Not a formal competition this year here in Kuopio, as the two teams were in different streams. (see the classification notes). However we had an enjoyable time listening to the two teams taking part in a couple of debates that should be considered as practice for their appearances in Helsinki at the finals. The judges were able to impart a number of comments to the teams that will hopefully assist them later in the year.
We need to work towards more competition next year here in Eastern Finland!
We also welcome our new co-ordinator, Leena, who now takes over the local debating activities.