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3 January 2009

2009 World Debating Champions

The 2009 World Debating Champions are:

On a 5 4 split in the final vote after over 2 hours

Oxford A (Will Jones and James Dray)

17 comments:

  1. Irene7:24 pm

    Yay!!!!!

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  2. Anonymous7:24 pm

    yay!

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  3. Congrats to James and Will.


    Thanks for keeping us informed through the whole competition Colm!

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  4. Anonymous7:25 pm

    2nd time in the GF seems to be the charm for most... I wonder who the split was, and who it was for...

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  5. Anonymous7:25 pm

    Who are the Oxford A speakers (and from Oxford C as well)?

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  6. congrats to Will and James!

    and thanks colm!

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  7. Anonymous7:29 pm

    Oxford A - James Dray & Will Jones
    Oxford C - Alex Worsnip & Jonathan Leader Maynard

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  8. Anonymous7:30 pm

    thanks for keeping everyone informed

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  9. Irene7:34 pm

    So you won the race to post the winners and Henrik nad Jens gave us the idea we might be there. Many many thanks. Hugely appreciated.

    Anyone looking for a (very) potted biog of the winners will find a bit from me on Facebook news group. Will did after all go to school in Scotland!

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  10. congrats to Will and James on a much deserved victory. anyone knows who the split was?

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  11. Many congratulations to Oxford A, BBU A, Vilnius A, the Ireland Masters and all the individual winners. Many, many thanks to you Colm for your wonderful, informative and timely blog which helped those of us who couldn't be there appreciate what a fantastic tournament it was and what splendid hosts are the Cork people!

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  12. Thanks as well Colm

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  13. Anonymous10:38 pm

    were any of the debates recorded? If so, are they available online anywhere?

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  14. Yes, check out Tuna's blog- http://globaldebateblog.blogspot.com/
    for some of the break rounds.

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  15. Anonymous2:25 pm

    To the best of my knowledge the split was between Oxford A and Harvard. First vote as i understand went 4-3-2 Harvard-Oxford A-Oxford C and then in the 2nd vote the 2 Oxford C judges went for Oxford A.

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  16. Thanks for all the comments. I didn't get a chance to respond because I use my phone and e-mail in the posts but can't actually access the blog.

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  17. What did you think about that judgement? Was it that close for you?

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