Friday, July 8, 2011

2011 Korea Australs - Motions Rd 3

Here are the motions for Round 3 of the Korea Australs:

M1: THBT military officers should be allowed to criticise government.
M2: THBT we should abolish parliamentary privilege as a defence for defamation.
M3: THBT the US should directly elect supreme court judges.

Thanks to Logan for the live updates on Twitter! 

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2011 Korea Australs - Motions and Match-ups for Rds 1 & 2

The 2011 Korea Australs is well under way, with Rounds 1 and 2 already concluded at the time of writing. 

As of last count, only 3 Indonesian universities are competing at the annual event, which uses the Australasian format, noted for its non-use of points of information and for its 8 minute speeches.  

Here is a rundown of the motions, and the match-ups per round:

Round 1: Sports
M1:  That sporting teams should not tour nations of match-fixers.
M2: TWS legalise all performance engancing drugs in sport.
M3: That we should restrict access to international competitions for nations which abuse their athletes

Match-ups can be viewed here

Round 2: Development
M1: That a fixed amount of development aid should be allocated to microcredit schemes.
M2: That developing nations should embrace medical tourism.
M3: That the World Bank and IMF chairs should selected on a rotational regional basis.

Match-ups can be viewed here.  

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Registration for the ABP commences today

As the 3on3 season comes to a close with the Australs (for the region) and the Java Overland English Debates (for Indonesia), the calls to register and/or pay registration fees for British Parliamentary tournaments have begun. 

The North South University of Bangladesh, the host of this year's Asian British Parliamentary Debate (ABP)Championships, reminded debate teams and clubs across the Asian continent that registration for the ABP commences today, at 12:00 noon local time (GMT+6).  

The message, which was posted in most debate fora, has been replicated below for our readers.


Dear Asia,
               The time has finally arrived for the commencement of the first stage of the registration process for the 'NSU Asian BP 2011! The tournament which will unite the best of Asia and provide the platform to enhance your skills just before the Worlds, opens its doors to you on the 5th of July 2011 at 12pm local time (GMT +6).
Be part of one the most prestigious debate tournaments of Asia and enjoy the delightful event hosted in lavish decor with an essentially low registration fee! The tournament will take place from the 7th of December 2011 to the 11th of December 2011. We have an esteemed adjudication core and as we have promised we have set aside big fund to cater towards adjudication subsidy in order to amplify the quality of the tournament. 
The Adjudication Core:
CO-CAs of NSU Asian BP 2011: Sharmila Parmanand & Mabroor Wassey
DCA: Sam Block
TAB DIRECTOR: Muhammad Abdul Latif
 The details for registration are provided below:
First Phase of Registration:
Online Registration will begin on the 5th of July 2011 at
Time: The regisration will begin at 12pm local time (GMT +6), thus 6am GMT
Registration fees: Debater/Adjudicator – US $140, Observer- US $240
Total Team Slots: 80
Team Cap per institution: 3
The N-1 rule will be strictly followed for adjudicators
Second Phase of Registration: 
We will publish the full list of teams that have succeeded to secure a spot in the 80 alloted slots. We will also publish the list of teams on the waitlist. After the publication of the list, representatives from the institutions are kindly required to confirm their teams and adjudicators and proceed with the payment. The deadline for payment will be announced soon.
For any query please drop a mail to:
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Monday, June 27, 2011

2011 NUEDC Team and Speaker Standings

Due to a glitch in the inputting of speaker scores, the initial list of Best Speakers at the 2011 National Universities English Debate Championships had to be revised 36 hours after the awards were given out. John Rendy Darmawidjaja, who headed the 2011 NUEDC Tabulation Team, has apologised for this oversight. 

The Ten Best Speakers of the 2011 NUEDC based on the revised list are:

01. Vincentius Dito Krista Holanda (ITB) (569)
02. Adlini Ilma Ghaisany (UI) (567)
03. Roderick Sibarani (UI) (565)
04. Rifan Ibnu Rahman (ITB) (562)
05. Astrio Feligent Tjong (BINUS INTERNATIONAL) (558)
06. Christian Leonardo Harlianto (BINUS INTERNATIONAL) (557)
07. Mayang Puspita Bastian (UnPad) (553) 
08. Rendi Prahara Septiawedi (UnPad) (550)
09. Astri Agustina (UGM) (549)
10. Ammar Syah Anwar (Bakrie) (548) 

The remaining speaker standings can be viewed here.

The Top 10 Teams at the end of the Preliminary Rounds were:

01. Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), 20 VPs, 1131 Speaker Points
02. BINUS INTERNATIONAL (BI), 17 VPs, 1115 Speaker Points
03. Universitas Indonesia (UI), 16 VPs, 1132 Speaker Points 
04. Universitas Padjajaran (UnPad), 16 VPs, 1103 Speaker Points
05. Universitas Bakrie (Bakrie), 15 VPs, 1094 Speaker Points
06. Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya (ATma Jaya Jakarta), 15 VPs, 1047 Speaker Points
07. Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB), 15 VPs, 1045 Speaker Points
08. STBA Teknokrat Bandang Lampung (STBA TBL), 15 VPs, 1032 Speaker Points
09. Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), 14 VPs, 1089 Speaker Points
10. Universitas Brawijaya (UniBraw), 14 VPs, 1062 Speaker Points.

The remaining team standings can be viewed here

Congratulations to all the teams and best speakers! 
A round of thanks to John Rendy Darmawidjaja and Krishna Nugraha for the timely adjustment of the post-tournament reports.

Till next year's NUEDC! 

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