We are happy to have organized the sixth beginner's trounament Transrapid successfully in this rather unusual year. Unlike in the years before the debates did not take place in Munich, but in the living rooms of all participants. But at it's core it remained the same: Thrilled debating newbees from the entire DACH-region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) could experience a tournament for the first time. With participants and judges from 10 cities we were able to get 4 finalists through 4 in-rounds and 4 rooms. We are especially proud to announce a Team from Munich as the winner! We congratulate Anna and Kevin as well as all other participants for a successful showing! The (small) earnings of the tournament were donated to the project chosen by the winning team „Hilfe gerade in Corona-Zeiten: für wohnungslose Kinder und ihre Mütter!“.
Organizers: Linus Kienmoser/Kenno Boinowitz
Chief Judges: Miriana Muntean, Calyxx Peucker, Samuel Scheuer
Following the start of the new semester we will offer our popular beginners programme. Over the course of 5 weeks you can learn the basics of agrumentation from experienced debaters and put them to the test in debates, every Monday starting from 6 pm with seminars followed by debates at 7 pm. There is no need for registration, except for the newsletter where the link to the online sessions will be posted.
As educational and great online debating is: It was great to see each other again and debate together at the KHG last Wednesday. Of course all debaters followed the necessary safety measures (wearing a mask, keeping a safe distance etc.). If you want to stay updated and want to participate at one of our debates, just subscribe to our newsletter.
We are very happy that the Central European Cyberspace Open was so successful and that there were so many great debates! The tournament that we organised together with three other clubs (see last post for more information) proved that debating even works in times of Corona. We are also happy that we were able to donate the entire registration fees from the tournament to a good cause. The winners of the tournament were allowed to decide to which organizations the donations (all in all 390 Euros!) should go to: "SOS Rijeka" and "Against Malaria Foundation". - Congratulations to Lovro and Tin, who won the Open Final and to Olja and Petar, who won the EFL.
We are also very happy that members of the Debattierclub München achieved a break, too: Congratulations, Uzair and Philipp, for your Open Break!
For reasons of transparency and credibility we would like to share the two donation confirmations / thank-you e-mails from the organisations with you:
This weekend (May 9-10) Uzair and his team partner Calyxx (Berlin) broke into the semi-final of the online tournament "Parassat Open 2020". Congratulations on this great result!
The year is 2020 A.D. The public life is entirely occupied by the corona crisis. Well, not entirely... A strong debate club still holds out against the hardships and carries on its weekly training sessions online on Mixidea! This way we can not only keep our rhetorical skills sharp, but also train together with debaters from the whole worls. The competitive debating is also going forward. On the first weekend of April a few Munich teams took part in the first European online debating tournament: Berlin Online. And on the 25-25 of April we organize an own online tournament together with three other clubs (Prague, Cracow and Aalto): Central European Cyberspace Open. We are excited for this and thank everyone who is going to take part in it!
On Friday a few of our members had the great opportunity to listen to Ban Ki-Moon's speech at TUM SPEAKERS SERIES. The Tum Speakers Series is an official side event of the Munich Security Conference, a forum for global foreign and security policy issues. H.E. Ban Ki-moon is a South Korean diplomat and politician. From 2004 to 2006 he was the Foreign Minister of South Korea and from 2007 to 2016 eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations.
We want to thank TUM SPEAKERS SERIES a lot for inviting us! We had a lively discussion afterwards and enjoyed the evening a lot.
This weekend our debate club organized the beginners' tournament "Transrapid" in the KHG for the fifth time in a row. With six filled rooms (24 teams) it was the biggest beginners' tournament of our club so far. Debaters from Mainz, Halle, Zurich, Bamberg/Coburg, Jena, Vienna, Bayreuth, Erlangen/Nuremberg as well as numerous Munich teams took part.
After four preliminary rounds Fabiana and Maximilian from Coburg/Bamberg won the final. We are very happy that three Munich teams made it to the final and that Michael from Munich was the best speaker of the tournament . Congratulations to all of you!
Organizers: Anna Pfister/Kenno Boinowitz
Chief adjudicators: Calyxx Peucker, Lisa Knodt, Philipp R. Mueller
Last weekend our beginners were able to prove their newly acquired knowledge and skills. The Viennese debate club hosted an English beginner's tournament: "Vienna Freshers 2019". Two of our teams (Niklas and Adrian / Altan and Arin) as well as our judge Yimin broke to the finals. But that is still not all: Altan and Arin also won the final, congrats!
As in the previous years, we will offer a beginner's program at the start of the winter semester 2019/2020. It comprises a series of 7 introductory seminars every Wednesday at 6pm starting from 16 October 2019, followed by our club debates at 7pm (both in German and English). There's no need to register for the beginner's program, you can join at any time.
Additional to that we will also have our annual German novice tournament (the "Transrapid-Turnier", Registration needed) on the 30th of November. - Looking forward to seeing you!
Besides our club debates and tournaments we also participate at a lot of other events and try to spread knowledge about debating. - Here you can see a picture of yesterday’s debate at the beautiful "Künstlerhaus" in Munich. Our club members Philipp R. Müller and Christian Rausch (speaking in the picture) took part in a german debate about the topic “Should the art be separated from the artist?”. Since #metoo there has been a lot of discussion about celebrities like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey etc. and the question if you can still enjoy their art or if that’s not possible anymore after what they have done.
The Munich Debating Society is an international student debating society for students in and around Munich, Germany. We're open to anyone who is interested in debating, regardless of your current experience and skill level.
Then drop by at one of our debates! Unfortunately, we can only offer limited debates during the Corona-related security measurements. On Mondays we hold online debates on the "MixIdea" portal, on Wednesdays we debate at Leopoldstraße 11 (KHG). For in-person debates, prior registration is currently required! Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date!
(As of July, 14, 2020)
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