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WSDC 2018 – Motions

Note: Wording is second-hand and may be erroneous. Apologies in advance if that is the case.

R1P: This House would require professional sports teams to be owned by their local communities instead of individuals or corporations.
R2P: This House opposes the development of lethal autonomous weapons. (infoslide: Lethal autonomous weapons are a type of autonomous military robot designed to select and attack military targets (people or installations) without intervention by a human operator)
R3I: This House regrets the widespread belief that motherhood is a rewarding experience
R4I: This House believes that states should allow all non-citizen migrant workers to vote in local and national elections
R5P: This House supports a school voucher system.
R6I: This House would not allow sellers and service providers to advertise their products beyond showing information and images that reveal technical product details.
R7P: This House regrets the Belt and Road Initiative.
R8I: This House regrets the rise of call-out culture.

PDOFI: This House believes that democratic states should not own or run media organisations
OFI: This House prefers a world with no belief in the afterlife
QFI: This House believes that foreigners should not be allowed to own land in developing countries
SFI: THBT rehabilitation should be the only consideration in criminal sentencing
GFP: This House believes that the West should end all arms sales and military cooperation with Saudi Arabia


Most likely not a comprehensive collection of videos made of WSDC 2016 debates, but these are the one’s I’ve found. I’m vaguely aware that more were taken, but until they surface here you go. Full credits to the respective uploaders, particularly Argentina Debate, Christian Yeo, George Clay and Indian Students Debates for their larger collections. These are sorted alphabetically by prop (there’s no bias in the listing here, sorry).


WSDC 2016 – Motions

A hopefully comprehensive list of the motions used at WSDC 2016. These have been compiled quite after-the-fact, so there may well be inaccuracies in the spelling or wording, my apologies in advance if this is the case. Feel free to comment if there are errors you notice and I’ll correct them as best as possible.

A preceeding ‘I’ indicates an impromptu motion


WSDC 2016 – Results round-up

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Champion: England
Best ESL Team: Pakistan
Best EFL Team: Denmark
Best New Team: Rwanda

Best Speaker: Eden Blair (Australia)
Best ESL Speaker: Kishen Sivabalan (Malaysia)
Best EFL Speaker: Clara Grønborg Juul (Denmark)
Best New Speaker: Florine Michelle Rombach (Switzerland)


WSDC 2016 – End of Round 4 aggregate results

Based on officially released tab for R1-4, corrections made since previous post, pretty sure of accuracy, though I could always be wrong.

Usual health warnings about this being unofficial and possibly inaccurate.

Final note, the absence of Nigeria means some teams have a bye (indicated with a *) whose results are out of 3 debates rather than 4.

4 wins, 12 ballots: South Africa
4 wins, 11 ballots: Canada, Malaysia, Singapore
4 wins, 10 ballots: Australia, Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka