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 →
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]