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(Official) DDO Prepared Championships

larztheloser
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7/8/2013 5:29:33 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Welcome to the first of the new style of DDO tournaments. In this one you get a lot of time to choose your own topic and prepare in advance of your debate. You will only have to debate things you are familiar with and if you or your opponent can't find a topic you agree to do, then you'll be switched to another opponent. 8,000 characters per round, one week voting periods and 72 hour posting times.

READ THESE DETAILS CAREFULLY

SIGN UPS CLOSE: 12th July (there are no slots or other restrictions)
You will be immediately sent your opponents (you will have 3-4).
You will have until the end of the 19th of July to choose topics.
All debates must start by 2nd August and not before 19th July.
All times/dates will be reckoned by the last possible timezone (GMT +14, just in case you live in that weird half of Kiribati).
If you lead after your standard debate rounds, the tournament moves to semis and finals.

Good luck! SIGN UP HERE.
DetectableNinja
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7/8/2013 7:24:07 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Sure, why not?

I sign up.
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tvellalott
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7/8/2013 8:12:15 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'll sign up. I'm looking to do more debates; if they're 'official' I'll be obligated to finish them. ^_^
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TUF
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7/8/2013 9:05:51 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'll stalk this thread, and may sign up before it's conclusion, though I would like to finish the one I am currently in first.
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Noumena
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7/8/2013 9:39:56 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Sign me up hombre.
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larztheloser
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7/8/2013 11:24:02 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/8/2013 11:19:23 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
So, are we supposed to be debating 3-4 opponents at once (when you say all debates must start by 2nd August)?

Yes, that's the challenge, but then that's also what the long research period is for. It's a different kind of debating where you need to be more adaptable with your case, but still research very well. More likely 3 than 4 opponents because I changed the system up a bit.
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7/8/2013 11:32:55 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I think the voting will be a problem. Let's say 10-12 debates end up in the voting period at the same time and have a 1 week voting period, it is almost certain that no one will vote on them all or even most of them. The current jury voting tournament for instance was easy to vote on most debates because they all ended at different times. If a bunch of debates end at the same time, members will have to select which ones they will read and vote for.
larztheloser
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7/8/2013 11:35:15 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/8/2013 11:32:55 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
I think the voting will be a problem. Let's say 10-12 debates end up in the voting period at the same time and have a 1 week voting period, it is almost certain that no one will vote on them all or even most of them. The current jury voting tournament for instance was easy to vote on most debates because they all ended at different times. If a bunch of debates end at the same time, members will have to select which ones they will read and vote for.

Big plans. Announcement coming in a few days.
lannan13
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7/9/2013 12:13:17 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'm in.
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7/9/2013 1:01:35 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
If you'd allow a n00b like myself, I'm willing to get pummeled by debaters who are far more experienced and skilled! :D
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7/9/2013 6:15:33 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/9/2013 1:45:46 PM, RoyLatham wrote:
Oh, I see it's limited to three or four opponents. Never mind.

*And every member signed up breathes a sigh of relief*
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larztheloser
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7/9/2013 6:26:48 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/9/2013 11:22:53 AM, RoyLatham wrote:
So if 20 people sign up, everyone will do 20 debates at once?

No. The maximum number of debates is 3, unless that would create an overhang in which case you do four.
larztheloser
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7/10/2013 10:03:27 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Sign ups so far:
Citrakayah
DetectableNinja
tvellalott
Noumena
Stephen_Hawkins
lannan13
orangemayhem
JustinAMoffatt
GOP

I reckon 12 would be a perfect number for this tournament. Remember that this isn't happening until next month so you'll have plenty of time to finish anything you're currently in.
larztheloser
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7/12/2013 11:00:03 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/12/2013 10:53:49 PM, cadorette wrote:
Sign me up this seems like it could be fun.
cole

Did you read the first sentence under "READ THESE DETAILS CAREFULLY"?

Sorry though, there's another really great tournament coming up soon, and hopefully this tournament will be just as fun for voters as for others.
cadorette
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7/13/2013 10:42:16 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Sorry I thought it meant sign up by the end of the 12th but now after reading it again I realize I was wrong. Sorry again.
Cole