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NEAO 2015 [MOTIONS]

Motions for the 2015 North-East Asia Open on 13-17 November 2015.
Any errors in transcription are mine and mine alone. I am particularly unsure about wording for Open QF, ESL Pre-Semi.
And for the sake of clarity, these motions are not my work. Credit goes to a far more competent and skilled AdjCore team.

R1: THW make all State benefits for local religious institutions (eg. tax exemptions) contingent on their religious leaders being democratically elected by their congregations.

R2: THBT it is in Taiwan’s intrest to abandon polices that support independence.

R3: THBT all art should be published anonymously.

R4: THR shonen manga’s common emphasis on competing to be the strongest.
[INFO: Shonen manga (literally meaning “young boys” comics) is a genre of Japanese manga marketed at adolescents. Famous examples of shonen manga include Dragon Ball, Naruto, One Piece and Slam Dunk.
In Dragon Ball, two ofthe main characters are Goku and Vegeta, who are constantly training, and fighting each other as rivals, in order to be the most powerful warriro.
In Slam Dunk, the main characters are basketball players, who work extremely hard and are determined to be the best in Japan.)

R5: THW make it mandatory for children of middle and upper class families to experience the condition of families below the poverty line for a period of time as their education.

Open QF, ESL Pre-Semi: You are in an emotionally fulfilling but sexually frustrating relationship. THW hire a prostitute.

Open SF, ESL SF: THS the European Community’s act to label products made in Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian and Syrian land.

EFL GF: THBT people should be legally allowed to hurt themselves and others as much as they want, as long as there is legally established consent and there are no additional harms to third parties.

GF: THBT NGO’s which attempt to garner humanitarian support for post-colonial states should, in their campaigns, advertsing and brochures etc., link the States present suffering to past acts of Western colonialism.

WSDC 2015 [VIDEOS]

Other than the televised SF and GF of WSDC 2015, which can be located at Channel 5’s toggle, here are some more WSDC 2015 videos. These are courtsey of Arthur Lee of Team Singapore 2015, Agrim Singh of Singapore, Aaron Timmons of USA, Alfred ‘Tuna’ Snider of USA, Team Argentina and Lauren Ahn of Team Korea 2015.
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HKPDS SW 2015 [RESULTS]

Our dashing convenor - Benson Lam (CUHK)

Our dashing convenor – Benson Lam (CUHK)

The Hong Kong Parliamentary Debating Society’s Summer Workshop 2015 has recently concluded. For me personally HKPDS has now gone full circle from 07′-09′ as a participant, to 12′ and 15′ as assistant trainer and trainer. Excellent improvements in the short span of one week from all the participants of course, and really glad I could see it happen.

Grand Finals

Champion: Sex Dream with Victoria (Victoria Liu, Victoria Yang)
Best Speaker in Grand Final: Victoria Yang (Sex Dream with Victoria)
Grand Finalists: Muito Bem (Sam Lin, Fong Cheok Wang), Did We Just Knife Them? (Mackenzie Tsw, Alba Zhu), Sex Dream With Mindy (Vienna Zhu, Anna Shao)

Public Speaking

Champion: Bakhita Fung
1st Runner-up: Karina Poon

Best Speakers

Rank Name Team Points
1 Victor Yang Two Young Too Simple 78.57
2= Liu Chuxuan Sex Dream with Victoria 78.42
2= Raymond Huang Sex Dream With Anna 78.42
4= Anita Carroll Scottish Independence 78.28
4= Yang Yaqing Sex Dream with Victoria 78.28
6 Xiao Mingmei Bidou 78.14
7 Margarita Ma Sex Dream With Anna 78
8= Andre Pannu Scottish Independence 77.71
8= Catherine Guo Two Young Too Simple 77.71
10 Trevor Chow Pretentious Lionfish 77.57

Motions

AdjCore: Samuel Chan, Holmes Chan, Wen-yu Weng and Vincent Chiang
See EDCHK for full list including infoslides (indicated by *)

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WSDC 2015 – The Break and Projected Tab

The break, with thanks to @WSDC2015 (Agrim Singh) for tweeting all of this info. Have also included projected team tab below.

The Break

Rank Team Win Judges Points
1 Hong Kong 8 23 6052.5
2 Singapore 8 21 6101
3 Pakistan 8 19 5993
4 USA 7 21 6063.5
5 Australia 7 20 6076.5
6 Greece 7 19 6026
7 South Africa 7 18 6082
8 Malaysia 6 19 6065
9 England 6 18 6081.5
10 Scotland 6 18 6017.5
11 Wales 6 18 6015
12 Ireland 6 18 6007
13 UAE 6 18 5990.5
14 Philippines 6 16 5982
15 India 6 15 5964.5
16 Canada 5 16 6076.5

OF
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WSDC 2015 – Round 8 and Projected Break [RESULTS]

Round 8 results are trickling in, and are reflected below along with likely break.

Round 8 Results

Thailand 3-0 Israel
Croatia 3-0 Spain
Hong Kong 3-0 India
Singapore 2-1 South Africa
Germany 3-0 Lithuania
Pakistan 2-1 UAE
England 2-1 New Zealand
Ireland 2-1 Australia
USA 3-0 Czech Republic
Netherlands 2-1 Greece
Turkey 2-1 Qatar
Philippines 3-0 Sri Lanka
Malaysia 3-0 Slovenia
Scotland 2-1 Indonesia
Wales 2-1 Korea
Peru 2-1 Canada
Taiwan 3-0 Palestine

Projected Break

1. Hong Kong – 8 of 8 wins – 23 judges
2. Singapore – 8 of 8 wins – 21 judges
3. Pakistan – 8 of 8 wins – 19 judges
4. USA – 7 of 8 wins – 21 judges
5. Australia – 7 of 8 wins – 20 judges
6. Greece – 7 of 8 wins – 19 judges
7. South Africa – 7 of 8 wins – 18 judges
8. Malaysia – 6 of 8 wins – 19 judges
9. England – 6 of 8 wins – 18 judges
9. Ireland – 6 of 8 wins – 18 judges
9. Scotland – 6 of 8 wins – 18 judges
9. UAE – 6 of 8 wins – 18 judges
9. Wales – 6 of 8 wins – 18 judges
14. Philippines – 6 of 8 wins – 16 judges
15. India – 6 of 8 wins – 15 judges
16. Sri Lanka – 5 of 8 wins – 16 judges
16. Canada – 5 of 8 wins – 16 judges

WSDC 2015 – Day 0 [RESULTS]

Updated with results of Round 0, as well as some helpful discovery concerning previous rounds. Now missing 1 from R2, R3, 2 in R6, 3 in R4, and 4 in R5.

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Team Win Judges
Complete results available
Australia 6 of 6 17
Hong Kong 6 of 6 17
Greece 6 of 6 16
Singapore 6 of 6 16
India 6 of 6 15
Pakistan 6 of 6 15
South Africa 6 of 6 15