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  • Spotlight: Teams that made the break

    Spotlight: Teams that made the break

    Before the break we asked seasoned veterans for their background and strategies – now the time has come to talk with some of this year’s most successful teams. In this article you will find: James Penn and James Rankin, Auckland …

    Vom 09. Jan 2017 um 15:14
  • The good, the bad and the bread - A review of WUDC 2017

    The good, the bad and the bread – A review of WUDC 2017

    With debaters from all around the world recovering on their travels back home, it’s time to look back at the ups and downs of the tournament. Helena Hecke commented on the Dutch WUDC experience. The debating world has once more …

    Vom 08. Jan 2017 um 16:47
  • Debaters at WUDC - Part 4

    Debaters at WUDC – Part 4

    The tournament is over which means this series is also coming to an end, at least for now. But before that, we still have some debaters we’d like you to meet! Erika Martinez and Alexis Hernando, Peru Aneeq Ali Sawar …

    Vom 06. Jan 2017 um 18:31

News of debating clubs

Bežigrad wins Winter Holiday Open, Zagreb

Bežigrad wins Winter Holiday Open, Zagreb

At the Winter Holiday Open in Zagreb, a World Schools Debate tournament, USA Debate A (Liz Yount, Josh May, Aditya Dhar and Ella Michaels) participated the final in proposition against Bežigrad Green Stars (Matija Pušnik, Reja Debevc, Filip Korošec in Opposition on …

19. Dec 2016

Dutch WUDC 2017

Dutch WUDC 2017

From December 27th to January 4th the WUDC, the world’s largest debating tournament, takes place in The Hague in the Netherlands. As with most international tournaments, debates will be held in British Parliamentary Style and in English. The CA team …

07. Oct 2016

UCU Open 2016

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From November 4th till evening November 5th, the UCU Open 2016 will take place in Utrecht, Netherlands. Being an international tournament, its debates will be held in British Parliament Style and in English. Following five preliminary rounds, there will be …

02. Oct 2016

Scottish EUDC 2018’s Training Centre

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From November 14th till November 17th (the week between Oxford IV and Cambridge IV), the Scottish EUDC 2018 OrgComm will organize two free training sessions each night at varying universities in London. These training sessions are open to anyone interested …

01. Oct 2016

Maastricht Novice 2016

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On Saturday, November 19th, the first Maastricht Novice 2016 will take place. Located in Maastricht, it is a British-Parliament-Style novice tournament (speeches 5 minutes each) with four preliminary rounds followed by a final. The Chief Adjudicators are Srdjan Miletic, Jelte …

30. Sep 2016

Centrale Open 2016

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From Friday, December 9th, til Sunday, December 11th, the Centrale Open 2016 takes place in Paris. Since this is an international tournament, debates will be held in British Parliament Style and in English. Following five preliminary rounds, there’ll be semi …

26. Sep 2016

Lund IV 2016

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From Friday, December 2nd, to Sunday, December 4th, the Lund IV 2016 will be hosted in Lund. The tournament is international, therefore it will be held under British Parliamentary Style (BPS) rules with English as the spoken language. It consists …

19. Sep 2016

Is the ideal judge a blank slate?

Is the ideal judge a blank slate?

Lots of experienced debaters keep discussing what might be the best way to adjudicate in British Parliamentary Style. Today, Stefan Torges wants to discuss the perfect adjudicator’s position.

Vom 11. Jan 2017 um 19:41 mit 21 Kommentaren

The winners of Dutch WUDC 2017

The winners of Dutch WUDC 2017

After nine preliminary rounds, two days of elimination rounds and three finals, the winners of this years WUDC have been determined. In the EFL Final, Belgrade C (Miloš Marjanović, Teodora Rešetar) took the win via unanimous decision against BINUS A (Stella …

Vom 05. Jan 2017 um 23:19 mit 12 Kommentaren

We are looking for new reporters!

We are looking for new reporters!

Since we just started expanding our coverage across the European circuit, we are looking for new reporters from as many countries attending European tournaments as possible. This includes IONA, Israel and everyone else feeling part of the circuit. (For members …

Vom 02. Jan 2017 um 15:07

Debaters at WUDC – Part 3

Debaters at WUDC - Part 3

There are a lot of different people from a lot of different countries participating at the WUDC and we try to introduce you to as many as possible! In this part you will find interviews with the following participants: Beatriz …

Vom 02. Jan 2017 um 01:07

WUDC 2017 – The Break

WUDC 2017 - The Break

Three days and nine preliminary rounds into the Dutch WUDC 2017 in Den Haag, the following teams of the 394 participating ones have made it to the final rounds: Open Break (1-16 advance straight to octofinals): Oxford B UT MARA …

Vom 01. Jan 2017 um 15:26

WUDC Tips and Tricks from Veterans – Part 2

WUDC Tips and Tricks from Veterans - Part 2

There’s no other time in the year where more outstanding, successful, brilliant, superb, mind-blowing, astonishing, fascinating debaters meet at one location then whilst WUDC. That makes worlds the perfect time to talk to some of these people and get them …

Vom 01. Jan 2017 um 14:58

Debaters at WUDC – Part 2

Debaters at WUDC - Part 2

The second day of the World Universities Debating Championship in The Hague is coming to an end and of course the Achte Minute was there once again and has interviewed some of the participants from all around the world. Today …

Vom 31. Dec 2016 um 17:34

WUDC Tips and Tricks from Veterans – Part 1

WUDC Tips and Tricks from Veterans - Part 1

There is no other time in the year where more outstanding, successful, brilliant, superb, mind-blowing, astonishing, fascinating debaters meet at one location than whilst at WUDC. This makes Worlds the perfect time to talk to some of those people and …

Vom 30. Dec 2016 um 12:59

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