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2009 Worlds Summary
Submitted by Colm Flynn on 5 January 2009
The University of Botswana were named as hosts for the 2011 championships after two unsuccessful bids to win the right to host in the previous two years.
2009 World Debating Champions:
Oxford A (James Dray & Will Jones)
Monash B (Ravi Dutta & Victor Finkel)
Oxford C (Jonathan Leader-Maynard & Alex Worsnip)
Harvard A (Cormac Early & Lewis Bollard)
English as a second language competition winners:
English as a foreign language winners:
Vilnius A (Aiste Dumbryte & Eugenija Golubova)
Naomi Oreb (Sydney B)
Top ESL Speaker:
Leela Koenig (Leiden A)
Top EFL Speaker:
Aistė Dumbrytė (Villinus A)
Team: Ireland (Ross McGuire & Gregg O'Neill)
Individual: Barry Glynn (Ireland)
World Public Speaking Champion:
Patrick Bateman (Sydney)
World Comic Public Speaking Competition:
Top Team on the Tab:
Sydney B (Naomi Oreb & Steve Hind)
Worlds 2011 hosts: Botswana
Final : That this house would allow abortion at all stages of pregnancy
Semi Final: This house believes governments should subsidise private home ownership.
Qtr Final: This house believes that the international criminal court should prosecute crimes against the democratic process.
Octo Final: This house would arm local militia to fight the taliban in Afghanistan.
ESL Final: This house would implement quotas for domestic players in national football leagues.
EFL Final: This house would prohibit all private health care.
Round 9: This house would ban the publication of political opinion polls.
Round 8: This house would apply a lower rate of income tax to women.
Round 7: This house believes that the west should recognise the independence of Abkhazia.
Round 6: This house would criminalise adultery.
Round 5: This house believes that China and India should bear the same obligations as the West in fighting climate change
Round 4: This house would force the religious desegregation of Northern Irish schools.
Round 3: This house would allow soldiers to sue their government for negligence.
Round 2: This house would fire the senior managements of all corporations which receive government bailouts.
Round 1: This house would ban all forms of gambling.
Womens Debate: This house would ban all forms of religious gender discrimination.
Adj Test: This house would allow insurance companies to view genetic test results in assessing potential customers.
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