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Updated Staff List + Registration Updates!

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

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

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!

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

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!

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

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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PV Peninsula closes out Stanford

Akhil Jalan and Arjun Tambe, of Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, closed out the final round of the 2015 Stanford Invitational. Congrats to both debaters. It has been a season of close-outs, suggesting a fiercely competitive Tournament of Champions. Congrats to the Stanford competitors and good luck to all on …

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Bennett Eckert of Greenhill Champs Colleyville

Colleyville, TX UPDATE: Greenhill’s Bennett Eckert is the champion of the 2015 edition of teh Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational. Congrats to Greenhill’s students and coaches, who are having an excellent month! Full results: OCTOFINALS Greenhill BE defeats Liberty Christian BS (Breann Smith) Law Magnet DD defeats Flower Mound AA (Amany …

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Varad Agarwala of Greenhill is the Emory champion

Atlanta, GA Update: On a 4-1 decision, Varad Agarwala of Greenhill defeated Akhil Jalan of PV Peninsula to become the 2015 Emory champion. Congratulations to both debaters and their coaches!   NSD Update is pleased to find itself in sunny Atlanta, Georgia for the Barkley Forum for High School Students …

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Lone Wolves: A Guide from a Tournament Director

The national circuit is becoming increasingly unfriendly to “lone wolves.” In part because of the misbehavior of some independent travelers, tournaments that have in the past been reasonably friendly for the lone wolf have become less so. And tournaments that have never been lone wolf-friendly have taken steps to more …

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Davis Labarre Tops Strake Jesuit

Congratulations to Northland Christian’s Davis Labarre for winning the 2014 Strake Jesuit Tournament! Davis defeated Westlake’s Drew Burd in finals on a 2-1 decision (Cockroft, Dang, Harris*). Davis was also Top Seed and Top Speaker! Davis is coached by Paul Graveley, Courtney Coffman, Robbie Dillard, Yang Yi and Shania Hunt; …

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Announcing NSD 2015!

We are pleased to announce the new leadership of NSD, as well as the initial details of NSD’s 2015 summer institute! Leadership Tom Evnen is the new Director of NSD, and he will be joined by Terrence Lonam, who will work as his Associate Director. Eric Palmer, NSD’s Founder, will …

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