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MBA Round Robin Field Released

Adam Johnson, Round Robin Director at Montgomery Bell Academy, has released the pool for the 2012 iteration. In 2010, they named the tournament to honor the memory of long time Battle Ground Academy (TN) coach Sandra W. Davis. Sandra passed away in the Summer of 2009 and they aspire to …

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Topic Selection Reform: The Lexington* Solution

Topic Selection Reform: The Lexington* Solution Article by Steven Adler Author’s note: We appreciate the large amount of outpour in response to our article. For now, though, we ask that people primarily focus their comments on the substantive reform itself rather than criticisms of our asking for the ballot. We …

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Jerry Chen and Andrew Eckholm Finalists at Ridge

Lexington’s Jerry Chen and Stuyvesant’s Andrew Eckholm are finalists at the Ridge Invitational, a finals bid in LD (Andrew coached over his teammate Grant Weisberg in semifinals). Jerry is coached by Sara Sanchez, Chris Palmer, and Steven Adler; Andrew and Grant are coached by Julie Sheinman and Craig Gilbert. The …

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Jim Huang Wins Isidore Newman

Octafinals: 16. Teurlings Catholic MC d 1. Harvard Westlake AA (Aneri Amin) 2. No Independent WM d 15. Northland Christian CS (Coco Stewart) 3. New Orleans Jesuit JP d 14. Cypress Woods XX (Xixiang Xiong) 4. New Orleans Jesuit JH d 13. Cypress Woods CM (Connor Miller) 5. Cypress Woods …

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University Closes Out Dowling Catholic and RR

Des Moines, IA — University’s Michael Fried and Josh Tupler are co-champions of the Dowling Catholic Paradigm. Michael and Josh also closed out the tournament’s round robin earlier this week. They are coached by Steve Schappaugh, Ross Brown, Ernie Rose, Tom Evnen, Josh Sherman, and Bradley Hicks. Finals: University MF …

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The College Thread: Early Decision Edition

If you’ve applied early decision to colleges, then hopefully you’ve been receiving your acceptance letters from them. Comment in the thread below to tell us where you were accepted, where you plan on going, and anyone else you might know related to the debate community. Current undergraduates, graduates, and post-graduates: …

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University School Closes Out Dowling Round Robin

Congratulations to University School’s Michael Fried and Josh Tupler for placing first and second at the Dowling Catholic Round Robin. Josh and Mike are coached by Steve Schappaugh, Ross Brown, Ernie Rose, Tom Evnen, Josh Sherman, and Bradley Hicks. Pods were as follows: J. Scott Wunn Pod: Matt Zavislan – …

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Jan/Feb 2012: debateaction.org

UPDATE: The NFL has replied to Mike Bietz’s letter and has declined to change the topic. Mike is awaiting a response from the NDCA Tournament Director. Since the NFL announced the selection of the January/February resolution, a lot of discussion has occurred about what effect this topic might have on …

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Jack Seigel Wins Ohio Valley

LEXINGTON, KY–Parkway West’s Jack Seigel is champion of Ohio Valley, having defeated Mountain Brook’s Alex Cordover in the final round. The tournament is a semifinals bid in LD. Octas: 16) Mountain Brook HS def. 1) duPont Manual MB (Marie Bissell) 2) McDowell GS def. 15) duPont Manual KG (Kate Garrett) …

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Michael Harris Wins Alta

Congratulations to Michael Harris of Loyola High School for winning the Silver and Black Invitational; Michael defeated Kent Denver’s Alex Wissmann in the final round. Michael is coached by Michael Overing, John Scoggin, Corbin Cass, Ashan Peiris, James Zucker, Alex Zimmermann, and Tim McHugh. Alex is coached by Kurt Macdonald. …

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Yang Yi Bests Princeton

We are seeking complete results for octas and quarters. Please contribute by commenting on this post. Semis Carpe Diem JM Def Regis RM (Ryan McKevoy) Millburn YY Def Bronx Science ZR (Zeke Rosenberg) Finals Millburn YY (Yang Yi) Def Carpe Diem JM (Joseph Millman) 3-2, Chen, Chang*, Murayama*, Drucker, Hartigan …

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Topic Nullification?

This thread is designed to promote awareness of, and to provide an area for discussion of, a movement that seeks to persuade tournaments that would normally debate the January/February NFL topic to instead debate the targeted killing topic. While the topic of domestic violence is certainly worthy of discussion, we …

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Jeremy Dang Wins UT

AUSTIN, TX–Strake Jesuit’s Jeremy Dang is Champion of UT, having defeated Keller’s Travis Fife in the final round. Jeremy is coached by Jerry Crist, Chris Castillo, Todd Liipfert, Daniel Imas, and Murvin Auzenne; Travis is coached by Rhianna Anglin and Barrett Rowston. Octafinals: Quarterfinals: Semifinals (TOC Bid): Pflugerville TH v …

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