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---Official March Beginners Tourney: FINAL---

bsh1
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5/30/2016 3:44:53 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
Reminders

Each beginner has been assigned a mentor who will work with them throughout the tournament. If any beginner feels their mentor is putting in insufficient time helping them, they should talk to me immediately so that I can evaluate the situation and possibly seek out a replacement mentor.

In-between rounds, you and your opponent, with the advice of your mentors if you want it, shall select a topic for debate. You may not use a topic previously used in the tournament. You will have 5 days to select a topic and start your debate. The 5 days begin with the posting of the forum thread for that round (e.g. this thread). If, after 5 days, you have failed to pick a topic, one will be assigned to you. The assigned topic will be selected by me from the NSDA PF or LD topic lists, will be no more than a decade old, and will be chosen based on my consideration of its balance, relevance, and complexity. There are only 2 restrictions on topics: (1) no troll topics--what counts as a troll topic is at my personal discretion, and (2) no truisms--what counts as a truism is at my personal discretion.

Also, you are now required to limit your voting periods to 10 days in order to ensure the speedy progression of the tournament.

Mentor-Mentee Pairings

ColeTrain - OreosAreCool, NothingSpecial99
Cody_Franklin - Nivek, Someloser
Hayd - Agha.haider21, EverlastingMoment
Tejretics - TheOregonian, Tyler_Putney

The Bracket and R3 Pairings

1. NothingSpecial (Cole) vs.
8. Someloser (Cody)
-------------------------------------------------- (Someloser) vs. (Nivek)
4. Tyler_Putney (Tej) vs.
5. Nivek (Cody)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (Someloser) vs. (The_Great_Amalgam)
3. OreosAreCool (Cole) vs.
6. EverlastingMoment (Hayd)
-------------------------------------------------- (OreosAreCool) vs. (The_Great_Amalgam)
2. The_Great_Amalgam (Hayd) vs.
7. TheOregonian (Tej)

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Good luck to all the debaters! I hope this is a wonderful learning experience.

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Link to R2

http://www.debate.org...
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5/30/2016 4:04:56 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
Good luck Gents.
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bsh1
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5/30/2016 6:37:27 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
Congrats, ofc, to Amalgam and SL for making it this far.
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5/30/2016 3:39:14 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
Good luck! I will possibly vote on this. The Voter's Team will try to vote on it :D
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5/30/2016 11:35:43 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/30/2016 3:44:53 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Reminders

Each beginner has been assigned a mentor who will work with them throughout the tournament. If any beginner feels their mentor is putting in insufficient time helping them, they should talk to me immediately so that I can evaluate the situation and possibly seek out a replacement mentor.

In-between rounds, you and your opponent, with the advice of your mentors if you want it, shall select a topic for debate. You may not use a topic previously used in the tournament. You will have 5 days to select a topic and start your debate. The 5 days begin with the posting of the forum thread for that round (e.g. this thread). If, after 5 days, you have failed to pick a topic, one will be assigned to you. The assigned topic will be selected by me from the NSDA PF or LD topic lists, will be no more than a decade old, and will be chosen based on my consideration of its balance, relevance, and complexity. There are only 2 restrictions on topics: (1) no troll topics--what counts as a troll topic is at my personal discretion, and (2) no truisms--what counts as a truism is at my personal discretion.

Also, you are now required to limit your voting periods to 10 days in order to ensure the speedy progression of the tournament.

Mentor-Mentee Pairings

ColeTrain - OreosAreCool, NothingSpecial99
Cody_Franklin - Nivek, Someloser
Hayd - Agha.haider21, EverlastingMoment
Tejretics - TheOregonian, Tyler_Putney

The Bracket and R3 Pairings

1. NothingSpecial (Cole) vs.
8. Someloser (Cody)
-------------------------------------------------- (Someloser) vs. (Nivek)
4. Tyler_Putney (Tej) vs.
5. Nivek (Cody)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (Someloser) vs. (The_Great_Amalgam)
3. OreosAreCool (Cole) vs.
6. EverlastingMoment (Hayd)
-------------------------------------------------- (OreosAreCool) vs. (The_Great_Amalgam)
2. The_Great_Amalgam (Hayd) vs.
7. TheOregonian (Tej)

==========

Good luck to all the debaters! I hope this is a wonderful learning experience.

==========

Link to R2

http://www.debate.org...

Man, this has been dragging on forever. This tourney should be renamed the Official Spring Beginners Tourney. That would be more accurate. But good luck to both sides
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