World Debating News
27 January 2007
As info becomes available I'll post it. In the meantime you can check
FRIDAY, January 26, 2007
12:00-3:30 pm: Registration at the hotel
4:00 pm: Buses start leaving the hotel
5:00 pm: Round One
6:30 pm: Dinner
7:30 pm: Round Two
9:00 pm: Party
12:00 am: Buses start leaving for hotel
12:30 am: Last bus leaves for hotel
SATURDAY, January 27, 2007
9:30 am: Round Three
11:30 am: Round Four
1:00 pm: Lunch
2:30 pm: Round Five
4:30 pm: Round Six
8:00 pm: Banquet
9:30 pm: Party
SUNDAY, January 28, 2007
9:30 am: Quarters
11:00 am: Semi-finals
12:30 pm: Lunch
2:00 pm: Finals
3:00 pm: Awards
Ready for Germany's premium IV?
Then get ready for a weekend packed with excellent closed motions, high class adjudicators, fun, food and free drinks:
Registration for the English language Tilbury House IV 2007 in Cologne, Germany, March 16th-17th, is NOW OPEN.
Debaters pay only €30 per person and judges only €10! Debaters and judges who broke in any Worlds or European Debating Championships register for free!!
Here the standards you know Tilbury House for:
* CA: CiarÃ¡n Lawlor (Convenor of UCD Worlds 2006, DCA Thailand Worlds 2008)!
* DCAs: Isabelle LÃ¶we (European Champion /ESL 2006) & Fabian Dittrich (Convenor of the IVs 2005 and 2006)! The further judging pool includes the winners of the Oxford IV (ESL) 2006!
* Final in the impressive parliament-hall of the Cologne city council!
* All costs covered: accommodation, food, drinks, city tour!
* Great Socials including the famous Champions Dinner!
* Hotel-like hostel!
* Return flights to Cologne (CGN) for £50 and less from many locations! Find detailed travel information at www.tilburyhouse.de/ivtravel
* Fun Fun Fun:
Check out last year's feedback and gallery on our website!
Find out more: www.tilburyhouse.de/iv <http://www.tilburyhouse.de/iv>
With a team cap of 32 teams, you definitely want to hurry up!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Looking forward to seeing you in Cologne,
Tilbury House IV 2007
Registration & Tabbing
26 January 2007
Champions: UBC/Carleton Treehuggers - Teddy Harrison and Padraic Ryan
Finalists: Queen's Sexy Time! - Steve Dickie and Sheldon McCormick
Top Speaker : Paul Erik "Dash" Veel (Hart House)
Semi-finalists: Hart House Handsome (Sleazy) - Paul Erik Veel and Alex Levy
Hart House Don't Touch Me - Rory McKeown and Christina Veira
25 January 2007
With now only a month to Ancients (23rd and 24th February), everything is hotting up!!
CA has changed from Alex Deane to our old friend Derek Lande, CA of Cork Worlds 2009.
Andrew Neil, host of the Daily Politics, will be guest chairing the final of the competition, and joining in the dancing afterwards.
Registration is £45 and on www.glasgowancients.co.uk. Register fast, space is filling up...
See you then!
Convenor of Debates
Hi guys,For those who missed my earlier post, the International Islamic University Malaysia is going to bid for AUDC 2008 at ITB Indonesia. I'm pleased to inform you guys that we are finalizing the bid proposal with the university and some sponsors.
We will be placing delegates at a 4 star hotel within KL. KL is about 15 minutes away from our campus. We are lining up some cool socials and I will ensure that food provided will at least be better then 'average'.
It's interesting to note that in 2008, IIU will celebrate its 25th anniversary (silver jubilee). Therefore, the university has shown tremendous support for our cause.
Further updates will be notified accordingly.
Source: AUDC Mailing list
As the CA for AUDC '07, I would like to announce that there will be a change in the adjudication core for the tournament. Leloy Claudio of ADMU will be replaced by Wilfred Segovia also of Ateneo.
Wilfred is the winner of the 2004 All Asians and comes in with a vast amount of debating and adjudication experience to the adjudication core. On behalf of the AUDC adjudication core and organizers I am glad to welcome him onto the panel.
I can only hope that the Asian Universities Debating Union can confirm Wilfred.
In other news, we also held a seminar in Indonesia (ITB, Bandung) in order to educate judges about the Audc adjudication format. Norman (DCA, AUDC '07) and myself conducted a seminar as well as a mock adjudication test. The format followed was similar to the AUDC test and grades and model answers for the test were handed out to the participants. We also held a detailed discussion on the feedback from the test.
Thanks - believe the Union will take the DCA change ahead from here on.
source: ADUC Mailing list
24 January 2007
Dear fellow debaters
~The organizers of the World Universities Peace Invitational Debate (WUPID) 2007 would like announce the involvement of environment activist and afro-asian musician - Zainalabidin. Other than performing at the Peace Music Festival / Break Night Party, he will also stand as the event's honourable Peace Ambassador and celebrity spokesperson.
To listen to his music, please visit his website at www.zainalabidin. com or you can visit the site via WUPID's website at www.wupid.hngsc. com.
See you in Langkawi!Muhammad Yunus
22 January 2007
21 January 2007
Last year at worlds I formally handed over my database of information to the council. I was asked at the time what I intended to do with this website. As stated then I wanted the site to last at least until it’s 10th birthday on 9th February 2007. Now as that date approaches I have to consider the future of the site.
I am stepping back from active involvement in debating (although I hope to attend one more worlds when Cork host in 2009) and I need to spend more time on real life activities such as career and family. However recently I have come across a number of blogs that use multiple contributors (e..g politics.ie & irishelection.com) and this has given me an idea of how to develop the site. Thanks to the change over to blogger I can now allow other people to post to the site and thus share the burden of day to day updates. Hopefully if I get the right mix of contributors then we can get fast & accurate updates from around the world and thus improve the quality of information and the service to visitors.
Therefore I am looking for people to join me in posting to the site. If you are interested then please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org giving me details of your debating experience and the regions/countries you can cover. Depending on the number of applications I may not be able to accept everyone who looks to join the team. You will also need a google account and be able to use www.blogger.com.
This is not going to be a discussion board so everyone who reads the site will not need to apply to contribute. I’m looking for a few people willing to post debating news and reviews from their country/region (i.e. more than just one college/school/tournament). Also I’m open to articles on debating tutorials, adjudication etc not just results and invitations. While I will not actively edit posts and content I will retain admin rights to the site so I can ensure access to the site does not get abused.
Hopefully I'll be able to announce the first set of contributors on the 10th birthday of the site. I look forward to working with the new team.