World Debating News
29 March 2006
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e-mail from Derek Lande DCA
Please find attached an excel sheet with the full results from this years European Championships. Included are the verified team and speaker tabs, break progression and motions.
The file will also be available on the euros2006.com website pretty soon.
Only have time for a quick email now as myself and Kevin are still inBerlin, but just want to say thanks to everybody who helped us out over the weekend, especially the judges and our fantastic German hosts over the weekend.
Needless to say a full report on the championships will be forthcoming assoon as possible.
Berlin Euros 2006.
28 March 2006
In the final they defeated
UC Cork (Tony Murphy & Derek [Jimmy] Doyle)
Glasgow A (Niall Kennedy & Niall ?)
Durham B (Sid Khajuria & Ian Chapman)
Gavin Illsey was best speaker in the final.
The finals adjudication panel was Jens Fischer, Derek Lande, Kevin Massie, Klaas Van Schelven, Can Okar, Erin O'Brien, Ciaron Lawlor, Anat Gelber and Alex Betts.
The defeated semi finalists were:
Motions: (Wording may be slightly off)
Final: TTHW allow companies to refuse hiring smokers.
Rd 1. TTHW abolish the International Criminal Court.
Rd 2. TTHBT gender reassignment surgeries should be included in state-funded medical care.
Rd 3. TTHBT governments should block the foreign takeover of important companies.
Rd 4. TTHW ban the use of evidence aquired from countries which practise torture.
Rd 5. TTHW ban all religious involvement in schools.
Rd 6. TTHW remove the right to refuse medically necessary treatment.
More details to follow shortly.....
27 March 2006
Bonn (Isabelle Loewe and Martthias Lux) won the ESL final at Europeans in Berlin
DCM Munich (Aurora Simionescu & Daniel Grotzky), Erasmus A (Mark Roels & Lars Duursma), and Bonaparte A (Daniel Schut & ???) were in the ESL final.
ESL Final: TTHW destroy the artefacts of fallen oppressive regimes
ESL Semi: TTHW allow insurance companies to access the genetic data of potential customers.
Chairman of the ESL final adjudication panel was DCA Klaas van Schelven