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  • 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 5 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

Centrale Open 2016

Titelbild Centrale Open

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 …

Vom 26. Sep 2016 um 21:14

Lund IV 2016

Titelbild Lund IV 2016

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 …

Vom 19. Sep 2016 um 20:58 mit 2 Kommentaren

Tilbury House IV 2016

Logo Tilbury House IV 2016

From Friday, November 25th, to Sunday, November 27th, the Tilbury House IV 2016 will be hosted in Cologne. The tournament is international, therefore it will be held under British Parliamentary Style (BPS) rules with English as the spoken language. It …

Vom 15. Sep 2016 um 10:34

SSE Riga IV 2016

Title Picture of the 18th SSE Riga IV

From Friday, December 9th, to Sunday, December 11th, the 18th SSE Riga IV will be hosted at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. The tournament is international, therefore it will be held under British Parliamentary Style (BPS) rules with …

Vom 14. Sep 2016 um 17:03

Munich Open

Munich Open

On October 28-30, 2016, the Munich Open will take place for the first time. The tournament is international, therefore it will be held under British Parliamentary Style (BPS) rules with English as the spoken language.  It consists of 5 preliminary …

Vom 06. Sep 2016 um 13:07

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

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