From March 9 to 11 Debattierklub Wien hosted the Vienna IV for the second time since it’s inception. 50 teams competed in 6 British Parliamentary rounds on Friday and Saturday. The tournament was chief adjudicated by Maja Cimerman, Mark Manson and Michael Shapira. The Semi and Final debates were held in the festive location of the University of Vienna on Sunday March 11.
Patrick Ehmann and John Tomas Eltringham from Berlin A won the Vienna IV speaking from closing proposition on the motion “Given the technology for a full-term pregnancy in an incubator, THB humanity should seek to abolish natural pregnancy”. Berlin A defeated on a 3 to 4 split decision Lukas Haffert and Veronique Lorenz from Tilbury House B; Fabian Farkas and Lyuba Ilieva from Tilbury House East and Arielle Dundas and Tomas Beerthuis from the University of Utrecht. Congratulations to Partick Ehmann for topping the tab.
John-Thomas Eltringham, Patrick Ehmann, (Berlin A) Lukas Haffert, Veronique Lorenz (Tilbury House B), Tomas Beerthuis, Arielle Dundas (Utrecht He’s Just Not That Into Her), Lyuba Ilieva, Fabian Farkas (Tilbury House East) [from left to right]
The first Vienna IV has taken place: The Winners are AustinSchwartz and TravisSteele from Team Colgate Extra White , who competed on 6th March at the Großer Festsaal of University of Vienna against Teams from Germany, Turkey and Serbia. Congratulation! Continue reading →
What a highlight to this year’s debating season! Debattierklub Wien participated at its very first European Universities Debating Championships (EUDC) in Amsterdam. Together with our participation at Koç Worlds and the German Championships, our people at Amsterdam Euros showed our strong commitment to international debating. Not only were we able to foster new contacts, even friendships with debaters from all over Europe, we also had a lot of fun with these new (plus all old) friends and learned a lot about debating.
The Debattierklub Wien - and as such the Austrian - delegation at Euros Amsterdam. Left to right: Leonhard Weese, Florian Prischl (together team Wien A), Sabine Rainalter (judge, Debattierclub Innsbruck), Agnieszka Bibro and Jakob Reiter (together team Wien B). Photo: Gudrun Lux