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Bard wins W*GM Online Debate Open

Bard wins W*GM Online Debate Open The Women and Gender Minorities Online Debate Open 2020 was hosted by Livi McAlrea and Emily Xie on the 25th and 26th of July. It featured 68 teams and a break to open quarterfinals and to a novice final. The tournament was founded and initially organized alongside Meehakk Mulani. A panel discussion was organized, and included a series of question and answers as well as broader discussions of womxn and gender minority experiences in debate. The Adjudication Team included Ivy Xu, Noam Shurin, Micaela Lewis, Hadley Parum, and Eva-Marie Quinones. Tab was run by Reed Herter and initially organized alongside ...
Aug 2nd, 2020 | By | Category: international, News of debating clubs, Turniere |

TCD Hist wins KCL Online Debate Open

TCD Hist wins KCL Online Debate Open The team TCD Hist (Caoimhin Hamill, Jack Synnott) has emerged victorious in the Grand Final of the KCL Online Open 2020, speaking from OG on the motion "THP to be alone in the universe." Against them were левый коронный (Milla Huuskonen, Muhktar Tashkenbayev) in Opening Opposition, LSE A (Ciara Mitchell, Hamza Tariq Chaudhry) in Closing Government, and Persistent Pufferfish (Naomi Panovka, Xiao-Ke Lu) in Closing Opposition. The adjudication panel consisted of Neo Way Shen (chair), Dani Georgiev, Ife Grillo, Jacklin Kwan and Marta Vasić. The ESL Final was won by Amsterdam A (Marike Breed, Nikola Michaylov) in Opening Opposition on the motion ...
Jul 30th, 2020 | By | Category: international, News of debating clubs, Turniere |

Cambridge wins Suzhou Debate Open

Cambridge wins Suzhou Debate OpenThe Open Final of the Suzhou Debate Open 2020 has been won by Cambridge JH (Joshua Yeung, Han Yang; Cambridge Union) from Closing Opposition. Speaking against them were Sun Fuji (Tota Takahashi, Kanan Ishizaka; Tokyo) in Opening Government, anyideas (Andrius Budiono, Matthew Ling; Chinese University of Hong Kong) in Opening Opposition, and Team Ascension (Fardeen Ameen, Zobayer Ahmed; Independent University of Bangladesh) in Closing Government. The motion before the house was that "Assuming feasibility, THW allow individuals to sell their units of Intelligence Quotient (IQ)," for which there is a recording available as part 1 and part 2. The adjudication panel ...
Jul 12th, 2020 | By | Category: international, News of debating clubs, Turniere |

Malaysia WS wins Restricted Mara Open

Malaysia WS wins Restricted Mara Open 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 ...
Jul 12th, 2020 | By | Category: international, News of debating clubs, Turniere |

LSE wins St Petersburg Online Open

LSE wins St Petersburg Online OpenThe champions of the St Petersburg Online Open are LSE A (Hamza Chaudhry, Ciara Mitchell). In the grand final, they spoke in Closing Opposition on the motion "THBT the scientific community should reject the notion of 'non-overlapping magisteria' ". Speaking against them were Bristol (Timothy Lo, Ron Leizrowice) in Opening Government, Edinburgh (C)lutchies (Jason Woods, Cerys Walsh) in Opening Opposition, and TCD Hist Ayyy lmao (Caoimhin Hamill, Jack Synnott) in Closing Government. The Grand Final was chaired by Alicja Filbier together with Anasuya Narasimhan, Dani Georgiev, Olja Bosnjak and Suzanne Elliott.  The top speaker was Ciara Mitchell with an average of 82.4 speaker ...
Jul 9th, 2020 | By | Category: international, News of debating clubs, Turniere |

Dublin/London wins Imperial Online IV

Dublin/London wins Imperial Online IV At the Imperial Online IV 2020, hosted on June 27th and June 28th, 2020, the team Hybrid Statoosh (Lucy Murphy, Maurice Coutiel) has emerged victorious in the Open Final out of Opening Opposition. They spoke against Imperial IR (Ivan Kapelyukh, Rhys Steel) in Opening Government, LSE BD (Katya Broomberg, Andrea D'Souza) in Closing Government, and Stop talking about erectile dysfunction and start talking about female orgasmic dysfunction (Gabrielle Fullam, Jack Williams) in Closing Opposition. The motion read "THBT universities should establish "dangerous spaces (incl. Infoslide)". The debate was judged by Jacklin Kwan as chair, together with Gwen Stearns, Joseph Lewis, ...
Jul 5th, 2020 | By | Category: international, News of debating clubs, Turniere |

LSE wins Astana Debate Union Online

LSE wins Astana Debate Union Online The open final of the Astana Debate Union Online Tournament 2020 was won by LSE HC (Hamza Chaudhry, Ciara Mitchell) in Opening Opposition, speaking against GUU A (Emma Chan, Julie Nyerges) in Opening Government, Trying to get my ducks in a row (Lucy Murphy, Miri Muntean) in Closing Government, and Short and to the point (Neta Portal, Miriam Kalman) in Closing Opposition on the motion "THP the rule of the governing AI, with elections on priorities over, traditional representative democracy." The final was chaired by Hadar Goldberg, judging alongside Tin Puljic, Alicja Filbier, Dana Green, and Ron Leizrowice. The top speaker ...
Jun 29th, 2020 | By | Category: international, News of debating clubs, Turniere |

Team “Karasuno High” wins NTU Online Debate Open 2020

Team "Karasuno High" wins NTU Online Debate Open 2020 The NTU Open Online 2020 was won by Karasuno High (Cavan Tay, Tan Yao Kun) in Opening Opposition speaking against NTU Sheng Siong (Darren, Rohan Kapur) in Opening Government, Bubbles (Vaishnavi Prasad, Nirmal Bhansali) in Closing Government, and NTU C Fairprice (Chaitu, Zhen Zhen) in Closing Opposition on the motion "THBT ASEAN should abandon the China-ASEAN South China Sea Code of Conduct negotiations." The final panel was chaired by Ploopy. Judging with them were Amrit, Connor O'Brien, Hannah Hafidzal, and Vedika Kedia. The Novice Champions were small brain (Joshua, Yi Xuan) debating in Opening Government. They spoke against Pocket Jacks (Dhruv ...
Jun 18th, 2020 | By | Category: international, News of debating clubs, Turniere |

Tel Aviv wins Bristol Cyberpunk IV

Tel Aviv wins Bristol Cyberpunk IV The Utopian Final of the Cyberpunk IV was won by The zoom where it happens (Gil Peled, Ido Kotler; Tel Aviv) in Opening Government, speaking against [KDA] the Real ULU A (Maurice Coutiel, Nick Zervoudis; London) in Opening Opposition, Team Underscore Name (Areeb Sherwani, Jacklin Kwan; Sheffield/Manchester)  in Closing Government, and To die hating OO, that was freedom (Josh Freeman, Joseph Lewis; LSE) in Closing Opposition on the motion "Assuming the technology exists, this house would allow people to buy and sell years of their life." The debate was chaired by Emily Frizell, judging with her were Arie Mora, Lucy ...
Jun 16th, 2020 | By | Category: international, News of debating clubs, Turniere |

Cambridge wins Trinity Open 2020 Online

Cambridge wins Trinity Open 2020 Online The Grand Final of the Trinity Open 2020 Online was won by Cambridge Cromwell's Men are Here Again (Matt Hazell, Alasdair Donovan) in Opening Opposition. Debating against them were BDU The prancing ponies (Josef Moscovici, Calyxx Peucker) in Opening Government; Open Break the tab not the quarantine (Hadar Goldberg,  Nadav barak) in Closing Government; and Open [KDA] Thanks Jacklin :D (Milla Huuskonen, Ron Leizrowice) in Closing Opposition. The motion read "This House Supports rioting as a means of fighting for social justice in the U.S." The debate was judged by Marta Vasic as chair together with Katharina Jansen, Nicole O'Sullivan, Lovro ...
Jun 11th, 2020 | By | Category: international, News of debating clubs, Turniere |

COVID-19 and Local Circuits: Part III – Durable Funding During Cuts

COVID-19 and Local Circuits: Part III - Durable Funding During CutsThis article will address how debate programs can respond to current funding and support cuts by universities. The first part of this series profiled experiences of organizers, coaches, and debaters in different parts of the world. The second part of this series covered different approaches to virtual recruitment and outreach. Will there be a fourth part? Probably not, debaters think in threes. If you have comments or want another COVID-19 piece, please email me at spruced@tuta.io I. Dollars for W's Didn't Work Before & Won't Work Now Most debate programs have historically appealed to their institutions through awards and selective representation at ...
Jun 10th, 2020 | By | Category: international, Mittwochs-Feature |

Cornell wins Eastern Online IV

Cornell wins Eastern Online IV The grand final of the Eastern Online IV 2020 was won by Cornell 3 (Dylan Young, Amaar Jeyasothy) in Closing Opposition, speaking against McGill 1 (Micaela Lewis, Naomi Panovka) in Opening Government, Yale 1 (Eva Quinones, Ko Lyn Cheang) in Opening Opposition, and Brandeis-NU Hybrid (Ravi Simon, Tanay Patri) in Closing Government on the motion "THW spend all of Jeff Bezos's money." The debate was chaired by Marlene Pierce, with a panel of Klaudia Maciejewska, Rob Ruiz, Chris Pang, Germaine Barrett, Niki Linganur, and Reed. In  the ESL Final Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology 1 (Shirsha Songshoptak, Tameer Hossain) took ...
May 30th, 2020 | By | Category: international, News of debating clubs, Turniere |

Duke University wins VITDT Round Robin 2020

Duke University wins VITDT Round Robin 2020 The team Idli and Sambar (Salil Mitra, Nitin Subramanian; Duke) has won the Grand Final of the VIT Debating Tournament Round Robin 2020 from Closing Government. They debated the motion "This House Believes That Imran Khan should pivot away from China, and towards India" against the other finalists Seamus and Oliver (Oliver Cummins, Seamus Dove; Sydney) in Opening Government; Liminal Spaces Debating (Samuel Scheuer, Braedon Lehman; Tübingen/Berlin); and MISRIT OO (Daniel Monteiro, Atul RH). The Grand Final was judged by Vishaka Raj, Shantanu Bariar, Abhilaksh Sharma, Yash Varshan Thirani, Omkar Masurkar, and Bansal Kartik, with Reed chairing. The top speaker of the tournament was ...
May 26th, 2020 | By | Category: international, News of debating clubs, Turniere |

COVID-19 and Local Circuits: Part II, Virtual Recruitment Strategies

COVID-19 and Local Circuits: Part II, Virtual Recruitment StrategiesThis article will review recruitment and outreach projects some debate societies have undertaken. It does not attempt to provide  recommendations / criticisms of different policies and responses. The first part of this series profiled experiences of organizers, coaches, and debaters in different parts of the world. The third part of this series will discuss dealing with COVID-19 funding cuts. If you would like to share projects on your local circuit or have comments please feel free to email me at spruced@tuta.io Featuring Gaini Ibragimova, DC "Parassat": With a 20 year history, DC "Parassat" is one of the oldest and strongest debate clubs ...
May 20th, 2020 | By | Category: international, Mittwochs-Feature |

NU A wins Parassat Open

NU A wins Parassat Open NU A (Tashkenbayev Mukhtar, Alisher Juzgenbayev) won the 2020 Parassat Open. They were speaking from Opening Opposition against ULU A (Maurice Coutiel, Przemek Stolarski) in Opening Government, Ateneo AV (Luigi Alcaneses, Mikko Vitug) in Closing Government, and Stay hear hear (Hadar Goldberg, Lior Sokol) in Closing Opposition on the motion: "This House Opposes the commercialization of competitive debating (such as for profit debate training, paid workshops, paying IAs a salary, paying pros to speak with wealthy beginners, etc)". The adjudication panel was chaired by Milla Huuskonen. Judging with her were Alikhan Kazinov, Josef Moscovici, Katharina Margarita Jansen, and Miri Muntean. The Pro-Am final ...
May 13th, 2020 | By | Category: international, News of debating clubs, Turniere | Comments Off on NU A wins Parassat Open

Team “I like it like that” wins Asia Queer Open

Team "I like it like that" wins Asia Queer OpenThe Asia Queer Open 2020 was won by I like it like that (Meabh, Arctic Monkies) in Opening Government, speaking against Don't stop me now in Opening Opposition (Sam Huang, Daniel Maier Gant), Feeling Myself  (Chris Morillo, Mia Stone-Molloy) in Closing Government; and Laws of Attraction (Gwen Stearns, Pandora's Boxx) in Closing Opposition. The debate was on the motion "This House Prefers representation of queer characters in media whose stories do not centre around their queerness" and chaired by Brian Wong. Judging with them were Ellen Page, David Benardy, Ploopy, Prashasti Saxena, Rachel Homnick, and Ryan Patrick Thalari. The Pro Am ...
May 7th, 2020 | By | Category: international, News of debating clubs, Turniere | Comments Off on Team “I like it like that” wins Asia Queer Open

COVID-19 and Local Circuits: Part I, Transition to Virtual Debating

COVID-19 and Local Circuits: Part I, Transition to Virtual DebatingThis article will profile the experiences of organizers, coaches, and debaters in different parts of the world. It does not attempt to provide a comprehensive picture of the competitive debate scene in that region, nor to provide recommendations / criticisms of different policies and responses. The second part of this series will review strategies for virtual recruitment and outreach. If you would like to share projects on your local circuit or have comments please feel free to email me at spruced@tuta.io Organizing & Institutional Experiences with Virtual Debate The Participants: Vishal - "I've been involved with debating and judging for the University of Malaysia ...
May 6th, 2020 | By | Category: international, Mittwochs-Feature | Comments Off on COVID-19 and Local Circuits: Part I, Transition to Virtual Debating

Zagreb wins Central European Cyberspace Open

Zagreb wins Central European Cyberspace OpenThe Central European Cyberspace Open 2020 has been won by We're used to no audience debates (Tin Puljić, Lovro Šprem; Zagreb) in Closing Opposition, speaking against UDS Trivium GDS LDU Chronos Coalition (Joris Graff, Daan Spackler; Utrecht/Nijmegen) in Opening Government, Bristol A (Ron Leizrowice, Timothy Lo); in Opening Opposition, and This house would stay in this house (Hadar Goldberg, Ido Kotler; Tel Aviv) in Closing Government on the motion "THBT all countries should implement legislation similar to the US Defense Production Act to combat the Covid-19 pandemic." The adjudication was chaired by Emily Frizell. Judging with her were Joona ...
Apr 29th, 2020 | By | Category: international, News of debating clubs, Turniere | Comments Off on Zagreb wins Central European Cyberspace Open

Cornell & Middlebury are 2019 Pan-American Debate Champions

Cornell & Middlebury are 2019 Pan-American Debate Champions[caption id="attachment_35384" align="alignright" width="400"] The Spanish language division was won by Cornell A (c) Pan - American UDC Panama City 2019[/caption] The Pan-American Universities Debate Championships 2019 was hosted in Panama on April 19 - 22 and featured both English and Spanish language divisions. The Spanish language final was won by Cornell A (Leo Grageda, Aurelien Salas) in Opening Government. Competing against them was PUCP A (Omar Espinoza, Jose Arturo Tipismana) in Opening Opposition, UdeG A (Itzcoatl Ilhuitcatl Bravo Rosas, Daniel Cuauhtli Aguilar Yanez) in Closing Government, and ITESM CEM A (Jubal Esteban Paez Belmonte, Mariana Morales Urbina) in Closing Opposition on the ...
May 8th, 2019 | By | Category: international, Turniere | Comments Off on Cornell & Middlebury are 2019 Pan-American Debate Champions

Oxford wins HWS Round Robin 2019

Oxford wins HWS Round Robin 2019[caption id="attachment_35314" align="alignright" width="400"] Kit Mercer and Jason Xiao - (c) Eric Barnes[/caption] The HWS Round Robin 2019 was won by Oxford (Kit Mercer, Jason Xiao) speaking in Opening Opposition on the motion "This House believes that the Black Lives Matter movement should embrace open carry gun laws and engage in armed community patrols". The Runner-Up was Melbourne (Stuart Dixon, Connor O'Brien) in Closing Opposition, on a 3-2 split decision. In Opening Government was Harvard HN (John Hunt, Michael Nehme)  and in Closing Government was Harvard DH (Danny DeBois, Mars He). The final panel was chaired by Eric Barnes with a panel ...
Apr 9th, 2019 | By | Category: international, Turniere | Comments Off on Oxford wins HWS Round Robin 2019

Carleton/Hart House wins NAW*DC 2019

Carleton/Hart House wins NAW*DC 2019[caption id="attachment_35241" align="alignright" width="300"] Top Seed Carson Crane & Sukhmani Kaur (Cornell) prepare for the final round - (c) Achte Minute[/caption] The Open Champion of the North American Womxn's & Gender Minorities Debate Championship 2019 is the hybrid partnership Ella Baker (Harar Hall: Carleton/Hart House). They won from Closing Government on the motion "Assuming the public would never find out, THP historical narratives that prioritize equal representation throughout history, even if people and events need to be fabricated". Their opponents were the teams Sonia Sotomayor (Carson Crane, Sukhmani Kaur; Cornell) in Opening Government, Sunitha Krishnan (Emily Xie, Melissa Giblon; Western/Hart House) in ...
Mar 26th, 2019 | By | Category: international, News of debating clubs, Turniere | Comments Off on Carleton/Hart House wins NAW*DC 2019

Belgrade/Leiden wins Budapest Open

Belgrade/Leiden wins Budapest Open[caption id="attachment_35249" align="alignright" width="400"] The Belgrade delegation and their teampartners including the open final winners Floris Holstege (l.) and Janko Djordjevic (2nd f. r.) as well as best speakers Miloš Marjanovic and Tin Puljić (3rd/4rd f. l.) - (c) Otvorena komunikacija[/caption] The Budapest Open 2019 saw the teams in Closing Government sweeping both final rounds, with De grootse Nederlands-Servische alliantie (Janko Djordjevic, Floris Holstege;Belgrade/Leiden) winning the crown on the motion "This house regrets the narrative that forgiveness is a virtue". Against them were Autinzam i renesansa (Tin Puljić, Ilija Ivanišević; Zagreb/Belgrade) in Opening Government, Velika Srpsko-Holandska Alijansa (Miloš Marjanovic, David Metz; Belgrade/Leiden) in ...
Mar 25th, 2019 | By | Category: international, News of debating clubs, Turniere | Comments Off on Belgrade/Leiden wins Budapest Open

WUDC 2019 Updates: Day 2 & 3

WUDC 2019 Updates: Day 2 & 3What you need to know about the days 2 and 3 of the Cape Town WUDC 2019: In addition to another three rounds of fierce competition, Day 2 of WUDC culminated in Gender Minorities Inclusion Night and the Women's Forum. Gender Inclusion Night was open to all and ran past 21.00 O'clock, featuring two professional speakers and four debate community member panelists (including a member of the Cape Town WUDC Adjudication team, Enting Lee) and moderated by the current two Women's Officers, who alternated between asking guided questions and taking questions from the audience. Country reports were not delivered and will be ...
Jan 1st, 2019 | By | Category: international, Turniere | Comments Off on WUDC 2019 Updates: Day 2 & 3

Cape Town WUDC 2019: Day 1 Updates

Cape Town WUDC 2019: Day 1 UpdatesWhat you need to know about day 1 of the Cape Town World University Debating Championship 2019: Team codes passed after a revisit by the WUDC Council, and are displayed alongside the last names of team competitors. In addition, for the first time, WUDC tabulation is happening in tabbycat software. On day 1, the tournament ran only a few minutes behind schedule and ended on time. The motions were: Round 1: TH, as South Africa, would forcibly break up exclusive Afrikaner* enclaves *Afrikaners are a white South African ethnic gorup descended from predominantly Dutch settlers Round 2: THBT the protections of international law conventions and treaties ...
Dec 30th, 2018 | By | Category: international, Turniere | Comments Off on Cape Town WUDC 2019: Day 1 Updates

That was the Nordic Debate Academy 2018

That was the Nordic Debate Academy 2018[caption id="attachment_34789" align="alignright" width="400"] The training team from left to right: Jonas, Milos, Cliodhna, Benji, Sharmila, Joona, Milla, Brian, Johan, Matti - © Evertime Visuals[/caption] The Nordic Debate Academy was the first in a series of trainings co-ordinated by the Athens EUDC and Thailand WUDC. This training was hosted by the Danish Debate Association in conjunction with FINDA - Finnish Debating Association, Stockholm Debate Society, and Lund Debate Society / Lunds Debattsällskap at the Copenhagen Business School. The NDA featured two and a half days of workshops and a four round tournament with a break to finals. 10 countries were represented at the ...
Nov 30th, 2018 | By | Category: international, Turniere, Veranstaltungen | Comments Off on That was the Nordic Debate Academy 2018

Is there a better way to break than speaks? – An interview with Miriam Kohn & Chris Perkins

Is there a better way to break than speaks? - An interview with Miriam Kohn & Chris PerkinsIn the Summer 2018 issue of International Debate, Miriam Kohn (LearningLeaders, Rochester '17) and Chris Perkins (Rochester '17) published an article titled "Fair Play: Proposals for Reform to the Break System in British Parliamentary Debate." In said article, they discussed the possibility to replace team breaks on speaks with a point-based break and additional bye-based elimination round. AchteMinute (AM): First off, so lucky to be chatting with you, Miriam & Chris. Can you tell us briefly about your background in debate? Miriam Kohn (M): Thanks for taking the time to chat with us! My high school didn’t have a debate team, so ...
Nov 14th, 2018 | By | Category: international, Mittwochs-Feature, Themen | mit 2 Kommentaren

Harvard wins HWS IV

Harvard wins HWS IV[caption id="attachment_34639" align="alignright" width="400"] The top two speakers and champions of this year's HWS IV: Aditya Dhar and Tejal Patwardhan - © Eric Barnes[/caption] The HWS IV 2018 was won by Harvard DP (Tejal Patwardhan, Aditya Dhar) from Opening Government. They debated the final on the motion "This House believes that the state should curb assortative mating" against Yale CP (Ko Lyn Cheang, Lorenzo Pinasco) in Opening Opposition, Brandeis/Northeastern SS (Ravi Simon, Dennis Su) in Closing Government, and Rochester FO (Ben Frazer, Warish Orko) in Closing Opposition. The final was chaired by Buzz Klinger with Alexander Beaumont, Allie McGowan, Dan Yoon, Daniel Berman, Shani Bennett, and Steph White.  The Novice Final of the tournament was ...
Nov 10th, 2018 | By | Category: international, News of debating clubs, Turniere | Comments Off on Harvard wins HWS IV

Laurier/Unaffiliated Mixed-Team wins Hart House IV 2018

Laurier/Unaffiliated Mixed-Team wins Hart House IV 2018[caption id="attachment_34633" align="alignright" width="338"] © Saharalipour[/caption] The Hart House Inter-Varsity 2018 was won by Laurier/Unaffiliated SX (Ivy Xu and Brendt Schmidt) from Opening Opposition. They debated the final on the motion "This House opposes the propagation of Canadian exceptionalism" against Harvard CH (John Hunt, Sophia Caldera) in Opening Government, Yale AC (William Arnesen, Ko Lyn Cheang) in Closing Government, and Cornell KW (Jin Mo Koo, Emma Rose Wirshing) in Closing Opposition. The final was chaired by Mo Niaz with Alexandra Sundarsingh, James Hardy, Julia Milden, and Meghan Auckland. The Novice Final of the tournament was won by  Western DX (Vidit Desal, Emily Xie) in Closing Government, on the motion "With the goal of improving representation in media, this House would ...
Nov 10th, 2018 | By | Category: international, News of debating clubs, Turniere | Comments Off on Laurier/Unaffiliated Mixed-Team wins Hart House IV 2018

Harvard CH wins the Yale IV 2018

Harvard CH wins the Yale IV 2018 The Yale IV 2018 was won by Harvard CH (John Hunt and Sophia Caldera) from Opening Government. They debated the final on the motion "This House would legalize and train sex workers specifically to work with disabled people" against Brown GG (Jack Gramlich, Sandy Greenberg) in Closing Opposition, Harvard BrMe (Ed Bracey, Dasha Metropolitansky) in Closing Government, and Princeton AO (Samuel Arnesen, Sinan Ozbay) in Opening Opposition. The final was chaired by Michael Mao with Bobbi Leet, Charlie Barton, Daniel Berman, Lorenzo Pinasco. The Novice Final of the tournament was won by  Princeton JW (Daniel Ju, Greg Weaving) in Opening Government, on the motion "This House believes that the horrors of history are incompatible with a belief in ...
Nov 9th, 2018 | By | Category: international, News of debating clubs, Turniere | Comments Off on Harvard CH wins the Yale IV 2018

Stanford-Yale wins Cambridge Women’s Open

Stanford-Yale wins Cambridge Women's Open[caption id="attachment_33036" align="alignleft" width="400"] The champions of Cambridge Women's Open, left to right: Marina Tan, of Yale, and Bobbi Leet, of Stanford. photo credit: Marina Tan[/caption] Yale/Stanford LT (Bobbi Leet, Marina Tan) have won Cambridge Women's Open 2017 on the motion that "This house regrets the idealisation of motherhood" from Closing Opposition. In Opening Government was Bad at feminism motions but trying (Lucía Arce, Rachel O'Nunain); in Opening Opposition was LSE sarah or yings (Sarah Tay, Ciara Mitchell); and in Closing Government was the accurately-named More Women Here than in Oxbridge Finals (Melda Eren, Valerie Lim). Judging the final round was a ...
Nov 27th, 2017 | By | Category: international, News of debating clubs, Turniere | Comments Off on Stanford-Yale wins Cambridge Women’s Open

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