Liverpool Debaters reach Manchester IV quarter finals

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Two teams from Liverpool Debating Union and a judge made the quarter finals at Manchester IV 2014 in their most successful weekend yet.

Liverpool MB (Natalie Burles and Nissim Massarano) broke 15th to the quarter finals in Manchester, in what has so far been the most successful year yet for Liverpool Debating Union. This is the second break this year for Natalie and Nissim as a team, and the third for Nissim, who broke at Swansea Open 2014 the weekend prior to Manchester and competed at both the European Championships and the World Championships on behalf of the society.

Also making the quarter finals was Liverpool FC (Alistair Craig and Elle Fleming), who also made the novice finals, but couldn’t compete as they made the open quarters. Both Alistair and Elle are in their first year of university debating, and previously made the semi finals of NAMDA Novice 2013.

Both teams were drawn into opposition for the debate with the motion “TH Supports the creation of women only economic zones in Saudi Arabia”, but were beaten off by four teams who made the semi finals, with one from Durham eventually winning the competition.

In his first competition as a judge, Emilio Chiquito was chosen to judge the quarter finals, putting the icing on the cake for a great weekend for Liverpool Debating Union.

Vice President of Liverpool Debating Union and breaking speaker Nissim said “I’m so proud of us. Two team breaks and a judge break is the best we have ever done. This just goes to prove what a force LDU are.”