Nottingham Open & GUU Ancients

The weekend of March 1 was a good one for WDS. With a total of four breaks, carried out by 3 current members and 2 alumni over two different competitions, this was one of our best weekends of Term.

Our former President, Ed, opening the case for the Opposition side in the Grand Final.
Our former President, Ed, opening the case for the Opposition side in the Grand Final.

Nottingham Open: 3 teams broke, with two reaching the final and the third getting knocked out in the semi-finals by the eventual champions on a split decision.

Ed Mancey – broke 1st with Jordan Anderson (KCL) and reached the Grand Final.
Richard Hopps – broke 2nd with Eleanor Angwin (Imperial), also reached the Grand Final.
Aparna Chandrasekar and Elena Karvounis – broke 6th, narrowly missed out on the Grand Final.

Further to this, Ed was the 3rd best speaker of the competition, and Richard 6th.

Elena extending the Government case in the semi-finals
Our former Competitions Convenor, Elena, extending the Government case in the semi-final.
Our Union Chair, Aparna, delivering the final speech of side Proposition at the semi-final.
Our newly elected WDU Chair, Aparna, summarising the Government case in the semi-final.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glasgow University Union (GUU) Ancients: James Wood and his partner, Joe Dyer (Strathclyde), broke 5th and reached the final of the oldest competition in the world, Ancients.

Further to this, James was ranked joint 10th best speaker.