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2017 Golden Desert Tournament

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 Double-Octafinals Brentwood WJ def. Harvard-Westlake WB (Sherwood, Fink, […]

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Rankings — Week 17

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

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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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2017 Columbia Invitational

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 […]

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Weekend Recap: 2017 Lexington, Harvard-Westlake, & Sunvitational

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 […]

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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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2017 Harvard-Westlake DebateLA Round Robin

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 […]

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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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