Monthly Archives: October 2014

Util/Trutil with Tom Placido: 5 Ways to Research Plans

Welcome to this week’s installment of Util/Trutil. Today’s article will discuss five different ways to research plans generally, with some advice and applications for the new topic. Let’s jump right in!  1. Write Down Examples. No one actually researches away from […]

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Live Results: Varun Bhave wins Meadows

Recorded Debates We have been live streaming several debates, click to watch: Round 1 Kinkaid TG vs Los Altos JN Round 5 Loyola NR v Peninsula JL Doubles Lynbrook DW v Loyola NR Octas Miramonte TK (#23) v Oakwood Secondary JW […]

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Weekend Preview + Scouting Report: Meadows

Bid Level: Quarterfinals Date: October 31-November 2 Number of Entries: 73 Last Year’s Final: Greenhill VA def CPS CL Scouting Report: Top 25 @ Meadows: Brentwood JL – #5 Del Mar VB – #9 Greenhill BE – #19 Miramonte TK […]

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Briefs are Out!

We’re excited for the new Right to be Forgotten topic and we hope you’re excited to jumpstart your topic prep with our 205 page brief.

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November/December Briefs Released Tomorrow (10/29)!

I am excited to announce that our November/December briefs have been completed, and we will be emailing them out tomorrow. As with our September/October briefs these will be completely free of charge. To get the briefs sign up at premierdebate.com/briefs and they […]

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LD Practices Survey

The purpose of this survey is to help evaluate current communal norms in LD and to distinguish between varying practices beyond a broad approach like “disclosure good” vs. “disclosure bad.” What do you think is appropriate?

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Live Results: Jeng wins Beltway, Gilbert wins Iowa Caucus

Live results for this weekend’s semis-bid Beltway tournament. The battle for Capitol Beltway Fall Classic is underway.

Click for out-rounds pairings and results.

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LD Coaches Poll #2

It’s time for LD Coaches Poll #2! You can vote by following this link.

Congratulations to last month’s Top 25.

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Util/Trutil with Tom Placido: Planning for the 1AR

Planning for the 1AR Welcome back to our second installment of Util/Trutil. Today’s topic is 1AR strategy when reading a plan. Before I get into the various 1AR tactics that you can deploy when reading a plan, there are a […]

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Being Forgotten: Kantian Positions

Resolved: The “right to be forgotten” from Internet searches ought to be a civil right. The September/October topic saw an increase in Kantian cases. The position’s promise is two-fold. First, winning framework is relatively easy. Every judge is familiar with […]

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