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WDM Valley seeks applications for the 2015 Sophomore Throw-Down

WDM Valley debate will host the fifth annual Sophomore Throw-Down on Friday, September 25 at the West Des Moines Marriott. The Valley Mid-America Cup, an octofinals bid to the TOC in Lincoln-Douglas debate, follows on Saturday, September 26 – Monday, September 28. The Sophomore Throw-Down has featured many of the best ...

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Pranav Reddy Takes the Tournament of Champions

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Congratulations to Harker’s Pranav Reddy for winning the TOC. In the final round, Pranav (neg) defeated University School’s David Branse on a 2-1 decision (Sheryl Kazmeryk, Erik Legried, Chris Palmer*). We are excited that David will be joining us as a staff member this summer at NSD! Pranav is coached ...

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Rahul Gosain Wins the Penn Round Robin

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Philadelphia, PA – Congratulations to Scarsdale’s Rahul Gosain and Del Mar’s Varun Bhave for reaching the final round of the Penn Round Robin, the country’s foremost round robin tournament. On a 2-1 decision, Rahul prevailed in the final round. Rahul is coached by Mark Gorthey and Joe Vaughan and Chris ...

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Update: First Round At-Larges Announced

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Update: Congratulations to all who received first round at-large qualifications to the Tournament of Champions! Apple Valley – Grace Hoffa Apple Valley – Prince Hyeamang Bronx Science – Diganta Rashed Bronx Science – Griffin Miller Hawken School – Nicole Kastelic Judge Barefoot Sanders – Dino De La O La Canada – Alex Zhao Marcus – Lyndie Ho Marlborough ...

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Updated Staff List + Registration Updates!

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With just under a month left to register, our spots are filling up quickly and we are gearing up for a great summer. All registration must be completed in by May 1st and so we encourage any student who has yet to apply to do so as soon as possible to ...

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“TOC Changes Rule on First-Year-Out Judges” by Emily Massey

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TOC Changes Rule on First-Year-Out Judges The TOC abruptly changed the rules regarding first-year-out judges in its invitation on Friday several weeks after it had originally released the invitation. The tournament released its first 2015 invitation, entitled “TOC Invitation Final_0,” in mid-February. On Friday, March 6 a new invitation called ...

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David Branse wins Harvard Snowpocalypse Edition

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David Branse of University School is the champion of a Harvard Invitational that was abbreviated by yet another devastating northeast snowstorm. With the second day of competition canceled by the snow, Harvard broke to a full triple octo based on the first four rounds of competition, making the best of ...

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NSD Registration is Open!

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NSD Registration is Open! Registration is due by May 1st Instructions for Application can be found at http://nsdebate.org/apply/ You can find updated information including dates, staff, curriculum information and more at nsdebate.org. If you have any questions, free feel to email nsdebatecamp@gmail.com

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Full Berkeley results: Newark Science closes out

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UPDATE: Full Berkeley results Newark Science capped an amazing weekend with a three-student close out (Newark had 3 of the 4 semifinalists). On coach’s decision, Christian Quiroz advanced over Adegoke Fakorede in semis, while Sunhee Simon defeated Greenhill’s Bennett Eckert to reach the co-championship. The season of close-outs continues! Berkeley ...

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NSD 2015! Registration Updates + Initial Staff List!

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Hello All, We are happy to announce that registration will be opening this week for NSD 2015! We will be returning to the University of Minnesota again this summer! Below, we have included updated explanations for our third and fourth week curricula! If you have any questions, feel free to ...

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Harvard and Berkeley Round Robin Fields

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One of the most attended and most competitive weekends of the TOC season has arrived – the Harvard-Berkeley weekend. Both Harvard University and Cal-Berkeley will host not only fiercely competitive octofinal-bid tournaments in LD debate, but also two of the most prestigious Round Robins in the country. Here are the ...

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