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November 30, 2005
I've had a number of requests for motions in the run up to Worlds:

You can find past Worlds Motions at http://www.debating.net/flynn/wudcmot.htm

This year's motions:
November 15, 2005
Information for Competitors in the Irish Times Debating Competition


by
Rossa Fanning
Convenor 2000-2001,


Introduction
Whether you are an experienced Irish Times speaker, or a novice, you are likely to have questions about the competition’s format and timetable, the difference between the Irish Times and other competitions, the way to approach Irish Times motions, and the way in which debates are adjudicated.
May 02, 2005
Points of Information


What part do POIs play in a debate?
May 02, 2005
J.J. Gertler, Co-founder APDA, has provided me with a list of motions debated in APDA during the late 1970s and early '80s.


Final round resolution at Glasgow 1981 was:




Be it resolved that this House regrets living in the nuclear age.



Be it Resolved That:



The U.S. should pull out

Time is on our side

The spirit has died

The United Nations is organized hypocrisy

The invisible hand has disappeared

Man is corrupted by knowledge
November 02, 2002
1999 NPDA National Tournament: Rules

The purpose of these rules is to define some goals and procedures of the debates so that, to the extent possible, everyone will enter the debates with a shared set of expectations. These rules are designed to apply to the goals and procedures of debate rather than the substance. They are framed in ways that attempt to allow many degrees of freedom in regard to debaters' creativity.



May 05, 2000
World Masters Debating Championship


RULES

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 The format of the debate

1.1.1 The debate will consist of two teams of four persons (persons will be known as "members"), a chairperson (known as "Speaker of the House" or "Mister/Madame Speaker") and an adjudicator or panel adjudicators.



1.1.2 Teams will consist of the following members:

Government: "Prime Minister", "Deputy Prime Minister", "Member of the Government" and "Government Whip".
March 23, 1999
British Parliamentary/World Championship
RULES

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION



1.1 The format of the debate



1.1.1 The debate will consist of four teams of two persons (persons will be known as "members"), a chairperson (known as "Speaker of the House" or "Mister/Madame Speaker") and an adjudicator or panel adjudicators.



1.1.2 Teams will consist of the following members:
March 23, 1999
These adjudication Criteria have been taken from the webpage of the Indonesian Varsities English Debate 1998
INTRODUCTION
May 02, 1998
RULES OF THE 1998 WORLD UNIVERSITIES DEBATING CHAMPIONSHIPS


Part I — Introduction
1.1 The format of the debate

1.1.1

The debate will consist of four teams of two persons persons will be known as "members"), a Speaker (known as the "Speaker of the House" or "Mister/Madame Speaker"), an adjudicator or panel of adjudicators, of whom one will be designated "Chairperson" by the organisers, and a Timekeeper.



1.1.2
March 23, 1998

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