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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…
Main Tournament Round 1 Pairings | Results Round 2 Pairings | Results Round 3 Pairings | Results Round 4 Pairings | Results Round 5 Pairings Partial Double-Octafinals Harrison EL v. Bronx HS of Science AS (Koh, Hu, Gosain) Byram Hills RP […]
Lexington Finalist Interviews Nina Potischman (Hunter NP), Co-Champion Question: What did you find the hardest case to answer at this tournament? Nina Potischman: Probably Scarsdale’s constitutionality aff, which says that the neg burden is to prove that negating is consistent […]
Bob issues a public challenge to inadequate disclosers to debate him on the merits of disclosure.
Finalist Interviews Jack Wareham (Oakwood Secondary School – North Hollywood JW), Champion Question: Was there a particular round you debated at this tournament in which you really enjoyed the argument interaction/clash in? Jack Wareham: In my round against Raffi from […]
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.
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.
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.
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/