Sunday, September 5, 2010
WDI Sponsored World Cup Online Debates To Begin
View debates (beginning at the end of this week) at http://debate.uvm.edu/debateblog/worldcup/
News and results at http://worldcupdebates.blogspot.com/ (here)
Teams represent their nation in online debating contests against other teams and nations. The format is Australasian 3 on 3. The contest is sponsored by the World Debate Institute, Debate Central, and the new eDebating website coming in 2011.
In the Fall of 2010 a demonstration tournament will be held between eight different teams. The tournament will be double elimination until there is a champion. In 2011 a full and much larger tournament will be held. Judges will be provided by teams and recruited by the World Debate Institute.
When a match has been scheduled and a motion announced, the debate begins with the affirmative team posting its first speech video to http://vimeo.com. The opposition team then has 36 hours to post their responding speech. After all speeches are completed, assigned judges will watch the debate and render a decision without consensus.
Debates may take place in any language agreed to by the two teams, judges will be assigned who understand that language.
Teams for Fall 2010
These teams will be competing in the demonstration phase:
1. CORNELL UNIVERSITY, USA
2. UNIVERSIDAD ANDRES BELLO, CHILE
3. UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE, SERBIA
4. UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT, USA
5. COMUNIDAD DE DEBATE, VENEZUELA
6. ASSUMPTION UNIVERSITY, THAILAND
7. PEKING UNIVERSITY, CHINA
8. UNIVERSIDAD CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA
A Quick Glance at the Australs Format:
Australs format with no points of information.
Rules for Australs have been taken from: http://www.londonaustrals.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50&Itemid=57
Here is a summary, but please notice that we will not have points of information in this format because the speeches are sequenced. These are three-person teams, and you can switch team members from debate to debate, but people should be members of your school/organization.
Australs features two, three-person teams taking opposite sides of a motion: the proposition side is called the affirmative, the opposition side is called the negative.
Teams get 36 hours to prepare and post their speech once the previous speech has appeared. A timer will be posted.
Speeches are eight minutes long.
Points of information will not be allowed.
Summaries happen after all six speakers have given their substantive speeches. Summaries are four minutes in length. The negative team delivers the first summary. Either the first or the second speaker may deliver the summary.
Decisions are arrived at by judges individually determining their choice of winner and then casting their vote, not consensus.
Now is the time for a Palestinian state.
The press should show the full horrors of war.
Everyone has the right to public nudity.
Give development assistance only to nations with democratic governments.
Substantially increase inheritance taxes.
Governments should set a maximum wage.
Round 15 (if needed)
It is time to use military force in Somalia.
SEPTEMBER 2010 (judges will be assigned soon, the debate is judged after it concludes)
DEBATE 1 – LOSER TO A
AFF: Assumption Univ.
NEG: Peking Univ.
DEBATE 2 – LOSER TO B
AFF: University of Belgrade
NEG: University of Vermont
DEBATE 3 – LOSER TO C
AFF: Communidad de Debate
NEG: Cornell University
DEBATE 4 – LOSER TO D
AFF: Univ. Central Venezuela
NEG: Univ. Andres Bello
DEBATE 7 – LOSER TO F
WINNER OF DEBATE 1
WINNER OF DEBATE 2
DEBATE 8 – LOSER TO E
WINNER OF DEBATE 3
WINNER OF DEBATE 4
DEBATE 9 – WINNER TO DEBATE 12
WINNER OF DEBATE 5:
DEBATE 10 – WINNER TO DEBATE 12
WINNER OF DEBATE 6:
DEBATE 11 - LOSER TO G
WINNER OF DEBATE 7:
WINNER OF DEBATE 8
DEBATE 12 – WINNER TO DEBATE 13
WINNER OF DEBATE 9:
WINNER OF DEBATE 10:
DEBATE 13 – WINNER TO DEBATE 14
WINNER OF DEBATE 12:
DEBATE 14 – LOSER TO H
WINNER OF DEBATE 11:
WINNER OF DEBATE 13
DEBATE 15 – IF UNDEFEATED TEAM LOSES
WINNER OF DEBATE 14: