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Het BDT 2015: een combinatie van debatteren, carnaval en valentijnsdag.

Door Floris Holstege

Met een strak schema voor de boeg begon op Valentijnsdag het Bonapartiaans debattoernooi (BDT) 2015.  De liefde die door deze dag verspreid zou moeten worden was echter nauwelijks te vinden in de vele lokalen van het Cartesius Lyceum, waar in plaats van lieve vooral harde woorden vielen. Zoals elk jaar was ook dit keer de debatvorm AP met 5-5-3 minuut sprekerstijden. Er werd gedebatteerd over de volgende stellingen:

Ronde 1:

DK verbiedt politieke opiniepeilingen in verkiezingstijd

Ronde 2:

Informatie: In april 2014 maakte RTL een programma waarbij gepeste kinderen een verborgen camera mee naar school kregen om het pesten vanuit hun oogpunt te filmen. Wegens bezwaren van ouders en scholen zijn de beelden van sommige scholen echter niet uitgezonden.
Stelling: DK vindt dit soort beelden nooit uitgezonden mogen worden.

Ronde 3:

Stelling: DK richt tribunalen in post-conflictgebieden op waarheid en verzoening in plaats van het vervolgen van daders

Ronde 4:

Informatie: De marine is het onderdeel van de strijdkrachten dat zich bezighoudt met de oorlogsvoering op zee (Engels: navy). De marine bestaat uit verschillende onderdelen waar zowel mannen als vrouwen werken. Één van deze onderdelen is het korps mariniers, deze worden beschouwd als het elitekorps van de Nederlandse strijdkrachten en zijn gespecialiseerd in amfibische operaties (Engels: marines). Mariniers zijn dus meestal te vinden op het land en hebben daarom ook een groen uniform. Vrouwen mogen niet werken bij het korps mariniers.

Stelling: DK laat vrouwen toe bij het korps mariniers

Ronde 5:

Scenario: Er wordt er bij deze stelling vanuit gegaan dat de politie op dit moment gebruik maakt van een vorm van racial profiling los van of dit is toegestaan of
niet.

Stelling: DK staat het de politie toe om gebruik te maken van racial profiling

Kwartfinale:

Informatie: De Egyptische generaal Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi heeft in 2013 de gekozen president Morsi afgezet, het parlement ontbonden, de moslimbroederschap verboden en prominente leden vervolgd. Sindsdien is het leger aan de macht met Al-Sisi als president.

Stelling: DK gelooft dat de dictatuur van Al-Sisi beter is voor Egypte dan vrije verkiezingen

Halve finale:

Scenario: Je bent een wetenschapper die een technologie heeft ontwikkeld waarmee het leven van mensen niet beperkt wordt door lichamelijk verval.

Stelling: DK vernietigt deze technologie.

Novice finale:

DK gelooft dat ziekenhuizen in landen waar vrouwenbesnijdenis gebruikelijk is, geen vrouwenbesnijdenissen zouden moeten uitvoeren.

Finale:

DK kamer zijnde de openlijk homoseksuele troonopvolger van een Europese monarchie, besluit af te zien van troonopvolging.

Ironisch genoeg werd het laatste debat gevoerd in de Westerkerk, verder een schitterende locatie voor de finale. In deze finale zegevierden Senna Maatoug en Devin van den Berg over Alex Klein en Thomas Beerthuis. Lucien de Bruin werd beste spreker van het toernooi, en Jeanice Koorndijk werd beste novice spreker van het toernooi. Beide sprekers waren afkomstig van het team WDS B. De Novice finale werd gewonnen door Marijn Bellemakers en Niels Buijsse van het team Willibrord B. De complete uitslag is te vinden op de volgende link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16fn-CgzkyKNVI7d07QLPa1B0tv45tZ8bJ85l_Y3pohs/edit#gid=330664332,

Naast al deze winnaars was er tevens een prijs voor de debater met het beste carnavals kostuum. De strijd ging tussen een Jedi, een piraat, en een giraffe. Uiteindelijk won Martijn Brouwer de Koning deze eervolle prijs als Jedi. Al met al was het BDT een uitstekende vervanger van valentijnsdag, dankzij de uitstekende stellingen in combinatie met de goede organisatie.

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WUDC Malaysia 2015: Full results!

WUDCMalaysiaWUDC Malaysia 2015 has come to an end and all results have been released. We will provide you with all results and a link to the full Tab.

 

Results of the Finals

Winner Open Grand Final: Sydney A

Winner ESL Grand Final: CUHK A

Winner EFL Grand Final: Adam Mickiewicz A

 

Finals Best Speakers

Open: Edward Miller (Sydney A)

ESL: Samuel Chan Kai Yui (CUHK A)

EFL: Dawid Bartkowiak (Adam Mickiewicz A)

 

Top ten Open teams

1. Cambridge A (25 points, 1522 speaker points)

2. Hart House A (22/1498)

3. Harvard A (21/1501)

4. BPP A (21/1493)

5. Cambridge B (21/1490)

6. Sydney D (21/1461)

7. Melbourne A (20/1485)

8. Oxford B (20/1473)

9. Durham A (20/1471)

10. IIUM A (20/1471)*

 

* This team is participating as an ESL team, but due to their high ranking on the tab they break in the Open category.

 

Top ten ESL teams

1. IIUM A (20/1471)

2. APU A (19/1405)

3. IBADU A (18/1410)

4. Belgrade A (17/1456)

5. Gadjah Mada A* (17/1385)

6. CUHK A (16/1407)

7. BFSU A* (16/1394)

8. Indonesia A (16/1391)

9. Dhaka A (16/1388)

10. Xavier A (16/1387)

 

* These teams are participating as EFL teams, but due to their high ranking on the tab they break ESL.

 

Top ten EFL teams

1. Gadjah Mada A (17/1385)

2. BFSU A (16/1394)

3. Keio A (16/1374)

4. ISA A (15/1375)

5. Bauman A (15/1354)

6. Indonesia C (14/1351)

7. MIPT A (14/1350)

8. Potsdam A (14/1348)

9. Adam Mickiewicz A (14/1348)

10. Binus International A (13/1346)

 

Top ten best Open speakers

1. Ashish Kumar (Cambridge A) – 764 points, 84.9 average

2. Michael Dunn/Goekjian (Cambridge A) – 758 points, 84.2 average

3. Veenu Goswami (Hart House A) – 753 points, 83.7 average

4. Bo Seo (Harvard A) – 752 points, 83.6 average

5. Thomas Simpson (Cambridge B) – 749 points, 83.2 average

Fanelesibonge Mashwama (Harvard A)

Michael O’Dwyer (BPP A)

8. Tyrone Connell (Melbourne A) – 748 points, 83.1 average

9. Joe McGrade (Hart House A) – 745 points, 82.8 average

10. Joshua Baxter (Auckland A) – 744 points, 82.7 average

 

Top ten best ESL speakers

1. Syed Saddiq (IIUM A) – 739 points, 82.1 average

2. Mubarrat Wassey (IIUM A) – 732 points, 81.3 average

3. Helena Ivanov (Belgrade A) – 731 points, 81.2 average

4. Stefan Sirid (Belgrade A) – 725 points, 80.6 average

5. Joonpyo Sohn (Brown A) – 717 points, 79.7 average

Ameera Natasha Moore (IIUM  B)

7. Viktor Prlja (Belgrade B) – 711 points, 79 average

8. Wasifa Noshin (IBADU A) – 710 points, 78.9 average

9. Junhyub Lee (Seoul NUDA B) – 709 points, 78.8 average

10. Johan B (Stockholm A) – 708 points, 78.7 average

 

Top ten best EFL speakers

1. Ivy Yu (BFSU A) – 698 points, 77.6 average

2. Angela Xie (BFSU A) – 696 points, 77.3 average

3. Wida Wahyuni (Gadjah Mada A) – 693 points, 77 average

4. Mitsushi Ono (Keio A) – 692 points, 76,9 average

5. Indriani Pratiwi (Gadjah Mada A) – 692 poinnts, 76,9 average

6. Roderick Jonathan Martua (Indonesia A) – 691 points, 76,8 average

7. Sophie Vengerova (ISA A) – 689 points, 76.7 average

8. Sangwoo Park (Seoul NUDA A) – 688 points, 76.4 average

9. Muhammad Lutfi (Bandung A) – 687 points, 76.3 average

10. Ivan Velentey (ISA A) – 686 points, 76.2 average

 

Masters

Winners Final: Better Together

Best Speaker: Adam Hawksbee

Best Team: Nagorno-Karabakh

 

Public Speaking

Winner Final: Hassan Shaheen

2nd place: Obiyo Daniel

3rd place: Natalie Wang

 

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WUDC Malaysia 2015: The Finals!

WUDCMalaysiaToday it is the last day for debates during WUDC Malaysia 2015. After the Open Semi Final (results and information in the previous post) all Grand Finals will bring WUDC Malaysia 2015 to an end.

 

EFL Grand Final

Judges: Jonathan Leader Maynard (chair), Nick Cross, Adam Hawksbee, Daniel Kirkby, Gavin Illsley, Yi-An Shih, Monica Ferris, Engin Arikan, Solange Handley.

Motion: THBT progressive politicians in conservative societies should pander to bigots, racists, hardline conservatives and others with regressive views in attempting to win elections.

Matchup:

OG – MIPT A (Sergei Bazylik and Daria Zelenina)

OO – Adam Mickiewicz A (Stanislaw Stefaniak and Dawid Wojciech Bartkowiak)

CG – SNUDA A (Sangwoo Park and Kyungmi Lee)

CO – Binus International A (Melissa Irene and Wilson Salim)

 

ESL Grand Final

Judges: Madeline Schultz (chair), Daniel Swain, Manos Moschopoulos, Fred Cowell, Sarah Balahkrishnan, Lucian Tan, Seb Templeton, Tomas Beerthuis, Harish Natarajan.

Motion: THBT liberal democracies that overthrow the governments of other states should impose power sharing, even when this severly overrides or delays democratic repression.

Matchup:

OG – CUHK A (Samuel Chan Kai Yui and Benson Lam Chak-Hin)

OO – Stockholm A (Gustav Lundgren and Johan Bage)

CG – Universitas Indonesia A (Roderick Jonathan Martua and Boby Andika Ruitang)

CO – University of Dhaka A (Rishad Sharif and Raiha Nawal)

 

Open Grand Final

Judges: Shafiq Bazari (chair), Dominic Guinane, Arina Najwa, Danique van Koppenhagen, Timothy Gerard Andrew, Karin Merckens, Brett Frazer, Simon Tunnicliffe, Amelia McLeod.

Motion: THBT humanitarian organisations should, and should be allowed to, give funding, resources or services to illegal armed groups when this is made a condition for access to vulnerable civilians.

Matchup: 

OG – Oxford A (Patrick Bateman and Natasha Rachman)

OO – BPP A (Steven Rajavinothan and Michael O’Dwyer)

CG – Sydney A (Edward Miller and Nick Chung)

CO – Harvard A (Bo Seo and Fanelesibonge Mashwama)

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WUDC Malaysia 2015: The outrounds

WUDCMalaysiaYesterday was a day off, but today the outrounds have officially been started at Kuala Lumpur. We will provide you with all motions and other information about the outrounds.

 

OPEN

Open Partial Double Octo Final

Judges: From the Dutch people being present, Tomas Beerthuis (chair), Anne Valkering (chair), Andrea Bos and Bionda Merckens will be judging this round.

Motion: THW allow corporations to use hackers to retaliate against cyberattacks where the state seems unwilling or unable to do so.

Matchups: http://malaysiaworldstab.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/open-partial-double-octofinal-matchups.html

Breaking to the Open Octofinal are: Melbourne C, McGill A, Oxford C, Queens A, Belgrade A, Bates A, TCD Phil A, Brown A, Auckland B., Stanford A, TCD-Hist B, Monash A, Glasgow A, Sydney C, Oxford A, Cape Town A.

 

Open Octofinal

Judges: Senna Maatoug (chair), Karin Merckens, Arielle Dundas.

Motion: THBT disadvantaged groups should emphasize their conformity with, rather than distinctiveness from, dominant culture; as a strategy for improving their social position.

Matchups: http://malaysiaworldstab.blogspot.nl/2015/01/open-octofinal-matchups.html

Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e_xry9OWiA&feature=youtu.be

Breaking to the Open Quarter Finals are: Oxford A, Durham A, BPP A, TCD Phil A, Harvard A, Belgrade A, Stanford A, Vic Wellington A, Monash A, TCD Hist B, Sydney B, Cambridge A, Sydney A, Hart House A.

 

Open Quarterfinals

Judges: Bionda Merckens

Motion: TH regrets the decline of secular pan-Arab nationalism

Matchups: http://malaysiaworldstab.blogspot.nl/2015/01/open-quarterfinal-matchups.html

Breaking to the Open Semifinals are: Oxford A, Sydney B, Sydney A, Melbourne A, Harvard A, Belgrade A, BPP A, TCD-Phil A

 

Open Semifinals

Judges: Senna Maatoug

Motion: THBT all states should create special economic zones in cities, where all economic activities (except the purchase of goods and services) are carried out by women.

Matchups: http://malaysiaworldstab.blogspot.nl/2015/01/open-semifinal-matchups.html

Breaking to the Open Grand Final are: Oxford A, BPP A, Sydney A, Harvard A.

 

ESL

ESL Quarterfinals

Judges: No Dutch judges in here!

Motion: THBT the African-American community should oppose ‘broken windows policies’.

Infoslide: The broken windowws theory describes the concept that substantial amounts of petty crime create comditions that increase major crime. Many jurisdicstions, including, most famously, New York State, have introduces policing policies in response; and respond to areas of high crime with substantial increases of police presence, arrest and prosecution rates for petty crime and harsher punishments.

Matchups: http://malaysiaworldstab.blogspot.nl/2015/01/open-octofinal-and-esl-quarterfinal.html

Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jENsJ-Jclw&feature=youtu.be

Breaking to the ESL Semifinals are: Gadjah Mada A, UM B, CUHK A, BRAC A, UM A, STockholm A, Dhaka A, Indonesia A.

 

ESL Semifinals

Judges: No Dutch judges in this round!

Motion: THW severely limit companies’ ability to replace workers with technology.

Matchups: http://malaysiaworldstab.blogspot.nl/2015/01/esl-semifinal-matchups.html

Breaking to the ESL Grand Final are: Indonesia A, Dhaka A, Stockholm A, CUHK A

 

EFL

EFL Semifinals

Judges: Andrea Bos

Motion: THW ban its citizens from visiting illiberal states whose economies depend on  tourism.

Matchups: http://malaysiaworldstab.blogspot.nl/2015/01/efl-semifinal-matchups.html

Breaking to the EFL Grand Final are:  Adam Mickiewicz A, Binus international A, Seoul NUDA A, MIPT A.

 

Public Speaking Grand Finals

Speech time: 3-4 minutes

Motion: Everything is better in moderation

Participants: April Broadbent, Charles Frost, Darrel Chingaramde, Hassann bin Shaheen, Howard Cohen, Joe McGrade, Moustafa Elbaadwihi, Natalie Wang, Nathan Kohler, Obiyo Daniel, Samuel Mule

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WUDC Malaysia 2015: BREAKS!

The break has been announced. Here are the full results of WUDC Malaysia 2015. Scroll down for matchups in the first outrounds. Seventwenty wants to congratulate all teams and Public Speakers on breaking and wishes everyone a happy 2015!

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WUDC Malaysia 2015: Preliminaries day 3

WUDCMalaysiaToday is the last day of the preliminary rounds of Malaysia WUDC 2015. These rounds are all closed rounds, meaning that no results are being released before the break announcements.

Motions

Round 7: THW ban the research and production of moral enhancement drugs.

Infoslide: Over the last decade, scientists have identified a range of chemicals that exist naturally in the brain and shape individuals’ moral behaviour. Significants amounts of research is now being carried out to create ‘moral enhancements drugs’, which would alter the levels of such chemicals, such drugs have been shown to increase individuals’ tendencies to display empathy and care for others, to behave in altruistic ways, and to resist pressures to act in ways that violate their personal ethical beliefs.

Round 8: THBT the USA and the EU should seek to promote peace by heavily subsidising Israeli businesses who invest in the Palestinian territories.

Round 9: TH, as a medical professional employed by the US military or security services, would, and would encourage others, to refuse orders to provide medical treatment to individuals undergoing ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’.

Infoslide: Enhancement Interrogation Techniques: is a term used by the US government to refer to methods used to extract information from detainees in the war on terror. Examples include, but are not limited to stress positions, hooding, sleep deprivation, deprivation of food and drink and waterboarding.

 

Results

Since these rounds are closed, the results will be released after the break announcements. Break announcements will take place tonight.

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WUDC Malaysia 2015: Preliminaries day 2

WUDCMalaysiaDay 2 has begun for some time now and we will keep you up to date with motions and other information about today. Preliminary rounds 4-6 will take place in Kuala Lumpur. Also, today the Public Speaking contest will take place. Stay tuned!

 

Motions

Round 4: THW prohibit the media from reporting on the mental illnessof those accused of crimes.

Round 5: THBT the international community should cut off internet access in Syria.

Round 6: THBT developing countries should adopt economic development policies that heavily disincentivise urbanisation.

 

Results

Round 4: http://malaysiaworldstab.blogspot.nl/2014/12/round-4-scorechecks.html

Round 5: http://malaysiaworldstab.blogspot.nl/2014/12/round-5-scorechecks.html

Round 6:http://malaysiaworldstab.blogspot.nl/2014/12/round-6-scorechecks.html

Twtitter Tab: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1eVuBAS5_DcwlKfikypaiJgDz_soqwheae__RHVbUJ-M/edit?pli=1#gid=1236180618

 

Public Speaking

Between round 4 and 5 the Public Speaking contest will take place. Debates will take place in eight different rooms. In room 1, Arielle Dundas will show her public speaking skills. We wish her all the best! Every room has four to five speakers and three judges. The draw can be found here.

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WUDC Malaysia 2015: Preliminaries day 1

WUDCMalaysiaAlthough the Netherlands doesn’t have teams in Malaysia, there is still a lot going on there. On the internet one can find a lot of sources from where information can be gained. In the previous post we already provided you with the most important sources in order to follow WUDC from home. However, we still want to keep you up to date in a more extensive way then only posting useful links. This post gives an oversight of everything you need to know from day 1.

 

Participants

Organisation: Danique van Koppenhagen (DCA), Andrea Bos (Equity Officer).

 Teams: none

Judges (all Independent): Anne Valkering, Senna Maatoug, Karin Merckens, Bionda Merckens, Andrea Bos, Arielle Dundas, Tomas Beerthuis.

Masters participants: Arielle and Andrea (Netherlands 1), Karin and Bionda (Netherlands 2).

 

Motions

Round 1: This House regrets the decline of tightly integrated families.

Round 2: THBT environmental movements should support climate engineering that fundamentally alters the environment, in an attempt to combvat global warming.

Infoslide: Climate engineering is a deliberate and large-scale intervention in Earth’s climatic system in an effort to combat global warming. Climat engineering may take many forms. Examples include, but are not limited to: planting large forests where none previously existed, fertilizing the ocean with iron to dramatically increase the population of algae, and increasing cloud coverage so less sunlight reaches Earth’s surface.

Round 3: THBT in areas of socio-economic deprivation, schools should train students in vocational skills to the exclusion of the liberal arts.

Infoslide: Vocational: training in technical skills of immediate application to employment. Liberal Arts: academic disciplines, including literature, languages and philosophy, viewed in contrast to technical disciplines.

 

Results

Scores after round 1: http://malaysiaworldstab.blogspot.de/2014/12/round-1-scorechecks.html

Scores after round 2: http://malaysiaworldstab.blogspot.nl/2014/12/round-2-scorechecks.html

Scores after round 3: http://malaysiaworldstab.blogspot.nl/2014/12/round-3-scorechecks_29.html

Twitter Tab: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1eVuBAS5_DcwlKfikypaiJgDz_soqwheae__RHVbUJ-M/edit?pli=1#gid=1236180618

 

This post will be updated during the day. If you feel anything is incorrect or missing, please contact us via Facebook or reply to this post.

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WUDC Malaysia 2015: how to follow WUDC at home?

WUDCMalaysia

There are not so many Dutch people going to WUDC this year and therefore we will cover WUDC in a less extensive way. However, it is still of great importance to the debating community, so we will provide you with some articles that contain information about WUDC and some useful links on where to find more information. This article is written by John Harper for his own blog.

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Europen: day three and the outrounds

Day 3

Today it will become clear which teams will write history by breaking to the octo finals. All the teams are excited, especially Netherlands 1 and 2 since they are up against Canada east and west. The results of the closed rounds will also be published today

Round 5:

Netherlands 1 – Czech white 3-0
Netherlands 2 – USA red 0-3
Netherlands 3 – Turkey KEL 3-0

Round 6:

Netherlands 1 – Romania Argo 3-0
Netherlands 2 – Germany black 3-0
Netherlands 3 – Friedrich abels 3-0

Round 7:

Netherlands 1 – Canada east 1-2
Netherlands 2 – Canada west 3-0
Netherlands 3 – westside 2-1

Round 8:

Netherlands 1 – Slovenia A 1-2
Netherlands 2 – Lithuania 3-0
Netherlands 3 – Denmark 3-0

Update: the break has been announced! All the teams have broken to the octo finals. Team the Netherlands 3 breaks second, team the Netherlands 2 breaks ninth and team the Netherlands 1 breaks eleventh. An amazing result for the Dutch delegation, especially team the Netherlands 3 who are the best ESL team. Tomorrow the octo and quarter finals will be held and as always we will keep you up to date.

Day 4

The teams all feel confident but are still a bit nervous about their octo final. Team the Netherlands 1 is up against USA blue, team the Netherlands 2 is up against Romania Sava and team the Netherlands 3 is up against Germany red. Important to mention is that all our judges also broke as well!

The results of the Octo finals are as followed:

Netherlands 1 – USA blue 1-2
Netherlands 2 – Romania SAVA 2-1
Netherlands 3 – Germany red 2-1

Unfortunately team the Netherlands 1 is out of the tournament. We are all incredibly proud of their amazing performance! Commiserations to them.
In the quarter finals team the Netherlands 3 beat Slovenia A 4-1 and team the Netherlands 2 beat Canada west 5-0! They will be up against Canada east and Pakistan in the semis.

Day 5

Unfortunately both teams didn’t progress to the finals. Netherlands 2 lost on a 4-1 split against Pakistan and Netherlands 3 lost 5-0 against Canada east. The final was won by Pakistan in a 4-1 split. At the award ceremony the Dutch teams got showered with awards from multiple categories.

Netherlands 2 was awarded the trophy for best EFl team. Simon Martina-perez from Netherlands 3 was recognised as the best speaker in the ESL category. Floris Holstege was awarded the best speaker prize in the EFL category and seventh best speaker overall. Urmi Pahladsingh from team the Netherlands 2 was awarded third best speaker in the EFL category. Congratulations to all speakers and teams for their tremendous performance!