World Debating News
14 July 2007
The teams debated the topic “Intellectual property protection will help the growth of society”.
UM student Ooi Choong Han, whose team supported the statement, was named the best speaker. Other team members were Yeow Boon Bin, Tey Xin Yi, Tuan Earn Yee, Sia Shang Yuen and Chow Yu Hui.
Sixteen universities from China, Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore and Malaysia participated in the competition.
MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting congratulated the team for their outstanding performance.
“I am proud of their performance in the competition. They beat teams from China and Taiwan before reaching the final,” he said in a statement.
Source: The star
13 July 2007
Earlier this year, ESU Scotland received European Parliament funding to run a series of events to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. These are –
A Public Speaking Competition for school pupils across Scotland
A public debate to be held in Glasgow later in 2007
And, most importantly for student debaters, a 16 team European IV to be held at the University of Strathclyde in February 2008.
The ESU European Parliament IV will take place on Friday 2nd February 2008 at the University of Strathclyde. This will be followed by the Strathclyde Cup on the Saturday and the Edinburgh IV on the Sunday.
There will be 16 teams at the ESU European Parliament IV and, ideally, we would like teams from 16 countries across Europe to take part. As we have received funding from the European Parliament, there is provision in the budget to get teams to and from Scotland and to accommodate them over the weekend. All teams would, obviously, be welcome (and, indeed, encouraged) to stay on for the Strathclyde and Edinburgh tournaments.
If you are interested in the tournament or interested in being the representatives from your country, please do get in contact with me. Where there are numerous requests from one country, we will pick from the hat to decide who comes! The only criteria for teams is that they must be from a European Union Country.
Thank you, and if you have any questions about the tournament, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me.
Speech & Debates Officer
King Edward Medical University Debating teams have lifted both English and Urdu trophies in the GCU Style Pakistan Parliamentary Debating Championship-2007. The English team comprised of Shaheer Zulfiqar and Humayun Sher Khan, whereas the Urdu debating team comprised of Sheikh Bilal Khalid and Ms. Poonam Melani. However, Muhammad Umer Farooq of Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute NWFP was declared the Best Urdu Speaker whereas Shaheer Zulfiqar was awarded the Best Speaker award in the English category.
The topic of Urdu debate was ‘The clash of civilization is just a hypothesis’ while English debate was held on ‘West needs to change its approach towards Islam’. The debates were adjudicated by Dr. Farhan Ebadat Yar Khan, M. Siddique Awan, Zia-ur-Rehman, Umer Mehmood Khan, Salman Haider, Waleed Iqbal, Rana Abdul Aziz and Ata Ali Malik.
The 3-day event was one of the biggest Debating Championships in Pakistan in which 32 educational institutions from all over Pakistan sent their teams for debating battle.
Source: Government College University Lahore Pakistan
The Daily Star Viqarunnisa Noon Debating Club 3rd Children's, 6th Inter-School and 6th Inter-Club Debate Championship Bangladesh 2007 was inaugurated on Viqarunnisa Noon School and College campus in Dhaka on June 27, 2007.
A total of eight children's teams, 19 school teams and 32 teams of different clubs participated in the parliamentary English debate competition on the topic "The world has lost its glory, let's start a brand new story."
Champion: Institute of Business Administration IBA with North South University runner up. Semifinalist: East West University and Manarat International College.
Champion: Viqarunnisa Noon School with Manarat International School runners up.
All VDC final in the children's Debating.
Club Level: 1st Arbaaz Nayem (IBA), 2nd Sohab Sayeed (EWU) and 3rd Nazmus Saadat (MM).
12 July 2007
Just as we thought we had done our best to provide you guys with a marvellous tourney, CIMB WUPID takes it further yet again. Thanks to the persuassive skills of the org Comm, CIMB Group has once again agreed to our humble request.
There will be up to MYR 18,000 cold hard cash up for grabs for the finalist of the inaugural CIMB WUPID this December. The Champions of the CIMB WUPID 2007 will take home MYR 10,000 and trophies, 1 st runner up - MYR 5000 and trophies and 2 nd Runner up - MYR 3000 and trophies. For Non-Malaysian, please visit http://www.xe.com/ucc/ for currency conversion.
May the best team win and don't forget CIMD WUPID is just a week before Worlds at Assumption thus we suggest you register for the tourney, check out on the 20th and enjoy more of Malayisa before your departure to Bangkok. It's after all Visit Malaysia Year and there is plenty of shoping, dining, entertainment and accomodation offers avaliable just for foreigners!!!
The final Motion was: That Governments should fund treatments that seekto normalise autism
The beaten Semi-finalists were: Monash 1 & University of Queensland 3
Sayeqa Islam (Victoria) was the best speaker in the final and on the tab.
University Malaya 1 defeated International Islamic University in the ESL final
ESL Best Speaker : Astrid (Universitas Indonesia)
ESL Final Best Speaker : Zuliana (University Malaya)
Source: Derek Lande & Australs maining list.
Update 12th July:
The top 10 Speakers:
Top ten speakers at Australs 2007
1. Sayeqa Islam (Victoria University of Wellington 1)
2. Fiona Prowse (Monash University 1)
3. Amit Golder (Monash University 1)
4. Isabelle Paton (University Technology Sydney 2)
5. Claudia Newman-Martin (Australian National University 2)
6. Charisse Borromeo (Ateneo de Manila University 1)
7. Tim Jeffrie (Monash University 1)
8. Christopher Bishop (Victoria University of Wellington 1)
9. Tate Thomas (Multimedia University 1)
10. Leloy Claudio (Ateneo de Manila University 1)
(the full tab is now available on the Australs mailing list yahoo site. See link on the right)
Source: A very modest Chris Bishop who is a contributor to this site but didn't want to post results with his name in them ;-)
11 July 2007
Top 3 Speaker
1 Kaerlin McCormick (Australia )
2 Jeremy Rich (Australia)
3 Jamie Susskind (England)
ESL Winners: Pakistan
Best ESL Speaker: Anser Aftab (Pakistan)
EFL Winners: Slovenia
Best EFL Speaker: Filip Dobranic (Slovenia)
ESU Korea prize for the best speaker from a new team:
The 2008 Championships will be hosted by Washington DC, USA.
10 July 2007
As you all know, there is less than one month until our meeting you in Istanbul. However, half of the participants who made the payment haven't filled the participant forms yet. In order to cope with organizational matters, we have to know about choices of participants related to accommodation, transportation and food.
Thus, we ask for the half of participants to solve this issue until to "15th of July, Sunday" which is the end of this week. More importantly, we ask from liable persons to urge their friends about the emergency of filling up the forms because it is not possible to run a debate organization without having information about team pairings. Demands of the participants who did not realized filling the participant forms will not be responded from organization committee after the deadline. The reason is that we need to arrange any kind of capacity issues (i.e. Meeting in airport), variability of choices (i.e. Arranging Kosher food) and special demands such as roommate selection by the begining of next week.
Here are the links for reaching to forms:
Team REG: http://www.eudc2007.com/new_team.php
Adjudicator REG: http://www.eudc2007.com/new_adj.php
On the Behalf of Organization Committee,
Motion: THW partition Iraq
PROP - OPP
Singapore 3 - Canada 2.
Scotland 3 - England 2.
Singapore and Scotland will contest the final tomorrow. The motion will be THW abolish the nuclear non-proliferation treaty with Singapore in Proposition and Scotland in Opposition. The final starts at 3pm in Seoul which is 2pm in Singapore, 7am in Scotland.
9 July 2007
Ireland 1 - South Africa 2
England 3 - Greece 0
Hong Kong 2 - Philippines 1
Argentina 0 - Australia 3
Singapore 2 - Israel 1
Scotland 2 - USA 1
South Korea 1 - Pakistan 2
Canada 2 - Slovenia 1
Top Seeds (Ireland) lose out. The only other team from the top 8 to lose out are Slovenia.
The Qtr Finals and Semi Finals happen tomorrow.
8 July 2007
If anyone is interested a short description of the "new Tabbie" can be found at http://tabbie.sourceforge.net/
A working demo can be found at http://tabbie.sourceforge.net/run
Update 08/07: The link to the demo has been changed to http://tabbie.sourceforge.net/run
- TEAM WIN-LOSS-JUDGES
- Ireland 8-0-21
- England 7-1-21
- Hong Kong 7-1-21
- Australia 7-1-19
- Scotland 7-1-19
- Singapore 7-1-19
- Pakistan 6-2-19
- Slovenia 6-2-16
- Canada 5-3-17
- Korea 5-3-17
- United States 5-3-16
- Argentina 5-3-15
- Israel 5-3-15
- Philippines 5-3-14
- Greece 5-3-13
- South Africa 4-4-15
- Kuwait 4-4-14
- Germany 4-4-12
- Indonesia 4-4-11
- Estonia 4-4-10
- Lithuania 4-4-8
- Wales 3-5-12
- Bermuda 3-5-10
- Sri Lanka 3-5-9
- Bangladesh 3-5-6
- Czech Republic 2-6-9
- Malaysia 2-6-9
- Peru 2-6-8
- Hungary 2-6-6
- Netherlands 2-6-6
- Romania 2-6-6
- India 1-7-3
- Japan 1-7-3
- Mongolia 0-8-1
- Slovakia 0-8-1
- 1. Ireland vs 16. South Africa
- 2. England 15. vs Greece
- 3. Hong Kong vs 14. Philippines
- 4. Australia vs 13. Argentina
- 5. Singapore vs 12. Israel
- 6. Scotland vs 11. USA
- 7. Pakistan vs 10. South Korea
- 8. Slovenia vs 9. Canada
- Argentina 2 Wales 1
- Australia 0 Ireland 3
- Babngladesh 1 Peru 2
- Estonia 2 Romania 1
- Germany 1 Netherlands 2
- Indonesia 2 Kuwait 1
- Israel 0 Hong Kong 3
- Korea 1 Philippines 2
- Malaysia 1 India 2
- Mongolia 1 Japan 2
- Scotland 0 Pakistan 3
- Singapore 2 Canada 1
- Slovakia 0 Czech 3
- Slovania 3 Lithiania 0
- South Africa 1 England 2
- Sri Lanka 2 Bermuda 1
- United States 1 Greece 2
Bermuda 0 Israel 3
Canada 3 Malaysia 0
Czech 0 Australia 3
England 3 Slovakia 0
Greece 3 Mongolia 0
Hong Kong 3 Sri Lanka 0
India 0 Singapore 3
Ireland 3 Hungary 0
Japan 0 Scotland 3
Kuwait 2 Estonia 1
Lithuania 0 Korea 3
Netherlands 1 Bangladesh 2
Pakistan 3 Indonesia 0
Peru 1 Slovania 2
Philippines 0 USA 3
Romania 2 South Africa 1
Wales 1 Germany 2