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12/1/2012 2:59:54 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Hello all, I've decided to organize a tournament. However, unlike previous tournaments on DDO this one will be organized in a somewhat similar method to an NFL debate tournament, so a few new rules and voting techniques are going to be implemented.

Rounds:

There will be two "prelim" rounds. The first round matchups will be randomly assigned by random number generation (although I'm open to being convinced to seed it from ELO ranks). The second round will be "power matched", so debaters who won their first round will go against debaters who won their first round. The match ups for the second round within each bracket will be high-low by the "writer points" system (elaborated below), so for example the top ranked 1-0 will face the bottom ranked 1-0.

It'll be "breaking" to semifinals, meaning the top 4 will move on. These rounds are all single elimination and the match ups will be chosen via the traditional bracket system, the top seed faces the bottom seed.

I'm only accepting 12 people in this tourney, so according to my calculations there will be three 2-0's, six 1-1's, and three 0-2's. In order to encourage people who lose their first round to continue to try hard, the top two 1-1's will face off in a runoff round to see who gets to move on, so you have a better chance if you're 1-1.

Voting:

Another different thing. The NFL speaker points system is being replaced by what I call writer-points, which are points you give 0-5 that rank each debater on their writing abilities. To clarify, a 0 would be like a debate inferno participated in, or a forfeit. One forfeit leads to a deduction of 1.5 points, more than one is an autoloss and 0 points. A 5 would be a very above average quality debate. If one of these debates/debater is EXTREMELY high quality we can override the rules and give a 6 because it was so awesome. These dont affect the outcome of the debate, but they do affect seeding order.

Each debate will be judged by a panel of three, consisting of me and two other debaters in the tourney. Each debater will be required to judge another round each time, assigned by me. If you feel you cant judge a certain person or topic for whatever reason contact me and I'll reassign you. Others can vote but only the decisions of the three judges affect the result in the tournament. You have to assign writerpoints for each person.

I'll be doing the calculations for seeding order and posting here. Feel free to correct my math

Rules:

1. Serious topics please.
2. Affirmative instigates the debate.
3. 8000 character limit, 4 rounds 1 for acceptance 3 for debate. Voting time limit can be whatever you want because the winner is decided by the judges.

Signups

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Alternates:
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: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
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12/1/2012 3:02:48 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Oh, and you post the links to your debates here. Please title them "Round one" "Round two" "Run-off" "Semi" or "Final" followed by the resolution depending on what round we're in.
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"My name is max. I'm not a big fan of slacks"- Max rapping

"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

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"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
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12/1/2012 3:53:06 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Signups

1. F-16
2. AMTY
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12/1/2012 3:53:55 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/1/2012 3:09:13 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
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2. Your Friendly Neighbourhood Brit
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12/1/2012 4:01:06 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/1/2012 3:53:55 PM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
At 12/1/2012 3:09:13 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
Signups

1. F-16
2. Your Friendly Neighbourhood Brit
3. AMTY
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#StandwithBossy

#UnbanTheMadman

#BetOnThett

"Don't quote me, ever." -Max

"My name is max. I'm not a big fan of slacks"- Max rapping

"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
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12/1/2012 5:32:40 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Signups

1. F-16
2. Your Friendly Neighbourhood Brit
3. AMTY
4. royal
5. Phantom
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12/1/2012 6:26:19 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I've never been in a DDO tourney, so why not?

1. F-16
2. Your Friendly Neighbourhood Brit
3. AMTY
4. royal
5. Phantom
6. FourTrouble
7. Dakota
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12/1/2012 6:43:05 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/1/2012 6:26:19 PM, DakotaKrafick wrote:
I've never been in a DDO tourney, so why not?

1. F-16
2. Your Friendly Neighbourhood Brit
3. AMTY
4. royal
5. Phantom
6. FourTrouble
7. Dakota
8. Chicken
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12/1/2012 7:33:46 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I'll be an alternative.
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12/1/2012 7:49:46 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/1/2012 6:43:05 PM, Chicken wrote:
At 12/1/2012 6:26:19 PM, DakotaKrafick wrote:
I've never been in a DDO tourney, so why not?

1. F-16
2. Your Friendly Neighbourhood Brit
3. AMTY
4. royal
5. Phantom
6. FourTrouble
7. Dakota
8. Chicken
9.
10.
11
12.

Alternative:

1. 16kadams
2. Zaradi
3. Wishing4Winter
4.
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12/1/2012 8:31:22 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/1/2012 7:49:46 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/1/2012 6:43:05 PM, Chicken wrote:
At 12/1/2012 6:26:19 PM, DakotaKrafick wrote:
I've never been in a DDO tourney, so why not?

1. F-16
2. Your Friendly Neighbourhood Brit
3. AMTY
4. royal
5. Phantom
6. FourTrouble
7. Dakota
8. Chicken
9.
10.
11
12.

Alternative:

1. 16kadams
2. Zaradi
3. Wishing4Winter
4. YYW

I don't want to debate, but I'll be an alternate. Hope that's ok with you, Thett.
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12/1/2012 9:40:25 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/1/2012 8:31:22 PM, YYW wrote:
At 12/1/2012 7:49:46 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/1/2012 6:43:05 PM, Chicken wrote:
At 12/1/2012 6:26:19 PM, DakotaKrafick wrote:
I've never been in a DDO tourney, so why not?

1. F-16
2. Your Friendly Neighbourhood Brit
3. AMTY
4. royal
5. Phantom
6. FourTrouble
7. Dakota
8. Chicken
9. darkkermit
10.
11
12.

Alternative:

1. 16kadams
2. Zaradi
3. Wishing4Winter
4. YYW

I don't want to debate, but I'll be an alternate. Hope that's ok with you, Thett.
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12/1/2012 10:30:36 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/1/2012 9:40:25 PM, darkkermit wrote:
At 12/1/2012 8:31:22 PM, YYW wrote:
At 12/1/2012 7:49:46 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 12/1/2012 6:43:05 PM, Chicken wrote:
At 12/1/2012 6:26:19 PM, DakotaKrafick wrote:
I've never been in a DDO tourney, so why not?

1. F-16
2. Your Friendly Neighbourhood Brit
3. AMTY
4. royal
5. Phantom
6. FourTrouble
7. Dakota
8. Chicken
9. darkkermit
10. DetectableNinja
11.
12.

Alternative:

1. 16kadams
2. Zaradi
3. Wishing4Winter
4. YYW

Coming outta retirement JUST for you, thett! :)
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12/2/2012 9:41:12 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
1. F-16
2. Your Friendly Neighbourhood Brit
3. AMTY
4. royal
5. Phantom
6. FourTrouble
7. Dakota
8. Chicken
9. darkkermit
10. DetectableNinja
11. baggins
12.
Alternative:
1. 16kadams
2. Zaradi
3. Wishing4Winter
4. YYW
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12/2/2012 12:13:21 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Sign me up! Though I can't technically debate until Friday this week. Damn it Royalpaladin.
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12/2/2012 12:44:30 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
@Contra I'll see if she can make an exception. Ok, heres what I did, everyone was assigned the number they signed up as (so f16 was number one, Contra twelve) and I assigned them randomly from here http://www.random.org...

So pairings:

F16 vs. Darkerrmitt
Stephen Hawkins vs. Chicken
AMTY vs. Baggins
Royal vs. Dninja
Phantom vs. Contra
Fourtrouble vs. Dakota

Alright guys get it done! For people interested in judging, contact me.
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"Don't quote me, ever." -Max

"My name is max. I'm not a big fan of slacks"- Max rapping

"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
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12/2/2012 12:45:30 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/2/2012 12:44:30 PM, thett3 wrote:
@Contra I'll see if she can make an exception. Ok, heres what I did, everyone was assigned the number they signed up as (so f16 was number one, Contra twelve) and I assigned them randomly from here http://www.random.org...

So pairings:

F16 vs. Darkerrmitt
Stephen Hawkins vs. Chicken
AMTY vs. Baggins
Royal vs. Dninja
Phantom vs. Contra
Fourtrouble vs. Dakota

Alright guys get it done! For people interested in judging, contact me.

Wow looking at the pairings I would say every single round is a toss up
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#UnbanTheMadman

#BetOnThett

"Don't quote me, ever." -Max

"My name is max. I'm not a big fan of slacks"- Max rapping

"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
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12/2/2012 12:53:19 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
F16 vs. Darkerrmitt
Stephen Hawkins vs. Chicken
AMTY vs. Baggins
Royal vs. Dninja
Phantom vs. Contra
Fourtrouble vs. Dakota

Alright Ill take $10 on F-16, $20 on Hawkings, $10 on baggins, $5 on Royal, $2 on Contra and $7 on Dakota.

(this is a simple crude gambling joke and not meant to ridicule anyone, so just get off my a** royal)
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12/2/2012 12:54:27 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/2/2012 12:53:19 PM, imabench wrote:
F16 vs. Darkerrmitt
Stephen Hawkins vs. Chicken
AMTY vs. Baggins
Royal vs. Dninja
Phantom vs. Contra
Fourtrouble vs. Dakota

Alright Ill take $10 on F-16, $20 on Hawkings, $10 on baggins, $5 on Royal, $2 on Contra and $7 on Dakota.

(this is a simple crude gambling joke and not meant to ridicule anyone, so just get off my a** royal)

How dare you ridicule me.
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12/2/2012 1:00:23 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/2/2012 12:54:27 PM, AlwaysMoreThanYou wrote:
At 12/2/2012 12:53:19 PM, imabench wrote:
F16 vs. Darkerrmitt
Stephen Hawkins vs. Chicken
AMTY vs. Baggins
Royal vs. Dninja
Phantom vs. Contra
Fourtrouble vs. Dakota

Alright Ill take $10 on F-16, $20 on Hawkings, $10 on baggins, $5 on Royal, $2 on Contra and $7 on Dakota.

(this is a simple crude gambling joke and not meant to ridicule anyone, so just get off my a** royal)

How dare you ridicule me.

LOL, +1,000 points to you XD
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12/2/2012 5:33:27 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
F16 vs. Darkerrmitt

My money's on DK here.

Stephen Hawkins vs. Chicken

Stephan's probably got this one, although I'm not entirely close off to the idea of Chicken pulling off an upset.

AMTY vs. Baggins

Baggins. AMTY just won't be AMT baggins.
Royal vs. Dninja

Hoboy. Here's a toss-up.
Phantom vs. Contra

Anything philosophical, I have advantage phantom. Anything else and it's another toss up.
Fourtrouble vs. Dakota

Uhhhhh....Dakota has it, I think.

My predictions have been given!
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AlwaysMoreThanYou
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12/14/2012 7:36:17 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
baggins forfeited Round 3. Are there any protocols for such an eventuality?

Side note: Suck it imabench and Zaradi. Suck it hard.
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12/14/2012 7:46:49 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
F16 vs. Darkerrmitt
I believe this one will be close but it will go to Darkerrmitt
Stephen Hawkins vs. Chicken
Stephen Hawkins owns this one.
AMTY vs. Baggins
I'm taking Alwaysmorethenyou in this one
Royal vs. Dninja
Winner- Royal
Phantom vs. Contra
I'm going with Phantom
Fourtrouble vs. Dakota
This one goes to 4trouble
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12/16/2012 12:44:19 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
pls sign me up
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