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GSDC 2017 Stuttgart

15 MAY 2017

Dear all!

The 2017 edition of the German Schools Debating Championship will take place in Stuttgart region from

23rd-25th of JUNE (FRI-SUN) 2017


Follow this link to register or finalise registration if you have pre-registered. 

MOTIONS for Rds 1,2 and SF: 

SL prepared motion: TH would introduce a maximum wage an individual can earn

JL prepared motion: THBT all students should be required to perform one year of community service


We would like to emphasize the following changes compared to previous GSDC years:

  • We will tighten the schedule to just a three-day event
  • Given previous responses from teams over the years, we will limit the number of prepared rounds to two for the prelim rounds (either one motion twice or two different motions)
  • One of the final rounds may be one of (the same) motions as a prepared SF or QF (if attendance is high)
  • The GF will still be impromptu
  • Number of prelim rounds will be reduced to five
    • for the sake of comfort
    • to minimize delays
    • to alleviate stress on the tabbing

Tentative schedule:

  • As much as we prefer three judges in every room, we also want many teams to participate without all of them having to provide as many judges as teams. We are aiming at two judges per room for the time being
  • We want to specifically emphasize that we are also inviting JUNIOR LEAGUE teams to the event as well. If many JL teams attend, we may be able to debate in two tracks, with 6 mins in JL and 8 in the SL track respectively. Otherwise, 8-minute speeches will be the standard speaking time for all teams.
  • We would like to consider GSDC to be a training tournament yet also merit the achievements of the teams progressing into higher ranks of the tab.

A few more details:

Fee estimates per person:

  • participation €20
  • participation + VVS railpass €30
  • accommodation for two nights + railpass: €90 (confirmed hostel: A&O Hostels Stuttgart City)

Pre-registered teams per 24th MAR 

GSB Hamburg
Max-Born-Gymnasium Backnang
Landesgymnasium für Hochbegabte, Schwäbisch Gmünd
Karls-Gymnasium Stuttgart
GBG Winnenden
Emile-Wüstenfeld-Gymnasium Hamburg
Gewerbliche Schule Backnang
St. Benno Gymnasium/Kreuzgymnasium Dresden
Evang. Heidehof-Gymnasium Stuttgart
Johannes Kepler Gymnasium
Goethe-Gymnasium Gaggenau
Schubart-Gymnasium Ulm
Theodor-Heuss-Gymnasium Heilbronn
Scheffel-Gymnasium Lahr
JKG Leonberg
Lessing-Gymnasium Winnenden
Königin-Olga Stift Stuttgart

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you here!

Best regards,
Debating Society Germany e.V.

Current GSDC champions (2015 in Hamburg): Parler-Gymnasium Schwäbisch Gmünd 


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