Recent News

  • EUDC 2016: The results

    EUDC 2016: The results

    The European Universities Debating Championship is over. Winner of the ESL-final is Tel Aviv A (Dan Lahav, Ayal Hayut-man) from Closing Government, thus becoming ESL-Champions, whereas the teams Tel Aviv C (Tom Manor, Noam Dahan) from Opening Government, Leiden D (Lisa …

    Vom 25. Aug 2016 um 21:07 mit 4 Kommentaren
  • I pack my bags and take…: An EUDC-Guide for Beginners

    I pack my bags and take…: An EUDC-Guide for Beginners

    Coming Sunday at the 14th August the European Debating Championship 2016 will take place in Warsaw and, as usual, the Achte Minute will be there to report. But for now the big question is not yet who managed to break …

    Vom 10. Aug 2016 um 10:00 mit 2 Kommentaren
  • England wins World Schools Debating Championships 2016

    England wins World Schools Debating Championships 2016

    The English high school students Rosa Thomas, Archie Hall and Kenza Wilks won the grand final of the WSDC 2016 in Stuttgart as proposition on the motion „This house believes that states should be allowed to pay other states to …

    Vom 28. Jul 2016 um 18:57 mit einem Kommentar

News of debating clubs

Red Sea Open 2015

Red Sea Open 2015

On September 6-10, 2015, the Red Sea Open will take place once more in Eilat, Israel. Besides the Red Sea, a pool and free alcohol at the hotel, the organization comittee promises workshops and an experienced Chief Adjudication Core, consisting …

18. Aug 2015

European Universities Debating Championships in Vienna

European Universities Debating Championships in Vienna

This summer, about 1000 people will travel to Vienna for the 17th European Universities Debating Championships (EUDC or Euros). The Debattierklub Wien (DK Wien) hosts the week-long tournament. Stefan Zweiker is the convener, overseeing 23 other members of the organising …

09. Jun 2015

GUU Ancients and GUU Women’s 2015

GUU Ancients and GUU Women’s 2015

The Glasgow University Union (GUU) invites debaters from all over the world to participate at the GUU Ancients and the GUU Women’s on Friday, May 15 to Sunday, May 17, 2015. The organising comitee promises a three course black-tie dinner and …

25. Mar 2015

Copenhagen Open 2015

Copenhagen Open 2015

The CBS Debating Society announced the second Copenhagen Open. The tournament takes place from the 27th to the 29th of March 2015 and will provide five preliminary rounds with seven minute speeches and a break to semifinals. The detailed schedule …

10. Feb 2015

World Open Debating Championships in Las Vegas

World Open Debating Championships in Las Vegas

Update: As not enough teams have registered, the Open Worlds have been canceled. In the summer of 2015, Las Vegas will be the glamourous site for the Open Worlds. This is a new, week-long tournament meant to complement the World …

28. Nov 2014

The Jerusalem Open 2015

The Jerusalem Open 2015

“Was your institution invited to debate at WUDC Malaysia but not able to attend because you’re an Israeli institution? Were you ranked 7th on your institution’s list, just missing the cut? Is a €380 registration fee to high for your …

14. Nov 2014

Judging Seminar in Magdeburg

Judging Seminar in Magdeburg

The Debattierclub Magdeburg announced to host the first English judging seminar in Magdeburg. On Saturday, November 22, the participants will have one day of workshops and training. It will focus on how to arrive at a just call with the …

13. Nov 2014

EUDC 2016: The break

EUDC 2016: The break

At the EUDC 2016, hosted in Warsaw, the following teams make the break. Note that, different to WUDC, ESL (English as a Second Language) teams can be in both the EPL (English as Primary Language) and ESL break if they …

Vom 18. Aug 2016 um 14:26

Debaters at the WSDC – Part 2

Debaters at the WSDC - Part 2

On the 19th-29th Juli the World Schools Debating Championships take place in and around Stuttgart, Germany (an article about the WSDC 2016 can be found here). The Achte Minute was visiting the event and we’ve interviewed some of the participating …

Vom 27. Jul 2016 um 10:00

Debaters at the WSDC – Part 1

Debaters at the WSDC - Part 1

On the 19th-29th Juli the World Schools Debating Championships take place in and around Stuttgart, Germany (an article about the WSDC 2016 can be found here). The Achte Minute was visiting the event and has interviewed some of the participating …

Vom 26. Jul 2016 um 15:30

This month: World Schools Debating Championships in Stuttgart

This month: World Schools Debating Championships in Stuttgart

In addition to debating at universities, competition has spread at schools all over the globe in recent decades. For example, participating countries annually send a delegation of pupils aged 14 to 19 to the World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC), which …

Vom 13. Jul 2016 um 10:00

The WUDC – Wealthy Uptown Debaters’ Championship

The WUDC - Wealthy Uptown Debaters' Championship

The WUDC – World Universities Debating Championship – are hosted annually around New Year and decide, who will become the english speaking university debating champions in one of three language categories. In the German (in this article meaning: German speaking …

Vom 27. Apr 2016 um 10:00 mit 16 Kommentaren

How to vote on who runs Worlds: A guide by Patrick Ehmann

How to vote on who runs Worlds: A guide by Patrick Ehmann

It is that time of year when debaters all around the world flock to virtual forums to discuss the merits of the bids for the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC). Most will argue that this year’s one horse race has …

Vom 29. Mar 2016 um 14:09 mit 2 Kommentaren

“I took the first step”: Interview with Worlds Tab Master Jakob Reiter

"I took the first step": Interview with Worlds Tab Master Jakob Reiter

  Worlds are over, but some questions remain. Why was there a delay during the preliminary rounds every day? Did Tabbie2 malfunction at any time? Or were the adjudicator scores lost? Worlds Tab Master Jakob Reiter from DK Wien talked …

Vom 13. Jan 2016 um 10:00Comments Off on “I took the first step”: Interview with Worlds Tab Master Jakob Reiter

WUDC 2016 in Thessaloniki

WUDC 2016 in Thessaloniki

The World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) is the largest international debating tournament. The first WUDC took place in Glasgow in 1981 in which only 43 teams from seven nations participated. This year, more than 440 teams from all continents compete …

Vom 21. Oct 2015 um 03:29Comments Off on WUDC 2016 in Thessaloniki

Follow Achte Minute





RSS Feed Posts, RSS Feed Comments
Help for mobile version

Our Sponsors

Hauptsponsor
Medienpartner