World Debating News
27 November 2009
OG - ATENEO B (Gotamco & De Castro)
OO - IIU B (Tasneem & Danial)
CG - MMU A (Ips & Groobie)
CO - ATENEO A (Tagle & Parmanand)
Cecile Danica C. Gotamco (Ateneo B) was the top speaker on the tab.
Ateneo A topped the team tab
Rd1: This house would ban children working as models.
Rd2: This house believes the US should withdraw military aid from Israel until the settlements in the West Bank are removed.
Rd3: This house would allow teachers to have sexual relationships with students over the age of consent as long as the relationship is declared.
Rd4: This house would punish poachers and traders of endangered species in the same way as murderers.
Rd5: This house believes individuals in developing nations who receive government funding for tertiary education should be prohibited from emigrating.
Rd6: This house believes that religions should not be allowed to discriminate on grounds of sexuality or gender when offering employment.
Octo: This house believes the Pakistani government should assassinate Taliban leaders in the north west frontier province.
Qtr: This house believes foreign companies should be denied access to developing nations natural resources.
Semi: This house believes parents should not be allowed to create designer babies to save the life of an earlier child.
Final: This house would not allow family members of politicians from participating in politics.
24 November 2009
Advancing to semifinals after 5 rounds were:
1. Alaska A (14 points)
2. Hart House A (12 points)
3. McGill A
4. McGoode A [McGill/Osgoode] (11 points)
5. Carleton A
6. McGill B
7. York A
8. Queens A (10 points)
Semifinal 1 included:
McGoode A (1st Gov)
*Alaska A (1st Opp)
*Queens A (2nd Gov)
Carleton A (2nd Opp)
Semifinal 2 included:
*Hart House A (1st Gov)
*York A (1st Opp)
McGill A (2nd Gov)
McGill B (2nd Opp)
The champion debate team on a 5-2 decision was Hart House (Richard Lizius & Ian Freeman).
The 3 finalists were:
*Receiving the 2 dissenting votes: Alaska (Michael Imeson & James Kilcup)
Queens (Christina Wadsworth & Sheldon McCormick)
York (Sarah Sahagian & Emmett Soldati)
The top 10 speakers after 5 preliminary rounds were:
10th Place: Ian Freeman of Hart House A
9th Place: Adam Coombs of Carleton A
8th Place: Andrew Lawrence of Carleton A
7th Place: Joshua Sealy-Harrington of UBC A
6th Place: Christina Wadsworth of Queens A
5th Place: Saro Setrakian of McGill [McGoode A]
4th Place: Brent Kettles of Osgoode [McGoode A]
3rd Place: Richard Lizius of Hart House A
2nd Place: James Kilcup of Alaska A
1st Place: Michael Imeson of Alaska A
The motions for CUSID BP Championships were:
Rd 1: THBT aboriginal lands belong to individuals rather than the band.
Rd 2: THS a common EU army.
Rd 3: THW outlaw arranged marriage.
Rd 4: THBT the United States should support China granting aid to African states.
Rd 5: THW legalize euthanasia.
Semis: THBT the new Kenyan Constitution should not include Islamic Family Courts.
Finals: THBT the government should be able to prosecute cases of sexual assault without the victim’s continuing consent.
Public Speaking Finals
1st Place: Ian Ireland (Albeds)
2nd Place: Sean Husband (McGill)
3rd Place: Trenton Millar (McGill)
Finalist – Akis Gialopsos (Alaska)
Finalist – Charlie Sprague (Claremont)
Finalist – Ian Hruday (Alberta)
Finalist – Robbie Less-Miller (Alberta)
Finalist – Mike Renaud (UVic)
Source: Shawn F. Briscoe
23 November 2009
1 Oxford LLM
2 ULU A
3 Manchester A
4 MIT A
5 Yale A
6 TCD Hist A
7 De La Salle A
8 Oxford DK
9 Yale B
10 McGill A
11 Leiden A
12 Oxford CH
13 TCD Phil A
14 Erasmus A
15 SOAS A
16 Birmingham A
1 Leiden A
2 Erasmus A
3 Utrecht B
4 Bonaparte A
R1: THW reduce welfare payments to parents whose children break the law.
R2: THB that it should be illegal to incite others to boycott an election.
R3: THW replay international sporting events if an extreme umpiring error affects the result.
R4: THBT the USA should pay war reparations to Vietnam.
R5: THW allow children over the age of 13 to obtain gender-reassingment surgery without parental consent.
QF: THB that California should create high schools that teach primarily in Spanish.
SF: THB the State should refuse to assist in rebuilding areas prone to natural disasters.
ESL Final: THW allow the conception of children using the sperm of someone who has died.
Final: THB Western Nations should use military force to rescue journalists captured by the enemy.
Source: Achte Minute
22 November 2009
Winners: Victoria University of Wellington (Udayan Mukherjee and Paul Smith)
Runners-Up: University of Sydney (Pat Caldwell and Eliza Forsyth), Victoria University of Wellington (Stephen Whittington and Polly Higbee), "Steam" (Matt Cuthell and Ryan Orange)
Semi-finalists: Victoria University of Wellington (Kathy Scott-Dowell and Richard D'Ath), Jonathan Orpin and Ellen Thomson, Holly Jenkins and Josh Cameron, "Yogaskaran" (Max Harris and Akif Malik)
Top 10 Speakers:
1. Jonathan Orpin
2. Stephen Whittington (Victoria University of Wellington)
3. Polly Higbee (Victoria University of Wellington)
4= Clodagh O'Connor-McKenna (Victoria University of Wellington)
5= Sam Greenland (University of Sydney)
5= Richard D'Ath (Victoria University of Wellington)
5= Josh Cameron
5= Pat Caldwell (University of Sydney)
9= Hugh McCaffrey (Victoria University of Wellington)
9= Kathy Errington (University of Auckland)
Best Novice: Ellen Thomson
R1 - This House would destroy the results of unethical research
R2 - This House believes the European Union should be an economic union, not a political union
R3 - This House would ban cosmetic surgery
R4 - This house would pay for the return of hostages
R5 - This House believes groups should have to give up their weapons in order to stand for political office
R6 – This House would end all censorship apart from age restrictions
Semi - This House would legalise the baby trade
Grand Final – This House would prevent criminals from publishing accounts of their crimes