Monthly Archives: December 2016

Holiday Disclosure Post #2 – Reply to Kymn (Bob Overing)

Bob’s second post in response to Chris Kymn on disclosure theory applies the framework from Section 1 to out-of-round theory, forwards five reasons why theory is a superior option for this kind of unfairness, and analogizes out-of-round behavior causing in-round unfairness to the use of PEDs in sporting events.

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Holiday Disclosure Post #1 – Reply to Kymn (Bob Overing)

Bob’s first post in response to Chris Kymn on disclosure summarizes previous arguments about the nature of fairness and theory debates, setting up the framework for the next post.

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Premier Debate Institute 2017 Open For Registration

Session 1: Los Angeles: June 25 (Sunday) – July 15 (Saturday) Session 2: Washington, DC: July 16 (Sunday) – August 5 (Saturday) More information and registration here: http://www.premierdebate.com/

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On Enthymemes and Tabula Rasa (Bob Overing)

Bob introduces the idea of enthymemes, suggesting that they pose difficult problems for tabula rasa judges. The question is not if judges must intervene, but how and when?

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2016 Strake Jesuit Tournament

Finalist Interviews Muhammad Khattak (Lake Highland Prep MK), Champion Question: What was your favorite position that you read at this tournament? Muhammad Khattak: I really enjoyed the different philosophic positions I tried to read and leveraging them against the different critical affs/negs […]

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2016 John Edie Holiday Debates at Blake

Finalist Interviews Alex Zhao (La Canada AZ), Champion Question: Was there a particular round you debated at this tournament in which you really enjoyed the argument interaction/clash in? Alex Zhao: I enjoyed my doubles round with John Boals from Apple […]

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2016 College Prep Invitational

Finalist Interviews Lavanya Singh (Mission San Jose LS), Champion Question: What was your favorite Neg position that you read/heard at this tournament? Lavanya Singh: I assume you don’t want to hear about my favorite theory shells so I’ll talk about […]

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2016 Dowling Catholic Paradigm

Finalist Interviews Trent Gilbert (West Des Moines Valley TG), Closed Out & 2nd Seed Question:What does it feel like to debate so many rounds in 2 days? Is it exhausting or does the adrenaline kick in? What does it feel like […]

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2016 Ridge Debates

Finalist Interviews Lauren Cole (Harrison LC) Question: Was there a particular round you debated at this tournament in which you really enjoyed the argument interaction/clash in? Lauren Cole: There were a lot of rounds at the tournament that I enjoyed because a […]

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2016 Isidore Newman Invitational

Main Tournament Round 1 Pairings | Results Round 2 Pairings | Results Round 3 Pairings | Results Round 4 Pairings | Results Round 5 Pairings | Results Round 6 Pairings | Results Bracket Speaker Awards Ishan Bhatt (St. Andrew’s Episcopal […]

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