First mixed team to win GSDC

A mixed team consisting of speakers from two schools that both happen to be named Johannes-Kepler-Gymnasium (Stuttgart and Leonberg) have won the first German Schools Debating Championship to be held in Berlin on 21st May 2012. In a very close and very high-levelled final debate on the motion "With the benefit of hindsight, this house regrets awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama" team "Kepler Mixed" defeated this year's Senior League South Champion from the Parler-Gymnasium, Schwäbisch Gmünd with a verdict of 4:3 judges' votes, the closest possible split decision.

As the proposing team, Kepler Mixed was able to convince the majority of the judges of their criteria that need to be met to reward the Nobel Peace Prize to laureates who have more concrete results to show than Barack Obama.

Congratulations go to all speakers and coaches from both teams!

Team "Kepler Mixed" after having received the GSDC Challenge Cup:
Khang On, Fabian Bickel, Luisa Balk, Thuy Giang Trinh, Esther Schmid

GSDC 2012 tournament page (incl. results)

GSDC 2012 Berlin photo gallery