Posts tagged with: Featured

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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Rankings — Week 12

Premier Debate’s ADP and ELO rankings for Week 1! Congrats!

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September-October Briefs Out!

The brief for the September-October topic, “Resolved: Countries ought to prohibit the production of nuclear power,” are out! Thank you to Jonas Le Barillec, Varun Paranjpe, Jong Hak Won, and Derek Zhang for their research and card-cutting contributions! Remember, SUBSCRIBE to Premier to receive the […]

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When Theory is Drop the Argument, But There’s No Argument to Drop

In this edition of The Meta, Bob rehearses some common arguments for disclosure in more depth by imagining the same debate in a world with disclosure and a world without it. He then moves on to tackle Martin Sigalow’s recent blog post in opposition to disclosure.

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Unbroken Case Contest Results

Thank you to everyone who sent in submissions to our unbroken case contest! There is no prize, only glory. And now we have the winners! Premier Debate co-Director John Scoggin is the sole judge. It was difficult to pick between so many […]

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Interview with Nick Steele

The following is a Premier Debate exclusive interview with Nick Steele, your 2016 Tournament of Champions winner. The interview is conducted by Salim Damerdji, the Premier Debate Director of Philosophy Curriculum and assistant coach of Mountain View/Los Altos and Mission […]

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TOC Announces 2016-17 Bid Allocation

The following LD debate tournaments are OCTAFINAL qualifiers: Apple Valley (MN) Berkeley (CA) Bronx Science (NY) Emory (GA) Glenbrooks (IL) Greenhill (TX) Harvard (MA) Harvard-Westlake (CA) St. Mark’s (TX) Valley (IA) The following LD debate tournaments are QUARTERFINAL qualifiers: Alta […]

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Nick Steele wins TOC 2016

Finals Nick Steele from Harvard-Westlake (neg) defeated Felix Tan from Clements on a 2-1 decision with judges Chris Castillo, Chris Kymn*, and Michael Overing. Congratulations to both teams and their coaches. Nick is coached by Mike Bietz and Travis Fife. […]

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Battle for Los Angeles III

Main Tournament Pairings Round 1 Loyola AP & Loyola JO Crossroads NS vs Peninsula KK Immaculate Heart LM vs Marlborough AG Oakwood School – North Hollywood JW vs Loyola BS Immaculate Heart DD vs Brentwood RY La Canada AZ vs […]

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