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New executive board in Münster

New executive board in MünsterNew executive board in Münster: President is now Gautier Feron, his deputies are Paul Zacheus and Matthias Carcasona. Congrats to the newly elected triumvirate!
Jul 12th, 2012 | By | Category: News of debating clubs | Comments Off on New executive board in Münster

New executive board in Jena

Debattiergesellschaft Jena elected a new executive board. Jonathan Scholbach is the new president, Johannes Agermissen his deputy and the treasurer is Martin Pötzsch. Congratulations and good luck with your work!
Jul 12th, 2012 | By | Category: News of debating clubs | Comments Off on New executive board in Jena

VDCH hall of fame after the 11th ZEIT DEBATTEN season

Here's the VDCH hall of fame - the new table after the ZEIT DEBATTEN 11th season: Rang Club Punkte 1 Berlin 66 (+3, +1, +5, +1, +4) Winner ZD Karlsruhe, Finalist ZD Magdeburg, Winner and twice Finalist NODM Kiel, Finalist ZD Münster, twice Finalist MDD Wien) 2 Mainz 52 (+3, +3) Winner ZD Magdeburg, Winner MDM Jena 3 Tübingen 45 4 Münster 42 5 (+1) Heidelberg (DCH) 37 (+1, +3) Finalist ZD Hamburg, Winner SDM Ingolstadt 6 (-1) Jena 33 7 (+4) München 21 (+1, +2, +1, +5) Finalist ZD Karlsruhe, twice Finalist SDM Ingolstadt, Finalist ZD Münster, Winner MDD Wien) 8 (-1) Göttingen 17 9 (-1) Freiburg 14 10 (-1) Bonn 13 10 (-1) Halle 13 12 Greifswald 11 13 Kiel 9 14 Potsdam 8 (+1) Finalist NODM Kiel 14 (+1) Magdeburg 8 (+2) twice Finalist MDM Jena 16 (-1) St. Gallen 6 16 (-1) Köln Tilbury 6 16 (+3) Hamburg 6 (+1, ...
Jul 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | Comments Off on VDCH hall of fame after the 11th ZEIT DEBATTEN season

New executive board in Heidelberg

New executive board in HeidelbergExecutive board in Heidelberg elected: Michael Becker is the new president of the Rederei Heidelberg. He is joined by Ali Nada and Mareike Janßen.
Jul 5th, 2012 | By | Category: News of debating clubs | Comments Off on New executive board in Heidelberg

New executive board in Tübingen

Executive board in Tübingen elected: Jonathan Spanos is the new president of the Streitkultur Tübingen. He is joined by Anne Suffel, Jonas Hilla and Nikos Bosse.
Jul 5th, 2012 | By | Category: News of debating clubs | Comments Off on New executive board in Tübingen

Registration for ZEIT DEBATTE in Münster

You may now register for ZEIT DEBATTE Münster. The tournament is to be held in German, so please read the German version of this article to learn more about how to register.
Mar 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Termine, Turniere, VDCH | Comments Off on Registration for ZEIT DEBATTE in Münster

1. Saggsn-Masders: Anmeldefrist verlängert

 
Mar 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere | Comments Off on 1. Saggsn-Masders: Anmeldefrist verlängert

Mainz wins ZEIT DEBATTE in Magdeburg

Debattierclub  Mainz won ZEIT DEBATTE Magdeburg. To know more please read the German version.
Mar 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Themen, Turniere, VDCH | mit 2 Kommentaren

ZEIT DEBATTE Magdeburg: Break to semis

Break at ZEIT DEBATTE Karlsruhe 2011 - here it is! ...
Mar 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | mit 8 Kommentaren

Heidelberg gewinnt ZEIT DEBATTE Hamburg / Breaks und Themen auf einen Blick

Please read the German version of this.
Jan 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Themen, Turniere | mit 7 Kommentaren

Die ZEIT DEBATTEN gehen ins neue Jahr

The German language ZEIT DEBATTEN series is taking on again in the (not so) new year - this time with a stop in Hamburg. Please read the German version of this to read more on the convenors, the chief adjudication core and the socials. To get current news from ZEIT DEBATTE Hamburg please follow Achte Minute on Twitter and look out for the hashtag #ZDhh.
Jan 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Turniere | Comments Off on Die ZEIT DEBATTEN gehen ins neue Jahr

WUDC 2013

Berlin expects about 1.400 Debattierer from around 70 countries to the World Universities Debating Championships 2013 from December 27 2012 until January 4 2013 when about 400 teams will be competing for the title of world champion in the German capital. 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 assembled in Manila for ...
Jan 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Termine, Turniere | Comments Off on WUDC 2013

Berlin World’s DCAs and Tabmaster announced

The Berlin Debating Union announced the Berlin World's DCAs. Victor Finkel, Isabelle Fischer (former Loewe) and James Kilcup are Berlin World's DCAs, Jens Fischer is Tabmaster. Congrats! Doug Cochran and Sharmila Parmanand are the Berlin World's CAs. We are very happy to see the newly wed Jens and Isa Fischer as DCA and Tabmaster and use the opportunity to congratulate them to their wedding!
Dec 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Turniere | Comments Off on Berlin World’s DCAs and Tabmaster announced

ZEIT DEBATTE Karlsruhe 2011: Tab and motions

Here are tab and motions of ZEIT DEBATTE Karlsruhe 2011. ...
Nov 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | mit 2 Kommentaren

Berlin wins ZEIT DEBATTE Karlsruhe

Great start into the ZEIT DEBATTEN season 2011/2012 for Berlin Debating Union. Their speakers Georg Sommerfeld, Patrick Ehmann and Johannes Häger won the ZEIT DEBATTE's final against Marco Niedermaier, Lukas Windhager and Almut Graebsch who were competing for Debattierclub München. Georg Sommerfeld was the best speaker of the final. The motion was: Do we need the United Staates of Europe? The final was completed by the free speakers Willy Witthaut (Mainz), Sven Hirschfeld (Heidelberg) and Irene Adamski (Halle). The finals' adjudicators: Pauline Leopold (Tübingen), Yin Cai (Heidelberg), Christoph Krakowiak (SK Berlin), Mario Dießner (SK Berlin), Leonid Vogel (Karlsruhe) and ...
Nov 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | mit 2 Kommentaren

ZEIT DEBATTE Karlsruhe: Break to the final

Berlin and Munich are competing in ZEIT DEBATTE final. The proposition ist from Debattierclub Munich, opposition from Berlin Debating Union. Free speakers (a characteristic of the format OPD) are Sven Hirschfeld (Heidelberg), Irene Adamski (Halle) and Willy Witthaut (Mainz).
Nov 27th, 2011 | By | Category: VDCH | Comments Off on ZEIT DEBATTE Karlsruhe: Break to the final

ZEIT DEBATTE Karlsruhe: Break to semis

Break at ZEIT DEBATTE Karlsruhe 2011 - here it is! ...
Nov 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | mit 2 Kommentaren

Die 11. ZEIT-DEBATTEN-Serie beginnt

The new ZEIT DEBATTEN series begins! This weekend, speakers and judges from all over VDCH-land flock at Karlsruhe. Language of the tournament, as in the whole series, is German, the ZEIT DEBATTE Karlsruhe will be held in Offene Parlamentarische Debatte (open parliamentary debate, OPD). Chief adjudicators are Yin Cai (former president of Debating Club Heidelberg), Christoph Krakowiak (former president of Streitkultur Tübingen and current president of Streitkultur Berlin) and Mario Dießner of Streitkultur Berlin. The ZEIT DEBATTEN series is convened by VDCH in cooperation with the weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT and Deutsche Telekom, supported through VDCH’s media partner ZDF, a German public ...
Nov 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | Comments Off on Die 11. ZEIT-DEBATTEN-Serie beginnt

Gutenberg-Cup 2011: Break to semis

Semi-finalists in Mainz: Heidelberg (607 points) Victoria Reuter, Robin Azinovic and Johannes Sonnenholzner Freiburg (599 points) Zsolt Szilagyi, Johannes Samlenski and Julian von Lautz Frankfurt (571 points) Robert Epple, Andreas Dreher and Paul Utler Mainz (564 points) Jan Papsch, Thore Wojke and Betty Braun To get more information please read the German version!
Nov 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | Comments Off on Gutenberg-Cup 2011: Break to semis

Benedikt Nufer now president of VDCH / Tom-Michael Hesse, Simeon Reusch and Philipp Stiel his deputies

The general assembly of VDCH (the Association of Debating Societies at Universities) elected a new president and his deputies: Benedikt Nufer, Tom-Michael Hesse, Simeon Reusch and Philipp Stiel constitute the new VDCH executive board. Benedikt has already been part of the executive bord last year. He is a member of the debating society at Hamburg University where he works on his Ph.D. thesis in history. Simeon Reusch will be in charge of the German debating tournament series ZEIT DEBATTEN for the forthcoming year. He is doing his Bachelor studies in Philosophy and Politics in Halle where ...
Aug 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: VDCH | Comments Off on Benedikt Nufer now president of VDCH / Tom-Michael Hesse, Simeon Reusch and Philipp Stiel his deputies

New executive board in Göttingen

Debattierclub Göttingen elected their executive board. David Lamouroux and Franziska Frese were confirmed in their offices as president and member respectively. The newbies on board are Christoph Weißermel as vice president, Jannis Lennartz and Nicolas Friebe. Congrats and good luck!
Aug 15th, 2011 | By | Category: News of debating clubs | Comments Off on New executive board in Göttingen

Now live: World record attempt in non-stop debating

You may now follow the world record attempt of Streitkultur Tübingen in long time debating. They are going to debate 44 debates in a row in OPD style. A livestream is online. You may also follow their twitter account @ZwoelfteMinute to get live informations. Finally: There is a Facebook Site online, too.
Jun 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Turniere | Comments Off on Now live: World record attempt in non-stop debating

New executive board in Mainz

In their general assembly, the Debattierclub Johannes Gutenberg Mainz (DCJG) elected a new executive board. Willy Carlos Witthaut is now president. He is flanked by Clemens Fucker as vice president and Andrea Gau as treasurer.
Jun 21st, 2011 | By | Category: News of debating clubs | Comments Off on New executive board in Mainz

VDCH hall of fame after the 10th ZEIT DEBATTEN season

Well, we neglected the VDCH hall of fame - sorry. Now we proudly present the new table implying the ZEIT DEBATTEN and Regionals from January on. The top seated Berlin Debating Union did win no more than one additional point, but still remains number 1. Tübingen is the most high-flying club this year in points, but also Jena rocks and now ist in the top 5. Here’s the new table after the ZEIT DEBATTEN 10th season: Rang Club Punkte 1 Berlin 52 (+1) finalist ZD Stuttgart 2 Mainz 46 (+1, +1) finalist WDM and ZD Jena 3 (+1) Tübingen 45 (+4, +3, +2) finalist and winner SDM, winner ZD Jena, ...
Jun 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | mit 3 Kommentaren

DDM 2011 at a glance

Please read the German version of this article to learn about winners, runner-ups, motions, special awards and to find pics from the black-tie party that the DebatingClub Heidelberg threw during the German Debating Championship, or Deutsche Debattiermeisterschaft (DDM). ...
Jun 13th, 2011 | By | Category: DDG, Themen, Turniere, VDCH | Mit einem Kommentar

Jena is German Champion 2011

Severin Weingarten, Moritz Niehaus and Clemens Lechner of Debattiergesellschaft Jena won the 11th German Debating Championship. More informations to follow soon. Please read the German version meanwhile.
Jun 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | mit 6 Kommentaren

Stuttgart and Berlin in the Science Po IV 2011 final

Team Texas A&M A (Syed Taha and Alya Al-Harthy) defeated teams from Stuttgart, Berlin and Utrecht in the Science Po IV 2011 final. Twenty BPS teams competed from May 7 to 9 at the tournament in Le Havre, France. Chief adjudicator at the ESL-only IV in France's Normandy was Manos Moschopoulos, his deputies were Anne Valkering, Isabelle Loewe, Milan Vignjevic and Rob Honig. The Tab is already online. All motions at a glance: Round 1: This House would invalidate any election result with a turnout below 70 per cent. Round 2: This House believes that children should be excluded from any religion ...
May 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Turniere | Comments Off on Stuttgart and Berlin in the Science Po IV 2011 final

New VDCH members: Salzburg and Graz

The Association of Debating Societies at Universities (VDCH) has now grown to 73 debating societies. The umbrella association represents debating societies in Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland. Just recently two new debating societies from Austria have become members of VDCH. These are Debattierclub Graz and RedeSalz Salzburg. Achte Minute is delighted to welcome two new members under the umbrella of VDCHand wishes the newly listed debating societies good luck for future events and tournaments - beginning with the German Debating Championship in June. A full list of all debating societies represented by VDCH can be found on the homepage of the umbrella ...
May 5th, 2011 | By | Category: VDCH | Comments Off on New VDCH members: Salzburg and Graz

4th VDCH Newsletter 2010/2011

Marcus Ewald, VDCH vice president, published the 4th VDCH Newsletter 2010/2011. Der VDCH Newsletter No 4 is now available online (in German). ...
May 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: VDCH | Comments Off on 4th VDCH Newsletter 2010/2011

How teams are allocated for German Nationals

We're sorry, this article is not available in English. Please got to the German version of this article to learn about how teams are allocated for DDM (German National, or Deutsche Debattiermeisterschaft).
Apr 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Turniere, VDCH | Comments Off on How teams are allocated for German Nationals

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