VDCH and DDG offer their condolences over the passing of Loki Schmidt

Well prepared – A review on the annual workshop on tournament organization by VDCH and DDG

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Oct 11th, 2010 | By | Category: DDG, VDCH | Comments Off on Well prepared – A review on the annual workshop on tournament organization by VDCH and DDG

VDCH fördert Debattierseminare der Clubs

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“Keep a good proportion of tradition“ – Hannes Budelmann about DDG beacons and debating

“Keep a good proportion of tradition“ – Hannes Budelmann about DDG beacons and debatingSince late September, Hannes Budelmann does not hold any honorary office – for the first time in years. For the past three years, he had been member of the executive board of Deutsche Debattiergesellschaft (DDG), the German alumni association for debaters. Hannes talked to Achte Minute about his work for debating, his personal future, and perspectives of the alumni association. Achte Minute: Hannes, you had been on the DDG executive board for the past three years, 2009/2010 as their president – what did you like most? Hannes Budelmann: Let me think about that… Actually, it was organizing that was the most fun: ...
Oct 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: DDG, Menschen | Comments Off on “Keep a good proportion of tradition“ – Hannes Budelmann about DDG beacons and debating

Masters’ Cup 2010 Pickings 1

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Sep 30th, 2010 | By | Category: DDG, Presseschau, Turniere | Mit einem Kommentar

A pub, a castle, a beach – This was the Masters’ Cup 2010

A pub, a castle, a beach - This was the Masters' Cup 2010Eisenach is neither very big nor is it very exciting. Out-of-towners attract attention. A bewildered taxi driver asks a party-hungry debater whether he has arrived today. He has not. He has arrived here the day before. What for? To do the same thing, the Deutsche Debattiergesellschaft  (DDG), the German alumni association of former student debaters, has done every year in this small but lovely Thuringian town: Convene its Masters’ Cup. [caption id="attachment_5488" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Die neu eingeführten Manschettenknöpfe mit DDG-Vereinsabzeichen. Daneben gibt es auch Pins fürs Revers und Magnetpins. (Foto: Oliver Hörtensteiner)"][/caption] All DDG members are allowed to compete, all others are ...
Sep 29th, 2010 | By | Category: DDG, Turniere | Mit einem Kommentar

New executive board of Deutsche Debattiergesellschaft

New executive board of Deutsche Debattiergesellschaft The German Debating Society for Alumni Deutsche Debattiergesellschaft (DDG) has elected a new executive board. Gudrun Lux is now president, Stefan Hübner, Oliver Hörtensteiner and Isabelle Loewe her deputies. [caption id="attachment_5457" align="alignleft" width="288" caption="The new executive board of DDG: Gudrun, Isa, Stefan and Oliver. (Foto: Anna Hörtensteiner)"][/caption] ...
Sep 26th, 2010 | By | Category: DDG | Mit einem Kommentar

Jens Fischer is Master of Masters 2010

Jens Fischer is Master of Masters 2010Jens Fischer won the Masters' Cup 2010 of Deutsche Debattiergesellschaft (DDG), the German Debating Society for Alumni. Saturday night he prevailed opposing the motion "This House would operate the Loveparade 2011". His opponents in the final where Sebastian Berg, Lukas Haffert and Patrick Ehmann. CAs Jan Lüken and Gudrun Lux judged the final with Caroline Moll, Wiebke Nadler and Anja Pfeffermann. ...
Sep 26th, 2010 | By | Category: DDG, Turniere | Mit einem Kommentar

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