Finalists: Goran, Fabian, Petros, Slobodan, Viktor, Marko; Tijana and Teo in frontThe Serbia Debate Academy was sponsored by Open Communication Serbia, The World Debate Institute at the University of Vermont, the US Department of State and the Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe. It concluded with a tournament on Friday.
It was quite an international event, with debaters from Serbia, Greece, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Romania and the USA. The final round involved students from Serbia, Greece, Germany and Slovenia. But the Serbs prevailed.
Goran Januloski and Tijana Mijalkovic won in front of the entire crew and a seven judge panel chaired by Stephen Boyle from Ireland. The team of Petros Papalianos and Fabian Farkas placed second. The other two teams were Marko Krajnc and Teo Radetic of Slovenia and Victor Prija and Slobodan Trivic.
BUSINESS TIME (1) 1OPP advances (0n 3-2 vote over 1st Prop)
HONEYBUNNY & BOOBEAR (USA) (4) 1PROP
ALPSKI SRBI (5) 2ND PROP advances
FRANZ FERDINAND (Austria) (8) 2OPP
JUDGES: MILAN (CHAIR), MANOS, MARKO, JOVANA, NEBOJSA
MINDEDJ (Serbia) (2) 1OPP
BAILOUT BASTERDS (3) 1PROP advances
=3 (6) 2PROP advances
WE HATE CUPCAKES (Serbia) (7) 2OPPSpeaker Awards:
|1||Goran Jankoloski||Business Time||476||79.33|
|2||Teo Radetic||Alpski Srbi||467||77.83|
|3||Tijana Mijalkovic||Business Time||466||77.66|
|5||Fabian Farkas||Bailout Basterds||455||75.83|
|6||Petros Papalianos||Bailout Basterds||452||75.33|
|7||Jessica Bullock||Honeybunny & Boobear||451||75.16|
|9||Emily Barkdoll||Honeybunny & Boobear||450||75.00|
1. THW ban all pornography
2. THBT Serbia should immediately recognize Kosovo
3. THW tax tobacco and alcohol no more than other consumer goods
4. TH supports the outing of gay public figures.
5. THBT EU should only consider economical factors when admitting new member states
6. THW tax religious organizations the same as businesses.
s. THW give citizens below the poverty tine two votes.
f. THW ban advertisements that use sex to sell products