All posts by: bobovering

LD Metagame JF17 Edition (Bob Overing)

Bob breaks down the Jan-Feb meta based on his analysis of doubles participants at Cal Berkeley and Harvard. He theorizes three different categories of aff and highlights some of the differences between the east and west coast metagames.

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Debate for All: How to Practice Theory

How does one improve at theory? Read this advice and comment below on your own techniques!

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10 Things I Like and Don’t Like, featuring Harvard (Bob Overing)

The first edition of “10 Things I Like and Don’t Like” by Bob Overing features the Harvard tournament, plant pedagogy, and “1AR theory bad.”

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10 Things I Like and Don’t Like (Bob Overing)

The first edition of “10 Things I Like and Don’t Like” by Bob Overing features the Harvard-Westlake tournament, K vs Theory debates, “We,” and more…

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Holiday Disclosure Post #4 – A Challenge (Bob Overing)

Bob issues a public challenge to inadequate disclosers to debate him on the merits of disclosure.

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Holiday Disclosure Post #3 – Disclosure Norms in LD (Bob Overing)

Bob stakes out a spectrum of possible disclosure practices and defines three thematic divides to characterize the debates on disclosure. He defends a middle-ground approach to disclosure and clarifies exactly which practices that entails.

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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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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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