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Danny DeBois Wins 2014 Harvard RR

  Cambridge, MA- Congratulations to Harrison’s Danny DeBois for defeating La Jolla’s Ram Prasad to win the 2014 Harvard RR. Danny is coached by Chetan Hertzig and Henry Zhang. Ram is coached by Jeff Liu, Tom Evnen, and Zack Parker.   Pairings https://www.tabroom.com/index/tourn/postings/round.mhtml?tourn_id=2686&round_id=77179   Radcliffe 1) Danny DeBois- Harrison (9-3) …

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Danny DeBois and Noah Thaler are 2014 Hendrick Hudson Co-Champions

  Montrose, NY- The semifinal rounds of the 2014 Hendrick Hudson Invitational (Bump) took place separately from the tournament. Congratulations to Danny DeBois and Noah Thaler for being declared Co-Champions. Danny is coached by Chetan Hertzig and Henry Zhang. Noah is coached by Joe Vaughan, Joseph Millman, Sam Mathews, and …

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Debate and Speech Impediments by Ben Koh

Since the beginning of the year I’ve had a few words in my paradigm about debaters who are struggling with speech impediments. This never came to actualize itself or be a relevant question for me, however, until fairly recently. At Blake, I had just finished judging a round when one …

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Lexy Green Announces Pods for the 2014 Cal Round Robin

Oakland, CA- Lexy Green has announced the pods for the 2014 Cal Round Robin. The Cal RR will take place before the Berkeley Tournament   Pod A Pranav Reddy- Harker Shelby Heitner- Harvard-Westlake Katie Hughes- Immaculate Heart Tyler Gamble- Kinkaid Sam Azbel- Lake Highland Shania Hunt- Northland Christian   Pod …

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Ram Prasad Wins the 2014 Stanford Invitational

Palo Alto, CA- Congratulations to La Jolla’s Ram Prasad for defeating PV Peninsula’s Arjun Tambe to win the 2014 Stanford Invitatinoal. Ram is coached by Jeff Liu, Zack Parker, and Tom Evnen. Arjun is coached by Scott Wheeler, Akash Gogate, and Chris Theis   Triples CTY JL def. San Marino KW …

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Preetham Chippada Wins the 2014 Scarsdale Invitational

Scarsdale, NY- Congratulations to Lexington’s Preetham Chippada for defeating Hunter College’s Danny Li to win (Roth, *Cumming, Katz) the 2014 Scarsdale Invitational. Preetham is coached by Chris Palmer, Sara Sanchez, Paul Zhou, Noah Star, and Grant Weisberg. Danny is coached by Noel Selegzi Sophie Ruff.   Doubles Hunter College DL …

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Registration opens for Woodward Novice Nationals

Registration for the 2014 1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy is now open on Joy of Tournaments. The tournament runs March 21-23 in Atlanta, GA. We offer 1st and 2nd year LD and Policy.  Initial entry limits are 6 per school in each division — if you anticipate needing …

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Theory in Theory by Paul Dorasil and Clifford Chad Henson

Theory in Theory Paul Dorasil Clifford Chad Henson INTRODUCTION Recently, reigning TOC champion Rebecca Kuang wrote a criticism of theory debate in Victory Briefs Daily.  In addition to comments on the Victory Briefs website, Carlton Bone responded on NSD Update.  This article is an attempt to provide a perspective on theory debate …

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Pranav Reddy Wins Golden Desert

Las Vegas, NV- Congratulations to Harker’s Pranav Reddy and Los Altos’s Salim Damerdji for advancing to the final round of this year’s edition of Golden Desert. On a 3-0 decision, Pranav was victorious. Pranav is coached by Nikhil Nag, Ryan Fink, and Greg Achten. Salim is coached by Ilya Gaidarov, …

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Pre-Fiat Arguments by Emily Massey, Grant Reiter, and Geoff Kristof

Pre-Fiat Arguments By Emily Massey, Grant Reiter, and Geoff Kristof   In many rounds nowadays, a debater says something like the following: “Prioritizing environmental protection minimizes oppression, and oppression is the only impact that matters because the role of the ballot is to empower people, so this is a reason …

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Harvard RR 2014: Pods Released

Cambridge, MA- The Harvard RR will take place before the Harvard tournament in two weeks. The pods are listed below.   RADCLIFFE: Akhil Jalan Adam Tomasi Claire Kueffner Daisy Massey Danny Debois Leah Shapiro Travis Chen   CRIMSON: Andrew O’Donohue Annie Kors Arjun Tambe Chloe Naguib Chris Kymn Jessica Levy …

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Varad Agarwala Wins the 2014 Colleyville Heritage Invitational

Grapevine, Texas, Congratulations to Greenhill’s Varad Agarwala for defeating Hockaday’s Anne-Marie Hwang to win the 2014 Colleyville Heritage Invitational. Varad is coached by Aaron Timmons, Neil Conrad, Bekah Boyer, and Rebecca Kuang. Anne-Marie is coached by Eric Melin, Catherine Tarsney, Jason Sykes, and Annie Zhu. Speaker awards will be posted …

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Why YOU Should Go to NSD: Part 1

                    This is part 1 of a series on why YOU should be attending NSD which takes place from July 20 to August 3 in Minneapolis. We will accept applications until May 1 but we encourage you to apply early! The …

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Bid List: Emory and Columbia

      Congratulations to John for finishing up the qual- ben K   8 Bids Ram Prasad’14- La Jolla (Greenhill, Valley, Voices, Bronx, Apple Valley, Glenbrooks, Blake, VBT) Danny DeBois’14- Harrison (Greenhill, Bronx, Apple Valley, Hendrick Hudson, Glenbrooks, Princeton, VBT, Lexington)   7 Bids Chris Kymn’14- Loyola (Greenhill, Valley, …

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