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  1. Dear Coaches, It is my pleasure to announce the inaugural Rotunda Classic: The High School Debate Tournament at the University of Virginia! We are delighted to invite you to attend this tournament on February 24 and 25, 2012 in Charlottesville, Virginia. We will offer Novice and Open divisions for Lincoln Douglas, Policy, and Public Forum. We are proud to offer 6 guaranteed in-rounds and provide trophies for top debaters and speakers. We will break to Open Quarterfinals and Novice Finals (both are registration permitting). Additionally, we will offer Student Congress. Lincoln Douglas and Public Forum will debate on the NFL March-April and March topics, respectively. We hope you bring students across all styles and experiences of debate. This tournament is cohosted by the Washington Literary Society and Debating Union and the American Parliamentary Debating Association (APDA) at the University of Virginia. As one of the oldest societies at UVa, the Washington Society has a long and storied tradition of oratory and was the cofounder of the Debate Section of Virginia High School League. APDA is the University’s only competitive debate team and does parliamentary debate. During your stay at UVa, we will be offering Grounds Tours and a question and answer session for students curious about college life. Any and all questions may be sent to tournament director, Stevie Chancellor, at director@virginia-debate.com. Please visit our website at virginia-debate.com On behalf of the Washington Society and APDA, we hope to see you at UVa in February! Sincerely, Stevie Chancellor Tournament Director Alex Stott President, Washington Society Christine O’Donnell President, APDA SPREZZIDENT Poster on Cross-X That Knows These People [is this allowed under kshsaa rules? probably not, but if you're looking for a good weekend to visit uva....pick a different weekend so you don't run into a ton of hs debaters.]
  2. Dear Coaches, It is my pleasure to announce the inaugural Rotunda Classic: The High School Debate Tournament at the University of Virginia! We are delighted to invite you to attend this tournament on February 24 and 25, 2012 in Charlottesville, Virginia. We will offer Novice and Open divisions for Lincoln Douglas, Policy, and Public Forum. We are proud to offer 6 guaranteed in-rounds and provide trophies for top debaters and speakers. We will break to Open Quarterfinals and Novice Finals (both are registration permitting). Additionally, we will offer Student Congress. Lincoln Douglas and Public Forum will debate on the NFL March-April and March topics, respectively. We hope you bring students across all styles and experiences of debate. This tournament is cohosted by the Washington Literary Society and Debating Union and the American Parliamentary Debating Association (APDA) at the University of Virginia. As one of the oldest societies at UVa, the Washington Society has a long and storied tradition of oratory and was the cofounder of the Debate Section of Virginia High School League. APDA is the University’s only competitive debate team and does parliamentary debate. During your stay at UVa, we will be offering Grounds Tours and a question and answer session for students curious about college life. Any and all questions may be sent to tournament director, Stevie Chancellor, at director@virginia-debate.com. Please visit our website at virginia-debate.com On behalf of the Washington Society and APDA, we hope to see you at UVa in February! Sincerely, Stevie Chancellor Tournament Director Alex Stott President, Washington Society Christine O’Donnell President, APDA SPREZZIDENT Poster on Cross-X That Knows These People
  3. Dear Coaches, It is my pleasure to announce the inaugural Rotunda Classic: The High School Debate Tournament at the University of Virginia! We are delighted to invite you to attend this tournament on February 24 and 25, 2012 in Charlottesville, Virginia. We will offer Novice and Open divisions for Lincoln Douglas, Policy, and Public Forum. We are proud to offer 6 guaranteed in-rounds and provide trophies for top debaters and speakers. We will break to Open Quarterfinals and Novice Finals (both are registration permitting). Additionally, we will offer Student Congress. Lincoln Douglas and Public Forum will debate on the NFL March-April and March topics, respectively. We hope you bring students across all styles and experiences of debate. This tournament is cohosted by the Washington Literary Society and Debating Union and the American Parliamentary Debating Association (APDA) at the University of Virginia. As one of the oldest societies at UVa, the Washington Society has a long and storied tradition of oratory and was the cofounder of the Debate Section of Virginia High School League. APDA is the University’s only competitive debate team and does parliamentary debate. During your stay at UVa, we will be offering Grounds Tours and a question and answer session for students curious about college life. Any and all questions may be sent to tournament director, Stevie Chancellor, at director@virginia-debate.com. Please visit our website at virginia-debate.com On behalf of the Washington Society and APDA, we hope to see you at UVa in February! Sincerely, Stevie Chancellor Tournament Director Alex Stott President, Washington Society Christine O’Donnell President, APDA SPREZZIDENT Poster on Cross-X That Knows These People -- is UVA close to the northeast? no, but it seems like it's completely populated by Jersey folk, so you guys might as well get a head start
  4. Dear Coaches, It is my pleasure to announce the inaugural Rotunda Classic: The High School Debate Tournament at the University of Virginia! We are delighted to invite you to attend this tournament on February 24 and 25, 2012 in Charlottesville, Virginia. We will offer Novice and Open divisions for Lincoln Douglas, Policy, and Public Forum. We are proud to offer 6 guaranteed in-rounds and provide trophies for top debaters and speakers. We will break to Open Quarterfinals and Novice Finals (both are registration permitting). Additionally, we will offer Student Congress. Lincoln Douglas and Public Forum will debate on the NFL March-April and March topics, respectively. We hope you bring students across all styles and experiences of debate. This tournament is cohosted by the Washington Literary Society and Debating Union and the American Parliamentary Debating Association (APDA) at the University of Virginia. As one of the oldest societies at UVa, the Washington Society has a long and storied tradition of oratory and was the cofounder of the Debate Section of Virginia High School League. APDA is the University’s only competitive debate team and does parliamentary debate. During your stay at UVa, we will be offering Grounds Tours and a question and answer session for students curious about college life. Any and all questions may be sent to tournament director, Stevie Chancellor, at director@virginia-debate.com. Please visit our website at virginia-debate.com On behalf of the Washington Society and APDA, we hope to see you at UVa in February! Sincerely, Stevie Chancellor Tournament Director Alex Stott President, Washington Society Christine O’Donnell President, APDA SPREZZIDENT Poster on Cross-X That Knows These People
  5. should i start vick this weekend just because this is a quintessential "teams that have been relying on this guy aren't in the playoffs so naturally he's gonna explode"? #championshipproblems
  6. i guess i thought of it as less of a formal full-pool swap and more an individual school-by-school swap. ie, instead of district A and district B agreeing to swap a group of 30 judges overnight, school A1 and school B1 each get four judges. A1 sends its four to district B friday to fill B1's slots, and B1 sends its four to district A friday to fill A1's slots. then the judges go to the tournament of their financial sponsor saturday fresh for the qualifying rounds. solves back principal agent concerns because payment is pending attendance at both. doesn't require formal changes in structure of tournament as far as i can tell, because it's not a decision being made at the level of the district, thus a] it doesn't matter if a coach or two would prefer not to swap judge pools, and b] the impact on the stylistic preferences of the judging pool is limited, because it's not a full-pool swap but rather a functional refresh of one school's judges [the ones they recruited!] for day two. really, it's not significantly different from schools getting one judge to cover friday and another to cover saturday; the difference is that instead of going to the extra effort to find a qualified judge for friday and another one for saturday [competing for judges against teams from other districts], teams cooperate with teams from other districts to fill friday judging slots without burning their own recruits before the qualifying day.
  7. obviously the aforementioned guidelines seem effective in terms of solving the perceived problem, but i kind of disagree with assigning preference to a certain type of judge once the pool has been set. lay judges have been asked to take time out of their day just like the rest of us. while i hate being told i don't have a round and learning that i've functionally wasted my time, the fact that i did debate as a high schooler doesn't make my opportunity cost of being at the tournament any higher than that of my lay judge peers. telling those people "oh sorry we used you so infrequently, it will be different at other tournaments though so be sure to keep accepting the opportunity to judge when it's presented for us" isn't good for an activity which desperately needs that type of person virtually every other weekend of the season. once they're at a tournament, they need to be in the same lottery experienced judges are. ultimately i think the normative approach from here for those of you that are graduating and care about the judging pool is to find judges in the future for your coach that fit your idea of what a qualifier judge should look like. you can start with yourself. for those of you with more qualifying tournaments ahead, it might be wise to start thinking about how to improve your skills debating in front of laypersons. i know it's not your preferred activity, but to the extent that you care about debating in june, it would probably behoove you to come up with creative approaches to that type of debate. debate is a game, sure, but it's poor preparation to focus solely on your three-point shot when you know--as anyone reading this thread surely knows--that the three-point line isn't drawn on all the courts you'll be playing. and for the three of you who actually followed that metaphor, here's a hint: when there's no three point line, there's probably also not a very strict interpretation of goaltending. i find this "refreshing judges" concept fascinating and actually strangely workable, by the way. sadly it will likely be 2015 before i can judge another kansas national qualifying tournament, so i won't be able to be a test case.
  8. trolls aren't that bad, especially on a dead board
  9. to be fair though, it had at least one judge who isn't the best judge in his own household
  10. i left him a voicemail last year telling him i could save the day if he gave me an eight minute constructive. surprisingly he didn't call back
  11. PREACH BURNS! the ravens picked up arian foster's lead blocker and also upgraded their possession-receiver-only WR's with lee evans who is at least a quasi respectable deep threat. anquan boldin should look better this year and ray rice definitely will. o-line better at protecting than roflsberger's...now granted, ray lewis has completely fallen off, and the pittsburgh wr's not named ward seem to be ready to step in around wallace. but still, like the ravens more this year
  12. reserve #1 if so needed old username at gmail idk why i stumbled here tonight, new cx is depressing
  13. how's it different from a standard stats program, do you work with sports stuff? do you pick one to specialize in? how good are you at fantasy sports? most sports statisticians accept working for a team and trying to be one of the guys that gets a commemorative ring for winning, but you should find a way to parlay this into personal fame.
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