Academic Year 2015-2016

  • Edinburgh Cup: Josh Bailey (University) broke as a judge and was a member of the finals panel
  • UCL President's Cup: Josh Bailey broke as a judge and chaired the Open final
  • KCL IV: Katie Heard (Hatfield) and Daniel Bramble (LSE) broke 2nd and made the final, Josh Bailey broke as a judge
  • Strathclyde Open: Kit Mercer (University) was Chief Adjudicator of the competition
  • SOAS IV: Katie Heard broke as a judge and chaired the ESL and Open finals
  • Roosevelt Open: Josh Bailey was chief adjudicator of the competition
  • NAMDA Novices: Michael Porter (St. Aidan's) and Lizzie Porter (Hild Bede) broke and made the final, Kezia Exley (St. John's) broke as a judge
  • Imperial Open: Katie Heard and Gavin O'Leary (ULU) broke top and made the final, Josh Bailey and Helen Lawless (UCD) broke and made the semi-final
  • Oxford IV: Kezia Exley and Katie Heard broke broke to the quarter finals, Hannah Speed was 5th best Novice speaker, Josh Bailey broke as a judge
  • Cambridge IV: Joshua Bailey broke as a judge and was a panelist for the Open final
  • Newcastle IV: Hannah Speed (Van Mildert) and Josh Bailey won the competition, Felix Culas and George Goddard ( Hatfield) won the Novice final, Imogen Maclaren (St. Mary's) and George Bainbridge made the semi-finals, Josh Bailey, George Bainbridge, Imogen Maclaren and Hannah Speed were in the top 10 individual speakers
  • Birmingham IV: Josh Bailey was chief adjudicator of the competition
  • World Universities Debating Championships (Thessaloniki): Kezia Exley and Katie Heard broke 21st, Imogen Maclaren and George Bainbridge broke 43rd

Academic Year 2014-2015

  • European University Debating Championships: Kit Mercer (University) and Jess Redmond (St. Mary's), and Joshua Bailey (University) and Daniel Gold (St. Cuthbert's) broke to quarter finals, with Kit and Jess placing 26th and 27th best speakers respectively
  • Roosevelt IV: Kit Mercer and Joe Mayes (Collingwood) won the tournament and placed 1st and 2nd best speakers
  • SOAS IV: Joshua Bailey and Harriet Tooze reached the semi finals
  • Bogwall: James Mills (St. Cuthbert's) and Despina Karavounis broke top and reached the final, whilst Tom Harper (University) and George Woolhouse (St. John's), and Imogen Maclaren (St. Mary's) and Dan Fox (St. Cuthbert's) broke to the semi-final. Aisling Cowell (St. Mary's) and Katie Heard (Hatfield) broke as judges.
  • UCD Vice Presidents Cup: Kit Mercer and Joshua Bailey reached the final of the competition, finishing 4th and 3rd on speaker tab respectively
  • Oxford IV: George Woolhouse and Despina Karvounis reached the novice final
  • Cambridge IV: Kit Mercer and Josh Bailey reached the final
  • Newcastle IV: Kit Mercer and Ollie Hamlet (Van Mildert) reached the final, and Harriet Tooze (St. Chad's) and Joshua Bailey broke as judges
  • Sheffield IV: Katie Heard (Hatfield) and Stefan Kotz (Hild Bede) reached the final, and Harriet Tooze and Joshua Bailey broke to the semi-final
  • World University Debating Championships: Kit Mercer and Joshua Bailey placed 9th in the World, and Katie Heard broke as a judge
  • York IV: Kezia Exley (St. John's) and Kit Mercer reached the final, whilst Katie Heard and George Woolhouse, and Imogen Maclaren and James Mills broke to the semi-final. Joshua Bailey broke as a judge
  • Trinity College Dublin IV: Kezia Exley and Ollie Hamlet reached the final, whilst Imogen Maclaren and James Mills reached the novice final
  • ESU Mace English National Championships: Kit Mercer and Joshua Bailey reached the final, and Katie Heard broke as a judge
  • LSE Open: Joshua Bailey and Benjamin Dory (Durham alumnus) broke to the quarter-final, and Katie Heard judged the final
  • Manchester IV: Harriet Tooze and Katie Heard broke to the quarter-final, and Kit Mercer broke as a judge
  • Leiden Open: Kit Mercer and Joe Mayes (Durham alumnus) reached the final
  • Leeds Mace: Kit Mercer and Joshua Bailey broke as judges, and Kezia Exley was top novice speaker
  • UCL IV: Kit Mercer and Daniel Gold reached the final, whilst Kezia Exley and Katie Heard reached the semi-final
  • Royal Holloway Open: Kit Mercer and Gavin O'Leary (Oxford) won the competition, and Joshua Bailey and George Clay (Cambridge) reached the final
  • Aberdeen Open: Kit Mercer and Hollie Dixon (Sheffield) reached the final
  • Glasgow Ancients: Kit Mercer and George Clay reached the final
  • Bristol Open: Kit Mercer and Harriet Tooze won the competition, and Katie Heard broke as a judge
  • Imperial IV: Katie Heard and Kit Mercer reached the final, whilst Joshua Bailey and Kezia Exley broke to the semi-final
  • Athens Open: Kezia Exley and Ollie Hamlet won the competition, whilst Katie Heard and George Clay broke to the semi-final and topped both team and speaker tabs

2013-2014

  • Manchester IV: Kit Mercer (Castle) and Joe Mayes (Collingwood) won the competition
  • Sheffield IV: Elise Trewick (Cuth’s) and Kit Mercer (Castle) won the competition
  • Newcastle IV: Elise Trewick (Cuth’s) won the competition and tied top speaker with Strathclyde student Joe Dyer; James Simpson (Cuth’s) and Sophia Rodrigues (Collingwood) made the final, as did Kit Mercer (Castle) and Rebecca Livesey (Josephine Butler)
  • English Mace: Jess Redmond (Mary’s) and Elise Trewick (Cuth’s) break fourth to reach the final of the English leg of the International Mace, finishing 14th and 8th on speaker tab respectively
  • Cambridge IV: Jess Redmond (Mary’s) and Elise Trewick (Cuth’s) reached the Quarter-finals
  • United Kingdom Debating Challenge: Sophia Rodrigues (Collingwood) and Katriin Bachman (Van Mildert) broke first to the Novice Final
  • Oxford IV: Jess Redmond (Mary’s) and Elise Trewick (Cuth’s) reached the Quarter-finals
  • NAMDA Novice Cup: Sophia Rodrigues (Collingwood) and Katie Heard broke to the final
  • Strathclyde Cup: Joe Mayes (Collingwood) and Kit Mercer (Castle) reached the final

2012-2013

  • Red Sea Open 2012: Benjamin Dory (Cuth's) speaking with Oskar Avery (Newcastle) reached the finals of the Red Sea Open (held in Eilat, Israel over the summer), Ben Dory came 9th on the speaker tab and broke 3rd to semi-finals.
  • Roosevelt Academy Open 2012: Benjamin Dory (Cuth's) and Simon Tunnicliffe (Cuth's) won the inaugural RA Open 2012.
  • Edinburgh Cup 2012: Durham enjoyed considerable success, Simon Tunnicliffe (Cuth's) and Joe Mayes (Collingwood), Ed Hauschild (John's) with Kitty Parker-Brooks (Cambrige Union), and Benjamin Dory (Cuth's) and Elise Trewick (Cuth's), breaking to the semi-finals, 2nd, 4th, and 6th respectiveley. The Competition was won by Durham Alumni Pete Doughton (Trev's), who is now at the Univeristy of Sheffield; he topped the Team and Speaker tab.
  • Bogwall 2012: Durham success continued at Bogwall (Scottish novices) with Durham A; Harriet Tooze (Chad's) and James Simpson (Cuth's) breaking 3rd to the semi-finals and eventually winning the competition. Harriet came top of the Speaker tab, and James came second. Also well done to the other Durham competitors; Michael Trigatzis, Jack Williams, Prudence Wade, Nathaniel Zacharias, Stuart Flegg, Simon McAdam, Susannah Green, Parth Indalkar, Kate Wikinson, Veronica Guranda, Rob Silverstone, and Tom Dry; who all put in a strong showing.
  • SOAS IV 2012: Ed Hauschild (John's) and Elise Trewick (Cuth's) came 11th out of 125 team in one of the biggest inter varsity competition in the UK. Ed came joint-13th on the Speaker Tab, and Elise came Joint-28th.
  • NAMDA Novices 2012: At NAMDA (Northern and Midlands Debating Alliance) Novices (this year in Manchester), Michael Trigatizis (Van Mildert) and Andrew Hill (Cuth's) broke 3rd to the semi-finals and went on to reach the finals. Andrew came 12th and Michael came 20th on Speaker tab.
  • Oxford IV 2012: Benjamin Dory (Cuth's) and Simon Tunnicliffe (Cuth's) progress onto the Quarter-finals. Tom Moran (Hatfield) and Anna England-Kerr (Josephine Butler) broke as judges.
  • UKDC 2012: Ed Hauschild (John's) ad Elise Trewick (Cuth's) broke into the final of the United Kingdom Debating Challenge. Anthony Pestel (Chad's) broke as a judge.
  • Cambridge IV 2012: Simon Tunnicliffe (Cuth's) Benjamin Dory (Cuth's) reach the semi-final. Rebecca Livesey (Josephine Butler) breaks as a judge.
  • John Smith Memorial Mace 2012: Durham A and Durham B almost broke and put in a real show in the tab. Judges Tom Moran (Hatfield) and Rebecca Livesey (Josephine Butler) broke
  • Sheffield IV 2012: Simon Tunnicliffe (Cuth's) and Thomas Moran (Hatfield) won the Sheffield IV. Anna-England-Kerr (Josephine Butler) and Elise Trewick (Cuth's) lost the final to Tom and Simon on a 5-2 split.
  • Lancaster IV 2012: Tom Moran (Hatfield) and Elise Trewick (Cuth's) reached the final of the Lancaster IV. Jessica Redmond (St. Mary's) and Joe Mayes (Collingwood) broke into the semi finals. Judges Ben dory (Cuth's) and Rebecca Livesey (Josephine Butler) also broke.

2011-2012

  • Warwick IV 2012 Simon Tunnicliffe and Elise Trewick reached the semi-finals and came 2nd on tab
  • World Universities Debating Championships, Manila 2011/12, Durham A (Guy Miscampbell and Pam Cohn) reached the quarter-finals, and ranked 10th on tab, Durham B (Benjamin Dory and Simon Tunnicliffe) reached the octo-finals and ranked 26th on tab
  • UCD Vice President's Cup 2011: Simon Tunnicliffe and Pete Doughton reached the final
  • England Mace 2011: Guy Miscampbell and Pam Cohn reached the final, Edward Hauschild and Toni Ansell reached the semi-final
  • Cambridge IV 2011: Guy Miscampbell and Pam Cohn reached the semi-final
  • Oxford IV 2011: Guy Miscampbell and Pam Cohn reached the final, Pam Cohn was named top speaker, Simon Tunnicliffe and Pete Doughton broke as judges
  • Edinburgh Cup 2011: Both Durham A - Benjamin Dory and Thomas Ball, and Durham B - Pete Doughton and Simon Tunnicliffe, reached the semi-final.
  • European University Debating Championships 2012, Belgrade: Guy Miscambell and Pam Cohn reached the Quarter-finals.

2010-2011

  • European Universities Debating Championships: Durham B - Benjamin Dory and Thomas Ball, reached the final of the European Championship; the best Durham performance at this competition for five years. For more details see Palatinate article http://www.palatinate.org.uk/?p=14911
  • World Universities Debating Championships 2010/11: Congratulations to Durham A - Guy Miscampbell (Cuths) and Pamela Cohn (Castle) for breaking 9th and the World Championships, though they unfortunately went out in the Octofinals. Congratulations also to Jonathan Worgan (Castle) - Durham's judge, who broke as a judge and judged a main-break semi-final. Commiserations to Durham B - Peter Doughton (Trevelyan) and Fletch Williams (Mary's) for narrowly missing out despite a strong performance throughout the competition. A strong performance from all with Guy ranking 14th individual speaker in the world, Pam ranking 23rd, Fletch ranking 41st and Pete ranking 69th.
  • Cork IV - Commiserations to Durham A - Peter Doughton (Trevelyan) and Fletch Williams (Mary's) who, despite a strong performance narrowly missed the break.
  • ESU Mace 2010 - Congratulations to Durham A - Guy Miscampbell (Cuths) and Pamela Cohn (Castle) for reaching the semi-finals of the national leg of the John Smith Memorial Mace, and for taking 10th and 8th speaker positions respectively.
  • More good news from Cambridge IV, with Durham A - Guy Miscampbell (Cuths) and Pamela Cohn (Castle) continuing their success breaking 8th and reaching the final. Congratulations also to Durham B - Peter Doughton (Trevelyan) and Fletch Williams (Mary's) for breaking 7th, though they unfortunately went out in the quarter-finals. Congratulations also to Pamela Cohn who took 9th speaker.
  • A fantastic performance this weekend with Durham A - Guy Miscampbell (Cuths) and Pamela Cohn (Castle) reaching the finals of the Oxford IV, widely recognised as one of the most competitive competitions in the world. Pam also took 5th speaker with Guy taking 11th rounding off a strong performance, and with Durham B (Peter Doughton and Fletch Williams) and Durham C (George Trigatzis and Ben Lambert) all reaching promising team positions as well.
  • More good news from Ireland this time. Durham MBK - Guy Miscampbell (Cuths) and Ettie Bailey-King (Hild/Bede) made the semi-finals of the UCD Vice-Presidents' cup and took 6th and 7th speaker positions respectively. Congratulations also to Peter Doughton (Trevelyan) and Fletch Williams (Mary's) for narrowly missing out on the break and both taking positions in the top 20.
  •  Congratulations to Pamela Cohn (Castle) for taking 6th speaker at the Edinburgh IV 2010, and to the rest of the Durham squad for a strong performance!
  • Congratulations to Edward Hauschild (John's) and Sarah Spriggs (Grey) for reaching the final of the Nottingham Novice cup and making the top 10 speakers. Congratulations also to the rest of the Durham contingent for a strong showing.
  •  Congratulations to Guy Miscampbell (Cuths) and Pamela Cohn (Castle) for breaking top at the SOAS IV 2010 and reaching the semi-finals. Pamela Cohn also took 9th speaker at her first inter-varsity in the UK. Jon Worgan (Castle) also broke as a judge.

2009-2010

Ettie Bailey-King (Hild Bede) and Guy Miscampbell (Cuths) broke to the semi-final of the Newcastle Open 2010. Louise Best (Chad’s), Jon Worgan (Castle) and Fletch Williams (Marys) also broke as judges to the semi-final with Jon and Louise then going on to break to judging the final. Good results for all involved.

 

·         Congratulations to Ettie Bailey-King (Hild Bede) and Guy Miscampbell (Cuths) for breaking second at Manchester IV and to Michael Plygawko (Collingwood) for breaking as a judge to the ESL final and Louise Best (Chad’s) for breaking as a judge in the main break.

 

·         Congratulations to Tom Ball (Castle) and Jon Worgan (Castle) for winning theLeeds IV 2010.  Conratulations to Jon Worgan for winning Best Speaker in the final.  Congratulations also to Michael Plygawko (Collingwod) and to Katherine Thane (Mary's) for breaking to the Grand Final as judges, and to Chessie Kettle (Grey) for breaking to the semi-finals as a judge.

 

·         Congratulations to Tom Ball and Jon Worgan (both of Castle) for reaching the final.