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About magicmasterk

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  1. Lowell High School - Lowell Forensic Society is pleased to welcome Gerard Grigsby as the new Policy Debate Coach. Gerard brings over 15 years of policy debate coaching experience in both collegiate NDT debate and high school.
  2. Perhaps the award isn't meant to "critique aristocratic elitism" and created in memory of a debater that died in an accident. Perhaps it was designed that way based on the wishes of those close to her that created that scholarship...
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    St. Francis

    Semis was Lowell SS v. Nevada Union FW Lowell CM v. CPS PS Finals was CPS PS v. Nevada Union FW I didn't stay for finals.
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    St. Francis

    Elim Round Qualifiers CK McClatchy BW (Melissa Boettner & August Wissmath) CK McClatchy GS (Jack Gugino & John Spurlock) CPS GY (Elsa Givan & Nicholas Yan) CPS PS (Alec Pillsbury & Varun Santhanam) Lowell CM (Sophia Chan & Julian Manasse-Boetani) Lowell SS (Stephanie Sin & Catherine Suen) Nevada Union FW (Dylan Fitzwater & Olivia Weilman-Lawrence) Nevada UNion SS (Stefan Stackhouse & John Stuart) Quarters 9 AM Sunday..
  5. Something came up in our Diocesan League so it doesn't look like we're going after all at this point. I'll keep this thread updated if we do end up going again.
  6. I'd normally agree with pretty much all the advice on the thread. There are a lot of pros and cons of breaking out a new aff but most of those apply on the circuit. aka one of the biggest risks is the neg reads their generic stuff that they're really good at like wipeout (and that they might have run anyways) with the added disadvantage of not having the experience with the new aff. The CA State Tournament gets ripped on every year I've been involved in the community and here's the common complaint: you have all lay rounds. In fact they intentionally make it that way. What's the difference? To be successful at state you need case arguments, sound persuasive and talk purty, and/or generic neg strategies easily explainable to a lay judge. This is where a new aff is golden. They won't have case arguments if it really is new. If you wrote a good new aff, most of their generics they have just in case won't apply so if you suck in sounding persuasive and talking pretty you have a much better shot. If you planned on winning (and if I qualed any teams this year I would be working on this myself) I'd cut new affs to break out every round, at least 3. The neg has a greater likelihood of convincing the bus driver / parent / IE coach to eat his/her ballot than to vote on malthus or wipeout.
  7. I'm looking for two judges for NCFL weekend. That's memorial day weekend, May 29th and 30th. Their schedule isn't up yet but I believe it is five rounds on saturday plus elimination rounds on sunday. We'd prefer judges that can transport themselves there. We'll put you up in a hotel but you'll need to share a room with the other judge. Its in Omaha Nebraska this year so I'd prefer judges in that region. We provide compensation per round and for availability for out-rounds even ones you don't called to actually judge but we're committed to. Caveats: pick up ballots on time and turn them in early and follow the tournament rules. wake up really early both days. If we get fined for any missed ballots or what not, that will come out of your paychecks so please follow their rules. They're really big on crazy fines. Preferred qualifications: You know how to flow, you debated in high school and/or college at some point. If you're interested backchannel me and we can negotiate details at kkozakur@gmail.com Kenneth Kozakura Assistant Debate Coach Lowell High School, San Francisco
  8. That must have been a while ago because Teddy now coaches with USC and he's been doing that for a few years. Orion is coaching with Fullerton I believe or at least judges for them. McBride is at USC. Their team last year was Alyssa Lucas-Bolin and Evan Matthews. They were coached by Jason Peterson and qualified to the NDT last year. Alyssa's now debating for UNLV. Sam Iola and Jake Ziering have been debating under the Redlands banner this year. I'm not sure what coaching they get if any or what resources they use.
  9. JP: are all the letters out that are going to be out and is there still space in the seniors lab? One of my debaters, Stephanie Sin, applied to your program but has not received any form of response from you guys. Kenneth Kozakura Lowell HS
  10. Does anyone know if anyone (Tournament Director/Coach) has actually used this? I think a service like this mainly benefits smaller programs or coaches that don't have many "connections" in the community. This is a really small number of people because those would only be coaches whose teams travel the national circuit and/or tournament directors that want a national circuit pool but don't have the connections to do so "normally". Usually you just pool from your local college debate teams, alumni, or former/current college debaters you know. It only really works if judges actually sign up for the service. Any statistics on judges registered? I think the idea is very interesting though.
  11. I'll give it a 2 assuming you mean topical discussions versus the performative discussions germane to ag subsidies. Those tend to be more "interesting" on any topic.
  12. Sam, this is a great service your providing. Would my whole squad be able to use one password or is it only good for one user. -Kenneth
  13. Some of Cal teams also run this on the neg. There are probably cites on opencaselist. They combine Nayar and Kappeler. That just adds different link arguments and they don't really contradict. ie. Kappeler's talking about taking personal responsibility towards violence in your everyday life and Nayar is talking about global ordering being problematic. Two links.
  14. BUMP there are 19 teams currently entered in open and 7 in novice. Anyone else planing on going? Right now CK McClatchy, Nevada Union, Lowell, Sage Ridge, Douglas and Menlo-Atherton are participating.
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