Monthly Archives: August 2014

Ethical Modesty Part 2: Chris Kymn Strategy Discussion

In this segment, TOC finalist Chris Kymn answers questions about how he deployed the strategy at TOC 2014.

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Ethical Modesty Part 1 by Bob Overing and Adam Bistagne

This is an introduction to the argument on “epistemic modesty” or “maximizing expected value.” Adam and Bob cover philosophical and theoretical justifications.

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Full Strat Disclosure #2: Nathan Cha’s Fictionalism NC

This is the second edition of Full Strat Disclosure. The goal of this project is to provide a free place to discuss and learn strategy from some of the best. On this edition, Nathan Cha will discuss his fictionalism NC.

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Full Strat Disclosure #1: Ryan Teehan’s Korsgaard Aff

Welcome to the first edition of Full Strat Disclosure. The goal of this project is to provide a free place to discuss and learn strategy from some of the best.

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Loyola Invitational Open for Registration

We are excited to announce and extend invitation to the second annual Loyola Invitational to be held September 12-14th at Loyola High School. This year’s tournament will host a Varsity Lincoln-Douglas division and has been designated a semifinals-bid qualifier to the Tournament of Champions.

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Approaching a New Topic: Q and A with Travis Chen

PDT interviews Travis Chen, a successful debater who is the reigning champion at VBT and ended his career in quarterfinals of the TOC. We ask what he thinks about starting casing on a new topic, and how debates differ at the first tournaments.

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Voices Foundation Invitational Registration Opens

You are cordially invited to participate in the 3rd annual Voices Foundation Lincoln Douglas Debate Tournament, October 10-13, 2014.

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Job Board Update #1

3 new coaching jobs available!

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Dave McGinnis Announces 2014 Valley Round Robin and Sophomore Throw Down Participants

Congrats to all participants of the 4th Sophomore Throw-Down and the 2nd Valley Round Robin!

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Ask the Panel #1: September-October Topic Release

This is Ask the Panel, where a panel of coaches answers questions that you submitted to us via our facebook, PDT comment, twitter, or email.On this edition, the panel of Daiya Massac, Bob Overing, and Chris Kymn answer your questions about the just released 2014 September-October topic.

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