Senior Finals

Congratulations to John McGlashan 1 who won the senior division final last night. They successfully affirmed the following motion in a 4-3 decision against Logan Park 1: The year is 1542, 25 years after the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. You are a devout Catholic lord of a small German town. Your feudal overlord has just converted to Protestantism and has demanded the conversion of his vassals. This house would refuse to convert.

Well done to all breaking teams, and all the prize-winners this year. A full breakdown of results can be found here.

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Senior Finals

The semi-finals and grand final of the senior division will take place next Monday (22nd August) at Kavanagh College, starting at 4 pm (and probably finishing around 9:30 pm). There will also be a prize-giving after the final. Anyone is welcome to attend, and there will be pizza provided for dinner between the semis and the final, so you should definitely come along and support the semi-finalists!

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Senior Break

Congratulations to the following teams who will be advancing on to the semi-finals:

1st – Columba 1 – 7 wins, 1810 speaker points
2nd – John McGlashan 1 – 5 wins, 1824.5 speaker points
3rd – Columba 2 – 5 wins, 1768.5 speaker points
4th – Logan Park 1 – 4 wins, 1828.5 speaker points

More information about time and location to follow.

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Welcome Back

Welcome back to Senior DSD for 2016. Well done to everyone to came along to the first event for the year, and congratulations to the following Best Speakers:

Kelly Stitely (Otago Girls 1)
Grant McNaughton (Logan Park 1)
Beth Clearwater (Bayfield 1)
Rebecca Scott (Queens)
Clara Kwon (Columba 3)
Isabelle Robertson (St. Hilda’s)
Jacob Reeve (Kavanagh)
George Sabonadiere (Logan Park 3)

Our Open Day for junior debaters will take place next Wednesday. If you are a junior or know any juniors who would be keen to get into debating, send us a message and we can provide more information.

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Junior Finals

Congratulations to Columba 1 who successfully reclaimed the title as DSD Junior champions in the final tonight. They successfully affirmed the motion that we should ban the public denial of climate change in a 5-0 decision against Bayfield 1.

Well done to all breaking teams, and all the prize-winners this year. A full breakdown of results can be found here.

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Junior Break

Congratulations to the following teams who will be advancing on to the semi-finals:

1st – Columba 1 – 6 wins, 1700.25 speaker points
2nd – Bayfield 1 – 5 wins, 1663.5 speaker points
3rd – Logan Park 1 – 5 wins, 1646.25 speaker points
4th – Columba 3 – 4 wins, 1659.0 speaker points

Match-ups will be 1st vs 4th and 2nd vs 3rd. The semi-finals will be held at John McGlashan College at 4 pm on Wednesday 2nd September, followed shortly afterwards by the final. Everyone is encouraged to come along and watch, including speakers from other teams, senior debaters and parents. Pizza will be provided between the debates.

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Junior Round 7

Well done to everyone who made it to the last round for the Junior Division this year, and congratulations to the following Best Speakers:

Lydia Joseph (Columba 1)
George Sabonadiere (Logan Park 1)
Sabrina Swerdloff (Otago Girls 1)
Tamara Mason (St. Hilda’s)
Leo Wang (Taieri)
Rosa Miller (Logan Park 2)

Full results can be found here.

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