The 2011 World Universities Debating Championships have ended at a military barrack in Botswana which, due to the lack of internet access, meant that live streaming of the Grand Final was not possible. The Grand Final featured teams from some of the top debating universities in the world and some notable names. The teams were:
- OG: Monash A (1) – Victor Finkel & Fiona Prowse
- OO: Oxford A (6) – Ben Woolgar & Hugh Burns
- CG: Sydney A (2) – Tim Mooney & Bronwyn Cowell
- CO: LSE A (24) – Anser Aftab & John Ashbourne
In the end, by a unanimous decision, Monash A were crowned Champion. Victor Finkel was Best Speaker of the Tournament. Fiona Prowse ranked as third best speaker.
Hong Kong debaters will remember both from HKPDS Summer Workshop. Fiona taught in 2007 and 2008 while Victor taught in 2009. In-fact, my first BP experience was under Fiona in 2007.
My sincere congratulations to Fiona & Victor.
See the WUDC 2011 Round-up at HKSDC for a full list of all results and motions.
Grand Final Video
Credits to Alfred ‘Tuna’ Snider