Hardest and Weakest PF Tournaments

Based on our pre-ToC rankings, we calculated the average (mean) ELO rating for each tournament with results on Tabroom for the 2018-2019 year. Results are as follows: Some interesting findings: Higher bid...

NSD Public Forum April Topic Analysis: Part 2

This article is the 2nd and final part of our April topic analysis. For part 1, click here 2. Substance There are three main types of arguments on this topic. The direction of the link and/or impact for each...

NSD Public Forum April Topic Analysis: Part 1

The National Speech and Debate Association’s April PF topic is “Resolved: The United Nations should grant India permanent membership on the Security Council.” Currently, the United Nations Security Council...

Category - Public Forum

Hardest and Weakest PF Tournaments

Based on our pre-ToC rankings, we calculated the average (mean) ELO rating for each tournament with results on Tabroom for the 2018-2019 year. Results are as follows: Some interesting findings: Higher bid level...

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...