Thank you all registrants for the trollful idea of registering for this tournament (excuse my lame jokes).
Anyway, here are the pairings for the first round of the tournament:
OberHerr VS Bossyburrito
Wallstreetatheist VS Cheesedingo1
IMABENCH VS Lannan13
Zaradi VS Peaceful Chaos
The Instigators are:
The contenders are (of course):
All Instigators will be debating as PRO and Contenders will be CON.
All debates will have FIVE ROUNDS and will follow the the following structure:
R1: Acceptance, definitions and your resolved resolution
R2: Opening Arguments ONLY
R3: Refutations, extra arguments and defence
R4: Refutations and defence ONLY (no new arguments)
R5: Refutations, defence and conclusion
All debates will have the following settings:
8000 Maximum characters
3 days debating period (each argument)
2 weeks voting period
I hope all the rules are clarified now. If i have missed something or am unclear, please notify me within the forums. Here are the resolutions that the debaters of the tournament will be arguing:OberHerr VS Bossyburrito:
The resolution of the debate (for PRO) is:The United States of America should have a "Men in skirts and women in pants week".
Clarified idea of the debate:
The idea is that all men have to wear skirts when at home and outdoors for an entire week (apart from sleeping, showing etc.) And, if they are caught by the police to not be wearing a skirt during that particular week, they will be heavily fined. And, vice versa for the females. NOTE: Men and women doesn't have to refer to only the 18+ year olds. I will let PRO decide on this.
The above ^ is the basic idea of the topic for their first debate of this tournament. OberHerr is arguing for that and Bossyburrito is arguing against it.Wallstreetatheist VS Cheesedingo1:
The resolution of the debate (for PRO) is:Semen should be bottled and sold as a teeth whitener
I think the idea for this debate is pretty simple and straightforward. And, considering all of our debaters here are males (I think...), we should, *COUGH* *COUGH*, know what this means.
PRO will be arguing for the resolution while CON will be negating it.IMABENCH VS Lannan13
The resolution of the debate (for PRO) is:"The user "famer" is likely to be very well-known when he grows up"
Let's have some respect to the tournament director shouldn't we? After all, I haven't done anything disrespectful to the DDO community ;)
PRO will be arguing that I will recognised by the world at least once in my entire lifetime.
CON will be arguing that I will NEVER EVER be well-known by the world when I grow up. Instead, CON will be arguing that I will either be successful in life, working my a$$ off and never ever becoming famous, living as a hobo etc. Just nothing too mean will be greatly appreciated :D (PS, i do not consider living as a hobo mean).Zaradi VS Peaceful Chaos
The Resolution of the debate (for PRO) will be:"Kittens are better than Poop"
Idea of the above resolution:
PRO should be arguing that the characteristics of Kittens are better than those of Poop. Con will be arguing that the characteristics of Poop are better than those of Kittens.
NOTE to CON: There are two definitions of "poop". The slang defintion based on faeces must be used, but you can also use the defintion of "The aftermost and highest deck of a ship" can also be used. If you are going to use that defintion, you must say so within the first round along with your acceptance and restating your resolution for clarification.
The title of your debates must be:Famer's Trolling Tournament Debate! INSTIGATOR VS CONTENDER
Obviously, "instigator" and "contender" will be replaced by the username of the debaters.
That will be all of the topics and pairings for the first round of my awesome troll tournament! NOTE: Although this is a troll tournament, semantics will NOT be tolerated and will result in an instant loss of all 7 points (PRO must point this out in the first round).
Good Luck and have fun!
PS. If you and your opponent SERIOUSLY want to change the topic for any reason, both debaters must provide a valid reason within the forums (To my head, none of the topics are impossible to argue, the only thing required is a creative head to get the brilliant ideas. DUH :3)
"May the odds forever be in your favor" - The Hunger Games :)
Keep that in mind and the winner of this tournament shall be the most glorious out of all debaters in the end.