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The 2017-2018 Bid List

Congratulations to everyone who bid this weekend at Bronx, St. James, and St. Marks! 4 Bids Danielle Dosch- Immaculate Heart (Loyola, Greenhill, Presentation, St. Marks)   3 Bids Ishan Bhatt- St. Andrew’s Episcopal (Greenhill, Valley, Holy Cross) Eric Deng- San Marino (Loyola, CSU, Presentation) Lindsey Perlman- Byram Hills (Yale, Valley, …

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Announcing NSD Briefs!

Check out NSD Briefs by clicking here! NSD is pleased to announce an exciting new debate briefs project. NSD’s briefs are a bit different than the ones with which you are probably familiar. Unlike other briefs, NSD’s briefs aim to give you resources and knowledge to help you win debates …

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The 2016-2017 Bid List (USC, SWDI)

82 have qualified to the TOC. 52 have 1 bid. Congratulations to Alexandra for qualifying to the TOC! This concludes the regular season. Congratulations to Harrison’s Raffi Piliero and Peninsula’s Jonas Le Barillec for being the individual bid leaders for the 2016-2017!   Congratulations as well to Harvard-Westlake for being the Team Bid …

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Public Forum Individual Speaker Rankings

Each year, PFers around the country argue about who is truly the best speaker in the country. To contribute to this conversation, we have created an objective metric to rank individual debaters. The way it works is simple. At an octas bid tournament, the top speaker earns 20 points and …

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A Pessimistic View of Norms in LD by Salim Damerdji

Many LDers believe that the activity improves with time. The conventional wisdom goes something like this: All else equal, a true argument beats out a false argument in round. Debaters copy and comply with good norms since it’s easier to win theory and K debates when you’re on the right …

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Richard Cook Wins UT

Austin, TX- Congratulations to Kinkaid’s Jason Yang and Strake Jesuit’s Richard Cook for making it to finals of UT. On a 3-0 decision, Richard was declared the champion. Congratulations to both! Richard is coached by Chris Castillo. Triples (Single-Flighted)   Double (Single-Flighted) Cy-Fair TW def. Tompki AG (Aman Gulrajani) (Burdett) …

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