Vic Debsoc

All News from 2010

Stephen Whittington wins Victoria University Sportsperson of the Year

  • October 06 2010
  • None
  • Chris

In a result that will undoubtedly annoy the Rugby Club, the Rugby League Club...and, well, pretty much all physical sports clubs on campus, Stephen Whittington was tonight named the Victoria University of Wellington Sportsperson of the Year. Stephen is the second debater to win the title in the last four years. Read more

Vic Wins Joynt Scroll 2010

  • September 02 2010
  • Tournaments
  • Chris

On Monday in the Legislative Council Chamber of Parliament, Victoria won the Joynt Scroll - the most prestigious prize in NZ university debating - for the 5th year in a row. No other university has ever retained the famed shield for such a long period of time. Read more

Vic Joynt Scroll Teams for 2010

  • August 01 2010
  • None
  • Chris

Here are Vic's Joynt Scroll Teams for 2010. Congrats to all who made teams. Vic 1: Jenna Raeburn, Udayan Mukherjee, Paul Smith Vic 2: Asher Emanuel, Richard D’Ath, Nick Cross Vic 3: Holly Jenkins, Tom Mathews, Jodie O’Neill Vic 4: Emma Smith, Alex Sinclair, Julia Wells Reserves: Daniel Wilson, Thomas McKenzie Read more

Victoria Wins Australs 2010

  • July 09 2010
  • Tournaments
  • Chris

On Wednesday night in Auckland at the SkyCity Theatre, Victoria won its fourth ever Australasian Intervarsity Debating title and its first since 1998. Vic reached the Grand Final of Australs in 2007 and 2009, narrowly losing each year. 2010 was different, with Victoria recording a resounding 8-1 victory over Auckland 2, affirming that the ICC should be able to prosecute crimes against the earth. Massive congratulations to the winning Victoria 1 team of Udayan Mukherjee, Stephen Whittington, and Ella Edginton. It was Stephen's third Australs Grand Final appearance in four years, and this time he did not walk away emptyhanded. Along with the Australs trophy Stephen also became the 2nd New Zealander to win the Jock Fanselow Cup for the best speaker in the Australs Grand Final. Stephen also ranked as the second best speaker of the entire tournament, just 0.5 of a mark behind the best speaker. We also shouldn't forget the success of the Victoria Two team, who helped make this Victoria's best Australs performance ever. Victoria Two was knocked out by Victoria One in an amazing Vic-Vic semi-final (such events usually happen only at NZ-only tournaments!). Congrats to Seb Templeton, Richard D'Ath, and Paul Smith. Special congrats to Seb Templeton, who ranked as the 7th equal best speaker of the tournament. Every other Vic team did well as well. Victoria Three (Jenna Raeburn, Hugh McCaffrey and Holly Jenkins) ranked 24th, missing out on breaking only on speaker points. Victoria Four (Asher Emanuel, Nick Cross and Jodie O'Neill), all at their first Australs, finished on four wins and threatened some big name teams along the way. Victoria 5 and 6 also finished on four wins each as well. This Australs victory in many ways is the culmination of five years of steady improvement by Victoria at Australs - from the quarters in 2005, to the heart-breaking losses in the Grand Finals of 2007 and 2009, and now finally a well-earned victory in 2010. The future looks very bright indeed, with Australs champions Udayan and Ella only in their third year of study, semi-finalists Paul Smith and Richard D'Ath in their fourth year, and a crop of talened new first years coming through as well. Read more

Australs Squad Updated

  • May 28 2010
  • Tournaments
  • SebT

Massive thanks go to our selectors - Jono Orpin, Clodagh O'Connor-McKenna, Gareth Richards, Joe Connell, Polly Higbee, Josh Cameron. We now have a full and final squad of six teams, five judges: Read more

The Thropy Report '10

  • May 17 2010
  • Tournaments
  • Nigel

Once again Vic has come back from Thropy tired but full of joy and excitement and plans for Palmy North 2010 and Ahmed Zhaoui's new kebab stand in the PN square. Vic sent a very strong squad, and broke two teams. Julia Wells, Nicola Wood, Cassandra Shih broke first as they only unbeaten team in the rounds, and Asher Emanuel, Jasmin Moran, Jodie O'Neill broke third. Unfortunately both teams lost in close semi-finals, giving Auckland two teams in the final. Read more

Vic wins Easters - 12 years and counting

  • April 16 2010
  • Tournaments
  • SebT

Great news from Invercargill. Victoria has won the Officers Cup for the twelfth year in a row. The mighty Victoria Two team (Seb Templeton and Richard D'Ath) took down Auckland Two (Steph Thompson and Akif Malik) in the Grand Final in a 4-1 decision. Victoria One (Udayan Mukherjee and Paul Smith) also broke (in 1st place) but lost to Auckland Two in a close 2-1 semi-final decision. Read more

Easters Squad Announced

  • March 28 2010
  • Tournaments
  • SebT

Congratulations to the squad selected for Easters this April. Thanks to all who trialed, Ihaia for swinging, and Ranald, Bish, Clodagh, Polly, Gareth for selecting. Read more

IGM and Intro Night

  • March 09 2010
  • Happenings
  • SebT

Hi all, welcome to the society! Come along to the Union Hall this Wednesday 10th March at 6:30pm. It's our introduction night and a great place to start meeting people or, if you're still deciding, do just that - decide to join the society. Read more

Worlds Results

  • February 24 2010
  • Tournaments
  • SebT

Vic has had another good outcome at Worlds in Antalya, Turkey over the New Year. On the team front, Vic A (Polly Higbee, Stephen Whittington) broke to the octo-finals where they lost out to Kingston A and eventual Grand Finalists, the London School of Economics A. Both Vic B (Seb Templeton, Ella Edginton) and Vic C (Kathy Scott-Dowell) needed only one more point to make the break. Read more