EUDC 2012: Update on results after round 6

Datum: Aug 8th, 2012
Category: Themen, Turniere

Yep, the European Universities Debating Championship (EUDC or Euros) is still going on. It’s day 3, the last three prelims are scheduled for today. We’ve got an update on the results of most of the teams from under the roof of VDCH (Verband der Debattierclubs an Hochschulen, or association of debating societies at universities). This is how they performed in the first six preliminary rounds:

Results after round 6

  • Gutenberg, Nicolas and Robert, 9 points
  • Gutenberg, Thore and Willy, 8
  • Tübingen, Konrad and Jonas, 8
  • Tübingen, Marie and Sophie, 6
  • Heidelberg, Lucas and Jan, (Sorry, no update available so far!)
  • Stuttgart, Andreas and Gregor, 10
  • BDU, Dessi and Juliane, 9
  • BDU, Hauke and Filip, 10
  • Münster, Theresa and Joost, 9
  • Münster, Fabian and Gautier, 5
  • Köln, Lukas and Leonhard, 9
  • Köln, Moritz and Elisabeth, 5
  • Vienna A, 9
  • Vienna B, 10
  • Vienna C, 6

Apropos Vienna, they sing praises for the Belgrade OrgComm on Twitter:

Vienna B: “Belgrade is hot, but we’re staying cool” added: “if we can stay as cool as the EUDC Orga, there shouldn’t be any worries”

Obviously, not only the weather seems to be brilliant, but also how OrgComm treat the debaters. (Admittedly, the author of these lines wishes to be there…) Even new words are made up on Twitter – extra for this year’s EUDC weather, most probably because the Irish author of this remembers the weather of last year’s Galway-based Euros all too well:

Tweating – sending tweets while sweating in this heat!

Funny how debaters engage in talks about weather… Back to facts and figures: We’ve also collected results of some other teams from social media – please find them in lose order below.

  • Imperial A, 11
  • Imperial B, 12
  • Porto A, 11
  • Porto B, 6
  • Tartu A, 12
  • Tallinn, 11
  • Durham A, 16
  • Durham B, 14
  • Durham C, 13

    By the way: The Durham Union is proud to be “the institution with the highest number of collective team points at #eudc”, as they spread via Twitter.

  • Bonaparte A, 11
  • Bonaparte B, 1
  • Bonaparte C, 3
  • Erasmus A, 10
  • Erasmus B, 10
  • Erasmus C, 9
  • Groningen A, 3
  • Groningen B, 4
  • Groningen C, 3
  • Leiden A, 11
  • Maastricht A, 11
  • Maastricht B, 8
  • Utrecht A, 14
  • Utrecht B, 8
  • Utrecht C, 9

Apropos “results of others”: Others are praising German debaters – yay! A judge from St. Andrews (Yep, the school where William met his Kate. Or where she met him. Or they met each other.) describes in the Union’s blog how during round 5 he was

particularly enjoying hearing how Germans were more than happy to give money unconditionally to the Greek government with no strings attached from a pair of very talented German speakers, which was both ironic and convincing at the same time.

Today, excitement will reach its peak: Rounds 7 to 9 are closed rounds – no feedback for the teams, no results until the break announcement tonight. Keep your fingers crossed for your favorite teams!

Motions so far

  1. This house believes that parents should not send their children to private school.
  2. This house believes that first nations people’s (e.g. aboriginals or native americans) who live in geographically distinct areas should be given complete autonomous self government.
  3. This house believes that the music industry should not facilitate the comebacks of artists who commit violent crimes.
  4. This house believes that the Mexican Government should remove all limits on law enforcement and the militar in the fight against organized crime.
  5. This house believes that the European Central Bank (ECB) should unconditionally buy significant amounts of government debt from struggling Eurozone countries.
  6. This house would limit the amount that can be spent by corporations in any one course of litigation.
  7. This house would require the military to recruit soldiers in direct proportion to the socioeconomic makeup of their country proportion to the socioeconomic makeup of their country.

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The European Universities Debating Championship (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 even as far away as Israel and Qatar 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 Ben Woolgar and Hugh Burns (Oxford), ESL champions are Sella and Omer Nevo, two brothers from Tel Aviv University. This year’s Euros will be held in Belgrade, Serbia, from 5 to 11 August. Chief adjudicator is Art Ward, his deputies are Manos Moschopoulos, Isabelle Loewe, Ben Woolgar, Filip Muki Dobranic and Stephen Boyle. During the Euros, the EUDC Council will sit and for instance decide about the host of next year’s championship.

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