The ESL final is underway but unfortunately there won't be any live broadcasts from the final venue as the internet isn't working there. Disappointing but it's the first time a major championships have been broadcast live so there were always going to be issues. IDEA are posting photos at http://www.mobypicture.com/user/iDebate/view/7014656
The motion for the final of the ESL competition is
THBT even in response to the most serious crime a just penal system should have no consideration for society's desire to retribution
The Final of the European debating championships will be broadcast on line by IDEA from 12:30pm (Dutch time I presume). As the final isn't due to start until 3:30pm I also presume the final of the ESL competition will be on first.
Dear Debate Community:
Warm greetings from Macau! the “Las Vegas” in Asia. The English Debating Society of University of Macau is excited to bring you the Northeast Asian Open (NEAO) 2010.
Oct 29th Check-in all day
Oct 30th Opening Ceremony &Briefing & Adjudication Test
2 Preliminary Rounds
Oct 31st 3 Preliminary Rounds
Break Night Party
Nov 1st Breaking Rounds&Grand Final
Award Ceremony & Championship Dinner
Nov 2nd Check out
Format: British Parliamentary
Team Cap: 100
Institution Cap: 3
N-1 Rule applies
Why is this a once in a life time chance?
1. Despite the fact that Macao's Per-capita GDP Ranks second in Asia. The 1300HKD Registration Fee you pay will get you:
a. 4 nights of stay in a FOUR STAR hotel. It is less than 5 mins' walking from the briefing hall in our campus. Check the hotel's website-http://www.regencyhotel.com.mo
b. Championship Dinner at a famous Portuguese restaurant-Dumbo Restaurante.
c. Halloween Breaking Night Party at a fancy night spot.
d. Buffet breakfast with mouth watering Cantonese Dim Sim every day.
e. Lunches and afternoon teas during the tournaments. You will eat what local people eat. You may expect to sample the famed Macau egg tarts and almond biscuits.
You do not need to bring much money at all, unless you are paying a visit to the casinos or you can't help doing too much shopping in this tax-free zone.
Most of you do not need a visa to come to Macau so it saves you money as well. Many Asian cities have direct flight to Macau, you are very likely to get really good deals if you book early.
2. We have exceptionally fair representation this year. It is the first time for NEAO to add a Hong Kong DCA to the judge core. Welcome back, our missing HK brother.
CA-Nicole Chi Mei (Nicole) from University of Macau
-Ah Young Kim from Korea
-Zheng Bo from China
-Andrew Masahiro Nishizaki from Japan
-Sandeep Chulani from Hong Kong
Logandran Balavijendran (Logan)
Loke Wing Fatt (Loke)
Thepparith Senamngern (TJ)
Jason Jarvis( To be Confirmed)
Cecilee Li (Chair of NEAO council)
3. Our tiny and beautiful campus: you probably have never seen such a small but comprehensive university in your life. We offer:
a. Grand briefing/Roll call hall. The only bad thing is that you can't eat in it
b. All debate rooms are air-conditioned, though the weather should be pretty pleasant during the tournament time
c. Free access to WiFi across the campus. You have absolutely unrestricted access to Facebook and Google.
d. It is so tiny that everything is very close to each other, the library, the cafe, the canteen, the computer room, etc.
NEAO 2010 is also a warm-up to better prepare the Organizing Committee for 2nd UADC next year. We want to showcase Macau and our university. Because we are proud of them and we want to take good care of you!
1st phase(Within the Nea): August 25th to September 22th
2nd phase(Outside the Nea): September 23th to September 29
Payment is on a rolling basis, which means registration can only be confirmed when full payment is well received.
*NEAO was founded in 2003 by Dr. Gyeong Ho Hur and Jason Jarvis in Korea. It aims at promoting English Debating in the North-east Asian Region. Therefore, NEAO 2010 will reserve quotas to ensure participation from this region. Of course, teams outside the region are also very welcome to join.
The finalists in the 2010 European Universities Debating Championships are:
Kings Inn A (Eoghan Casey & Patrick Rooney), Oxford B (Ben Woolgar & Thomas Hosking), Cambridge A (Harish Natarajan & Jack Watson), Oxford A (Hugh Burns & Neil Dewar)
The Final will be held tomorrow at 3:30pm
The English as a second language competition finalists are
Athens A (Manos Moschopoulos & Kimon Ioannides), Kaliopee A (Steffy Roos du Maine & Floor de Koning), Ljubljana A (Maja Cimerman& Filip Muki Dobranic), Galatasaray A (Leyla Orak & Engin Arikan)
Euros Main Break (I think in order - unclear from source)
ULU B (Fred Cowell & Rosie Uniwn )
Oxford A (Ben Woolgar & Thomas Hosking)
Cambridge A (Harish Natarajan & Jack Watson)
Kings Inn A (Eoghan Casey & Patrick Rooney)
Manchester A (James Dixon, Sam Block)
TCD Phil B (Jonathan Wyse & Doireann O’Byrne)
TCD Hist B (Ruth Fallner & Catherine Murphy)
Erasmus A (Jeroen Heun & Daniel Springer)
Birmingham A (Bryn Gough & Tim Lees)
Oxford D (Jen Coyne & Sebastian Farquhar)
UCD Law Soc C (Mark Haughton & Dearbhla O’Gorman)
Haifa A (Leor Sapir & Hanneke Berman)
Oxford C (Vignesh Ashok & Emily Pearce)
Cambridge C (Charlotte Thomas & Natalie Smith)
Nottingham A (Thomas Jackson & James Torrance)
Oxford B (Hugh Burns & Neil Dewar)
ESL Break (again I think in order)
Erasmus A (Jeroen Heun & Daniel Springer)
Kalliope A (Steffy Roos du Maine & Floor de Koning)
Babes-Bolyai A (Radu Cotarcea & Bianca Dragomir)
Ljubljana A (Maja Cimerman & Filip Muki Dobranic)
Greifswald A (Sarah Jaglitz & Rafael Heinisch)
Athens A (Manos Moschopoulos & Kimon Ioannides)
Haifa B (Michael Shapiro & Meir Yarom)
Galatasaray A (Leyla Orak & Engin Arikan)
Göttingen A (David Lamouroux & Gabor Stefan)
Tilbury House A (Bianca Sterly & Sebastian Hagemann)
Leiden A (Rogier Baart & David Muntslag)
Zagreb A (Branka Marusic & Lea Tafra)
Tel Aviv A (Ro’ee Levy & Oren Elisha)
Belgrade A (Milan Vignjevic & Marko Cirovic)
Galatasaray B (Burcu Yakici & Kerem Celikboya)
Belgrade C (Goran Jankuloski & Tijana Mijalkovic)
Hmmm. I might not be retired just yet. One more major championships I can drive to.....
For what it's worth the Galway IV was always one of my favourites both as a speaker and a judge and Galway as a city is a great place to spend a week. I hope they get it as they will do a superb job as hosts.
THW offer the Taliban power-sharing deals in exchance for acts of disarmament
No video of this round as some debaters drawn in the video room did not want to be recorded. That's fair enough. It is their choice and debaters should always be asked for their permission before being recorded.
I have found some rankings and results but not enough to make it worth putting together a list. If I come across a large list I'll let you know.
There were four rounds yesterday and another four today. The break is announced tonight.
1- This House would remove all non-economic conditions of EU membership, such as geographical location or political requirements.
2- This House believes that schools should prioritize the authority of the teachers over the happiness of the pupils.
3- This House would offer increased development aid to the developing countries that accept and encourage large influxes of immigrants.
4- This House believes that social disgust is legitimate grounds for restriction of artistic expression
Full results and information about Australs 2010 at the University of Auckland follows.
2010 Australasian Intervarsity Debating Champions: Victoria University of Wellington 1 (Udayan Mukherjee, Stephen Whittington, Ella Edginton)
Runners-Up: University of Auckland 2 (Stephanie Thompson, Akif Malik, Katherine Errington)
Grand Final Topic: “That the International Criminal Court should allow for the prosecution of crimes against the earth"
Martin Sorensen Cup for Best Speaker: Victor Finkel (Monash University 1)
Jock Faneslow Cup for Best Speaker in the Grand Final: Stephen Whittington
The Top 10 Speakers: 1. Victor Finkel (Monash University 1) 2. Stephen Whittington (Victoria University of Wellington 1) 3. Kiran Iyer (Monash University 1) 4 = Eleanor Jones (University of Sydney Union 2)
4 = Kristen Price (University of Queensland 1)
6. Chris Bisset (Monash University 2)
7 = Naomi Hart (University of Sydney Union 1)
7 = Seb Templeton (Victoria University of Wellington 2)
9. Stephanie d'Souza (University of Melbourne 1)
10. Katherine Connolly (University of Sydney Union 1)
Grand Final Adjudicators: Christopher Croke (University of Sydney Union) (DCA) (Chair) Tim Jeffrie (Monash University) (DCA) Sharmila Parmanand (Ateneo de Manila) (DCA)
Amit Golder (Monash University)
Lucinda David (De La Salle University)
Steve Hind (University of Sydney Union) Suthen Thomas (Multimedia University)
William Chisholm (University of Otago)
Meredith Prior (Monash University)
Defeated Semi-Finalists: Victoria University of Wellington 2 (Seb Templeton, Richard D'Ath, Paul Smith) and University of Melbourne 1 (Phil Barker, Seamus Coleman, Stephanie D'Souza)
2010 Australasian Intervasrsity Debating Champions – ESL DIVISION: Korea University 1 (Seth Kang, Claire Minyoung Kim, Junbin Yun)
ESL Runner-up: Multimedia University of Melaka 1 (Alexander Loh, Diane Maretelle, Tlotlo Galiemelwe)
ESL Grand Final Topic: "That emigrants should pay an ‘exit tax’ when they change their citizenship"
The Top 5 ESL Speakers:
1 = Meor Azalan (International Islamic University 1) 1 = Khalidah Nazihah (International Islamic University 1) 3. Seth Kang (Korea University 1) 4. Claire Minyoung Kim (Korea University 1)
5. Tan Sue Vern (KDU 1)
ESL Grand Final Adjudicators:
Christopher Bishop (Victoria University of Wellington) (CA) (Chair)
Lucinda David (De la Salle University)
Loke Wing Fatt (Independent)
Bronte Lambourne (University of Sydney Union)
Sam Thorpe (Australian National University)
Irzal Kamal (Universiti Teknologi Mara)
Duncan Campbell (University of Sydney Union)
Chief Adjudicator: Christopher Bishop (Victoria University of Wellington) Deputy Chief Adjudicator: Christopher Croke (University of Sydney Union) Deputy Chief Adjudicator: Sharmila Parmanand (Ateneo de Manila) Deputy Chief Adjudicator: Tim Jeffrie (Monash University)
Tab Director: Qi-Shan Lim (University of Auckland)
Round 1: Religion
That we should prevent parents from raising their children in a particular religious faith
That governments should refuse to recognise Scientology as a religion
That it should be a crime to insult religions
Round 2: Sport
That we should ban the international trade in sportspeople under the age of 18
That we should ban the private ownership of professional sporting clubs
That all countries competing in the Olympics should have to include male and female athletes
Round 3: Australia (and New Zealand)
That New Zealand and Australia should remove the Fiji Government by force
That New Zealand and Australia should place no restrictions migrants from Pacific countries, other than those relating to health and security
That we support granting land rights to indigenous peoples as a means of redressing historical injustice
Round 4: Families
That infidelity should be a factor in the financial resolution of divorce
That senior citizens should be financially supported (when required) by their adult children
That courts should refuse to recognise pre-nuptial agreements
Round 5: Asia
That the US should not sell arms to Taiwan
That China should abolish the 'one child' policy
That the Philippines should have a Truth and Reconciliation Commission into the crimes of the Arroyo administration instead of criminal trials
Round 6: Liberty, Freedom and Choice
That we should prohibit the labelling of products as ‘fair trade’
That we should prohibit discrimination in the labour market on the basis of physical attractiveness
That we should end all government funding for health, education, and police measures that aim to prevent suicide
Round 7: La Vieille Europe
That the US should withdraw its military bases from Europe
That we should say, au revoir, tot ziens, and, finally, partition Belgium
That Turkish admission to the EU should be contingent upon a full recognition of the Armenian genocide
Round 8: The Law
That all defendants and victims in sexual assault trials should have their identity protected until a verdict is reached
That socially progressive movements should use the courts to advance social change
That we should prohibit private prisons
That we should ban homeschooling
That we support the use of school vouchers
That we should link funding of schools to performance in standardised exams
That we should ban professional political lobbyists
That the leaders of parliamentary parties should be chosen by party members rather than their parliamentary colleagues
That individuals should be able to sell their vote
ESL Semi-finals: Health
That we should stop the search for the ‘gay gene’
That we should abolish private health insurance
That we should ban non-essential cosmetic surgery
Semi-finals: Tax and Equality
That there should be a constitutional limit on the regressiveness of the tax system
That income tax levels should be determined by the relative privilege of an individual’s upbringing
That we should use the tax system to subsidise the ownership of major businesses by members of disadvantaged social minorities
ESL Grand Final: Immigration
That we should auction the right to immigrate
That emigrants should pay an ‘exit tax’ when they change their citizenship
That ASEAN should allow free and open movement of labour within its borders
That the West should immediately withdraw from Afghanistan
That the right to a minimum standard of living should be legally enforceable in developed countries
That the International Criminal Court should allow for the prosecution of ‘crimes against the earth’
Now in its 2nd year, the Asian Schools Debate Championship is once again inviting you to be a part of this prestigious competition.
What is ASDC, you may ask? (OMG. What rock have you been living under? Just kidding!) Here are 7 Reasons Why You Must Join ASDC:
1. It is the by far LARGEST and most PRESTIGIOUS Asian high school debate tournament, gathering more than 300 students from the region.
ASDC will invite and welcome 80 teams composed of high school debaters and college adjudicators alike. No other competition for high school students in Asia convenes as much as ASDC does. During last year’s ASDC, institutions from countries such as Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, South Korea and the Philippines came to grace the competition. This year, we’re expecting more countries and more teams to join the fastest growing tournament for the Asian high school circuit.
2. It is an avenue for CULTURAL EXCHANGE as it pools together young individuals with different traditions and diverse perspectives.
ASDC is not all tournament and debate. With 3 social events: The Opening Dinner, Break Night and Championship Dinner, the tournament gives all debaters and adjudicators a chance to interact with each other in a venue outside of debate. There will, in fact, be one occasion where we will enjoin everyone to come in their national costumes and get to know the different colors of Asia.
3. It fosters SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS and INTELLECTUAL DISCOURSE amongst the youth today.
ASDC will take on the Asian Parliamentary Format, a 3-on-3 debate where teams are given 30 minutes to prepare on motions that will be announced impromptu. Motions will be created by the Adjudication Core and will range from topics such as the Environment, to Economics, to Foreign Policy and Pop Culture. This meeting of the minds fosters social awareness and social transformation amongst the youth of Asia.
4. It prides itself with top-notch ADJUDICATION.
The 2010 ASDC Adjudication Core will be headed by Carlito Reyes II (DLSU, Philippines), a national semi-finalist and hailed one of the best speakers in Asia in the recently concluded Asians BP. Along with him are the following Deputy Chief Adjudicators:
Skanda Prasad (MSRIT, India)
Zheng Bo (PKU, China)
Meor Alif (IIU, Malaysia)
Sadhana Rai (NUS, Singapore)
In the spirit of a diverse adjudication pool, ASDC will be subsidizing 10 international adjudicators’ registration fee. Interested adjudicators may apply by submitting their Curriculum Vitae to the Adjudication Core through e-mail. CVs may be sent to asianschoolsdebatec email@example.com, with the subject APPLICATION FOR ADJUDICATION SUBSIDY- , .
The adjudication rule for this competition is different from other tournaments. For every 3 teams that an institution wishes to send, the contingent is required 1 adjudicator. Any team in excess of 3 teams will require 1 additional adjudicator per team. In summary,
5. It is organized by a WORLD-CLASS ORGANIZATION adept in hosting both national and global tournaments and competitions.
ASDC is brought to you by the La Salle Debate Society (LSDS). LSDS has hosted various national tournaments in the past years, as well as earning rights to host international tournaments in the future. The National Asian Schools Debate Championship, a national Asian tournament for high schools, was the birthplace for the idea to host a larger tournament, thus giving birth to the first ever Asian Schools Debate Championship (ASDC). LSDS also won the right to host the 2011-2012 World Universities Debate Championship, winning the bid against Harthouse, from Canada.
6. It gives you a taste of Filipino culture and hospitality while getting your money’s worth.
Registration Fee is set at PHP 4,000 (USD 90) for Stay-out Delegates while PHP 9,000 (USD 200) for Stay-in Delegates. Your registration fee covers Lunch for all days, Food during Social events and tournament kits. If your institution is a Stay-in Delegation, you registration covers all of the above including Accommodations for 5 days in at least a 3-star hotel, Breakfast on all days of the competition and Dinner for days without Social events.
7. It gives you the voice to make this competition your own.
This is the last year De La Salle University and the La Salle Debate Society will be hosting ASDC because we’re putting the hosting of ASDC up for bids. This year, the Organizing Committee is hosting the first ever Asian Schools Council (ASC), where every institution is given a voice to air out their concerns on the various aspects of the competition and suggestions to improve the tournament in the future. Institutions interested to bid will also be invited to present their intentions for the tournament.
We’re excited about hosting you this September 5-9, 2010 in De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. So, what are you waiting for? Log on to http://www.asdc2010.com/ and register your institution now! REGISTRATION IS NOW OFFICIALLY OPEN! Slots are filling up fast so get on clicking!
Attached are the registration details and schedule the we will follow for the entire process.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU IN MANILA SOON! Spread the word. ANIMO LA SALLE!
Crystal Anne J. Francisco
Convenor, 2nd Asian Schools Debate Championship