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DK Wien Rocking BBU Open

BBU Open was *the* prep tournament for all DK Teams for Zagreb Euros. And we must say, the prep was not only good, it was very successful!

Romanian roads included some challenges for the DKWien contingent that arrived in 3 cars.

Romanian roads included some challenges for the DKWien contingent that arrived in 3 cars.

We all went to the land of Dracula (or also, Western Romania) by car – taking shifts, and starting at 2pm at night. Especially team Napoléon had quite an adventurous start. Instead of driving on normal roads, our Navi (which we have abandoned since then) took us right into the Romanian countryside, very hilly, and with just a few farms here and there. We really enjoyed the insight into rural Romanian life and the fact that there was no traffic at all, besides a few cows. They were easy to overtake, though. After 2 hours of driving at about 20mk/h, we eventually found back to a paved road and drove quickly to Cluj.

The BBU tournament, organized by the Babes-Bolyai Debating Society was outstandingly well organized, especially given the fact that this was the first tournament held in Cluj-Napoca ever! Food, socials and accommodation were great, and so were the motions set by Amanda Moorghen, Michael Shapira, Karin Merckens and Calin Muresanu.

DKWien sent a total of 5 teams to BBU, and we have to say all of them did very well, especially so our three Vienna teams that are competing at this year’s Euros in Zagreb. For them, it was the ultimate prep, and it was very successful. Especially Vienna A (Melanie and Stefan) excelled once again, breaking 4th and reaching the Semi finals, in which they had a really good first half against Lund the beards. Vienna A was even filmed in one of the top-rooms, and is now in Romanian television! Have a look here.

Melanie speaking in Semi 1 of BBU Open

Melanie speaking in Semi 1 of BBU Open

Stefan speaking in Semi 1 of BBU Open

Stefan speaking in Semi 1 of BBU Open











Thanks also to the CA team, which provided well thought-through motions, and thanks to BBU for a superb tournament!

See you at Euros!

Have a look at the performance of all DK teams here: BBU Open Tab


Rd 1: This House would ban schools from catering to a specific religion. (such as Catholic schools, Hebrew schools or Muslim schools

Rd 2: THBT Brazilian footballers should have boycotted the entire 2014 World Cup

Rd 3: TH would allow inmates to pay for substantially better prison conditions

Rd 4: THW revoke the citizenship of Western citizens who travell to the Middle East to join Jihadi groups

Rd 5: THBT western European states should adopt the eastern European ban on all Communist symbols

Semi: Assuming the technology to do so safely and easily exist, THW force everyone to undergo periodical sex changes

Final: You are a scientist and found irrefutable evidence that God does not exist. You would destroy all evidence.


The full DKWien contingent at BBU Open

The full DKWien contingent at BBU Open

Bright Sunshine over Manchester EUDC 2013

DKWien’s ‘Contingent of Bright Sunshine’ broke a team and an adjudicator at the European University Debate Championships 2013 in Manchester. Hereby the Mission to Break is finally accomplished and DKWien enters the league of institutions that break teams at the Championships. Read below for what this means.

The author apologises for all football references in the text.

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We’ll be back – Stockholm IV 2013

Sweden is definitely to be reckoned with in debating. If SSE breaking 2nd at Vienna IV 2012 should not be evidence enough, Lund graciously won this year’s Jacobs Open in Bremen in April. And now they have proven that they are most apt too in converting their renowned hospitality into a great tournament, the Stockholm IV 2013, from May 10th to 12th 2013. Read Andreas Prischl’s report on a most enjoyable tournament.

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Wien gewinnt Süddeutsche Meisterschaft 2013

Der Debattierklub Wien hat die Süddeutsche Meisterschaft in Ingolstadt, Bayern gewonnen.

SDM2013 Sieger

Christoph Jäger, Mark Etzel und Jakob Reiter nach Gewinn des Titels

Das Team Doppler Kas Watschn bestehend aus Mark Etzel, Jakob Reiter und Christoph Jäger war bereits nach den Vorrunden das Team mit den meisten Punkten. Im Halbfinale setzte sich das Team deutlich gegen Karlsruhe durch.

Schließlich kam es zum Finale gegen das Team Stuttgart CCCP (Nils Haneklaus, Igor Gilitschinski, Michael Saliba), Peter Cronenbroeck, Marie Rulffs und Alexander Postinett ergänzten die Debatte als freie Redner. Juriert wurde von Jan Lüken (CA), Torsten Rössing (CA), Anna Mattes, Gabor Stefan und Johannes Behnke.

In einer hochklassigen und extrem knappen Finaldebatte, konnte sich Wien schließlich in der Opposition zum Thema “Sollen homosexuelle Paare das volle Adoptionsrecht erhalten?” den Titel sichern. Mark wurde zudem bester Redner des Turniers und erhielt den Preis der Ehrenjury für die beste Finalrede und sorge so dafür, dass Wien alles holte, was es zu holen gab.

Nachdem Jakob und Mark bereits im Vorjahr das Finale erreicht und Jakob den Preis für die beste Finalrede erhalten hatten, erwies sich Ingolstadt zum widerholen Mal als gutes Pflaster für unseren Klub.

Die Regionalmeisterschaften finden jährlich fünf Wochen vor den deutschsprachigen Meisterschaften statt. Die drei regionalen Turniere entscheiden über die Platzvergabe für die deutschsprachige Meisterschaft (DDM), die heuer in München stattfindet. Sie wurden heuer im Format der Offenen Parlamentarischen Debatte (OPD) ausgetragen.

Das Team wurde von Anika Nussgraber als Jurorin begleitet.

Der Erfolg des DKWien in Ingolstadt ist zugleich auch von historischer Bedeutung:  Es ist das erste Mal, dass ein nichtdeutsches Team eine deutschsprachige Regionalmeisterschaft gewinnt und der erste Turniersieg des Debattierklub Wien außerhalb Österreichs.


Alle Themen im Überbllick:

VR1: Soll Verbannung als Strafe wiedereingeführt werden?

VR2: Sollen alle familienpolitischen Leistungen zugunsten einer einmaligen Kinderprämie von 100.000 Euro abgeschafft werden?

VR3: Sollen alle Parlamentarier nicht mehr per Wahl, sondern per Losverfahren aus allen Bürgern ermittelt werden?

HF:  Sollen Journalisten die Offfshore-Leaks-Daten an die zuständigen Behörden weitergeben?

F: Sollen homosexuelle Paare das volle Adoptionsrecht erhalten?



Vienna wins the Southern German Regionals

The Southern German Championships took place in Iserloh, just like the previous year. This year’s competition used the OPD format, however.


DKWien wins the Southern German Regionals (SDM) in Ingolstadt, Bavaria. Mark Etzel, Jakob Reiter and Christoph Jäger broke first into semis and secured their title in the final against Stuttgart. In the final they were to oppose the motion ‘that homosexual couples should be granted full rights to adoption’.  The Viennese contingent was also very successful on the speaker tab with Mark ranking best speaker of the tournament and Jakob conquering the 3rd place. Anika Nussgraber joined the contingent as an adjudicator.

The German Speaking Regionals determine the allocation of slots at the German Championships. They take place five weeks before the German Championships, which will be held in Munich later this year. All tournaments were conducted in the German format “OPD” ( Open Parliamentary Debate).

DKWien’s success marks the first time that a non-German team wins a German-Speaking Regional Championship.

On the Contingent of Burning Ambition: DKWien at WUDC Berlin 2013

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:

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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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