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  • [eDebate] Invites & Results for WUDC/BP Debate
    debate uvm edu debateblog usu Invites Invites html See a video of a debate World Finals from Cork in January 2009 at http debatevideoblog blogspot com 2009 01 wudc finals 2009 ban abortion at all html Get a basic training manual at http flynn debating net colmmain tut htm Tab program for PC at http tournaman wikidot com Don t believe the hype Find out for yourself I am ready

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  • [eDebate] Coin flips
    to slow down tournaments but make them more fair John von Neumann suggested a way to flip a suspect coin and produce fair results Flip it twice Tails heads decides in favor of one party heads tails the other The two results are equally likely even with a biased coin If it comes up heads heads or tails tails flip it twice again http www futilitycloset com page 42 Doyle

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  • [eDebate] Clarion seeks West Point Judging
    Judging Messages sorted by date thread subject author This will probably be posted after the tournament is over but we re looking to hire at least 3 rounds Hit me up if interested Pay in cash American dollars and or

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  • [eDebate] Clarion seeks West Point Judging
    thread subject author Can us free agent judges start asking for pay in euros On 10 8 09 James Lyle jrlyle at gmail com wrote This will probably be posted after the tournament is over but we re looking to hire at least 3 rounds Hit me up if interested Pay in cash American dollars and or Skittles Jim eDebate mailing list eDebate at www ndtceda com http www ndtceda

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  • [eDebate] Towson (em or jm) Citations
    eDebate MSU Looking to Hire Judging for Wayne Messages sorted by date thread subject author backchannel me next part An HTML attachment was scrubbed URL http www ndtceda com pipermail edebate attachments 20091009 6a3c4e68 attachment htm Previous message eDebate Clarion

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  • [eDebate] MSU Looking to Hire Judging for Wayne
    Towson em or jm Citations Next message eDebate On 7 Round Tournaments Messages sorted by date thread subject author MSU is looking to hire out judging for the Wayne State tournament If you re interested please contact me at greta stahl at gmail com Greta next part An HTML attachment was scrubbed URL http www ndtceda com pipermail edebate attachments 20091009 eedba567 attachment htm Previous message eDebate Towson em or

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  • [eDebate] On 7 Round Tournaments
    seemed to notice a troubling tide of over exhaustion isolation and general grumpiness at tournaments Although I am in general supportive of measures that make tournaments more inviting and community building I am not yet convinced that shortening tournament length is the appropriate response and I hope that other solutions will continue to be experimented with On face the argument that we should shorten debate tournaments because people get too tired just seems silly I m sure for example that basketball players get extremely tired during the course of a regular season game and even more exhausted during a play off series or a long trip on the road The solution to this fatigue however is not to shorten the length of quarters or the number of games being played during the season Instead coaches encourage their players to live a lifestyle off the court that enables them to adequately handle the stress of the game Debaters are not just exhausted after a tournament because they had an 8th debate they are exhausted because they ve been working on little sleep for days weeks before the tournament and often up late enjoying themselves each night of the tournament Neither of those problems are eliminated by having one less debate Some might argue that the shorter schedule puts less stress on coaches Admittedly I do not know a lot about being a coach and am perhaps ignorant and in need of a schooling In my opinion having 1 fewer debate does little to alleviate coach fatigue except for the coaches of doubles teams who do not have to stay up late preparing for doubles I don t know what about having one fewer debate causes coaches who stay up all night cutting cards you know who you are to suddenly decide that they shouldn t do that and should instead go to sleep Similar to student fatigue coach fatigue seems a problem of personal decisions made by individual coaches and the ethos of competition that courses through the debate community From a debater perspective I d much rather have another debate than feel marginally less tired Tuesdays after tournaments I m sure those who could have cleared 5 3 but didn t because they were 4 3 would agree with me on this I have never heard a good answer to the argument that shortening tournament length denies the majority of teams an extra debate in the name of preserving the energy levels of the select few debating on elim day I am also curious where the data for the we re so tired please don t make us debate another round argument is coming from Have any tournaments provided participants with a survey of whether or not they would rather debate an additional round or feel less tired on Monday Tuesday I would be curious to hear thoughts on this as I might be in the minority In any case it would be interesting if tournaments began posing these sorts

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  • [eDebate] On 7 Round Tournaments
    for shortening tournament length has focused on the need to improve the general tournament atmosphere making debate tournaments more habitable for all Those who began the movement for shorter tournament those to whom I am indebted to and far less wise than seemed to notice a troubling tide of over exhaustion isolation and general grumpiness at tournaments Although I am in general supportive of measures that make tournaments more inviting and community building I am not yet convinced that shortening tournament length is the appropriate response and I hope that other solutions will continue to be experimented with On face the argument that we should shorten debate tournaments because people get too tired just seems silly I m sure for example that basketball players get extremely tired during the course of a regular season game and even more exhausted during a play off series or a long trip on the road The solution to this fatigue however is not to shorten the length of quarters or the number of games being played during the season Instead coaches encourage their players to live a lifestyle off the court that enables them to adequately handle the stress of the game Debaters are not just exhausted after a tournament because they had an 8th debate they are exhausted because they ve been working on little sleep for days weeks before the tournament and often up late enjoying themselves each night of the tournament Neither of those problems are eliminated by having one less debate Some might argue that the shorter schedule puts less stress on coaches Admittedly I do not know a lot about being a coach and am perhaps ignorant and in need of a schooling In my opinion having 1 fewer debate does little to alleviate coach fatigue except for the coaches of doubles teams who do not have to stay up late preparing for doubles I don t know what about having one fewer debate causes coaches who stay up all night cutting cards you know who you are to suddenly decide that they shouldn t do that and should instead go to sleep Similar to student fatigue coach fatigue seems a problem of personal decisions made by individual coaches and the ethos of competition that courses through the debate community From a debater perspective I d much rather have another debate than feel marginally less tired Tuesdays after tournaments I m sure those who could have cleared 5 3 but didn t because they were 4 3 would agree with me on this I have never heard a good answer to the argument that shortening tournament length denies the majority of teams an extra debate in the name of preserving the energy levels of the select few debating on elim day I am also curious where the data for the we re so tired please don t make us debate another round argument is coming from Have any tournaments provided participants with a survey of whether or not they

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