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Bennett Eckert Wins TFA 2014

Texas, USA- Congratulations to Greenhill’s Bennet Eckert for defeating Katy Taylor’s Neel Yerneni to win the 2014 TFA tournament.   Doubles Kinkaid NK def. Flower Mound JS (Jalaj Sood) (Wright, Nunley, Boyer) Travis AS def. Salado IH (Issac Hopkins) (Nunley, Boyer, Tyger) Greenhill VA def. St. Agnes Academy MR (Mary …

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2013-2014 Bid List: At Large Applicants Will Be Bolded

Congratulations to Shelby, Anisha, Parth, James, and Nick for finishing their quals! USC ends the season’s bid opportunities. Congratulations to La Jolla’s Ram Prasad for being the bid leader of the 2013-14 season and Scarsdale for leading the season in team bid count! If you’re applying for the at large, please …

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Chris Jordan Wins the 2014 SWSDI Tournament

Arizona- Congratulations to Brophy’s Chris Jordan for defeating Tempe Prep’s Lyubov Kapko on a 3-0 decision. Chris is coached by Samir Reddy, Gurkaran Chotalla, David Barclay, and Beth Clarke. Lyubov is coached by John Wolnisty.

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Chris Kymn Wins the 2014 USC Tournament

                                  Los Angeles, CA- Congratulations to Loyola’s Chris Kymn for defeating PV Peninsula’s James Zhang to win the 2014 USC Touranment. Chris won the tournament without dropping a ballot. Chris is coached by Michael …

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Jake Steirn Wins 2014 Florida State

Florida, USA- Congratulations to Cypress Bay’s Jake Steirn for defeating University’s Saahil Jain to win the 2014 Florida State Tournament.  Jake is coached by  Megan West, Grant Reiter, Robbie Steirn, Coach Doug, and Martin Sigalow. Saahil is coached by Steve Schappaugh and Tom Evnen. Octas Lake Highland NK def. Cypress Bay DW …

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TOC 2014 Invitation Released

  The TOC has released the official invitation. Several important dates: TOC fully-qualified applications due: Friday, March 14th, 2014 TOC At-Large applications due:                      Friday, March 14th, 2014* At-Large recipients announced:                     Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 All Entry fees due by mail:                             Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 Drop deadline for refund:                               Wednesday, April …

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Valley seeks nominations for 2014 Sophomore Throw-Down

February 25, 2014 The Valley High School Debate Team is seeking nominations for the 2014 Sophomore Throw-Down. The Sophomore Throw-Down is a round robin showcasing the talents of 18 of the best 10th grade L-D debaters in the country. The Throw-Down takes place on the Friday before the Valley Mid-America …

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A Case for “Reasonability”

Article by Daniel Selman I think debaters are underutilizing reasonability when answering theory and you should think that too. It seems like the trend for a while now has been for debaters to accept competing interpretations on face, but in this article I advocate for a nuanced interpretation of reasonability …

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Access TOC: The TOC of Debate Giving

Article by Daisy Massey Have you ever worried that financial barriers are increasingly keeping kids out of debate? What if these kids could qual to TOC if they had a coach or the means to attend more tournaments? I formed Access Debate, which you may already have heard about on …

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Lucas Smith Wins 2014 Liberty Bell Classic

Philadelphia, PA – Congratulations to Monticello’s Lucas Smith for defeating Ridge’s Jack Wilson to win the 2014 Liberty Bell Classic at UPenn. Lucas is coached by Christie Bendi, David Joannides, and Rose Joyce Turner. Jack is coached by David Yastremski. Octofinals Bronx Science ES def. Princeton DE (Daniel Edelberg) 2-1 (*Nag, McCarthy, …

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Pranav Reddy Wins the 2014 Berkeley Invitational

Berkeley, CA- Congratulations to Harker’s Pranav Reddy and Northland Christian’s Shania Hunt for advancing to the final round of this year’s edition of the Berkeley Tournament. On a 3-0 decision, Pranav was victorious. Pranav is coached by Nikhil Nag, Ryan Fink, and Greg Achten. Shania is coached by Kevin Roberts, …

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Danny DeBois Wins the 2014 Harvard Invitational

  Cambridge, MA- Congratulations to repeat winner Harrison’s Danny DeBois for defeating University’s David Branse  to win the 2014 Harvard Invitational (Chernick, Parker, Wexler). Danny is coached by Chetan Hertzig and Henry Zhang. David is coached by Steven Schappaugh and Tom Evnen. Triples 1) Sacred Heart AT def. 64) Newark Science SS …

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