The in-rounds of Dutch Worlds are over and the Dutch delegation is anxiously awaiting the results. The teams that were still ‘live’ to break in either the Open-category or the ESL-category are: Leiden A, Leiden B, Leiden C and Maastricht A. Unfortunately, the other teams are no longer able to break. Tonight at 00:00 the results will be announced. For some the start of excessive drinking, for others the start of excitement about the out-rounds to come, for Roel probably both.
After an exciting, but tiring, first day, I bring you the first update on the Dutch delegation at Worlds. Starting with a quick recap of what happened today: we woke up at 6:30, ate breakfast and took a shower in Debater Town Kijkduin. We travelled with buses to the Haagse Hoge School, where all the debates would take place. After some briefings and fun announcements led by Senna and Tomas, it was finally debating time.
Dutch Worlds has started and the delegation from the Netherlands has made an excessive effort in travelling from all provinces and small towns to attend. Normally Daan takes care of these updates, but the next couple of days I, Jelte, will keep everyone interested up to date. For the non-debaters amongst you (hi mom), a quick recap of what a WUDC is.
Op deze fijne en warme Tweede Kerstdag is het meerendeel van Nederland aan het uitslapen na een uitgebreid Kerstdiner of rent het koopjes achterna in de IKEA. Een kleine groep Nederlanders is zich echter aan het voorbereiden op een historisch evenement: het grootste debatevenement ooit gehouden in Nederland, het Wereldkampioenschap Debatteren voor Studenten in Den Haag, Dutch WUDC 2017.
SevenTwenty blikt vooruit: wat kun je verwachten van het toernooi, wie doet ermee en hoe houden wij jullie op de hoogte?
Dutch WUDC is approaching!
How to get involved
For the first time in the history of the World Universities Debating Championships (WUDC), WUDC will be hosted in the Netherlands. Dutch WUDC will take place from the 27th of December 2016 to the 4th of January 2017 in The Hague. It promises to be the biggest debating event in Dutch history, with 8 days of thrilling debates and fantastic socials.
The preparation for WUDC are already on their way for more than 1,5 years, but with only 4 months to go, it is getting real! We hope that many of you Dutch debaters will be involved in Dutch WUDC. This article gives you five suggestions how you can join!
Aanstaande zondag begint hét jaarlijkse debatevent van Europa en het grootste studentenevenement van het continent: de European Universities Debating Championships (EUDC, ook vaak ‘Euros’ genoemd). Ook Nederlandse teams zijn hier op volle oorlogssterkte aanwezig. SevenTwenty blikt vooruit en laat weten hoe zij u live van nieuws zal voorzien!
WUDC 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
Winners Final: Better Together
Best Speaker: Adam Hawksbee
Best Team: Nagorno-Karabakh
Winner Final: Hassan Shaheen
2nd place: Obiyo Daniel
3rd place: Natalie Wang
Today 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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Judges: Bionda Merckens
Motion: TH regrets the decline of secular pan-Arab nationalism
Breaking to the Open Semifinals are: Oxford A, Sydney B, Sydney A, Melbourne A, Harvard A, Belgrade A, BPP A, TCD-Phil A
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.
Breaking to the Open Grand Final are: Oxford A, BPP A, Sydney A, Harvard A.
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.
Breaking to the ESL Semifinals are: Gadjah Mada A, UM B, CUHK A, BRAC A, UM A, STockholm A, Dhaka A, Indonesia A.
Judges: No Dutch judges in this round!
Motion: THW severely limit companies’ ability to replace workers with technology.
Breaking to the ESL Grand Final are: Indonesia A, Dhaka A, Stockholm A, CUHK A
Judges: Andrea Bos
Motion: THW ban its citizens from visiting illiberal states whose economies depend on tourism.
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