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***Official Summer Regular Tournament***

tejretics
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7/6/2016 12:55:10 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
It is that time of the year again--when we host an Official Regular tournament. Hopefully, this one is bigger, better, and more magical!

This tournament mostly has the regular rules... 8 people, in a randomized single-elimination bracket, which means there's three rounds. All debaters will be given 3 days to select a topic and begin their debate. If they fail to decide on a topic, a topic from the National Forensic League (aka National Speech and Debate Association) LD and PF databases will be selected and assigned to them. Sides will also be assigned. If a topic is assigned due to an expiration of the 3-day discussion period, debaters will be given an extra 24 hours to start their debates.

But there's a twist... you can select your own topics only in Round 1! In Round 2 and the finals, the topic is a randomized, evenly balanced one, which is unique, in an effort to help debaters in question learn stuff they might not have learned before, and debate what they might have never imagined themselves debating. So, for Round 1, you can decide your topics, but in Round 2 and the final, a topic will be assigned to you.

There's just one restriction imposed: the maximum voting period for a debate is 2 weeks. If you have a voting period of 3 days, it is your obligation to ensure that a vote is cast on your debate.

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Let's hope this one is bigger, better and more magical than ever!
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tejretics
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7/6/2016 12:57:03 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
Also:

You need to either (a) have at least 10 non-forfeit, non-troll debates, or (b) you should have participated in more than one round of at least one Beginners' Tournament or Regular Tournament. If there is an application that meets NEITHER of these conditions, but you still wish to be in the tournament, PM me and I will consider you, but I will prioritize anyone that meets the conditions at hand.
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7/6/2016 1:46:08 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 7/6/2016 12:55:10 PM, tejretics wrote:
But there's a twist... you can select your own topics only in Round 1! In Round 2 and the finals, the topic is a randomized, evenly balanced one, which is unique, in an effort to help debaters in question learn stuff they might not have learned before, and debate what they might have never imagined themselves debating. So, for Round 1, you can decide your topics, but in Round 2 and the final, a topic will be assigned to you.

OMG...Stealing my thunder, Tej ;P
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7/6/2016 2:16:05 PM
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At 7/6/2016 1:25:56 PM, Lexus wrote:
At 7/6/2016 12:55:10 PM, tejretics wrote:
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I don't have a signature. :-)
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7/6/2016 2:35:55 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 7/6/2016 1:46:08 PM, bsh1 wrote:
OMG...Stealing my thunder, Tej ;P

Want to join?
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7/6/2016 2:46:53 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 7/6/2016 2:35:55 PM, tejretics wrote:
At 7/6/2016 1:46:08 PM, bsh1 wrote:
OMG...Stealing my thunder, Tej ;P

Want to join?

Nah. I am in Europe right now, and I don't think I have the time.
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7/6/2016 7:16:54 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
/in
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7/6/2016 8:34:08 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 7/6/2016 7:16:54 PM, missbailey8 wrote:
/in
Never mind, I'm /out.
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7/6/2016 11:54:34 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
actually, evidence that unofficial tournaments hurt official ones. Relevent for back when we were debating if unofficial tournaments should be allowed
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7/7/2016 12:01:43 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 7/6/2016 11:54:34 PM, Hayd wrote:
actually, evidence that unofficial tournaments hurt official ones. Relevent for back when we were debating if unofficial tournaments should be allowed

Not really. Different people may want to participate in different kinds of tournaments, and moreover the more people who are doing high quality debating. Thus even if there is some harm to tournaments individually the net benefit to the site is greater.
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7/7/2016 12:17:56 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 7/7/2016 12:01:43 AM, YYW wrote:
At 7/6/2016 11:54:34 PM, Hayd wrote:
actually, evidence that unofficial tournaments hurt official ones. Relevent for back when we were debating if unofficial tournaments should be allowed

Not really. Different people may want to participate in different kinds of tournaments, and moreover the more people who are doing high quality debating. Thus even if there is some harm to tournaments individually the net benefit to the site is greater.

I still support unofficial tournaments, but I was referring to myself, not other people. In my case, an unofficial tournament did stop me from signing up. Thats the evidence
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7/7/2016 1:03:03 AM
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At 7/6/2016 12:57:03 PM, tejretics wrote:
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tejretics
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7/7/2016 2:36:42 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 7/7/2016 12:01:43 AM, YYW wrote:
At 7/6/2016 11:54:34 PM, Hayd wrote:
actually, evidence that unofficial tournaments hurt official ones. Relevent for back when we were debating if unofficial tournaments should be allowed

Not really. Different people may want to participate in different kinds of tournaments, and moreover the more people who are doing high quality debating. Thus even if there is some harm to tournaments individually the net benefit to the site is greater.

Pretty much exactly what I was going to say.
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7/7/2016 2:39:20 AM
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fire_wings
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7/7/2016 11:08:37 AM
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I'm interested, and I am deciding. Don't put me in yet.
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7/9/2016 5:41:25 AM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/7/2016 2:39:20 AM, tejretics wrote:
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7/12/2016 11:50:42 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/9/2016 5:41:25 AM, That1User wrote:
At 7/7/2016 2:39:20 AM, tejretics wrote:
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I'll give it a shot.
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7/13/2016 12:10:00 AM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/12/2016 11:50:42 PM, Joey888 wrote:
At 7/9/2016 5:41:25 AM, That1User wrote:
At 7/7/2016 2:39:20 AM, tejretics wrote:
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One more
"Our life is what our thoughts make it."
R13; Marcus Aurelius
"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." -Marcus Aurelius
"Man is free at the moment he wishes to be." -Voltaire
"Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. "-Voltaire
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7/13/2016 3:23:42 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/13/2016 3:05:47 PM, nikhilworld123 wrote:
When does the tournament start?

Once we have everyone.
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If the sky's the limit then why do we have footprints on the Moon? I'm shooting my aspirations for the stars.

"If you are going through hell, keep going." "Sir Winston Churchill

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." "Eleanor Roosevelt

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7/13/2016 3:34:07 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 7/13/2016 3:05:47 PM, nikhilworld123 wrote:
When does the tournament start?

If you sign up, it'll start soon.
I don't have a signature. :-)