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***Official March Beginners' Tournament***

bsh1
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3/10/2015 11:14:05 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Welcome to the Official Beginners' Tournament!

INFO

This tournament will have a maximum of 8 competitors, and will be a single-elimination tournament. Debaters will have 7 days in between rounds to decide on topics. Should they be unable to do so, I will randomly select a topic from the last 5 years and from either the past LD or PF pools. The pools can be accessed via this link, and on the left: http://www.speechanddebate.org...

I am also looking for 1 mentor for every 2 competitors. The role of the mentor will be to help beginners with the basic rudiments of debating. All mentors need to have an ELO of at least 3,000, and should have been on the site for 4 months or more.

A beginners is defined as a users who has an ELO of 2,500 OR who has done fewer than 10 debates. Anyone who has done more than 25 debates AND has been on the site longer than 6 months is not a beginner.

I will not be power-ranking the bracket. Initial placements in the bracket will be randomized, and it will proceed from there. If you have any queries, please let me know.

Good luck!

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1.
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Mentor

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2.
3.
4.
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3/10/2015 11:16:12 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Sign me up as a mentor, but disregard that if A better candidate is there. My feelings won't be hurt.
bsh1
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3/10/2015 11:17:05 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
ATTENTION

From now on, any application for Mentorship must be submitted by PM. Any posts in this thread will disqualify you.
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3/10/2015 11:18:48 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/10/2015 11:14:05 PM, bsh1 wrote:
A beginners is defined as a users who has an ELO of 2,500 OR who has done fewer than 10 debates. Anyone who has done more than 25 debates AND has been on the site longer than 6 months is not a beginner.

I'm confused...I don't fit either being a beginner or not a beginner...
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3/10/2015 11:20:24 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/10/2015 11:18:48 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:14:05 PM, bsh1 wrote:
A beginners is defined as a users who has an ELO of 2,500 OR who has done fewer than 10 debates. Anyone who has done more than 25 debates AND has been on the site longer than 6 months is not a beginner.

I'm confused...I don't fit either being a beginner or not a beginner...

The second sentence is only there to rule out people who would otherwise be beginners, but who clearly aren't. You're not a beginner.
Live Long and Prosper

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"[Bsh1] is the Guinan of DDO." - ButterCatX

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3/10/2015 11:20:42 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/10/2015 11:18:57 PM, YYW wrote:
Sign me up as a mentor to the mentors.

Babe, post 3.
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"[Bsh1] is the Guinan of DDO." - ButterCatX

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3/10/2015 11:21:58 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/10/2015 11:20:24 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:18:48 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:14:05 PM, bsh1 wrote:
A beginners is defined as a users who has an ELO of 2,500 OR who has done fewer than 10 debates. Anyone who has done more than 25 debates AND has been on the site longer than 6 months is not a beginner.

I'm confused...I don't fit either being a beginner or not a beginner...

The second sentence is only there to rule out people who would otherwise be beginners, but who clearly aren't. You're not a beginner.

Lol...I was a beginner in the last tournament...
"It's awfully considerate of you to think of me here,
And I'm much obliged to you for making it clear - that I'm not here."

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3/10/2015 11:22:18 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/10/2015 11:21:58 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:20:24 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:18:48 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:14:05 PM, bsh1 wrote:
A beginners is defined as a users who has an ELO of 2,500 OR who has done fewer than 10 debates. Anyone who has done more than 25 debates AND has been on the site longer than 6 months is not a beginner.

I'm confused...I don't fit either being a beginner or not a beginner...

The second sentence is only there to rule out people who would otherwise be beginners, but who clearly aren't. You're not a beginner.

Lol...I was a beginner in the last tournament...

Or rather: the last attempt at a tournament.
"It's awfully considerate of you to think of me here,
And I'm much obliged to you for making it clear - that I'm not here."

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bsh1
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3/10/2015 11:23:22 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/10/2015 11:22:18 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:21:58 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:20:24 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:18:48 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:14:05 PM, bsh1 wrote:
A beginners is defined as a users who has an ELO of 2,500 OR who has done fewer than 10 debates. Anyone who has done more than 25 debates AND has been on the site longer than 6 months is not a beginner.

I'm confused...I don't fit either being a beginner or not a beginner...

The second sentence is only there to rule out people who would otherwise be beginners, but who clearly aren't. You're not a beginner.

Lol...I was a beginner in the last tournament...

Or rather: the last attempt at a tournament.

You're not one any more :)
Live Long and Prosper

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3/10/2015 11:24:22 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/10/2015 11:23:22 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:22:18 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:21:58 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:20:24 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:18:48 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:14:05 PM, bsh1 wrote:
A beginners is defined as a users who has an ELO of 2,500 OR who has done fewer than 10 debates. Anyone who has done more than 25 debates AND has been on the site longer than 6 months is not a beginner.

I'm confused...I don't fit either being a beginner or not a beginner...

The second sentence is only there to rule out people who would otherwise be beginners, but who clearly aren't. You're not a beginner.

Lol...I was a beginner in the last tournament...

Or rather: the last attempt at a tournament.

You're not one any more :)

Damn.
"It's awfully considerate of you to think of me here,
And I'm much obliged to you for making it clear - that I'm not here."

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bsh1
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3/10/2015 11:27:43 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/10/2015 11:24:22 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:23:22 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:22:18 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:21:58 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:20:24 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:18:48 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:14:05 PM, bsh1 wrote:
A beginners is defined as a users who has an ELO of 2,500 OR who has done fewer than 10 debates. Anyone who has done more than 25 debates AND has been on the site longer than 6 months is not a beginner.

I'm confused...I don't fit either being a beginner or not a beginner...

The second sentence is only there to rule out people who would otherwise be beginners, but who clearly aren't. You're not a beginner.

Lol...I was a beginner in the last tournament...

Or rather: the last attempt at a tournament.

You're not one any more :)

Damn.

Lol.
Live Long and Prosper

I'm a Bish.


"Twilight isn't just about obtuse metaphors between cannibalism and premarital sex, it also teaches us the futility of hope." - Raisor

"[Bsh1] is the Guinan of DDO." - ButterCatX

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3/10/2015 11:37:53 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/10/2015 11:27:43 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:24:22 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:23:22 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:22:18 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:21:58 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:20:24 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:18:48 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:14:05 PM, bsh1 wrote:
A beginners is defined as a users who has an ELO of 2,500 OR who has done fewer than 10 debates. Anyone who has done more than 25 debates AND has been on the site longer than 6 months is not a beginner.

I'm confused...I don't fit either being a beginner or not a beginner...

The second sentence is only there to rule out people who would otherwise be beginners, but who clearly aren't. You're not a beginner.

Lol...I was a beginner in the last tournament...

Or rather: the last attempt at a tournament.

You're not one any more :)

Damn.

Lol.

Am I one if there's 7 people and you need to start the tournament?
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3/10/2015 11:59:00 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/10/2015 11:14:05 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Welcome to the Official Beginners' Tournament!

INFO

This tournament will have a maximum of 8 competitors, and will be a single-elimination tournament. Debaters will have 7 days in between rounds to decide on topics. Should they be unable to do so, I will randomly select a topic from the last 5 years and from either the past LD or PF pools. The pools can be accessed via this link, and on the left: http://www.speechanddebate.org...

I am also looking for 1 mentor for every 2 competitors. The role of the mentor will be to help beginners with the basic rudiments of debating. All mentors need to have an ELO of at least 3,000, and should have been on the site for 4 months or more.

A beginners is defined as a users who has an ELO of 2,500 OR who has done fewer than 10 debates. Anyone who has done more than 25 debates AND has been on the site longer than 6 months is not a beginner.

I will not be power-ranking the bracket. Initial placements in the bracket will be randomized, and it will proceed from there. If you have any queries, please let me know.

Good luck!

SIGN-UPS

Beginner

1. CAsmnl42
2. WillYouMarryMe
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Mentor

1.
2.
3.
4.
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3/11/2015 12:03:45 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Rev's done, like, 28 debates...
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3/11/2015 12:04:19 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/10/2015 11:20:42 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:18:57 PM, YYW wrote:
Sign me up as a mentor to the mentors.

Babe, post 3.

I had this thread open for several minutes before you posted it... didn't see it.
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3/11/2015 12:05:45 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/11/2015 12:04:19 AM, YYW wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:20:42 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:18:57 PM, YYW wrote:
Sign me up as a mentor to the mentors.

Babe, post 3.

I had this thread open for several minutes before you posted it... didn't see it.

Okay.
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3/11/2015 12:08:16 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/11/2015 12:03:45 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Rev's done, like, 28 debates...

Shh...only 17 on here...
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3/11/2015 12:10:05 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/11/2015 12:08:16 AM, RevNge wrote:
At 3/11/2015 12:03:45 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Rev's done, like, 28 debates...

Shh...only 17 on here...

And you had over an 2500 Elo on your last one...
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3/11/2015 12:19:46 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/10/2015 11:14:05 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Welcome to the Official Beginners' Tournament!

INFO

This tournament will have a maximum of 8 competitors, and will be a single-elimination tournament. Debaters will have 7 days in between rounds to decide on topics. Should they be unable to do so, I will randomly select a topic from the last 5 years and from either the past LD or PF pools. The pools can be accessed via this link, and on the left: http://www.speechanddebate.org...

I am also looking for 1 mentor for every 2 competitors. The role of the mentor will be to help beginners with the basic rudiments of debating. All mentors need to have an ELO of at least 3,000, and should have been on the site for 4 months or more.

A beginners is defined as a users who has an ELO of 2500 OR who has done fewer than 1000 debates. Anyone who has done more than 25 debates AND has been on the site longer than 6 months is not a beginner.

Fixed.

I want to be a beginner.


I will not be power-ranking the bracket. Initial placements in the bracket will be randomized, and it will proceed from there. If you have any queries, please let me know.

Good luck!

SIGN-UPS

Beginner

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Mentor

1.
2.
3.
4.
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3/11/2015 12:20:21 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/11/2015 12:03:45 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Rev's done, like, 28 debates...

It is either or. He has under 2500 elo.
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3/11/2015 12:20:43 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/11/2015 12:20:21 AM, 16kadams wrote:
At 3/11/2015 12:03:45 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Rev's done, like, 28 debates...

It is either or. He has under 2500 elo.

Well it is close enough to it that he counts.

He is a beginner, don't be meany
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3/11/2015 12:21:05 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/11/2015 12:20:21 AM, 16kadams wrote:
At 3/11/2015 12:03:45 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Rev's done, like, 28 debates...

It is either or. He has under 2500 elo.

He would also have well over 2500 with both accounts: he had over 2500 on his first one.
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3/11/2015 12:41:11 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/11/2015 12:20:43 AM, 16kadams wrote:
At 3/11/2015 12:20:21 AM, 16kadams wrote:
At 3/11/2015 12:03:45 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Rev's done, like, 28 debates...

It is either or. He has under 2500 elo.

Well it is close enough to it that he counts.

He is a beginner, don't be meany

Like, he's literally done over twice the debates I have.
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3/11/2015 8:11:47 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/11/2015 12:41:11 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 3/11/2015 12:20:43 AM, 16kadams wrote:
At 3/11/2015 12:20:21 AM, 16kadams wrote:
At 3/11/2015 12:03:45 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Rev's done, like, 28 debates...

It is either or. He has under 2500 elo.

Well it is close enough to it that he counts.

He is a beginner, don't be meany

Like, he's literally done over twice the debates I have.

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3/12/2015 5:19:26 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/10/2015 11:59:58 PM, RevNge wrote:
SIGN-UPS

Beginner

1. CAsmnl42
2. WillYouMarryMe
3. Rev
4. simonstuffles
5.
6.
7.
8.

Mentor

1.
2.
3.
4.

Why not.
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3/12/2015 5:39:40 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 3/12/2015 5:19:26 PM, simonstuffles wrote:
At 3/10/2015 11:59:58 PM, RevNge wrote:
SIGN-UPS

Beginner

1. CAsmnl42
2. WillYouMarryMe
3. Rev
4. simonstuffles
5.That1User (Hopefully I still qualify as a Beginner)
6.
7.
8.

Mentor

1.
2.
3.
4.

Why not.
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