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31 December 2001
Glasgow WUDC 2001
Motion: This House would Elect it's Judges
OG ULU B OO Kings Inns A
CG Sydney B CO Sydney A
Motion: This house would make reparations for Slavery
OG Kings Inns A OO Melbourne B
CG Sydney A CO LaVerne
OG Sydney B OO ULU B
CG Monash B CO ULU A
Motion: This House supports a one child policy
OG Yale A OO ULU A
CG Sydney B CO Cambridge E
OG Princeton B OO ULU B
CG Monash B CO Cambridge A
OG Cambridge C OO Sydney A
CG Oxford C CO LaVerne B
OG Ottowa Law OO Kings Inns A
CG Melbourne B CO Kings Inns B
Motion: This House would outlaw genetic discrimination
Cambridge E (17) and Yale A (32) beat Melbourne A (1) and UCD L&H A (16).
Sydney A (2) and La Verne B beat TCD Hist A and Hart House B.
King's Inns A (3) and Ottawa Law (30) beat Ottawa A (19) and Cambridge B (14).
ULU B (4) and Monash B (13) beat King's Inns C (20) and Lincoln's B (29).
Cambridge A (28) and Princeton B (21) beat McGill A (5) and Monash A (12).
Melbourne B and King's Inns B beat Brandeis A and Memorial.
Cambridge B (26) and Oxford C (7) beat UWO (23) and Hart House A (10).
ULU A (8) and Sydney B (9) beat Western Australia A and Durham A.
ESL Winners: Ateneo A (William Panlitio & Bobby Benedicto)
Motion: This house believes that a language that needs protecting isn't worth protecting
OG Utrecht OO Ateneo A
CG IIUM A CO Nanyang A
Masters Winner: Scotland B (Colm O'Cinneide & Ben Foss)
Motion: This house would squeeze the rich until the pip squeaks.
OG: England A (Matthew Gill and Mark Summers)
OO: Scotland A (Bob Dalrymple and Andy Hume)
CG: Australia A (Chris Fladgate and Tim Sonnreich)
CO: Scotland B (Ben Foss and Colm O'Cinneide)
Round 1: This house would censor hate
Round 2: This house believes that the rights of the child are paramount
World Public Speaking Championships 2001
Round 1: 5 min prep on a film quote (e.g. "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get next")
Round 2: Prepared motion: "So long as even one hundred of us remain alive, we will never submit to the rule of the English"
Preliminary Round Motions
1. This house would ban criminals from voting (Cancelled due to mis timed announcement)
1b. This house would give Europe it's own Army
2. This house would put a speed limit on human Traffic
3. This house would make company directors criminally liable for the wrongs of their company
4. This house believes the US should get out of the middle east
5. This house would make pollution a tradable commodity
6. This house would remove patents on pharmacutical drugs from the 3rd world.
7. This house believed that the WTO should grant exemptions to developing nations
8. This house would ban performance enhancing drugs in sport
9. Round Cancelled.
This History of the World Debating Championships comes in 3 parts. From 1976 to 1990 it is taken almost word for word from the 1991 Toronto WUDC Tournament booklet. Who wrote it isn't known but it was provided by Randal Horobik. At the start of the section on Worlds in 1981 is an extract from an e-mail by Clark McGinn, Convenor of Debates, GU Union 1980 -81 and 1981 and Convenor of the First World Debating Competition, 1981. The history since 1991 has been compiled initially by Colm Flynn and edited by many contributors to Wikipedia. Unfortunately Wikipedia deleted the history due to copyright concerns so we are back here. Hopefully anyone who contributed to the Wiki article before it was deleted will be happy to see their work preserved here.