Helsinki Open 2016

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rsz_13230214_1774111472857599_1915055770869885109_nHelsinki Open 2016 is now behind us and what a tournament it was! Contestants from various countries, expert judges, and very competitive teams; what’s not to like. All in all we saw 36 teams, and counting the judges, it was a gathering of over 100 people.

The overall top and top novice speakers of this tournament was Jordan Anderson and Max Fogdell respectively. The tournament finished with the exciting novice finals and of course the grand finals. We congratulate the winning teams; UCC Law from Opening opposition in the novice finals and J-LO Comeback Tour from Closing opposition in the grand finals.

A huge “thank you” to everyone involved, the organization was top notch. Great job, Helsinki Debating Society and Aalto Debating Society! Next year, same time, same great people, we hope!

The detailed results are available HERE.

Photos and further information can be found on the event’s page.

And finally, a special shout-out to all from the Finnish scene who had great success: Milla Huuskonen (HDS) and Valtteri Walldén (ADS) broke into the finals. Milla was also the 8th best speaker; Max Fogdell (HDS) was the best novice speaker; Johan Vilén was the 3rd best novice speaker; Aino Tuohimaa from Aalto B was 7th best novice speaker. Further, there were also plenty of Finnish breaking judges: Imène Mimouni (Turku), Anna Bessonova (HDS), Huyen Nguyen (ADS), and Joel Ormala (HDS).

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