World Debating News
16 May 2008
The tournament can serve as training for the upcoming Australasians season. The theme for this year's competition is War, Suffering and Humanity.
When: June 2-5 2008
The registration is now open. Please be noted that this tournament is open to ALL, law or non law students. The fee for each person (debaters, adjudicators, observers) is only RM60(including food). For those who require accommodation, it is upon request. As of now, the accommodation fee for non-UiTM participants is only RM15 per night, plus RM5 for laundry. We are still negotiating with the university administrator in reducing the fee.
The team cap for each institution is 6 teams, with only 3 breaking teams. The N=1 Rule applies for adjudicators.
For those who require invitation letters, we will post it up very soon in the Internet or we can send it to you by fax. Please be reminded that the deadline for registration is 19th May 2008. The details of methods of payment will be inserted together with the invite letters.
For any inquiries, please contact Rafiezi(Convenor) +60126876212 or Aizek (Tournament Director) +60122529187 or you can email us at icrcihldebate. email@example.com
Rafiezi (Convenor) & Aizek (Tournament Director"
The University of Amsterdam B (Reinier de Adelhart Toorop and Anne Valkering) won the English-as-a-Second-Language competition, and Keio University A (Yui Miyaich and Yoko Sako) won the English-as-a-Foreign-Language competition. Jason Joseph Rogers from the University of Toronto Hart House won the Public Speaking tournament. James Dray and Will Jones of the Oxford Union Society won the Masters competition (which they entered as Team Guinea-Bissau).
Of note was a controversial motion during the preliminary rounds of the tournament which advocated the assassination of Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin.
Koc University won the right to host the 2010 tournament, defeating the University of Botswana and Nanyang Technological University.
Ian Lising stood down as Chair of the World Council after many years of service. Neill Harvey-Smith took his place in the Chair, and presented Lising with an award to mark his investiture in the World Council Order of Distinction. Omar Salahuddin and Ray D'Cruz were also awarded this honour joining Colm Flynn as the permanent "Emeritus" members of council.
15 May 2008
It is with great pleasure, and as promised that we launch the new Cork Worlds 2009 website effectively immediately. You will find it at www.corkworlds2009.com
The new website in addition to being a total redesign, has a lot more content and features, and will be regularly updated over the coming weeks and months to provide all with the most up to date information.
We hope you enjoy it, and if you have any suggestions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Registration & Communications,
14 May 2008
The first requirement of a good tournament is, of course, quality adjudication. In order to ensure this, Our Chief Adjudicator will be Samir Deger-Sen (2008 Worlds Champion, 2007 Euros Semi-Finalist, 2007 Oxford IV DCA),
We will announce our DCAs later as soon as possible.
Almost as important as – or even maybe more important than – debating in a debate tournament is the fun part: Socials! In order to maximize the fun you can get from Istanbul 2008, we will be providing free alcohol in our amazing parties and legendary Bosphorus cruise as usual. You may always expect some surprises from our socials team that has created miracles in Euros last summer.
With top-quality food from the Koç University Divan Cafeteria and accommodation in the university dorms as in our previous tournaments, Istanbul 2008 will take place between 4 and 7 August 2008. The registration fee for this fantastic tournament with 6 rounds, team cap of 72 teams and 4 different outstanding parties – with free alcohol in each one – will be € 90.
If you have experienced the legendary Euros 2007 and want to experience something similar again; or if you haven’t experienced it and want to see what it is like to be in a top-quality summer tournament; or if you are just curious about what the prospective hosts of Worlds 2010 are preparing for you in their last debating tournament before the Christmas of 2009, you should definitely come to ISTANBUL 2008!!!
You can visit www.istanbul08.com for further information. Registration will be open on May 20.
13 May 2008
After accepting the new constitution MMU have bid to host a "unity" tournament in 2009. This bid was accepted as the 2009 All Asians.
They also plan to bid at AUDC and Australs (what that means for Austral-asians isn't yet clear).
East West University already announced that they would bid to host AUDC in 2009 so it looks like some negotiations will have to happen if the unity bid is to pass the next hurdle. Keio and Monash have already announced bids for Australasians in 2009.
12 May 2008
Best Speaker: Mark Cordiner, NUS A
JC Champion: ACJC 1 (Anne Tan, Lim Yin Li, Fernand Loo)
JC Best Speaker: Heidi, CJC A
NUS B (Neha, Nabil, Wee Jian) defeated SMU A (Carlo, Anirban, Rajan)
JC Final: ACJC 1 (Anne Tan, Lim Yin Li, Fernand Loo) defeated CJC A (Jonathan, Heidi, Adriel)
Semi-final 1: SMU A (Carlo, Anirban, Rajan) defeated NTU C (Rahul, Raslyn, Satya)
Semi-final 2: NUS B (Neha, Nabil, Wee Jian) defeated SMU B (Bhavya, Priyanka, Fiza)
Source: AUDC group
The breaking Octofinalists are:
1 NLS Bangalore 3
2 LSE 1
3 NLS Bangalore 1
4 MSRIT 1
5 NUJS 1
6 EDIS 2
7 NLS Bangalore 2
8 Delhi 1
9 Colombo 1
10 LUMS 2
11 IBA 1
12 LUMS 2
15 NUJS 2
16 RVCE 2
17 RVCE 1 (4-3, less than a point over Jodhpur 1)
Note NLS Bangalore 5 finished 13th but could not break as only 3 teams from one school can break.
For more details please vist Alfred "Tuna" Snider's blog. Alfred is at the tournament as the tab director.
We are pleased to announce that The Durham Open 2008, on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June, will this year have as Chief Adjudicator the CA of the upcoming Cork Worlds, Derek Lande. The tab will be run by Bob Nimmo, the director of tabs in Tallinn.
We've already had some very high quality teams registered, both composites and institutions, and team places are still available at a cost of £45.
The competition will run 5 rounds, breaking to Semis. Our provisional timetable is as follows:
1.30pm: Round 1
3.30pm: Round 2
5.30pm: Round 3
7.30pm- whenever: Social
10am: Round 4
12pm: Round 5
Please also note that the Newcastle Open takes place on the 9th and 10th of June, and is just a 15 minute train ride North of Durham- its another great chance to get some practice before Euros, and promises to be a great couple of days in a prospective Euros location.
Limited (good) crash is available in Newcastle for any teams registering for both competitions, otherwise a few comfy spaces are available around Durham. These will go to those who bribe us with the largest amount or who fight everyone else off.
For travel details, and any other information you might need, please get in contact with us- by email, or by calling the DUS office on 0191 384 3724.
We hope to see as many of you in June; if not in Durham, then in Tallinn!
Calum Jones and Philip Alexander
Newcastle is again pleased to announce its International Open to take place on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th June 2008. This is the two days immediately after Durham Open.Our team cap is set at 60 (no institutional cap), open reg rules (composite and / or masters teams welcome), with a registration fee of £40 per team (may be subject to remission / discount for non-IONA teams and in cases of extreme financial hardship at institutions). There will be no charge for judges, and like Durham we encourage as many as possible to attend.We’ll be running a 5 round competition, breaking to semis. Closed motions, Euro-prep style, Our judging team will be led by CA Sam Block.
Newcastle University has very good train and road links to and from Durham. Newcastle International Airport links directly to most European hubs, has cheap flights to many European destinations (particularly resorts) and has a very regular and reliable light rail service that will take commuters right into our City Centre- just stay on the train until Haymarket and you are a few hundred yards from campus.
Crash will be offered over all four days (the Durham weekend and our competition). We are also looking to sort alternative accommodation for those who prefer a more luxurious night of rest at a small extra cost, though this will be limited. Anyone who requires this should contact me personally at email@example.com and we can sort something out.
Reg will open at 12 o' clock midday on the Monday, giving plenty of time for a post-Durham lie-in and for travel up from London, down from Scotland, etc. The competition should finish comfortably for the last trains north and south on the second day (within reason, obviously you probably won't have time if you're travelling to Penzance, say, but Aberdeen, Leuchars, London, Manchester, Birmingham, etc. should all be fine).
Euros Bid - EUDC Newcastle 09
As many of you may be aware, we are bidding to host euros in 2009. The open will afford an excellent opportunity to see the city, university and locale we would be hosting in and to see our prospective CA and organising team in action.See http://www.eudcnewcastle09.com/ for more details and join our excellent facebook group!
Contact + Payment
Please send registration emails to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Newcastle Open Registration”.
Payment in advance is appreciated, though not essential and payment on the day is ok. Invoices are available on demand. Cheques would be the standard method, but alternatives can be arranged, where required (particularly with mind for foreign teams).
We look forward to hearing from you.
Convenor of Debates 2007-2008
11 May 2008
NZU Blue is one of New Zealand’s most prestigious and long standing awards that recognises a University student’s performance in representing New Zealand at the annual pinnacle event of their sport whilst successfully progressing their academic studies.
Victoria was the only university to win blues for debating. Only seven students from Vic won blues; debating made up five of them. Blues were awarded on the basis of the following achievements:
Sayeqa Islam: Runner-up at Australs 2007, Best Speaker, Winner of Cambridge IV 2007, Runner-up at Oxford IV 2007, Runner-up at UCD IV 2007, 59th best speaker at Worlds 2008.
Christopher Bishop: Runner-up at Australs 2007, Top 10 speaker, Winner of Joynt Scroll 2007, Winner of Cambridge IV 2007, Runner-up at Oxford IV 2007, Runner-up at UCD IV 2007, Winner of NZ BP Champs, Octo-finalist at Worlds 2008, 29th best speaker at Worlds 2008, Top 10 speaker at Australian Easters.
Stephen Whittington: Winner of Easters 2007, Runner-up at Australs 2007, 13th best speaker, Winner of Joynt Scroll 2007, 74th best speaker at Worlds 2008.
Polly Higbee: Easters best speaker 2007, Member of NZU team, Octo-finalist at Australs 2007, Runner-up at Women's 2007, 3rd best speaker.
Josh Cameron: Octo-finalist at Australs 2007, 17th best speaker, 51st best speaker at Worlds 2008.
Greetings! The UP Debate Society is hosting Pre-Australs this June 28-30, 2008 at the University of the Philippines, Diliman campus. We are inviting you to join this tournament in preparation for Australasians 2008, which will be held in Manila a few days after this.
Please contact us at +639178862232 or send us a message at email@example.com if you are interested.
Thank you very much and hope to see you at Pre-Australs 2008!