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Ratib Mortuza Ali (right) and Aaqib Farhan Hossain, created history by winning ESL Championships of WUDC 2013. Click here to read more results of Berlin Worlds
UT MARA wins the bid to host World Universities Debating Championship 2015.
Xiao Hongyu and Kelvin Chong (NUS 1)won the Asians BP 2012 Championship trophy.
Ashiq and Niloy won the Championship, while Saajid and Gaushey won the Runners-Up trophy, both teams from IBA-DU.
Ratib and Aaqib from BRAC University won the Championship, while Naveed and Jasia from North South Univeristy won the Runners-Up trophy.
Prop: Team Academia (Md. Taosif Amin Khan, Shariar Nobi and Saquib Shahzad) wins BSDC 2012!
Jack Watson and Harish Natarajan from BPP A wins the Belgrade EUDC 2012.
The University of the Philippines Debate Society & the Ateneo Debate Society won the bid for UADC 2013.
With a 5-4 split... Champion: Monash 1 (Chris Bisset, Madeline Schultz and Kiran Iyer) Runnersup: Monash 2 ( Gemma Buckley, Colette Mintz and James Beavis)
All the following debate motions are from national and international debate championships from 2010 till date (152 championships).
May 19, 2013
Deputy Prime Minister - http://www.youtube.com/
Deputy Leader of Opposition - http://www.youtube.com/
Government Whip - http://www.youtube.com/
Opposition Whip - http://www.youtube.com/
Opposition Reply - http://www.youtube.com/
Alistair, Carlo, Shafiq and Zheng Bo
UADC Adjudication Core 2013
May 18, 2013
We are happy to announce the individuals we are subsidizing for UADC 2013. The pool represents people who we've approved and have in turn confirmed with us. See below for the list:
Abel Quintos (Philippines)
Ahyoung Kim (South Korea)
Aji Abu (Singapore)
Carlos Hernandez (Philippines)
Dino de Leon (Philippines)
Ely Zosa (Philippines)
Iqbal Hafiedz (Malaysia)
Job de Leon (Philippines)
Jovan Cerda (Philippines)
Kip Oebanda (Philippines)
Loke Wing Fatt (Singapore)
Mabroor Wassey (Bangladesh)
Madeline Schultz (Australia)
Mayukh Samanta (India)
Peejay Garcia (Philippines)
Robin Teo (Singapore)
Sanjeev Parmanand (Philippines)
Tariq Maketab (Malaysia)
May 17, 2013
We are writing to remind you about the upcoming registration for Chennai Worlds, as well as to provide you with some final registration details and updates. As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration will open on Monday May 20, 2013, at 10am GMT. Registration will remain open for ONLY 24 hours. If you take nothing else away from this email, please be sure to register on Monday, May 20.
Registration will be conducted via Google Forms. A link to the registration form will be available on our Facebook group, our website and sent to all major debating mailing lists.
If you have any issues with accessing Google Docs, please contact us at email@example.com
Past Attendance List
In line with the advice from Council, the Chennai Worlds registration process takes into account the prior performance of institutions at WUDC. Institutions will be prioritized according to the average number of teams from that institution that have made the break in any language category over the past 3 WUDCs. Furthermore, the process also limits institutions that have not sent a team to any of the previous 3 WUDCs to registering a maximum of 1 team this year. The full details of our registration policy are available on the Chennai Worlds 2014 Facebook page.
A record of teams that have broken at the last three WUDCs and attended is available here:
If you see any incorrect information in the above document, please let us know by Friday, May 17. To the best of our knowledge, there is no central record of all the institutions that have attended WUDC before, nor a collection of break data. Thus it is possible that there may be errors in the data. This includes mistakes to the name of your institution. It will be an enormous help to our registration process (and to registration for future WUDCs) if every institution is referred to in a consistent manner. Please do not provide a different institution name when you actually register on May 20.
Please email any corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Judges that are not sent as part of an institutions contingent can apply to come to Chennai Worlds. Those judges will either be able to pay registration and participate or apply for funding from WUDC. Excluding members of the adjudication teams and organization committee, we will be funding 80 judges to come to Chennai Worlds 2014. We will be opening applications for independent judges in June.
Full information about the process will be pushed by 3 June.
Previous WUDC have provided scholarships for teams to attend. Pending confirmation, we aim to allocate another 30 slots through a ‘Scholarship Scheme’ at a later date. We will release information about the scheme in the near future.
During the bid and ratification process, we signaled our intent to host Chennai Worlds participants at the ITC Grand Chola. We have since been approached by the Taj Hotel Group which, in addition to providing 5* accommodation, are willing to serve as a sponsor for Chennai Worlds, host socials, and provide substantial quantities of free food and drink. The Taj Group is charging approximately US$400,000 less than the ITC group, which would enable us to provide grander socials, higher quality food, increase judging quality and potentially reduce registration costs. For more information on the Taj Hotels in Chennai please visit http://www.tajhotels.com/Luxury/City-Hotels/Taj-Coromandel-Chennai/Overview.html
The organization committee is still considering the offers and discussing options. We will provide final details as soon as possible.
Chennai Worlds has continued to have success recruiting sponsors. We have already confirmed substantial amounts of sponsorship. We are also negotiating an agreement with one of India’s largest news networks to cover the event. Full details will be released as soon as the contract is finalized. If we garner additional sponsorship, we aim to reduce registration fees.
We are in the process of increasing server capacity and improving the website. A new website should be up in the next day. We apologize that the website has been down during the week leading up to registration.
Michael Baer (email@example.com)
Harish Natarajan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chief Adjudicators, Chennai Worlds 2014
Please send your notice of intent to email@example.com, cc-ed to firstname.lastname@example.org and valen
May 15, 2013
We know what you’re thinking: YAY! ANOTHER TOURNAMENT! BUT ALSO: ANOTHER TOURNAMENT? WHY?
While backstroking through our private lake of gold doubloons, Sydney Debating suddenly realised that our reputation as the Slytherin of Australian wasn’t totally unjustified. And if Oprah taught us anything it’s that it’s important to conceal your obnoxiousness with conspicuous philanthropy.
We thought about giving back by editing a free online annual Journal of Intervarsity Debating until we remembered that we’d rather tickle our corneas with infected scalpels.
There was support for hosting a 3-on-3 tournament for the marginalised heterosexual male debater sub-community until the gay men of Sydney debating voiced their disgusted at the idea of Menstrals.
Instead, we’ve inaugurated a new cut-price, high-quality, multi-gendered pre-Australs tournament: USU Pre-Australs.
Our CA is Monash’s magnificent Madeline Schultz. She’ll be third-wheeling with her DCAs from the University of Sydney:
Chris ‘Bisset is French for Judas Iscariot’ Bisset
and Elle Jones, the Paris to his Helen of Troy.
Between the three of them they’ve amassed an illegibly detailed Venn diagram of achievement: two Australs best speakers, two Australs champions, a Worlds best speaker, three top 10 Worlds best speakers, a Worlds Grand Finalist.
And they’ll be joined by Sydney’s entire Australs adjudicating contingent. You haven’t been this fairly judged since you wore that terrible outfit to the last champ dinner.
(Added bonus for adjudicators: Elle and Chris are also on the UT MARA Australs Adj Core and will be on the look out for judging talent.)
$30 for Adjudicators and $50 for Debaters for six preliminary rounds of debating across two days, lunches, a Champ Dinner, bar tabs, afternoon tea and morning tea. Even Wayne wouldn’t pretend we’ll end up in surplus.
REGISTRATION OPENS JUNE 1ST
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/434899769938580/
May 12, 2013
I am writing to inform you that applications for the position of Deputy Chief Adjudicators for the upcoming Northeast Asia Open in November 2013 are now open. The application form can be found on the link below:
This year, NEAO will be held in SolBridge International School of Business, South Korea with Yoojin Choi/Eun Ah So as co-Convenors, and myself as Chief Adjudicator. The date proposed in the last NEAO council is 15th - 17th November.
I am looking for candidates that have experience, perspectives and abilities that can demonstrate the following qualities (in no particular order):
1. Organizational ability – DCAs should have the ability to help with the running of the competitions and the ability to work well as part of a team
2. Motion-setting ability – DCAs should be able to set interesting and fair motions and should have the ability to critique motions (including their own)
3. Strong Adjudicators – DCAs should be good adjudicators, able to make correct decisions and provide high-quality feedback to participants.
4. Strong motivation – DCAs should be strongly motivated to work to bring additional values to the tournament and always open to learning.
I plan to appoint 4 DCAs:
There’s a strong preference for a institutionally and regionally diverse Adjudication Team as Northeast Asia Open is a diverse, representative tournament in Northeast Asian debate community.
As part of new initiative by all organizers for this NEAO, a pre-NEAO training workshop by this year’s CAP will be pursued in countries such as China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan if other conditions are met because we organizers share that the responsibility of NEAO CAP is not only about running a smooth tournament with fair motions but also about contributing to overall growth of Northeast Asian debate community.
Also, one DCA will be available for candidates outside of Northeast Asian debate community.
Applications will close at 11:30pm (Korean Time) on June 12th. Please fill out the online form.
If you have any questions, or would like to discuss the role further, please do not hesitate to contact me (email@example.com).
I’m looking forward to receiving your applications!
JuSeung Daniel Yi,
Prospective Chief Adjudicator of Northeast Asia Open