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  • 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 …

    Vom 26. May 2020 um 16:48
  • COVID-19 and Local Circuits: Part II, Virtual Recruitment Strategies

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

    This 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 …

    Vom 20. May 2020 um 12:03
  • Team "I like it like that" wins Asia Queer Open

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

    The 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 …

    Vom 07. May 2020 um 15:05

News of debating clubs

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, …

13. May 2020

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

Team "I like it like that" wins Asia Queer Open

The 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 …

07. May 2020

Zagreb wins Central European Cyberspace Open

Zagreb wins Central European Cyberspace Open

The 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, …

29. Apr 2020

Zagreb/Vienna wins Berlin Online IV

Zagreb/Vienna wins Berlin Online IV

The Berlin IV 2020 (Online edition) is over. The final was won by the team in Opening Opposition named Quarantined, Scrappy, and Hungry (Tin Puljić, Miri Muntean), a mixed-team by the Zagreb Student Debate Forum and the Debattierklub Wien. The …

07. Apr 2020

Ljubljana wins Zagreb Open

Ljubljana wins Zagreb Open

The final of the Zagreb Open 2020 was won by Ljubljana’s Rok Hafner and Filip Korošec as Closing Opposition on the motion “This House prefers a 2nd term of Donald Trump presidency over a Bernie Sanders presidency”. Under the name …

25. Feb 2020

Zagreb wins Ljubljana IV

Zagreb wins Ljubljana IV

In the final of the Ljubljana IV 2019, the team We don’t know any stuff like this (Tin Puljić, Luka Petrović) of the Zagreb Student Debate Forum was able to take the victory out of Closing Opposition. They defeated Bulshit …

15. Oct 2019

Helsinki/Leiden wins Prague Open

Helsinki/Leiden wins Prague Open

The team Real Friends Crash Out of Quarters Together (Milla Huuskonen, Katharina Jansen; Helsinki/Leiden) has won the Prague Open 2019 as Closing Government. In the final, they defeated the Opening Government Unironically Emulating Kafka (Uzair Tajuddin, Florens Rilling, Munich), the …

05. Oct 2019

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 …

Vom 26. May 2020 um 16:48

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

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

This 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 …

Vom 20. May 2020 um 12:03

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

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

This 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 …

Vom 06. May 2020 um 09:21

The winners of Thailand WUDC 2020

The winners of Thailand WUDC 2020

The World University Debating Championship 2020 in Thailand is over and the winners come from Oxford, Open University of Israel and Institut Teknologi Bandung. The break after the preliminary rounds can be found here. EFL category The team IT Bandung …

Vom 11. Jan 2020 um 16:40Comments Off on The winners of Thailand WUDC 2020

Thailand WUDC 2020 – The Break

Thailand WUDC 2020 - The Break

As usual, New Year’s Eve also brought the announcement of the breaking teams at the World University Debating Championship. At Thailand WUDC 2020, the following teams broke to the outrounds. Open Break: 1. LSE A (Arth Mishra, Abhinav Reddy Bathula) …

Vom 31. Dec 2019 um 23:13Comments Off on Thailand WUDC 2020 – The Break

Tel Aviv wins European Round Robin 2019

Tel Aviv wins European Round Robin 2019

The team Tel Aviv MD (Tom Manor, Noam Dahan) has triumphed at the European Round Robin 2019 in Warsaw. As Closing Government, the reigning EUDC champions defeated Opening Government Belgrade MS (Milos Marjanovic, Stefan Siridžanski), Opening Opposition Steven/Sella (Steven Rajavinothan, …

Vom 09. Jul 2019 um 23:35Comments Off on Tel Aviv wins European Round Robin 2019

Cornell & Middlebury are 2019 Pan-American Debate Champions

Cornell & Middlebury are 2019 Pan-American Debate Champions

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 …

Vom 08. May 2019 um 09:46Comments Off on Cornell & Middlebury are 2019 Pan-American Debate Champions

Oxford wins HWS Round Robin 2019

Oxford wins HWS Round Robin 2019

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 …

Vom 09. Apr 2019 um 12:35Comments Off on Oxford wins HWS Round Robin 2019

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