WUDC 2012: Monash, Tel Aviv and Seoul sind Debattierweltmeister 2012 / Sieger und Themen

Datum: 5. Januar 2012
Kategorie: Themen, Turniere

Australien und Israel bleiben Weltmeister und erstmals gewinnt auch Südkorea diesen Titel. Das größte und wichtigste Debattierturnier der Welt – die World Universities Debating Championships (WUDC) – ist zu Ende gegangen. Hier gibt es die Worlds im Überblick!


Monash, Australia, won the De La Salle Worlds 2012. Congratulations to Amit Golder and Kiran Iyer! You might see the Grand Final here.

Panalists of the Grand Final (Open Final):

  • Opening Government: Monash B (Amit Golder and Kiran Iyer)
  • Opening Opposition: Stanford A (Michael Baer and Faris Mohiuddin)
  • Closing Government: Oxford B (Steph Bell and Jen Coyne)
  • Closing Opposition: Sydney B (Daniel Swaine and Eleanor Jones)

Adjudicators: Lucinda David, Sam Block, Adam Goldstein, Joe Roussos, Art Ward, Tate Thomas, Kirsten Price, Mary Nugent, Zhen Saddiqy

World champion (ESL) is Tel Aviv. The Nevo Brothers made the doble: They are also current European champions. Congratulations to Omer Nevo and Sella Nevo!

Panalists of the ESL Final:

  • International Islamic University Malaysia IIUM B (Arinah Amad Said and Syed Syed Abdul Rahman)
  • Tel Aviv A (Omer Nevo and Sella Nevo)
  • Berlin Debating Union BDU  B (Dessislava Kirova and Juliane Mendelsohn)
  • Leiden A (Rogier Baart and Ali al Khatib)

The corean Ewah Womens‘ University Seoul won the EFL competition. Congrats!

Finalists EFL:

  • Ewah A
  • Belgrade C
  • Defence Technology A
  • Zagreb A


Debattierklub Wien provides us the tab:

Best Speakers

1. Ben Woolgar (Oxford A)
2. Steph Bell (Oxford B)
3. Steve Whittington (Victoria Wellington A)
4. Paul Karp (Sydney A)
5. Hugh Burns (Oxford A)
6. Michael Baer (Stanford A)
7. Pat Caldwell (Sydney A)
8. Udayan Mukherjee (Victoria Wellington A)
9. Chris Bisset (Monash C)
10. Catherine Murphy (TCD Phil B)

Best Speakers ESL

1. Omer Nevo (Tel Aviv A)
2. Sella Nevo (Tel Aviv A)
3. Danique van Koppenhagen (Utrecht A)
4. Rogier Baart (Leiden A)
5. Thomas Beerthuis (Utrecht A)


  • Round 1: This House would make fathers take paternity leave.
  • Round 2: This House would prevent politicians from making fact claims that, while not technically lies, are substantially misleading to voters.
  • Round 3: This House would force large companies who leave an area to pay the costs of any resulting structural unemployment.
  • Round 4: This House would require individuals to use all their wealth beyond USD 5 million for philanthropic projects.
  • Round 5: This House would require deaf parents to send their children (whether deaf or hearing) to mainstream schools for their primary and secondary education.
  • Round 6: This House supports politicians who pass progressive legislation, even where this is contrary to the wishes of the democratic electorate.
  • Round 7: This House supports the free movement of labour worldwide.
  • Round 8: This House would exempt academic disputes from defamation law.
  • Round 9: This House would ban all private healthcare in favour of a comprehensive public healthcare system.
  • Open octos: This house would not allow a single media company to own multiple TV channels or newspapers (whether in print or online).
  • ESL quarters: This house would limit government ministers‘ standard of living to that of someone on the current median wage.
  • Open quarters: This house believes that „Western“ consultants advising dictatorships have a moral duty to sabotage them.
  • ESL semis: In countries with few female politicians, this House believes it is good to have a politically active ‘first lady’.
  • EFL semis: This House believes that when doctors discover a patient has STDs, they should reveal that info to the patient’s partner.
  • Open semis: This House believes that images designed to even slightly sexually attract/aroused viewer should be restricted to specialist adult shot/xxx domain.
  • EFL final: This House believes that public education systems should raise the aspirations of children from disadvantaged backgrounds beyond that which is realistic to expect them to achieve.
  • ESL final: This House supports scientists who fabricate evidence exaggerating the certainty of man-made climate change, where there is a low likelihood to be caught.
  • Open final: This House supports nationalism.

Since 1981, debaters from all over the world have been competing at the World Universities Debating Championships (WUDC or Worlds) at alternating locations across the planet. It was not before 1996 that the British Parliamentary Style became the mandatory format for this annual tournament. From 27 December 2011 to 4 January 2012, the international debating community assembles in Manila for the second time: 1999′s host was Ateneo University in the Philippinian capital – the first time for WUDC to come to Asia at all. Language of debate is English and there are three categories: Open for native speakers, ESL (English as a Second Language) and EFL (English as a Foreign Language).

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