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Travis Chen Wins the 2014 VBT

  Los Angeles, CA- Congratulations to Palo Alto’s Travis Chen for defeating La Jolla’s Ram Prasad to win the 2014 Victory Briefs Tournament on a 3-0 decision (Theis, Zhang, Tartakovsky). Trav is coached by Jennie Savage, Larry Liu, Elana Leone, Matt Delateur, Erwin Li, and Alex Carter. Ram is coached …

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Sunvitational RR Pods Announced

Dear Lincoln Douglas Debate Round Robin Participants, I am thrilled with the field we have assembled for our second annual Sunvitational Round Robin for Lincoln Douglas Debate. This email contains important information about the event. Please take some time to read through it and send me any comments or questions …

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What Else is New? A Competing Interpretation on Theory Debate

What Else is New? A Competing Interpretation on Theory Debate by Carlton Bone While I have unquestionably been limited in my involvement with the debate community this past year, and much of the preceding year, a recent article entitled, “The Desolation of Theory” by Rebecca Kuang caught me by surprise. …

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Chris Kymn Wins the 2013 College Prep Tournament

    Oakland, CA – Congratulations to Loyola’s Chris Kymn for winning the 2013 College Prep Tournament. Chris defeated PV Peninsula’s Akhil Jalan to take the win on a 2-1 decision (*Alex Smith, Monica Amestoy, Patrick Graham). Chris is coached by Michael Overing, John Scoggin, Bob Overing, Tom Placido, Tim …

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Shawn Xiong Wins the 2013 Strake Jesuit/TDC Tournament

Houston, TX- Congratulations to Cypress Woods’ Shawn Xiong for defeating Travis’s  Arun Sharma to win the 2013 Inaugural Strake Jesuit/ TDC Tournament on a 3-0 decision (Wright, Sullivan, Race). Shawn is coached by Heath Martin and Jared Woods. Arun is coached by Laura Kennedy. Thanks to Terrence Lonam for results.   Doubles …

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Ram Prasad Wins the 2013 Blake Tournament

  Minneapolis, Minnesota- Congratulations to La Jolla’s Ram Prasad for winning the 2013 John Edie Holiday Tournament at Blake.  Ram defeated Walt Whitman’s Daisy Massey on a 3-0 (Shmikler, Korsakov, Koh) to take the win. Ram is coached by Jeff Liu, Zack Parker, and Tom Evnen. Daisy is coached by Emily …

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Eric Hale Wins the 2013 Dowling Catholic Paradigm

  WDM Valley, Iowa- Congratulations to Bettendorf’s Eric Hale for winning the 2013 Dowling Catholic Paradigm. Eric defeated WDM Valley’s Jason Smith in finals. Eric is coached by Joe Rankin and Moses Sloven. Jason is coached by Dave McGinnis, Lucy Korsakov, Alex Kramer, and Adam Hoffman.   Doubles: Lake Highland …

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Ridge 2013- SNOWED OUT

Basking Ridge, NJ- NSD Update will be providing live coverage of the Ridge Invitational. Use the hashtag #Ridge13 for results. Outrounds have been cancelled for an unknown amount of time due to a heavy snow storm. Whether or not outrounds will be done later is still pending decision.

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Shawn Xiong Wins the 2013 Isidore Newman Invitational

New Orleans, LA- Congratulations to Cypress Woods’ Shawn Xiong for defeating Greenhill’s Mitali Mathur to win the 2013 Isidore Newman Invitational. Shawn is coached by Heath Martin and Jared Woods. Mitali is coached by Aaron Timmons and Rebecca Kuang.   Octas Kempner AB def. Northland MZ (Maggie Zollo) Northland SH …

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Akhil Gandra Wins UT 2013

Congratulations to Akhil Gandra for defeating Cypress Woods’ Shawn Xiong to win the 2013 UT Longhorn Classic! Akhil is coached by Ben Clancy. Shawn is coached by Heath Martin and Jared Woods.   Triples Katy Taylor NY Advances w/out debating Kempner AB Advances w/out debating Westwood JD def. Houston-Memorial LM …

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Jack Patton and Jack Weisman Co-Champions of Ohio Valley

USA- Congratulations to Vestavia Hills’ Jack Patton and Hawken’s Jack Weisman are co-champions to win the 2013 Ohio Valley Invitational. Jack Patton is coached by Daniel Selman. Jack Weisman is coached by Bob Shurtz.   Sems Hawken JW def. Dupont Manuel EH (Emily Hu) (Locke, *Rodriguez, Toric) Vestavia Hills JP …

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Danny DeBois Wins the 2013 Princeton Classic

  Princeton, NJ- Congratulations to Harrison’s Danny DeBois for defeating Collegiate’s Andrew O’Donohue on a 5-0 decision (Millman, Koh, Mathews, Joplin, Dasarathy) to win the 2013 Princeton Classic. Danny is coached by Chetan Hertzig and Henry Zhang. Andrew is coached by Aracelis Biel and Mark Gorthey.   Runoff Harrison KK …

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Shelby Heitner Wins the 2013 Alta Silver and Black Invitational

Utah, USA- Congratulations to Harvard-Westlake’s Shelby Heitner for defeating Lynbrook’s Dhruv Walia to win the 2013 Alta Silve and Black Invitational. Shelby is coached by Mike Bietz, Daniel Tartakovsky, Sean Nadel, and Nate Zerbib-Berda. Dhruv is coached by Todd Newkirk and Michael Harris.   Partial Doubles Meadows MS Advances w/out …

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2014 Harvard Round Robin Announced

Cambridge, MA- The round robin will take place in February. Congratulations to all those invited! Danny DeBois- Harrison Ram Prasad- La Jolla Travis Chen- Palo Alto Jessica Levy- Whitman Daisy Massey- Whitman Akhil Jalan- PV Peninsula Leah Shapiro- St. Louis Park Chris Kymn- Loyola Adam Tomasi- Sacred Heart Arjun Tambe- …

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Jan Feb 2014 Topic Announced

The new jan/fen topic is out! 2014 January/February Topic Resolved: Developing countries should prioritize environmental protection over resource extraction when the two are in conflict. Love it? Hate it? Let us know in the comments below!

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