World Debating News
7 December 2007
Novice Winners: St Andrews (Claire Murran & James Beadle)
Best Speaker on Tab: Will Jones
Best Speaker in the Final: Ross Kelly
Round 1: TTHW not allow people to sue for those who attempt a “Good Samaritan” rescue
Round 2: TTHW Invade Zimababwe
Round 3: TTHW not punish domestic persons who bribe officials abroad
Round 4: TTHW conduct medical experiments on prisoners
Round 5: TTHW allow people to contract out of health and safety conditions
Novice Final: TTHW allow children to sue mothers for maltreatment during pregnancy
Semi: TTHBT the State should have no role in marriage
Final: TTHW allow judges to order the branding of criminals.
Final Option 1: TTHW allow torture to animals, no matter how cute, for entertainment.
Final Option 2: TTHBT rich countries should not give money to poor countries
More info plus the tab can be found here
Motions and the draw for the next rounds should be announced in early January.
And if you think the Irish way of running a championship for a couple of hundred teams over 7 months and with up to 10 teams in a debate in the first round and then a mix of teams and individuals in the later rounds is complicated just remember next year you get to experience it for yourself at World Masters in Cork.
For more info please see here
Irish Mace Semi Finalists
UL Deb Union Oisin and Eamon
UL Deb Union Maurice and Adrian
UCD Law Eoin and Shane
UCD Law Áine and Ian
UCD Law Ross and Maguerite
UCD L&H James and Susan
UCD L&H Eamon and Mark
UCD L&H Conor and Michael
UCD L&H Dave and Michael
UCD L&H Ian and Stephen
UCC Philosoph Luke and Alanna
UCC Philosoph Derek and Tiernan
UCC Law Tadhg and Chris
UCC Law Ger and Marcus
TCD Phil Ruth and Ed
TCD Phil Alex and Dave
TCD Phil Emma and Sinead
TCD Phil Brian and Jonathan
TCD Phil Brendan and Joe
TCD Phil Ciara and Sheila
TCD Hist Daniel and Emma
TCD Hist Anne and Jamie
TCD Hist Joesephine and Shane
NUIG Lit&Deb Ronan and Nuala
NUIG Lit&Deb Dan and Julie
NUIG Lit&Deb Conor and Cornelia
NUIG Lit&Deb Zoe and Áine
King's Inns Elizabeth and Rory
King's Inns Barry and Seán
King's Inns Alison and Dave
King's Inns Luke and Brendan
DCU Deb Soc Ken and Greg
Irish Times Team Semi Finalists:
TCD Hist: Kissane & Kenny
UCD Law: Ó hUigínn & O'Connell
UCC Philosoph: Doyle & Ward
UCC Philosoph: Haverty & Frennet
TCD Hist: Fenlon & Breathnach
UCD L&H: Pigeon & McAndrew
TCD Law: O'Mahony & Thuillier
UCD Law: McGuire & Carter
TCD Phil: Gaffney & Lyden
King's Inns: Bruen & Thuillier
UCC Philosoph: Stanley & Sadlier
UCD Law: Cranley & Martin
TCD Hist: Gallagher & Mulligan
UCD L&H: Kinsella & Mountjoy
TCD Hist: Curry & Farragher
UCD Law: Hartigan & Hastings
Irish Times Individual Semifinalists
NUIG Lit & Deb: Dan Colley
UCD Law: Steven Byrne
NUIG Lit & Deb: James Hope
UCD L&H: Stephen Boyle
UCC Philosoph: Conor O'Brien
TCD Phil: Alex Grey
King's Inns: Luke Ryder
DCU: Greg Bowler
UCC Law: Aengus O'Corráin
TCD Hist: Niall Sherry
TCD Hist: Anne Byrne
King's Inns: Shaun Smith
UCD Law: Ciaran Ahern
TCD Phil: Jonathan Wyse
IPLS Belfast: Conor Houston
SADSI: Brian Harley
TCD Hist Niall Sherry
TCD Hist Anne Byrne
UCD Law Shaun Smith
UCD Law Ciaran Ahern
UCD Law Steven Byrne
6 December 2007
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5 December 2007
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Japan Parliamentary Debate Union-JPDU Debate Championships 2007
1st Prize ICU J
Tomohisa Ishikawa / Satomi Hemmi
2nd Prize Tsuda A
Kana Sato / Hiroko Tachibana
3rd Prize Titech A
Hiroyuki Hirano / Masayoshi Yoshikawa
3rd Prize ICU B
Toshiaki Ikehara / Nami Maezaki
Round 1: THBT nations engaging in human rights abuses should not host the Olympics.
Round 2: THW support affirmative action for women-only corporations.
Round 3: THW give citizens the right to vote against a candidate in an election.
Round 4: THW prosecute copyright infringers without formal complaints from copyright holders.
Round 5: THBT the WTO should allow the use of safeguards to prevent cruelty toward animals.
Oct Final: THBT permanent members of the UN Security Council should dismantle their nuclear arsenals.
Quarter Final: THW lagalize marijuana for pleasure.
Semi Final: THBT English should be the single official language in the United States.
Grand Final: THBT parents should have the right to choose the sex of their babies.
4 December 2007
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2. The invitation package for the 4th International Islamic University Malaysia's Asian Universities Debating Championship 2008 (IIU AUDC'08) is ready. For institutions that wish to receive the invite-pack, please inform us by Dec 8th 2007 so we can snail mail it to you.
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IIU AUDC '08
See you then!
3 December 2007
IDC B – Lior Hadas & Era Segev
MIXED M&A – Michal Halbershtam & Avihu Tamir
IDC C – Gili Arazi Cohen & Uri Feldman
IDC E – Ruty Koren & Dalit Yakobovich
Best Speaker: Michal Halbershtam (MIXED M&A)
CA: Rinat Gershfeld
See Smooth Tournament for the full Tab (preliminaries) of this debating tournament.
Winners: Victoria University of Wellington A (Christopher Bishop & Gareth Richards)
Runners-up: Auckland University A (Jordan Ward and James Little), Monash/Melbourne (Victor Finkel and Nicole Lynch), Victoria University of Wellington C (Polly Higbee and Clodagh O'Connor-McKenna)
Semi finalists were Macquarie University, Sydney University, Victoria D and Victoria E.
Top five speakers:
1. Gareth Richards (Victoria)
2. Christopher Bishop (Victoria)
3. Nicole Lynch (Melbourne)
4. Victor Finkel (Monash)
5. Jordan Ward (Auckland)
1. This House would force single parents receiving welfare to seek work
2. This House would use quotas to desegregrate Northern Ireland religious schools
3. This House believes the 1st World should prohibit the immigration of doctors and nurses from the Third World
4. This House would allow juries to decide on sentences
5. This House would build power stations in ex-Soviet states to reduce their dependence on Russia
6. This House would ban the broadcast and dissemination of terrorist videos
Semi: This House would immediately establish a Palestinian state in the Fatah-controlled West Bank
Final: This House believes Amnesty International should campaign for abortion rights
2 December 2007
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