Malaysia WS wins Restricted Mara Open

Datum: Jul 12th, 2020
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Category: international, News of debating clubs, Turniere

The Grand Final of the Restricted Mara Open 2020 has been won by MWS MWS A & W (Wee-ern, Avinash).  Speaking in Closing Government, they faced Piali’s Peeps (Aryan, Adidev) in Opening Government, So debating is a gender now? (Josh Kemp, Reed) in Opening Opposition, and stan red velvet (anonymous, anonymous) in Closing Opposition. The adjudication panel was chaired by Clinton Wee Yuan together with Uphie, Hanna Zawawi, Inna Fermin, and TJ. The motion read “THBT it is in Mahathir’s interest to cede leadership of the Opposition to Anwar Ibrahim”.

The Novice Final was won by MWS More and More (Mikhail Taufiq, Arjun Gunalan) speaking from Opening Opposition on the motion “THO the glorification of courage in popular culture.”  Speaking against them were IIUM 2 (Harith Johari, Sarrah Salihan) in Opening Government, breaking is a privilege (Kiana, Guangxinyang Deng) in Closing Government, and IIUM 1 (Imran Shahfizal, Simraat) in Closing Opposition. A video of the debate can be viewed here.

The adjudication panel was chaired by Abhilash Sane. Judging with them were Daud Loudoe and Felix Kurniawan.

The top speaker of the tournament was Rish, Chinese Majority States pre-1965, with an average of 82.25 speaker points. The top novice speaker of the tournament was Micol CansinoShopee University A, with an average of 79.25 speaker points.

At this tournament, hosted over Zoom, there were repeated instances of hacks or other malicious tech disruptions, contributing to some delays.

Open Break:
1. So debating is a gender now? (Josh Kemp, Reed) – 11 points
2. Chinese Majority States of pre-1965 (Rish, Stefany Soh) – 10 points
3. stan red velvet (anonymous, anonymous) – 10 points
4. Keio 1 (Atsushi Sumida, Toshiya Azawa) – 10 points
5. MWS MWS A & W (Wee-ern, Avinash) – 9 points
6. MARA to you (privately), (Imman Hassan, Hafiz Muh Riza) – 9 points
7. PandaMic, (Nayanika Goyal, Nayanika Singhal) – 9 points
8. Shopee University A, (Ferdin Sanchez, Micol Cansino) – 8 points
9. Pls help judge Helsinki Open, (Sarah Tay, Klaudia Maciejewska) – 8 points
10. MARA Am I Audible?, (Hannah Hafidzal, Amirul Asyraf) – 8 points
11. Purwandiono, (Stephanie Purwanto, Judah Purwanto) – 8 points
12. numbers don’t lie, (Joshua Tandiono, Cassia Tandiono) – 8 points
13. MWS MWS Elton John, (Evan Tan, Jerome) – 8 points
14. Farhan won’t vomit again, (Amy Suhana, Farhan Shah) – 8 points
15. Piali’s Peeps (Aryan, Adidev) – 8 points
16. onlyfans pays my tuition, (Nabila Sani, Rakyan Sekar) – 7 points

Novice Break:
1. PandaMic, (Nayanika Goyal, Nayanika Singhal), Open Break
2. Farhan won’t vomit again, (Amy Suhana, Farhan Shah), Open Break
3. MWS More and More (Mikhail Taufiq, Arjun Gunalan) – 7 points
4. IIUM 1 (Imran Shahfizal, Simraat) – 7 points
5. simp n pimp (Michelle, Ahn) – 6 points  withdrawn
6. MARA reg soon (Aimi Shahirah, Mujahid Hadzri) – 6 points
7. Breaking is a privilege (Kiana, Guangxinyang Deng) – 6 points
8. MARA Are you here? (Wan Husna, Haziq Ashraaf) – 5 points
9. IIUM 2 (Harith Johari, Sarrah Salihan) – 5 points
10. The Communist Party of Bengal, (Zubayer Uddin, Habibur Rahman) – 5 points
11. Jason & Oliver (Jason Lin, Oliver Hoang) – 5 points

Adjudication Break:
Abhilash Sane, Abhijit, Brian Wong, Clinton Wee Yuan, Daud Loudoe, Felix Kurniawan, Hannah Zawawi, Hilmy Yazid, Inna Fermin, Mai Mokhsein, Silla Alam, TJ, Uphie Abdurrahman.

Speaker Awards:
1. Rish, Chinese Majority States pre-1965 – 82.25 avg spks, 329 total spks
2. Stephany Soh, Chinese Majority States pre-1965 – 82 avg spks, 328 total spks
3. Josh Kemp, So debating is a gender now? – 81.5 avg spks, 326 total spks
3. anonymous, stan red velvet – 81.5 avg spks, 326 total spks
5. Reed, So debating is a gender now? – 80.75 avg spks, 323 total spks
6. Ferdin Sanchez, Shopee University A – 80.5 avg spks, 321 total spks
7. Sarah Tay, Pls help judge Helsinki Open – 79.25 avg spks, 317 total spks
7. Hannah Hafidzal, MARA Am I Audible? – 79.25 avg spks, 317 total spks
7. Wee-ern, MWS MWS & W – 79.25 avg spks, 317 total spks
7. Digvijay Chakrabarti, BITS Pilani – 79.25 avg spks, 317 total spks
7. Klaudia Maciejewska, Pls help judge Helsinki Open – 79.25 avg spks, 317 total spks
7. Micol Cansino, Shopee University A – 79.25 avg spks, 317 total spks

Novice Speakers:

1. Micol Cansino, Shopee University A – 79.25 avg spks, 317 total spks
2. Judah Purwanto, Purwandiono – 78.5 avg spks, 314 total spks
3. Wan Husna, MARA Are you here? – 78 avg spks, 312 total spks
4. Haziq Ashraaf, MARA Are you here? – 77.75 avg spks, 311 total spks
4. Nayanika Singhal, PandaMic – 77.75 avg spks, 311 total spks

The Restricted Mara Open was hosted by the UT Mara Debating Society on the 27th and 28th of June with with Wan Husna and Haziq Ashraaf acting as main convenors. It featured 58 teams breaking to quarterfinals and novice semifinals. The Adjudication Core consisted of Silla Alam, Inna Fermin, and Brian Wong. Syafiq Razak was responsible for the tab which can be found here.

Motions:

R1: THBT South Korea should develop its own nuclear weapons

R2: THW grant only non-male individuals the right to bear arms

R3: THBT Muslim majority states should not perform the hajj until Saudi Arabia and its allies withdraw from Yemen

R4: THS the establishment of LGBTQIA+ only schools in conservative areas

QF: THBT India should seek prompt de-escalation, even at the expense of territorial concessions, in relation to China in the Sino-Indian conflict

N-SF: THW allow children who have reached the age of majority to sue their parents for religious indoctrination

SF: THW prefer not to be born than to live a deeply immoral yet pleasurable life

N-F: THO the glorification of courage in popular culture

F: THBT it is in Mahathir’s interest to cede leadership of the Opposition to Anwar Ibrahim

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