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larztheloser
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8/24/2014 12:29:12 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Some interesting stats based on the results from the first two rounds (round 3 is currently in progress, and there are 5 rounds altogether):

> DDO is currently beating edeb8 for the intersite title by a very slim margin of 6.9 to 7.2 (lower is better). Due to a number of dropouts from DDO, however, this lead will be extremely difficult to maintain as the rounds progress.

> The top six debaters have been the same in both of the first rounds. Tournament favorite bsh1 remains strong at #4, just ahead of 9spaceking and nzlockie. ArcTlmes and Ajabi are virtually tied for 2nd place, with Ajabi ahead only on the fourth tiebreak (!). Krit from edeb8 leads the field by an incredibly slim margin of 2 points on the second tiebreak.

> The tournament field is still far from settled: at the end of round 2, LogicalLunatic rose several places on the standings despite losing his debate, and yet still dropped out of the competition. Conversely some debaters, such as Ajabi, actually went down on the standings despite winning their debates.

> The topics in this competition have been highly varied and interesting, encompassing speed limits, abortion (x2), circumcision, Christianity, evolution, drug testing, separation of church and state, the Falkland Islands, rap battling, organ procurement, and single-sex education.

> Despite a few very good votes, the tournament as a whole is lacking in high-quality judgments. In round 2 Krit rose to the top of the table off a single vote where the RFD was literally "I think Krit proved the Falkland Islands didn't belong to Britain. Tell me if I'm wrong."

> There has been a weak but noticeable centralization effect on the odds voting, with pundits less likely to go for one debater by massive margins than in earlier rounds. This is despite a reduced interest in odds voting as the tournament continues.

Remember that you can keep up with the latest standings and tournament updates at http://www.edeb8.com...
LogicalLunatic
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8/24/2014 7:49:53 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/24/2014 12:29:12 AM, larztheloser wrote:
Some interesting stats based on the results from the first two rounds (round 3 is currently in progress, and there are 5 rounds altogether):

> DDO is currently beating edeb8 for the intersite title by a very slim margin of 6.9 to 7.2 (lower is better). Due to a number of dropouts from DDO, however, this lead will be extremely difficult to maintain as the rounds progress.

> The top six debaters have been the same in both of the first rounds. Tournament favorite bsh1 remains strong at #4, just ahead of 9spaceking and nzlockie. ArcTlmes and Ajabi are virtually tied for 2nd place, with Ajabi ahead only on the fourth tiebreak (!). Krit from edeb8 leads the field by an incredibly slim margin of 2 points on the second tiebreak.

> The tournament field is still far from settled: at the end of round 2, LogicalLunatic rose several places on the standings despite losing his debate, and yet still dropped out of the competition. Conversely some debaters, such as Ajabi, actually went down on the standings despite winning their debates.

What the fudge?

> The topics in this competition have been highly varied and interesting, encompassing speed limits, abortion (x2), circumcision, Christianity, evolution, drug testing, separation of church and state, the Falkland Islands, rap battling, organ procurement, and single-sex education.

> Despite a few very good votes, the tournament as a whole is lacking in high-quality judgments. In round 2 Krit rose to the top of the table off a single vote where the RFD was literally "I think Krit proved the Falkland Islands didn't belong to Britain. Tell me if I'm wrong."

> There has been a weak but noticeable centralization effect on the odds voting, with pundits less likely to go for one debater by massive margins than in earlier rounds. This is despite a reduced interest in odds voting as the tournament continues.

Remember that you can keep up with the latest standings and tournament updates at http://www.edeb8.com...
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larztheloser
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8/24/2014 8:49:13 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/24/2014 7:49:53 AM, LogicalLunatic wrote:

What the fudge?

It's because you rose above others on the second tiebreak as you received 7 points in the voting.
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8/24/2014 9:16:57 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
lol, sorry about my bad vote....I'm not that good at voting...
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larztheloser
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8/24/2014 10:03:14 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/24/2014 9:17:07 AM, 9spaceking wrote:
and WTF I get Ajabi AGAIN???

Yip. nzlockie / Krit had duplicate challenges last round too, but nzlockie called a tie.

Obviously you two are still pretty evenly matched.