International results 2014

International results

2014 has been an amazing year for South African debating. Team SA had an unprecedented run at WSDC, breaking first and unbeaten and only losing in the Grand Final. A South African “A” team won the Heart of Europe tournament, and SA Junior and SA A did incredibly well at WSDC. We are very proud of all our speakers, judges and coaches. The complete results are published below.

AWSDC Results:

SA Junior broke 2nd on 7/8 wins; 18/24 judges; 2032.34 total speaks; and a margin of 14.25.
SA A broke 4th on 6/8 wins; 17/24 judges; 2035.37 total speaks; and a margin of 23.27.
SA Junior made it to the Grand Final losing to Malaysia on a 8-1 split.
SA A made it to the Semi-Finals losing to Malaysia on a 4-3 split.
2nd – Steven Lochner
3rd – Desmond Fairall
6th – Ilan Malkin
9th – William Shoki
11th – Alexandra Breckenridge
13th – Grant Fourie
16th – Emma Buckland
23rd – Hannah Fagan
43rd – Isabella Leslie-Miller

Thank you to coaches Chris Hojem and Phiwe Salukazana.
WSDC results:

Team SA broke 1st (8 wins and 23 judges) and made the grand final. They lost to team England.

5th – Josh Broomberg
7th – Sam Musker
11th – Saadiyah Mayet
12th – Kate Dewey
44th – Rachel Gardiner

Thank you to coach Luke Churchyard and assistant coach Saul Musker.

Judges also did very well: Paida Mangondo (previous SASDB CA), Saul and Nicole Dunn were made chief adjudicators from R1. Paida, Saul, Phiwe and Nicole all broke as judges. Paida and Nicole chaired octo finals, Saul and Phiwe were panelists. Paida chaired Quarters, Saul and Nicole were panelists.
Heart of Europe Results:

SA A broke 3rd and won the tournament!

5th – Amelia Warren.
14th – Cheshni Jeena
18th – Stefan Massyn
20th – Rahul Naidoo

Thank you to coach Phiwe Salukazana.

A special mention for Bophelo Impilo (a South African school also participating at Heart of Europe). Bophelo Gold broke first and Bophelo Maroon broke 12th.








GSDB fundraiser

News from the Gauteng Schools’ Debating Board:

It is with great excitement that we would like to announce our first annual GSDB fundraiser. The details are as follows:

WHEN: 22 August 2014 WHERE: Constitution Hill, Women’s Gaol Atrium COST: Tickets are R250 pp RSVP: Proof of payment to be sent to by 20 August 2014
TICKETS INCLUDE: Refreshments, panel discussion and access to the auction
BANKING DETAILS: Found at!donate/c1ghi
DRESS: Cocktail
TOPIC: Interactions between business and society

Guest speakers will include Adv Kevin Malunga (Deputy Public Protector), Gareth Cliff and some of our brightest speakers.

More details can be found at

Please pass this along to your network – the more money we raise at this event, the more we can help you and your children.

Call for SANSDC 2014 DCAs

Dear debating community,

In conjunction with the SASDB, I would like to invite experienced candidates to apply for a position on the 2014 SANSDC Chief Adjudication Panel. Successful candidates will be required to serve on the CAP at the NSDC from the 13th till the 18th of December.

I am looking to appoint a CAP of 4 people, with the possibility of increasing the number to five, depending on the quality of applications. Applications will be accepted from Tuesday, the 1st of July until Thursday the 31st of July. Successful candidates will be notified by Thursday the 7th of August.

Requirements and responsibilities
As part of the CAP this year, DCAs will be involved with adjudication training and policy, setting panels, tabbing, and dealing with adjudication complaints. Accepting a position on the CAP means that you are committing to taking part in email discussions about adjudication policy ahead of the tournament and will need to be able to access and use Google Drive regularly.

It is important to note that as a member of the CAP, you will also be involved in the motion-setting committee. However, unlike in previous years, the CAP will not actually be directly setting motions for this tournament. Instead, the CAP will be providing oversight to ensure that sufficient motions of a high enough standard are set for the tournament.

Finally, you must commit to attending the SANSDC 2014 from the 13th of December till the 18th of December 2014 in the Western Cape.

Application Process
The application must include ALL of the following:
1. A full debating CV including your name and contact details, as well as your experience in World Schools Style Debating only. Please separate your speaking, judging and organizational experience (including tabbing) into three separate sections. Two reputable debating references (include their names, email addresses and cellphone numbers) should also be included.
2. A brief letter of motivation for you application (no more than a page).
3. A short paragraph on what you believe adjudicator training should focus on at NSDC.
4. A list of three motions, with a brief explanation of why each is appropriate, for: the junior category, the senior category, and the senior Plate final.
If any of the above is missing the application will be deemed incomplete and no late applications will be accepted.
Please email all questions and applications to Tristan von Zahn at and forward this to any interested parties.

I look forward to receiving and considering your application.
Kind regards,
Tristan von Zahn
Chief Adjudicator