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“Because you’re all so incredibly nice!” – Memories of WUDC 2013 (Part 2)

“Because you’re all so incredibly nice!” – Memories of WUDC 2013 (Part 2)It’s been five years since the first WUDC in Germany took place. Teams from all over the world met in Berlin to determine the best debaters in the world. But how was it for the volunteers and organisers? Read more of their memories in the second part of our feature. Jens Fischer [caption id="attachment_33315" align="alignleft" width="198"] © Henrik Maedler[/caption] Being the tabmaster of a tournament the size of Berlin Worlds with around 1200 participants is a strange situation: You feel like you're in the centre of a hurricane around which a lot of drama is circling but actually your job is "only" to ...
Jan 22nd, 2018 | By | Category: international, Menschen | Comments Off on “Because you’re all so incredibly nice!” – Memories of WUDC 2013 (Part 2)

Berlin Worlds: preliminary intermediate team results

Berlin Worlds: preliminary intermediate team resultsA tab insight: Berlin Worlds' tabmaster Jens Fischer gives some information we used to collect and tweet in the past - and usually we only had them in parts. You may find here a table that shows you the team results after the six open preliminaries. Of course: The details about the individual speaker points are still under wraps. All teams that have accumulated the same number of team points are simply listed alphabetically. And the tension remains: there are three preliminary rounds to go today - and the judges will not give feedback nor team points. The break will be announced ...
Dec 31st, 2012 | By | Category: international | Mit einem Kommentar

WUDC Countdown 6: „We should simply enjoy it“ – Interview with WUDC Deputy Chief Adjudicator Isabelle Fischer

WUDC Countdown 6: „We should simply enjoy it“ – Interview with WUDC Deputy Chief Adjudicator Isabelle FischerIsabelle Fischer (born Loewe) is Deputy Chief Adjudicator (DCA) at this year’s World University Debating Championship in Berlin. She started debating in 2003, with the debating society of the University of Bonn and has been living in Berlin for five years. After her career as a debater, which led her into the final of the European Univerities Debating Championship in 2006, she started an impressive career as an adjudicator. Lately, she has worked as DCA at the European Championships in Tallin 2008 and Belgrade 2012. Philipp Stiel talked with her for the Achte Minute about the upcomig event. [caption id="attachment_13800" align="alignleft" ...
Dec 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: international | Mit einem Kommentar

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

We are sorry, this post is only available in German. We strongly recomend yo to study that beautiful language and read our magazin in German. This is, because our German is way better than our English ;)
Oct 5th, 2012 | By | Category: DDG, 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

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

EUDC 2012: Let the games begin!

Alright, guys, London Olympics is out - all eyes on Belgrade now: "#EUDC is officially open!" Debaters of Europe have assembled in the Serbian capital to compete for the title of the European Universities Debating Championship (EUDC or Euros). Numbers include 200 teams, nine preliminary rounds, two quarters (in the categories "open" and "English as a Second Language," ESL), two semi-finals and two finals. That makes a schedule as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday three prelims each Thursday both open and ESL quarters, ESL semis Friday open semis, both open and ESL finals A European debating championship needs motions need a chief adjudicator: Art Ward. ...
Aug 6th, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere | Comments Off on EUDC 2012: Let the games begin!

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

MDD 2012: What is “Heuriger”?

Die Chefjuroren Lukas Haffert, Tom-Michael Hesse und Gudrun Lux (von links; nicht im Bild: Chefjurorin Isabelle Fischer) und der Tabmaster Oliver Hörtensteiner bereiten die Setzung für die Vorrunden vor. (Foto: Anja Pfeffermann)Wine, debates, WUDC and much much more - please read the German version of this article to learn more about the German language debating championship still going on in Vienna. Them motions of the first five prelims: Dieses Haus verpflichtet Pharmakonzerne, die Hälfte ihres Forschungsetats auf Krankheiten zu verwenden, die primär in Entwicklungsländern auftreten. Dieses Haus verbietet Inlandsgeheimdiensten, Parlamentsabgeordnete zu überwachen. Dieses Haus trägt die Fußballeuropameisterschaft weiterhin mit 16 Teams aus. Dieses Haus, das technisch dazu in der Lage ist, klont den Neandertaler. Dieses Haus führt Eurobonds ein. It's the first time the German language debating championship (Meisterschaft im deutschsprachigen Debattieren or MDD) is hosted outside Germany. ...
Jun 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | Comments Off on MDD 2012: What is “Heuriger”?

MDD 2012: Know all about it

We're sorry, this article is not available in English - please read the German version of this piece to learn more about the German Language Debating Championship hosted by AFA Debattierclub of Vienna.
Mar 17th, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere | Mit einem Kommentar

Berlin siegt beim Vienna IV 2012

Berlin won the Vienna IV 2012! ...
Mar 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Themen, Turniere | Comments Off on Berlin siegt beim Vienna IV 2012

WUDC 2012: Tag 5 – Das Council tagte

New year's daywas quiet at World Universities Debating Championships (WUDC or Worls) in Manila:Most debater had the chance to take a tour around the Philippinian capital, relaxed and hang out at the hotel. That was not true today for the national delegates. They had to sit in the WUDC Council where they decide about a new Council president, the confirmation of the current bid for next Worlds and the bid for the Worlds after that. And there we have a new president: Steve Johnson, until recently "registrar", followed Jens Fischer in the office. With him on the Council board are Eoin ...
Jan 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere | Mit einem Kommentar

WUDC 2012: Starting now!

Debaters from all over the world are flocking in to Manila, Philippines. From 27 December 2011 to 4 January 2012, they assemble at De La Salle University (DLSU) to compete for the title of the World Universities Debating Championships (WUDC or Worlds). From under the roof of VDCH there will be the following debating society competing with around 400 teams from about 70 countries - all in a peaceful competition, the WUDC 2012 or DLSU Worlds: Berlin Debating Union: John Eltringham, Narendran Ramasendaran, Dessislava Kirova, Juliane Mendelsohn, Kai Dittmann, Matthias Winkelmann S.A.E.C.L.O. Greifswald: Rafael Heinisch, Ida Heidecker Debattierclub Mannheim: Jana Gilke, Katrin Sadroschinski Debattierclub Johannes ...
Dec 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Turniere | mit 2 Kommentaren

Berlin World’s DCAs and Tabmaster announced

The Berlin Debating Union announced the Berlin World's DCAs. Victor Finkel, Isabelle Fischer (former Loewe) and James Kilcup are Berlin World's DCAs, Jens Fischer is Tabmaster. Congrats! Doug Cochran and Sharmila Parmanand are the Berlin World's CAs. We are very happy to see the newly wed Jens and Isa Fischer as DCA and Tabmaster and use the opportunity to congratulate them to their wedding!
Dec 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Turniere | Comments Off on Berlin World’s DCAs and Tabmaster announced

UCU Open 2011

UCU Open 2011The UCU Open fits into the series of tournaments in the coming debating season. Hosted already for the second time by the Dutch University College Utrecht (UCU) Debating Union on November 4 and 5, this Open will be "bigger and " according to the org com. Convenor Marlies Hombergen and her team offer five prelims, a semifinal and a final. Registration has already opened (n-1 applies). CA  the ESL world champion Anne Valkering (ASDV Bonaparte), reg fee is €25. Crash accommodation will be provided both from Friday to Saturday and from Saturday to Sunday. More information is available ...
Aug 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Termine, Turniere | Comments Off on UCU Open 2011

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

Galway Euros 2011: The Champions are from Tel Aviv and Oxford

One week of debating, nine preliminary rounds, quarters, semis and now the final! This year's European Universities Debating Championships (EUDC or Euros) held at Glaway, Ireland, produced new champions in the open break as well as in the category ESL, English as a Second Language. ...
Aug 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Themen, Turniere | Comments Off on Galway Euros 2011: The Champions are from Tel Aviv and Oxford

Galway Euros 2011: The Break to Quarters

Tel Aviv A is double breaking at Galway Euros! That is in the open and in the ESL break. Something that is only possible at Euros, not at Worlds. Find the rest of the break to quarter finals below - we have it all for you: The open break as well as the ESL break. That was one exciting announcement ... my goodness! OPEN BREAK The competitors of the open break have to be early birds: Debate starts at 9 a.m., ... Quarter final 1: TCD Hist B King's Inn A UCD L&H A UCC Philosoph B Quarter final 2: Oxford A KCL A UCC Law B Warwick ...
Aug 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Turniere | Comments Off on Galway Euros 2011: The Break to Quarters

In the land of the leprechauns – Euros 2011 in Galway

Leprechauns and a pot of gold - those of our appreciated readers who are travelling to Ireland this weekend are most probably not after goblins and treasures, but want one thing: the title as winners of the European Universities Debating Championships (EUDC or Euros). From Sunday to Friday, Galway at the West coast of Ireland will be stage to Europe’s greatest debate tournament. 200 teams of two are going to compete; they are from all over Europe and as far as from Israel and Qatar. And, of course, from Germany. Language of debate is English, the format is called British ...
Aug 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Turniere | mit 3 Kommentaren

Miriam Hauft on the Elbe Open 2011 in Magdeburg

Verkündung der Sieger Dessislava Kirova und Juliane Mendelsohn vom Team “Berlin Moral Agency” durch die Finaljury, v.l.: Miriam Hauft, Torsten Rössing, Hauke Blume, Isabelle Loewe und Annette Kirste. Please read the German version of this article to learn more on how Miriam Hauft experienced the Elbe Open in Magdeburg.
Jul 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Themen, Turniere | Comments Off on Miriam Hauft on the Elbe Open 2011 in Magdeburg

BPS Seminar For Advanced Debaters in Munich

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Jun 20th, 2011 | By | Category: News of debating clubs, Termine | Comments Off on BPS Seminar For Advanced Debaters in Munich

Worlds as a media coup / Manuel Adams and Annette Kirste talk to Achte Minute

Worlds as a media coup / Manuel Adams and Annette Kirste talk to Achte Minute“Embracing Dissent“ is the motto of the WUDC Berlin 2013 – “We believe this reflects the enlightening and liberating clash of ideas that shaped European and German history - and, of course, what makes debate relevant and exciting”, the Facebook site of WUDC Berlin 2013 announced. No doubt, there is a natural dissent between the fractions of a parliamentary debate. Yet, there might also be dissent during the preparatory phase of the World Universities Debating Championships (WUDC or Worlds), for instance in a heated debate about the motto. However, consent was the motto when now WUDC convenor Patrick Ehmann travelled the ...
May 18th, 2011 | By | Category: international | Comments Off on Worlds as a media coup / Manuel Adams and Annette Kirste talk to Achte Minute

Leiden wins Jacobs open 2011

Becky West and Rogier Baart from the Leiden Debating Union won the Jacobs Open 2011. Their team Stop trying to make 'fetch' happen as Opening Opposition defeated three other teams from the Netherlands: Jeroen Heun and Daniël Springer (Erasmus Rotterdam), Setry Rabejaona and Liva Andersone (Erasmus Rotterdam) and Danique van Koppenhagen and Tomas Beerthuis (Utrecht Debating Society). Best final speaker as well as top of the tab was Daniël Springer. The tab of the Jacobs Open 2011 is online. All motions of the Jacobs Open at a glance: Round 1: This house would abolish monarchies. Round 2: This house believes that professional sports people ...
May 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Turniere | Comments Off on Leiden wins Jacobs open 2011

Fine clothes and intense debates: Jacobs Open 2011

Today starts in Bremen this year's Jacobs Open. Please read our article in german language.
Apr 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Turniere | Comments Off on Fine clothes and intense debates: Jacobs Open 2011

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

A poem, another poem and a prophecy – That was the Rheingötter competition

We're very, very sorry this text is not available English. Please read the German version of this article to learn more about poetry among debaters and the final debate on two formats widely spread in Germany: BPS vs. OPD. apf / sol
Feb 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Themen, Turniere | mit 6 Kommentaren

Paris IV 2011

Paris IV 2011British Parliamentary Style inthe French capital: From 1 to 3 April 2011 this year's Paris IV will be staged by the river Seine. Chief adjudicators (CA) are Jens Fischer, Maja Cimerman and Ben Woolgar.All three of them are renown debaters on the international debating circuit: Jens is currently chair of the WUDC and the EUDC Councils, from the latter of which he will resign soon. Maja was an ESL finalist at Worlds 2011 and ESL finalist at Amsterdam Euros. Ben was a finalist at the grand final in Botswana, a finalist of Amsterdam Euros and is the designated CA of ...
Feb 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Termine, Turniere | Comments Off on Paris IV 2011

WUDC 2011: Jens Henning Fischer new president of WUDC Council

The current president of the EUDC Council, Jens Henning Fischer, has been elected president of the WUDC Council in Botswana tonight. He succeeds Sam Greenland from Sydney, Australia in office. It was in July this year when Jens had been re-elected EUDC president at Euros in Amsterdam. Two offices at the same time? No, Jens revealed to Achte Minute, he will resign from his office as EUDC president and announce a successor after consulting the committee. On board of his WUDC team are Steven Johnson (Alaska, USA) and Simone van Elk from The Netherlands. Steven is the new registrar, Simone functions ...
Jan 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Menschen | Comments Off on WUDC 2011: Jens Henning Fischer new president of WUDC Council

We are Worlds! Berlin will stage WUDC 2013

Berlin has defeated Zagreb! The Council of delegates at the World Universities Debating Championships (WUDC or Worlds) in Gaborone, Botswana, has made a decision: Berlin is going to host the Worlds 2013. The OrgComm around Patrick Ehmann (Berlin Debating Union) presented their bid successfully and got 87 vs 11 votes. Several hundred teams of two from all over the world plus judges and supporters are expected in the German capital around New Year’s Eve 2012/13 – these Worlds are going to be one of the biggest competitions in the WUDC series. On board with the Berlin based team are chief ...
Jan 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Turniere | mit 5 Kommentaren

WUDC 2011: First day. The debaters have arrived!

No water, no bread! A team from Serbia who wanted to immigrate fromSouth Africa to Botswana was - despite valid visas - defeated late last night by African bureaucracy, as Manos Moschopolous from Greece reported to Achte Minute. No drinks and food available at first for the Serbs around Milan Vignjevic, ESL quarterfinalist at the previous Worlds and co-convenor of the Belgrade Open 2011. Meanwhile, the OrgComm of Botswana Worlds talked to the Serbs, made food and drinks available and will help with all obstacles on early Tuesday morning, Manos released. Isabelle Loewe, Jens Henning Fischer and Henrik Maedler faced similar ...
Dec 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Menschen, Turniere | Comments Off on WUDC 2011: First day. The debaters have arrived!

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