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Encyclopedia > World Universities Debating Championships

The World Universities Debating Championship is the highest-profile tournament in university debating. It is a parliamentary debating event, held in the British Parliamentary format. It has been organized in its current form since the 1980-1981 year, although similar international tournaments have been run since the early 20th century.

All of major national debating societies are involved in its organization, including the American Parliamentary Debating Association, the Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate, the Australasian Intervarsity Debating Association (http://www.debating.net/aida/), and many others. The World Debating Council consists of every country that competes at the championship, with the president of that country's national debating organization typically serving as the council delegate.

The most successful teams at past world championships have included the Oxford Union Society, the Cambridge Union Society, and the Glasgow University Union.

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WSDC > World Schools Debating Championships blog: January 2007 (1256 words)
On behalf of Slovenian national debate organisation ZIP, Za in proti, zavod za kulturo dialoga I kindly invite you to the International Highschool Debate Tournament, which will be held in Ormož from 13th to 15th of April 2007.
Ormož debaters are offering home stays and everybody is welcomed to come a few days prior to the tournament being guests of Ormož debaters, who will be announcing the events planned for you in the next weeks.
The participation fee per a debater is 15 EUR and it covers accomodation in home stay, food and of course the tournament.
World Universities Debating Championship: Information from Answers.com (5105 words)
The World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) is the largest debating tournament, and one of the largest annual international student events in the world.
This was in spite of a campaign by some American debaters to boycott the championships as they were being held in the birthplace of apartheid, and an outbreak of Ebola in Africa which had the world's media in overdrive.
The championships were won by Michael Kotrly and Joanna Nairn representing Hart House, University of Toronto, defeating the University of Chicago, represented by Daragh Grant and Patrick Emerson, Yale University, represented by David Denton and Josh Bone, and the Inner Temple, represented by Greg Ó Ceallaigh and Charlie Sparling in the Grand Final.
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