World Debating News
18 May 2007
The teams who broke to the final were:
Dave Watson and Emma Webber (UCT)
James Wink and Amy Armstrong (UCT)
Rob Garlick and Dean Peters (UCT)
Claire Hawkridge and Izelle Coetzee (USDV)
Three rounds were held before final and the final motion was THW institute a constituency-based electoral system in South Africa.
The CA for the tournament was Jon Hodgeson of UCT.
Final: Ateneo de Manila A (Leloy Claudio, Sharmila Parmanand, and Glenn Tuazon) defeats NUS B (VIshal Harnal, Mark Cordiner, Alex Yeo)
Best Speaker (Tab): Glenn Tuazon (ADM A)
Best Speaker (Final): Leloy Claudio (ADM A)
It is our pleasure to announce the results of Kyiv Spring 2007 debate tournament, held in Kyiv, Ukraine on May 4th-6th.
English Language Track
Winners: Martin Kuusmaa and Paulius Ramanauskas of 'SSER LMT B', Riga, Latvia.
Tatyana Maksatova and Ivan Tertychnyy of 'Milk and Honey', Moscow, Russia; Natalia Kulikovska and Tetyana Vodyanitska of '3 Iron', Kyiv, Ukraine; George Daraselia and Konstantin Nasonov of 'Crazy Hats', Moscow, Russia;
Paulius Ramanauskas of 'SSER LMT B', Riga, Latvia.
Ukrainian Language Track
Tamara Babakova and Kostyantyn Zadoya of 'P.S.', Kyiv.
Evhen Sakalo and Oleksiy Beztsinnyi of 'Metalist', Kharkiv; Yaroslav Zheleznyak and Serhiy Artyukh of 'Jokers', Mariupol, Alina Kovalchuk and Dmytro Teterya of 'Uliublentsi Doli' ('Lucky Bargees'), Rivne.
Kostyantyn Zadoya of 'P.S.', Kyiv.
Motions for the English track
R1: This House Would Prosecute Parents Who Give Alcohol to Their Children Under 16 Years of Age
R2: This House Would Ban Gay-Specific Service Providers from Turning Down Heterosexuals
R3: This House Would Repeal All Legislation Restricting Monopoly Power
R4: This House Would Criminalise Denying Any Genocide
R5: This House Would Privatise Prisons
S/F: This House Would Grant Immunity to Dictators Who Step Down Voluntarily
F: This House Believes In The Universal Right To Bear Arms
You can download full results of Kyiv Spring 2007 here:
17 May 2007
We have put up our new website. It is almost done , few more things need tobe added. We will be starting pre-registration very shortly. Please do visit our website at www.assumptionworlds.com. Please do make good use of the forum we have put up and do contact our organizing committee for any additional inquiries.
Hope to see you guys in Bangkok soon!
16 May 2007
I am privileged to announce that the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIU) has been given the mandate to host the 4th Asian Universities Debating Championship (AUDC) in 2008.
The Chief Adjudicator is Mr. Abdul Latif and the convener shall be myself.
For enquiries, please write to iiu.audc@gmail. com
"We welcome you to Malaysia, truly Asia"
We have just updated our new and exciting website at http://www.australs2007.com/
Please do check it out, we will be sending you guys more updates about registration and the other inquries in the next few days. Please be patient as we just got back from the All Asians in Korea.
Have a wonderful week ahead.
Adiba Shareen Al'Ayubi
Deputy Convenor Australs 2007
The event will be hosted by Hawai Pacific University in Honolulu. The tournament is open to US and international colleges and universities.
The tournament features six preliminary debates and semi-final elimination debates. The event will feature the relaxing and magnificently luxurious tropical style of Honolulu, the beautiful site and facilities and friendly welcoming atmosphere of Hawai Pacific University and the tournament management prowess and amenities of Claremont McKenna College.
The top performing team will be designated as the Pan Pacific Champion. The top performing US team will be designated as US champion.
Registration for the tournament begins on Wednesday, August 1, 2007.Places will be allocated in order of registration date and time. Please consider registering early.
If you have any questions or require supplemental information, please do not hesitate to contact to these persons
John K. Meany
Director of Forensics
Claremont McKenna College
Claremont Colleges Debate Union
Bauer Center 500 East Ninth Street Claremont, CA 91711 USA
(909) 607-2667 TEL
(909) 621-8249 FAX
john.meany@claremon tmckenna. edu
John P. Hart, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, Professor
College of Communication
Hawai¹i Pacific University
1132 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
USA (808) 544-0805
$150 per team and $25 per judge, coach, and observer. The hired judging fee is $250 per team. All fees are due no later than the final date for event registration.
To the Australasian Debating Community:
The Monash Association of Debaters is proud to present the official website for its 2008 Australs Bid. www.monashaustrals.com
We will be continually updating this website through May and June as new details are confirmed, until we see you all at the fabulous UTMara Australs!
We would love to have your input in this tournament. Please e-mail any comments, queries or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
President, Monash Association of Debaters
Convener, Monash 2008 Bid
14 May 2007
THW eliminate the humor round from All Asians.
THW allow coaching during preparation time.
THS affirmative action for women in debate.
THS the trade of human organs.
THW encourage for profit surrogate motherhood.
THW make genetic screening of fetuses illegal.
THW try Guantanamo Bay detainess in their home
THW bypass Pakistani authorities in the hunt for Osama
THW export suspected terrorists to countries that
THBT the next American President should be elected by
a popular vote.
THW adopt fixed election dates in parliamentary
THW ban campaign finance contributions from corporate
R4: Pop Culture
THS the politicization of Hollywood.
THW exempt celebrities from national service.
THW legalize animated child pornography.
THS the repatriation of North Korean refugees.
THBT Palestinian refugees should be allowed to return
to their homeland.
THS the abolition of refugee detention centers in
THW prohibit the sale of junk food in school.
THS the establishment of weight requirements for
models in the fashion industry.
THW place obese children under the care of the state.
R7: War and Technology
THBT America’s allies should reject BMD.
THBT media facilities are legitimate targets in war.
R8: Sexual Politics
THBT male to female trans-sexuals should be allowed to
compete in sporting events as a woman.
THW abolish statutory rape laws for teenagers.
THW ban the use of social networking websites in
Doubles: The Internet
THW ban websites that encourage suicide.
THW keep copyright law out of You Tube.
THW require pornographic websites to use “.XXX” domain
THBT airline passengers should be required to pay a
carbon emissions tax.
THW require compulsory environmental service for all
THW end exploration for new sources of oil.
Quarters: NE Asia
THW comfort the comfort women.
THW assassinate Kim Jong IL.
THBT Taiwan should rejoin China.
THW not allow religious organizations to run
THBT shariah courts have no place in Islamic
THBT parents should not have the right to deny medical
treatment to their children on religious grounds.
EFL Finals: Universities
TH rejects corporate sponsorship of academic research.
TH would prohibit military recruitment on university
THBT affirmative action in universities should be
based on economic class rather than race.
Finals: Independence and Conflict
THW forcibly disarm the Tamil Tigers.
THW partition Iraq.
THBT the UN should recognize an independent Kosovo.