Galway Euros 2011: The Break to Quarters

Datum: 11. August 2011
Kategorie: Turniere

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!


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 B

Quarter final 3:

  • Cambridge A
  • UCD L&H C
  • Oxford C
  • Cambridge C

Quarter final 4:

  • UCC Philosoph A
  • Tel Aviv A
  • Durham B
  • ULU B


… while ESL competitors may sleep a little longer, apart from Tel Aviv A who will have to do both quarter finals. Well, if you’re really good, you have to be twice as good as the others! Good luck, mazal tov, Tel Aviv! Oh, and don’t forget to be there at 11 a.m. to support your favorite ESL team.

Quarter final 1:

  • Tel Aviv A
  • Koc A
  • Belgrade A
  • IDC Herzliya A

Quarter final 2:

  • Babes Bolyai A
  • Utrecht A
  • Berlin Debating Union B
    That is Dessislava Kirova and Juliane Mendelsohn. Glückwunsch, Mädels!
  • Hebrew University B

Quarter final 3:

  • Ben Gurion B
  • Groningen A
  • Tel Aviv C
  • München A
    That is Wladi Jachtschenko and Marco Witzmann. Glückwunsch, Jungs!

Quarter final 4:

  • Erasmus Debating Society A
  • Leiden A
  • Tel Aviv B
  • Tilbury House A
    That is Lukas Haffert and Lyuba Ilieva. Glückwunsch, Lukas und Lyuba!

Woooow, still excited! The Israelis really got it going, the Dutch too – and well, yes, our German boys and girls really rocked that tournament as well. Everybody’s having a good time now, enjoying another drink. Achte Minute will immediately go and hug everybody who did so well in the German crowd. Good night, everybody out there. Read more from us tomorrow from quarters.

Oooops, almost forgot the judges break – among the judges of quarters are Isabelle Loewe and Jens Fischer. And then we just adopted Mark Manson to the German crowd – his parents live in Bayreuth. That counts, we’d say.

The European Universities Debating Championships (EUDC or Euros) have been held annually since 1999. It was started in Rotterdam where 32 teams of two competed for the title. For the records: In Amsterdam, 192 teams competed for the very same title in 2010. Format has ever since been British Parliamentary Style(BPS), language of debate is English. Debaters from all over Europe and Israel take part in Euros and compete with each other in two categories: the open break (for native speakers) and “English as a Second Language” (ESL). Current champions are Eoghan Casey and Patrick Rooney (Kings Inn), ESL champions are Maja Cimerman and Filip Dobranic from Ljubljana. This year’s Euros will be held in Galway, Ireland, from 7 to 13 August. Chief adjudicator is Ruth Faller (Ireland), her deputies are Shengwu Li (Singapore), Simone van Elk (The Netherlands), Steven Nolan (Ireland) and Yoni Cohen Idov (Israel). Isabelle Loewe from Debattierclub Bonn and Tony Murphy (Ireland) will be equity officers. Galway’s tabmaster is Harry McEvansoneya, an Irish as well. During the Euros, the EUDC Council will sit and for instance decide about the host of next year’s championship. Currently, Belgrade (Serbia) is bidding for staging the European Universities Debating Championships 2012.

Note from the editor: During Galway, we’ll be publishing mostly in English only. Thanks for understanding.

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