Madlen joined DKWien in 2012 and after not even a year of debating she joined the DKWien Mission2Break contingent to Berlin WUDC 2013. Since the Vienna teams narrowly scraped past the break, Mission2Break was renamed into MissionToBreaknight; WUDC Berlin was a blast for everyone who had the pleasure to go there. Read Madlen’s thoughts for more information:
For the first time since its inception Debattierklub Wien had more teams applying for a Championship then there were slots available. Five teams competed for 3 slots, all of them had their merits and none of us knew how to settle that. Hence we decided to run the EUDC trials and find it out the hard way like we had seen it from the grown ups in Sydney, Oxford or Leiden. We set the dates for May 5 and 6 to run the evil but necessary “Battle For Belgrade”. Continue reading
Assume you receive an email on a Monday at about 1am offering you a team slot at a good tournament in the Netherlands, which starts off 4 days later. What would you do?
The correct answer is looking up a flight of course. At least for Melanie Sindelar and Stefan Zweiker who confirmed the slot immediately and thus hopped over to the Dutch Debating Open in Leiden, Netherlands (30th to 31st March 2012). Whether the trip was worth the flight and how Dutch the Dutch Debating Open really were can be read in this article. Continue reading
Read about the Vienna IV through the lenses of last year’s convener of the Vienna IV 2011, Leonhard Weese and what he has to say about the challenges of running a tournament. He also reveals how the orgcom turned a draconian punctuality into a real treat for the participants.
Two of the most prestigious debating tournaments took place over the last weekends, the Oxford (10th to 11th Nov) and the Cambridge IV (18th to 19th Nov). Debattierklub Wien attended both, sending an adjudicator to Oxford IV (Melanie Sindelar) and a team (Vienna A, Rosie Halmi & Melanie Sindelar) to Cambridge IV. Continue reading
2 teams from Debattierklub Wien attended the SOAS IV 2011 between 21 – 23 October 2011. Vienna A being slightly more experienced broke into ESL semi finals while Vienna B competed as novices team. The freshman Marian Hochgerner reports on the event.
London – It does not come as a surprise that Europe’s most modern and fast moving city (this is more than a cliché), with an exceptional density of high-class schools and universities, hosts “one of UK’s largest, friendliest and most engaging university level tournaments” – not to say the biggest and most international competition in Europe after the EUDC. Organized by the School of Oriental and African Studies Debating Society and held at the University campuses since 2008, the SOAS IV has become a fixture on the IoNA circuit. “The SOAS IV has grown significantly and can claim to be one of the largest university-level debating forums in Europe. Over 400 competitors, judges, and observers from a variety of countries attend.” as stated proudly on SOAS Debate Society’s homepage.