World Debating News
15 February 2007
Day One, Thursday
01/03/07 Registration Desk 15:00
Opening Ceremony 15:30
Debaters and Adjudicators Briefings 16:00
Side declaration for prepared Round 1 17:00
Debate Round 1 17:30
Motion for Round 2 19:00
Dress Code: School / College Uniform
Day Two, Friday
02/03/07 Side declaration for prepared Round 3 08:00
Debate Round 3 08:30
Motion for Round 4 10:00
Debate Round 4
Prayer Break 13:00
Side declaration for prepared Round 5 13:45
Debate Round 5 14:15
Motion for Round 6 15:45
Debate Round 6 16:15
Pizza Party 17:30
Break Night and Disco 18:00
Break Night Announcement 19:30
Dress Code: Casual / Sporty
Day Three, Saturday
03/03/07 Council meeting and Bidding for next year 09:00
Motion for Round Quarter Finals
Motion for Semis 14:00
Semi Finals 14:30
Unplug Musical Session 16:00
Side declaration for prepared for Final
Grand Dinner and prize giving 19:00
Dress Code: Business / Executive / Formal
Team registration is TK 2000.
Every institution can send maximum of 5 teams.
Team will have 3 debaters and 1 coach for the championships.
Age limits for debaters should be below 19 before July 12, 2007
Institutions can also send maximum of 10 observers.
Registration for observers will be TK 700 each.
Participants full Name
A photocopy of the Passports with first 11 pages or Age Certificates from school.
Participants e-mail and present address with the phone number.
All participants should be a member of the BDC yahoo group before February 27, 2007. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bdcbd/
Before registration, participants should read the code of conduct section of BDC webpage at http://debatebangladesh.tripod.com/id12.html
Motions for Championship Rounds
Round 1 This house would set free all the captives of Guantanamo Bay.
Round 2 Impromptu, before 30 min
Round 3 This house believes that medicine should be available withoutprescription.
Round 4 Impromptu, before 30 min
Round 5 This house supports renewed determination towards the total eliminationof nuclear weapons.
Round 6 Impromptu, before 30 min
Quarter Finals Impromptu, before 30 min
Semi Finals Impromptu, before 30 min
Grand Final This house believes that we should enforce a Ministerial Code of Ethics.
NB. Debaters should prepare on the announced motions for both side (Proposition and Opposition).
For invitation letter and participation please contact:
BDC group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bdcbd/
BDC website: http://debatebangladesh.tripod.com
BDC E-mal: firstname.lastname@example.org
BDC Cell: +8801715495119, +8801713371366,
Rashedul Hasan Stalin
Chief Adjudicator, BDC Pre Worlds 2007
Chair, Bangladesh Debating Council-BDC
14 February 2007
St Andrews (Jason Vit & Doug Cochrane) won the Edinburgh IV
The final line up was
1st Prop - St Andrews (Jason Vit and Doug Cochrane)
1st Opp - Manchester (Dan James and Dan Bradley)
2nd Prop - Durham (Ian Chapman and Siddharth Khajuria)
2nd Opp = Aberdeen (Aissa Watson and Karen Reid)The final motion was on allowing Catholic adoption agencies to opt out of equality legislation.
13 February 2007
At the moment the list is as follows (with the areas they can provide strongest cover for)
Chris Bishop – New Zealand AIDA & Australasians
Mark Dowling – Canada/Ireland
Kenneth Flemming – South Korea & All Asians
Colm Flynn – Ireland & IONA
Anat Gelber – Israel & Central Europe
Derek Lande – Ireland, IONA & Worlds 2009
Ian Lising – USA Worlds council
Logan – Malaysia, Asia & Australasians
Manos Moschopoulos – Greece Balkans & East Mediterranean
Justice Motlhabani – Botswana & Southern Africa
Vinay Kumar Mysore – Canada
Rashedul Hasan Stalin – Bangladesh & South Asia
Some obvious gaps at the moment are USA (APDA, NPDA, IPDA etc), England & Scotland, Australia and the Philippines but I'm sure there are others.
If you are interested in joining it is still not too late (and to be honest probably never will be too late). Just send me an e-mail with the region you can cover and a little about your debating backround. Contrary to rumour I haven't had to turn anyone away so far and the Debating CV is just a check to make sure I don't give any spammers access.
12 February 2007
In the final they defeated UCC (Derek Lande & Art Ward), TCD (Josephine Curry & Chris Kissane) and another Hybrid team (Will Jones & Jess Harvey-Smith)
Noel McGrath was best speaker in the final and topped the speaker tab
You can hear audio files of the final at
The proposals passed by the Council were as follows:
- The WSDC Rules insist that debaters must be aged 14-18 on the day that the championship begins. For 2007 only, this rule is to be changed to allow debaters who are aged 18 on 20th February 2007 (the day the event was originally scheduled to commence before it was postponed) to participate,even if they subsequently turn 19 before the tournament begins, providedthey meet all other eligibility criteria in the WSDC Rules.
- All countries who are planning to use a 19 year-old debater under the provisions of the temporarily amended rules for 2007 shall be required to register the name of that debater with the organizers in Seoul by 20th February 2007, and provide a description of that individual's circumstances. After that date, countries will not be allowed to newly-select debaters under the provisions of the temporarily amended rules. If a debater registered under these provisions subsequently drops out of the team, they may only be replaced with a student who would meet the regular entry requirements under the WSDC Rules.(A third proposal to allow debaters who had already begun tertiary education courses to participate was also voted on at the postal ballot, but was defeated.) The registration deadline for debaters who countries intend to enter underthe temporarily amended rules noted above is 20th February 2007 (Tuesday next week).
Council Executive: Mark Gabriel - email@example.com
Claire Ryan - firstname.lastname@example.org
Norman Leach - email@example.com
Chris Erskine - firstname.lastname@example.org
Trevor Sather - email@example.com
Countries will only be allowed to use debaters who are aged 19 in July if they submit the form by 20th February. Submitting this form does not constitute an obligation to have that debater on your team. But if they subsequently drop out of the team, they may only be replaced by debaters aged 14-18 in July and who meet all the other regular WSDC eligibilitycriteria.The existing debater eligibility criteria from the WSDC Rules are: A member of a country's team must:
(i) be ordinarily resident in the country
(ii) have been a full-time student at a secondary school in thecountry within six months of the start of the Championships
(iii) have reached their 14th birthday by the start of theChampionships
(iv) not to have reached their 19th birthday by the start of theChampionships
(v) not be enrolled at a tertiary or post-secondary schoolinstitution[Note: For the purposes of point
(v), the World Council ruled last yearthat debaters will be ineligible if they are enrolled for a tertiary orpost-secondary course at an institution where their first term begins on orbefore the opening day of the championships.]
To clarify, the temporarily amended rules for 2007 also allow debaters whomeet the following criteria to be eligible:
(a) They are aged 19 in July 2007, but were aged 18 on 20th February2007;
(b) They are not registered for a tertiary or post-secondary educationcourse at an institution where their first term will begin before thechampionships begin in July;
(c) If they graduate from secondary school before the championshipsbegin, their last day of school must not be more than six month prior tostart of the competition in July;
(d) Their country must register their intention to send the debater tothe championships before 20th February 2007; and
(e) The debater meets all other eligibility criteria as outlined in theWSDC Rules.
Please feel free to e-mail me if you are unsure about anything I've writtenhere. And please ensure you submit the attached form by Tuesday next week ifyour country intends to send any debaters to WSDC 2007 under the provisionsof the temporarily amended rules.
World Schools Debating Council Executive Committee
(2) Louisa Ni Eidean
(10) Marguerite Carter
2nd Proposition TeamUCD Law (3) Ross Kelly (11) Susan Connolly
2nd Opposition Team
(4) David Boughton
(12) Ciaran Denny
1st Proposition IndTCD Hist (5) Andrea Mulligan
1st Opposition Ind
(6) David Quinn
2nd Proposition IndTCD Hist (7) Christopher Kissane
2nd Opposition Ind
(8) Declan Bruton
Winner: Queens - Jeremy Opolsky and Danny Saposnik
Finalists: Hart House - Nick Shkordoff and Adrienne Lipsey
Top Speaker: Hart House - Nick Shkordoff
Public Speaking: Hart House - Adam Lazier
11 February 2007
Hope February is treating you well! Just a quick reminder that applications for the equity subcommittee close tomorrow. So far we have applications from IONA, Oceania and North America. I'd really love some applications from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Carribean and Europe. Please let me know if you are interested by sending an email to: Katherine.Price at Student.uts.edu.au Please note also that even if you are not on the committee you will be able to make submissions. I will let you know when you are able to make those.