Zagreb wins Doxbridge III

Datum: Nov 9th, 2020
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Category: Headline, international, News of debating clubs, Turniere

The Final of Doxbridge III: Return of the King was won by They’re taking the ballots to Bidengard (Tin Puljić, Lovro Šprem; Zagreb) in Opening Government, speaking against Runner Up Maternal Damnation (Srishti Krishnamoorthy-Cavell, Tudor Musat; Cambridge) in Opening Opposition, Belgrade MD (Janko Đorđević, Miloš Marjanović) in Closing Government, and Yale QE (David Edimo, Eva-Marie Quinones). The debate on the motion ” was judged by Aisling Tully as chair together with Hadar Goldberg, Jason Xiao, Kit Mercer, Lucie Slamova, Niki Linganur and Uphie Abdurrahman. Fitting the tournament theme, the final motion read “Assuming the One Ring has been destroyed and Sauron defeated, TH, as a Hobbit, Would never leave the Shire”.

The ESL Final was won by Ara ara~ (Ethan Limkakeng, Tonie Peralta) in Opening Government on a 4-1 split, speaking against Sissy that talk (Mateusz Wójtowicz, Alicja Filbier) in Opening Opposition, Da Vincky ?!? (Ashar Imran, Zaid Abro) in Closing Government, and They’re taking the ESL speakers to Isengard was eliminated (Nikolay Angelov, Rumen Marinov) in Closing Opposition. The motion read “TH supports BRICS* countries creating regional alternatives to the current international economic institutions”. The round was chaired by Niki Linganur, judging alongside Daniel Berman, Brian Wong, Nikola Michaylov, and Rachel Homnick.

The Schools Final was won by One team to rule them all (my partner’s name is Rohan so we’re somewhat of a living LOTR reference if we say so ourselves) (Rohan S, Shashwat R) in Opening Opposition in a 3-2 split. Speaking against them were Eton ML (Louis R, Maxwell D) in Opening Government, Eton CA (Aarit B, Cees A) in Closing Government, and Where are the reply speeches? (Purab S, Thej M) in Closing Opposition. The round was judged by a panel of Shudipto R. Ahmed (chair), Louis Honee, Maurice Coutiel, Tamkeen Nawab, and Uphie Abdurrahman. The motion of the Schools Final was “THBT western liberal democracies should admit immigrants by lottery rather than by prioritizing factors such as salary, education, and language competency (excluding immigrants with serious criminal convictions)”.

The top speaker and top ESL speaker was Floris Hostelge, They’re taking the ballots to Bidengard, with an average of 82.8 speaker points.

The top schools speakers were Alek S, Fantastic A, and Jake P, Potatoes, with an average of 78.8 speaker points

Open Break:
1. They’re taking the ballots to Bidengard (Tin Puljić, Lovro Šprem) – 14 pts | 824 spks
2. Belgrade MD (Janko Đorđević, Miloš Marjanović ) – 13 pts | 825 spks
3. never thought I’d 4th next to a wanker (David Metz, Floris Holstege) – 13 pts | 822 spks
4. Edinbruh (Georgia Bentley, Jamie Beverstock) – 13 pts | 807 spks
5. Where was Gondor when our first speaker was rebutted (Ahsan Muhammad, Imaad Hasan Jafri) – 12 pts | 808 spks
6. sugar mommy GF paid for the reg (Jason Woods, Jacklin Kwan) – 12 pts | 805 spks
7. All The Good Team Names Aragorn (Tyson Dennis-Sharma, James Yang) – 12 pts | 802 spks
8. Imperial Doxbridge? I have no memory of this place (Ivan Kapelyukh, Rhys Steele) – 12 pts | 801 spks
9. Princeton AM (Amna Amin, Jane Mentzinger) – 12 pts | 796 spks
10. TCD Hist A (Jack Synnott, Caoimhin Hamill) – 11 points | 813 spks
11. the Ring is a metaphor for debating (Josh Kemp, redacted) – 11 points | 811 spks
12. Brown Boys in Town (Rifayat Wafee, Kuberan Hansrajh Kumaresan) – 11 points | 811 spks
13. One call to rule them all, One speak to find them, One break to bring them all and in the bin room bind them (Andrew Chen, Zarina Bell-Gam) – 11 points | 804 spks
14. Yale QE (Eva Marie-Quinones, David Edimo) – 11 points | 802 spks
15. One of us is Indian and it’s not Tejas (Aniket Chakravorty, Tejas Subramanian) – 11 points | 799 spks
16. 80,000 hours of debating (Miri Muntean, Katharina Margareta Jansen) – 11 points | 798 spks
17. Princeton JW (Greg Weaving, Daniel Ju) – 11 points | 795 spks
18. Miners of Moria (Arham Aftab Kazi, Taha Iqbal) – 11 points | 793 spks
19. GDS too many tournaments, too few team names (Joris Graff, Linsey Keur) – 11 points | 782 spks
20. BiBo (Bobo Wong, Bishal Podder) – 11 points | 776 spks
21. Maternal Damnation (Srishti Krishnamoorthy-Cavell, Tudor Musat) – 10 points | 810 spks
22. Dragon Imperialism (Joshua Yeung, Nar Sher May) – 10 points | 808 spks
23. You can’t beat these fellows, we’re Two Towering (Robert Barrie, Udai Kamanth) – 10 points | 803 spks
24. The Tribe Has Spoken (Matt Song, Naomi Panovka) – 10 points | 803 spks
25. The inherent eroticism of Jeff Probst (Micaela Lewis, Charmaine Strong) – 10 points | 802 spks
26. Duke SS (Nitin Subramanian, Evan Shen) – 10 points | 799 spks
27. Sheffield VA (Areeb Sherwani, Vicki Reif-Breitweiser) – 10 points | 798 spks
28. OO: Two Rings to rule them all (Jack Williams, Joseph Lewis) – 10 points | 797 spks
29. The break is never late, Nor is it early, It arrives exactly when it means to (Xiao-Ke Lu, Ryan Jiang) – 10 points | 795 spks
30. Durham A (Hannah Cook, George Filippopoulos) – 10 points | 791 spks
31. Cambridge AM (Atiyu Mehta, Kohana Ah Teck) – 10 points | 790 spks
32. Indecisive BS (Jacqueline Belzberg, Anna Saint) – 10 points | 783 spks

ESL Break:

1. They’re taking the ballots to Bidengard (Tin Puljić, Lovro Šprem) (Open Break)
2. Belgrade MD (Janko Đorđević, Miloš Marjanović) (Open Break)
3. never thought I’d 4th next to a wanker (David Metz, Floris Holstege) (Open Break)
4. Where was Gondor when our first speaker was rebutted (Ahsan Muhammad, Imaad Hasan Jafri) (Open Break)
5. Brown Boys in Town (Rifayat Wafee, Kuberan Hansrajh Kumaresan) (Open Break)
6. GDS too many tournaments, too few team names (Joris Graff, Linsey Keur) (Open Break)
7. 5 rounds of constant smoking, mby more (Triinu Jõgi, Saskia Bergmann) – 10 pts | 782 spks
8. Sissy that talk (Mateusz Wójtowicz, Alicja Filbier) – 10 pts | 777 spks
9. Potatoes (Luis G, Jake P) – 9 pts | 787 spks
10. Not even Gwaihir could carry us to the break (Olja Bošnjak, Petar Zec) – 9 pts | 778 spks
11. It’s 2020 where’s the debate sports anime (A.N. Pastrana, Hans Xavier Wong) – 9 pts | 777 spks
12. Feanor Did Nothing Wrong (Danyal Maqbool, Balach Khan) – 9 pts | 775 spks
13. Big Delta Debating Only (Ricky Huang, Shining Xue) – 9 pts | 774 spks
14. UHP A (Tony Wang, Angel Li) – 9 pts | 773 spks
15. Ara ara~ (Ethan Limkakeng, Tonie Peralta) – 9 pts | 773 spks
16. Nani wanted something else but I think Meme names are not funny (Natalija Ljubić, Marina Kojić) – 9 pts | 770 spks
17. KGS Islamabad (Rayyan U, Maria M) – 9 pts | 787 spks
18. Kohil Shakib Partnership (Hasif Ahmed, Chinmaya Mohan) – 9 pts | 764 spks
19. They’re taking the ESL speakers to Isengard (Nikolay Angelov, Rumen Marinov) – 8 pts | 793 spks
20. Fantastico A (Biser A, Alek S) – 8 pts | 786 spks
21. Da Vincky?!? (Zaid Abro, Ashar Imran) – 8 pts | 782 spks
22. HSE A (Kirill Tamogashev, Eugeniy Akulov) – 8 pts | 779 spks

The Schools Break:
1. Potatoes (Luis G, Jake P) (ESL Break)
2. Eton ML (Maxwell D, Louis R) – 9 pts – 781 spks
3. KGS Islamabad (Rayyan U, Maria M) (ESL Break)
4. Fantastico A (Biser A, Alek S) (ESL Break)
5. Eton CA (Cees A, Aarit B) – 8 pts | 786 spks
6. Where are the reply speeches (Purab S, Thej M) – 8 pts | 782 spks
7. Westminster EA (Elias L, Adi R) – 8 pts | 762 spks
8. One team to rule them all (my partner’s name is Rohan so we’re somewhat of a living LOTR reference if we say so ourselves) (Rohan S, Shashwat R) – 7 pts | 769 spks
9. Westminster TO (Titus P, Oliver B) – 7 pts | 758 spks
10. HSD (David L, Dominic W) – 7 pts | 751 spks
11. Sava A (Elena R, Tania A) – 7 pts | 742 spks

Adjudication Break: 
Adel Mostaque Ahmed, Aisling Tully, Amrit, Brian Wong, Cerys Walsh, Daniel Berman, Doireann O’Brien, Elaye Karstadt, EnTing Lee, Hadar Goldberg, Har Naveenjeet Singh, Ilija Ivanisevic, Jason Xiao, Jessica Musulin, Katherine Harris, Kit Mercer, Lena Kolle, Louis Honee, Lucia Arce Cubas, Lucie Slamova, Marta Vasic, Matt Caito, Maurice Coutiel, Namita Pandey, Niki Linganur, Nikola Michaylov, Ploopy, Pranav Kagalkar, Rachel Homnick, Rosie Raj, Roy Schulman, Senkai Hsia, Shamsul Nawed Nafees, Shudipto R. Ahmed, Tamkeen Nawab, Teck Wei Tan, Uphie Abdurrahman, Vincent Coon, Yarn S.

Speaker Awards:
1. Floris Holstege – 414 total spks, 82.8 avg spks
2. Miloš Marjanović – 413 total spks, 82.6 avg spks
2. Tin Puljić – 413 total spks, 82.6 avg spks
4. Janko Đorđević – 412 total spks, 82.4 avg spks
5. Lovro Šprem – 411 total spks, 82.2 avg spks
6. Jack Synnott – 408 total spks, 81.6 avg spks
6. Nar Sher May – 408 total spks, 81.6 avg spks
6. Kuberan Hansrajh Kumaresan – 408 total spks, 81.6 avg spks
6. David Metz – 408 total spks, 81.6 avg spks
10. Tudor Musat – 406 total spks, 81.6 avg spks
10. Redacted – 406 total spks, 81.6 avg spks
10. Ahsan Muhammad – 406 total spks, 81.6 avg spks

ESL Speaker Awards:
1. Floris Holstege – 414 total spks, 82.8 avg spks
2. Tin Puljić – 413 total spks, 82.6 avg spks
2. Miloš Marjanović – 413 total spks, 82.6 avg spks
4. Janko Đorđević – 412 total spks, 82.4 avg spks
5. Lovro Šprem – 411 total spks, 82.2 avg spks
6. David Metz – 408 total spks, 81.6 avg spks
6. Kuberan Hansrajh Kumaresan – 408 total spks, 81.6 avg spks
8. Ahsan Muhammad – 406 total spks, 80.2 avg spks
9. Rifayat Wafee – 403 total spks, 80.6 avg spks
10. Imaad Hasan Jafri – 402 total spks, 80.4 avg spks

Schools Speaker Awards:
1. Jake P, Potatoes, 394 total spks, 78.8 avg spks
1. Alek S, Fantastico A, 394 total spks, 78.8 avg spks
3. Luis G, Potatoes, 393 total spks, 78.6 avg spks
4. Biser A, Fantastico A, 392 total spks, 78.4 avg spks
4. Aarit B, Eton CA, 391 total spks, 78.2 avg spks
6. Louis R, Eton ML, 390 total spks, 78 avg spks
7. Cees A, Eton CA, 390 total spks, 78 avg spks
7. Maxwell D, Eton ML, 389 total spks, 78 avg spks
9. Purab S, Where are the reply speeches, 389 total spks, 77.8 avg spks
9. Thej M, Where are the reply speeches, 389 total spks, 77.8 avg spks

Doxbridge III was held online on the 7th and 8th of November 2020 and included 162 teams, with a break to octafinals, ESL quarterfinals, and schools semifinals. Convened by Matt Hazell, the tabulation team included Steven Roy and Edmund Ross and the complete tab can be found here. Several rounds including the grand final were streamed on Facebook. The links can be found in the tournament event.

Motions:

R1: This House Would allocate the majority of government sports funding to encourage grassroots participation (e.g. amateur community clubs, after school sports clubs, etc.) rather than invest in achieving success in prestigious competitions (e.g. intensive coaching academies, player and personnel salaries, etc.)

R2: Infoslide: Variable minimum wage laws apply different minimum wages for different groups, such as young or unskilled workers.

THS the adoption of variable minimum wage laws

R3: This House Regrets the narrative that the process of overcoming illnesses (e.g. cancer) is a “fight”.

R4: Infoslide: Voter insurance is a scheme in which voters can choose to deploy their vote differently – not in favour of a candidate winning, but in order to purchase insurance against a candidate winning. Voters now have the option to tick the insurance option against a particular candidate *in lieu of* voting for any one candidate. The rest of the voting process remains exactly as it was before. All voters who insured themselves against the eventual winner of the election will receive a sum of money from the government as compensation for the projected future harm they will suffer during the term of office. The CA team has found a way to implement voter insurance while preserving completely the anonymity of the voting process, so voters who purchase voter insurance cannot be identified by any part of government.

THW implement a system of voter insurance for national elections

R5: This House Believes That leaders of marginalized minority groups should urge their respective communities to partake in greater social integration at the expense of sustaining unique cultural attributes.


Schools SF: THW ban relatives of past office holders from ever running in elections

Schools F: THBT western liberal democracies should admit immigrants by lottery rather than by prioritizing factors such as salary, education, and language competency (excluding immigrants with serious criminal convictions)


ESL QF: THW require all art institutions to dedicate a significant portion of funding to commissioning art from new artists

ESL SF: THBT freedom movements in authoritarian regimes should prioritize women as their leaders (e.g. Maria Kolesnikova in Belarus, Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar, Alaa Salah in Sudan)

ESL Final: TH supports BRICS* countries creating regional alternatives to the current international economic institutions (i.e. the IMF, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organisation) * Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa”


Octos: THBT authors should remain silent on interpretations of their work after the work has been published

QF: Infoslide: Sharia refers to Islamic religious law. Many countries have dual-legal systems, with Sharia courts existing alongside secular courts.

THBT feminists in Muslim-majority countries should advocate for the abolishment of Sharia Courts rather than working to reform it (e.g. advocating for more female judges, pushing for feminist interpretations of the Quran)

SF: THBT Asian regimes accused of committing human rights violations should be investigated by TRCs rather than subject to punitive mechanisms (ICTs, ICC)

F: Infoslide: “We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!” – Bilbo (Hobbit) to Gandalf (Wizard).

The Shire is an inland rural area settled exclusively by Hobbits, largely sheltered from the rest of Middle Earth. They also eat two breakfasts. Beyond the Shire dwell the rest of Middle Earth’s inhabitants, including the kingdoms of Man, Dwarves, and Elves.

Assuming the One Ring has been destroyed and Sauron defeated, TH, as a Hobbit, Would never leave the Shire

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