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Ready for the Good Times – DKWien on the Road to the World University Debating Championships in Berlin

This short post shall give you a short overview of what is coming up in the next few weeks and explain why some of our members did not get accumulate too many hours of sleep in December.

1 – Worlds University Championships in Berlin start now! This is how you stay up to date.

2 – Vienna Winter Worlds Prep. Michael Shapira gave our speeches the final touches for Berlin. Teams from as far as Mexico came.

3 – Training Debates and DKWien Knowledge Show. Why December was too short.

4 – Tilbury House IV. Just that we do not forget to mention. December started off MASSIVELY. We had two teams in the finals of Tilbury House IV Cologne

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Early birds – Vienna IV 2012

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. 
graphics from Natalie Thonhauser


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in the Marais, between 3rd and 4rd district, Paris

“Cheating is Human, Adultery is a Virtue” Savoir Vivre Lessons from the Centrale IV 2011

3 weeks before WUDC, the Centrale IV was one of the last chances to fine tune debate skills. Christoph Jäger and Rosie Halmi competed as Vienna A together with 40 international teams in (almost) Paris on December 2nd and 3rd. With the usual suspects on the judging pool, five preliminary rounds, beer, pizza and an upscale Champs Elysée location enough reasons were provided to make it a pleasant stay. Sety Rabejaona and Milen Petkov from Erasmus A took the win on the motion THW partition Belgium.

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Cambridge VS Oxford

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.

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Speechless at the heart of an Eastern European Pearl: The Kiev Open 2011

24 teams gathered this year in Ukraine to compete at the Kiev Open on October 1st and 2nd.  Karoline Lutz and Rosie Halmi competed as Team Lutzi Putzi. Sponsored by East European development Institutes the motions were kept close to the issue of peace and non-violence.  The trophy went to our friends from Potsdam: Moritz Kirchner and Mathias Hamann. 

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