Rounds 5 and 6: A win and a loss

Rounds 5 and 6: A win and a loss

In Round Five this morning, New Zealand (Nick, Maria, Aria) defeated the United Arab Emirates by 3-0, opposing “That doctors should report evidence of marital abuse to the police”.

In Round Six this afternoon New Zealand took its first loss of the tournament (and first at WSDC since the Grand Final in Washington in September 2008!). New Zealand (Nick, Maria, Jasmin) proposed the motion “That developing countries should have the right to prioritise economic development over the environment” against Israel, but lost in a 1-2 split.

After six rounds New Zealand is on 5 wins and 1 loss, having taken 16 judges out of 18.

Rounds 7 and 8 are tomorrow. In Round 7, New Zealand faces Nigeria, opposing “That terrorist suspects should be tried in civilian courts”. In Round 8 New Zealand is opposing against Australia on an impromptu motion”.