From : ESU British Debate: http://www.BritishDebate.com
We are writing to announce the results of the Cleary Gottlieb Cambridge IV 2008.
The champions of the Cambridge IV 2008 are Adam Goldstein & Bill Magnuson from MIT A.
The ESL champions of the Cambridge IV 2008 are Martins Vaivars & Arvydas Ziobakas from SSE Riga A.
The top speaker on the tab was Alex Worsnip from Oxford WL.
The top ESL speaker on the tab was Khalidah Nazihah from IIU A.
Continuing the long tradition of the Cambridge IV, open motions were used in all rounds. They were all linked by a theme, which this year was famous last words. The motions used in the competition were:
[Preliminary Round Motions]
This House should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis. (Humphrey Bogart)
This House would strive on with mindfulness. (Siddhartha Gautama Buddha)
This House would bugger Bognor. (King George V)
This House would live as a philosopher, and die as a Christian. (Giacomo Casanova)
This House believes that / light light I mean / never there he will never / never anything / there / any more. (Malone from 'Malone Dies' by Samuel Beckett)
[ESL Break Motions]
This House is going outside. It may be some time. (Captain Lawrence Oates)
This House believes that the rest is silence. (Hamlet)
[Open Break Motions]
This House believes that the bastards got us but they won’t get everybody. (Alexander Litvinenko)
This House told you it was ill. (Spike Milligan's epitaph)
This House believes that last words are for fools who haven’t said enough. (Karl Marx)
The team and speaker tab can be found on the British Debate website: http://www.britishdebate.com/calendar/event.asp?e=550.