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16 May 2005

MMU WUDC 2005 Summary

The championships were hosted by the Multimedia University just days after the tsunamis which devastated Southeast Asia. Even though they had just a year to organize the competition, the championships were generally seen as a success allowing for the short preparation time.

This was a good championships for Canada as the University of Ottawa A, represented by (Erik Eastaugh & Jamie Furniss) won by defeating Cambridge A (Daragh Grant & Joe Devanney), Oxford D (Alex Just & Jonathan Bailey) and Hart House B (Michael Kotrly & Joanna Nairn) in the final. The team of Alex Just (a first-year university student) and Jonathan Bailey (a second year) was the youngest ever in the Worlds Final. Kylie Lane (Monash University) took out the best speaker award. Khor Swee Kheng and Tan Ai Huey from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia won the ESL Championships.

Worlds Council awarded the University of British Columbia the right to host Worlds in 2007. Sydney University were unsuccessful bidders and the Dublin bid was ratified smoothly.

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