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Adam Hoffman Wins Yale

  Congratulations to Lexington’s Adam Hoffman for defeating West Des Moines Valley’s Megan Nubel to win the 2012 Yale Invitational. Adam is coached by Sara Sanchez and Chris Palmer; Megan is coached by Dave McGinnis, Alex Kramer, and Sophie Ruff. Triple Octafinal Round Results Randolph NC defeated Bettendorf TA (Taylor …

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Daniel Tartakovsky Takes Greenhill Round Robin

Addison, TX–Congratulations to PV Peninsula’s Daniel Tartakovsky for defeating Greenhill’s Rebecca Kuang to win the Greenhill Round Robin. Daniel is coached by Samantha Weiss and Chris Theis; Rebecca is coached by Aaron Timmons, Bekah Boyer, Jake Nebel, and Noah Star. Finals: PV Peninsula DT d. Greenhill RK (Rebecca Kuang) 2-1 …

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NSD Live Update: Greenhill / Yale Coverage

After last weekend’s successful debut, John Scoggin and Jared Woods will report from the Greenhill Fall Classic using hashtag #ghill12; Chris Palmer and Ari Parker will use hashtag #yale12 at Yale. Get live results by following NSD_Update on Twitter! Yale doubles: http://bit.ly/RMwJXV

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Presentation Hosts Voices Invitational and Round Robin

  This October 5-8 Presentation High School will host the first ever Voices Foundation Invitational LD debate tournament in conjunction with the return of the Voices LD Round Robin. The Voices Foundation was established to help make high school debate accessible to all students, regardless of financial circumstance. The Foundation …

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Eli Hymson Wins Crestian

Ft. Lauderdale, FL–Congratulations to Stoneman Douglas’s Eli Hymson for defeating La Jolla’s Ram Prasad to win Crestian. Eli is coached by Ryan Cole; Ram is coached by Jeff Liu. Special thanks to Grant Weisberg and Jeff Liu for providing live coverage. Doubles results and panel splits: http://bit.ly/PqGarL Octas: Lake Highland …

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Tillman Huett Wins Grapevine

Grapevine, TX–Congratulations to Pflugerville’s Tillman Huett for defeating Flower Mound’s Matt Gmitro to win Grapevine. Tillman is coached by Martin Sigalow, Zac Calhoun, and Elizabeth Waldrop; Matt is coached by Oliver Gappmayer, Jon Rhodes, and Eric Mears. Special thanks to Jared Woods for providing live coverage. Doubles results and panel …

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Jessica Levy Wins Crestian Round Robin

Ft. Lauderdale, FL–Congratulations to Walt Whitman’s Jessica Levy for defeating Stoneman Douglas’s Eli Hymson to win the Crestian Round Robin. Jessica is coached by Eric Palmer, Charles Chy, Eric Han, Emily Massey, and Iaan Reynolds; Eli is coached by Ryan Cole. Semifinals: Whitman JL def. Mountain Brook WM (Wyatt Moorer) …

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The Glenbrooks: Crucial Registration Info

From Tara Tate, Director of Debate at Glenbrook South: All entries are waitlisted when you first enter the tournament – you will be removed off of the “wait list” when we receive your entries. Once events truly start filling up (that is usually IEs and PF first), we will have …

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Coaches: Join the National Debate Coaches’ Association!

GLENVIEW, IL–A message from Tara Tate, President of the NDCA and Director of Debate at Glenbrook South: The National Debate Coaches Association Membership drive is on! We encourage everyone to renew their memberships or become a first time member. Annual memberships are only $30.00. The NDCA has provided a lot …

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Vassar Round Robin Field Announced

Jon Cruz has released the field for the 2012 Vassar Round Robin, to be held at the Collegiate School in New York City on the weekend of September 7. The field: Brentwood School (CA) — Jared Paul Brentwood School (CA) — Micah Rosen The Bronx High School of Science (NY) …

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Valley Sophomore Throw-Down Entries Announced

  The second annual West Des Moines Valley Sophomore Throw-Down round robin will take place on Friday, September 28 at the West Des Moines Marriott, the day prior to the Valley Mid-America Cup. Last year’s competition featured twelve of the best sophomore LD debaters in the country. In last year’s …

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How Competing Interpretations Has Ruined Theory Debate

Why I Miss the “NC, AC” Roadmap: How Competing Interpretations Has Ruined Theory Debate by Daniel Imas Over the past few years, debate appears to have become esoteric to an unprecedented level. The increasingly common use of dense philosophy and the preponderance of theory debate have certainly contributed to this …

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