U of S Debate Society

Learn. Speak. Refute.

September 29, 2014
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Meetings 2014-2015

Currently our meeting times for term one are set for Tuesdays at 4:00 and Wednesdays at 5:00 in Arts 109. New members are welcome to join us at any point throughout the year!

September 3, 2013
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Meetings 2013-2014

For the 2013-2014 the club will be meeting at 4:00 PM in Arts 202 every Tuesday and Wednesday. The first meeting is September 10. New members are welcome to join at any time!

September 3, 2013
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Fall Kick-off 2013

Our first meeting of the year will  be Septermber 10, 2013 in Arts 202. All students are welcome, especially new members!

Come watch our pros do a demo-debate, then get a crash course in debating rules, style and strategy. Supper is provided.

 

If you would like to attend, please register on Facebook so that we can approximate how much food to order.

March 27, 2013
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2013-2014 Executive

After our Annual General Meeting, the USDS Executive for 2013-2014 will be:

President: Joey Eremondi
VP Internal: Kehan Fu
VP External: Stefan Belev
VP Finance: Rainer Michael Kocsis
VP Training: Dylan Hardy

Additionally, Elyn Achtymichuk was elected as Equity Officer.

March 27, 2013
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McGoun a Success!

The 2013 McGoun Championships were a great success! Thanks to all who attended. In particular, we’d like to thank our CA Garrett, DCA Michael Warren., Tournament Director Elyn Achtymichuk, Co-TD Rainer Kocsis and Tabs Director Michael Fulton.

The results are as follows:

Champions:
Robert Lees-Miller and Jennifer McBean (Alberta)

Finalists:
Dylan Hardy and Andrew Plishka (Sask)

Semi-Finalists:
Trevor Breen and Catherine Fan (Alberta)
Joey Eremondi and Matt Schmeiser (Sask)

Quarter-Finalists:
Stefan Belev and Kehan Fu (Sask)
Conor McGurk and Allison Morrell (UBC)

Top Speakers:
1. Dylan Hardy (Sask)
2. Robert Lees-Miller (Alberta)
3. Meritt Kocdag (Sask)
4. Matt Schmeiser (Sask)
5. Catherine Fan (Alberta)

Top Novice:
Stefan Belev (Sask)

Top Novice Team:
Stefan and Kehan (Sask)

March 27, 2013
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Ed. Open Congratulations

The USDS was pleased to send a large delegation to the 2013 Edmonton Open tournament. Congratulations to all who participated, and in particular to:

  • Kelci Wilford and Joey Eremondi for breaking to semi-finals
  • Ian Robertshaw and Mithum Kularatne for breaking as judges

Thanks to all who participated!

January 7, 2013
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Sask at the World Championships

The U of S was proud that, for the first time in four years, we were able to send a team to the World Championships. Michael W. and Dylan represented the USDS this past December in Berlin. The team finished on 16 points after 9 rounds. Congratulations to Michael and Dylan!

January 7, 2013
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U of S Victory!

Saskatchewan Debaters Michael W. and Dylan claimed the title of Champions at the 2012 Hugil Cup in Edmonton. On top of their win, Dylan was the 3rd place speaker at the tournament.

Congratulations to all U of S teams that participated:

  • Stefan and Kehan
  • Michael F. and Denise
  • Rainer and Pranay
  • Aly and Nic

November 21, 2012
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BP National Championships

This past weekend, the USDS sent two teams, one judge and one tabs-director to the BP National Championships in Victoria. The club would like to congratulate:

  • Meritt and Joey for breaking to finals, and Joey for placing 4th in overall speaker rankings
  • Dylan and Michael W. for breaking to semi-finals, and Dylan for placing 8th in overall speaker rankings
  • Michael F. and Kelci for breaking as judges

November 4, 2012
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Diefenbaker 2012

Another Diefenbaker Cup has come and gone! The USDS would like to extend its most sincere thanks to Mike Roche, the tournament director, as well as to our wonderful A-team, tabs director, equity officers, and everyone else who helped in any way to make this tournament run smoothly.

The results are as follows:

Champions:

Iain and Trevor

Finalists:

Ken and Stefan
Joey and Rajat
Dylan and Plishka

Semi-finalists:

Matt and Rainer
Zach and Rob
Kelci and Spencer
Mike and David

Top Speakers:

  1. Dylan
  2. Iain
  3. Joey

Public Speech

  1. 1. Mike N-S
  2. 2. Zach
  3. 3. Iain

Click here for team and speaker tabs.