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  • Leiden wins first Delft Open

    Leiden wins first Delft Open

    The grand final of the first Delft Open ever was won by Leiden A(rrogant) (Floris Holstege, Roel Becker) from Opening Opposition on the Motion This house would introduce a Social Credit System in liberal democracies. They debated agains UDS: Sharpay and Ryan (Pieter …

    Vom 22. Jun 2017 um 16:26

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GUU wins Durham Open

GUU wins Durham Open

The Durham Open 2017 was won by GUU A (Bethany Garry and Owen Mooney) in Opening Opposition on an open motion. They debated against Consider Phlebas (Sam van Elk, Cambridge and Joe Roussos, LSE) in Opening Government, Oxford RJ (Jure …

20. Jun 2017

Cambridge wins Trinity Open

Cambridge wins Trinity Open

The Trinity Open 2017 was won by Cambridge B (Etsuko Lim & Katherine Dunbar) in Closing Government. They debated against Oxford Tecks and Sophie (Teck Wei Tan & Sophie Large) in Opening Government,  Upgrading from Aodhan (Adam Stairs & Clíodhna Ní Chéileachair, UCD Law) in Opening …

19. Jun 2017

Utrecht/ Leiden win Amsterdam Open, UCD LawSoc wins Pro-Am final

Utrecht/ Leiden win Amsterdam Open, UCD LawSoc wins Pro-Am final

The Amsterdam Open 2017 was won by Floris en Pieter (Jelte Schievels, Utrecht & David Metz; Leiden) in Opening Government on the motion THBT the Left should focus on using class as its central organising principle, rather than other aspects of identity. They debated …

12. Jun 2017

ULU/Oxford win Helsinki Open

ULU/Oxford win Helsinki Open

Congratulations to ‘Alex is never Wong’ (Alex Harris, former ULU, and Brian Wong, Oxford) for winning the Helsinki Open 2017. They won the final from Closing Government defeating ‘The Cupcakes or Your Life’ (Miri Muntean and Ingo Bandhauer, Vienna) in …

01. Jun 2017

Leiden and Sheffield win Maastricht Open 2017

Leiden and Sheffield win Maastricht Open 2017

The Maastricht Open 2017 was won by Phil and Gloria (Roel Becker; Leiden and Lucia Arce; Sheffield) in Closing Opposition. They debated against Trivium A (Simone Landman and Daan Spackler; Middelburg) in Opening Government, The Maastricht Titties (Annabell van Beusekom …

08. May 2017

Helsinki/Aalto win Turku Mini

Helsinki/Aalto win Turku Mini

Congratulations to the team Winland A (Milla Huuskonen, Helsinki, and Joona Suhonen, Aalto) for winning the Turku Mini 2017! They won the final from Opening Opposition defeating Max&Johan (Johan Vilén and Max Fogdell, Helsinki) in Opening Government, Kakkaa lumella (Ella …

03. May 2017

Tel Aviv/Munich win Erasmus Rotterdam Open

Tel  Aviv/Munich win Erasmus Rotterdam Open

Congratulations to ‘William of Orange is the New Black’ (Monica Forman, Tel Aviv, and Melda Eren, Munich and UDCH) for winning the Open Final of the Erasmus Rotterdam Open 2017. They won the final from Opening Government defeating ‘She’s not …

01. May 2017

When Women Speak, we, er, Think? A Conversation with Miriam Kohn on Gendered Communication in British Parliamentary Debate

When Women Speak, we, er, Think? A Conversation with Miriam Kohn on Gendered Communication in British Parliamentary Debate

The use of language in university debating hasn’t been studied a lot so far. Miriam Kohn from the University of Rochester did some research – in this interview, she tells us about her results and thoughts on the use of …

Vom 27. Apr 2017 um 12:59

How can we improve judging for women?

How can we improve judging for women?

In this week’s feature, Helena Hecke investigates the issue of women not being taken serious in adjudication discussions, along with some suggestions to fix it.

Vom 12. Apr 2017 um 14:12 mit einem Kommentar

Why we need more knives

Why we need more knives

In this article, I’d like to argue for more knives in BPS debating. Not because I’m the owner of a knife shop – which I’m not – but because there are certain cases where the current rules are unfair towards …

Vom 05. Apr 2017 um 10:00 mit 6 Kommentaren

Introducing: “Timekept”

Introducing: "Timekept"

“Is it ok if we use Debatekeeper?” – words you’ll often hear at tournaments, proving that an app supporting the adjudication process is always welcome. However, there was one problem: iOS users had no possibility to use it. An alternative …

Vom 02. Mar 2017 um 13:45 mit 2 Kommentaren

What to expect at Cape Town WUDC 2019?

What to expect at Cape Town WUDC 2019?

Five days ago the WUDC council announced that Cape Town won the vote to be WUDC host for 2019. We took the opportunity to ask the conveners about everything you might want to know. Have fun! Who are you and …

Vom 07. Feb 2017 um 16:01Comments Off on What to expect at Cape Town WUDC 2019?

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 22 Kommentaren

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 15:14Comments Off on Spotlight: Teams that made the break

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 16:47Comments Off on The good, the bad and the bread – A review of WUDC 2017

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