World Debating News
16 December 2006
I am pleased to announce that the University College Cork Law & Philosophical Societies will be lodging a bid to host the World University Debating Championships in Cork, Ireland in 2008/2009.
We hosted the European Championships in 2005, and have hosted the largest Irish Intervarsity for the last four years. This combined with breaking two teams at last years World Championships leads us to believe we have a team with the experience to host one of the best worlds ever.
The proposed Convenor is Mr. Art Ward of the UCC Law Society. The proposed Chief Adjudicator is Mr. Derek Lande of the UCC Philosophical Society. We are also delighted to announce that Mr. Bob Nimmo has agreed to come on board as our tabs director.
We will be releasing more information to the debating community in due course, but we just wanted to let people know that there will in fact be somebody bidding for worlds this year. In the meantime if anybody has any queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime we look forward to seeing many of you at UBC Worlds and will hopefully be welcoming you to Cork in two years time.
Proposed Chief Adjudicator
Cork Worlds 2009
Hosted by the UCC Law & Philosophical Societies.
The Briefing from Stellenbosch http://flynn.debating.net/stellbrief.ppt
UBC BP Guide http://www.ubcworlds2007.com/pdf/guide.pdf
MMU Adjudication guide http://flynn.debating.net/mmuguide.htm
A guide to Chairing and Adjudicating at Worlds http://flynn.debating.net/omarguide.htm
Key extracts from the official rules: http://flynn.debating.net/extracts.htm
Colm's debating tutorial http://flynn.debating.net/colmmain_tut.htm
Best of luck to all.
I will post updates from UBC as I recieve them.
15 December 2006
Champions: MMU 1 (Kandahar, Big Boy)
Best Overall Speaker: Daniel from UiTM 1
Best Speaker in the Final: Kandahar from MMU 1
Rd 1: THW set an age cap for practicing clinicians
Rd 2: THBT all employees medical coverage plan must include a 'Successful Agingand Wellness Program'
Rd 3: THW make pre-school education compulsory
Rd 4: THW ban genetic predetermination of babies
QF : THBT babies with genetic defects should be aborted
SF: THBT the government should fund palliative treatment for memory loss
Grand Finals: THBT sexual assignment for inter-sexed infants should be decided at adulthood
14 December 2006
Monash University (Kim Little & Tim Sonnreich)
University of Melbourne (Elizabeth Sheargold & Bobby Benedicto)
University of Sydney (Phil Senior & Brad Lancken)
Best Speakers (tied): Kim Little (Monash University), Elizabeth Sheargold (University of Melbourne)
Best Novice: Steve Hind (University of Sydney)
Grand Final Adjudicators: Lucia Pietropaoli (CA, University of Melbourne), Ivan Ah Sam (University of Sydney), Daniel Clifton (University of Melbourne), Michael Stagg (Monash University), Tim Jeffrie (Monash University).
10 December 2006
The final was contested between Ram Jas College, New Delhi and Faculty of Law, Colombo University.
Harsh Malhotra of Ram Jas College was best speaker on the prelims tabs.
K.N. Gurupan of Colombo University was the best speaker in the final.
e-mail from the Welsh Org Comm
The Welsh Centre for International Affairs is delighted to announce the launch of a commemorative DVD covering the 2006 World Schools Debating Championships.
Many of you will remember the cameras that followed teams during the tournament in July. One of those film crews was working for media4schools, an organisation which helps students to put together broadcast-quality films. The fruits of their labour are now available for all!
The film is approximately 35 minutes long, and includes extracts from debates, interviews, and footage of many of our social and other events. Each DVD costs £12, which includes postage to any country in the world. We have set up a PayPal account, which means that you can pay with all major credit cards.
To order your copy, please visit www.wales2006.com and follow the link from the front page.
Convenor, Debate Wales 2006.