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About sshscaptain

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    Currently debate for the University of Arkansas at Monticello, President of my Pi Kappa Delta chapter, and am a double major in Political Science and Communication.
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  1. Who was the previous afore mention question posed to?
  2. How did the tournament this last weekend go?
  3. I fail to see what the big deal is, so somebody read an invitation, if there is something that needs to be hidden in the invite why was it put in there in the first place? Second how are they gonna really enforce a ban on spreading and besides that how many judges don't already penelize for spreading on the arkansas circuit? Not many. the only reason i can see putting this in the invite is to kind of protest the way some debaters spread. As such i think it's merit can be considered but shall have no considerable impact on the way the tournament is run or judged. Ideals for judging are not gonna change at the door.
  4. First off. the monticello tournament was not cancelled it was postponed until next weekend. Second, please forward the petition to me through derek he has my address. Derek = fire of the mist
  5. What petition do you speak of? BTW any of you coming to the Monticello Tournament?
  6. It's good to see some things never change.... Derek go for the the comfotable look, i mean what you got to lose. Who you partnered up with now?
  7. So I won't be at Bentonville, this season is gonna be intense therefore i am not sure how many tournaments i am gonna get to judge. By SMU do you mean Saint Mary's University? If so I do believe they tried IPDA last year.
  8. I might have argued a week long camp is too short yesterday but tonight i heartily agree that a week might not be long enough to lecture and form files. I am not even gonna lie, this is a lot of work. I wasn't offended by the posts previously stated, just a little frustrated with the situation. Any other possible recommendations out there? We are a growing camp and it is plain to see that as we progress from year to year this camp is steadily increasing in quality, but why? Not because we have all the answers, but instead because of the ideas others bring us and from lessons learned. If there are any questions or comments out there about ASDI let me know.
  9. As for those who believe that the only in state camp is run by incompetent debaters, here is who is leading our groups. Varsity John Block and me, while Dancer and Holladay are working with the novice. You would be hard pressed to find a Youtube video that is able to CRITIC YOU as well as some of these people. As for a stay-at-home-camp i believe that is a great idea and thought that was what was considered standard prep for the debate season, but i digress. With students from Louisiana and other states coming up here and record breaking numbers as well as a continually bettering staff i feel confident that this camp has the capacity to teach everyone a little something. And just one final thought, If people are going to gripe about how poor Arkansas debate is, how about we support the efforts of the one true camp in Arkansas. It's way easier to criticize than to fix the problem yourself.
  10. Whenever schools decide when they will be holding thier tournaments could a representative post the dates on here? I will have full eligibility next year to judge both novice and champ and will attempt to come to as many tournaments as i can.
  11. We didnt simply use up our judges in prelims. We were short on judges even here. I illegally had to jump in and judge several of the prelims. We had to use every judge at our disposal. We had no choice to put qualified judges in or out, we had to use all. As for out-rounds that sucks, it really does. Nobody likes to loose those of course. Vicki hasn't judged this year that is true, we had mostly dirty judges by that point and I will acknowledge there probably were better judges that could be assigned to that round still yet. I apologize for what is considered an unfair round. I am honestly surprised Vicki didn't take it as seriously as she should have, according to this testiment. If it means anything at all, I apologize to you. You are a kick ass debater and anyone who denies that simply hasn't seen you debate. I would really like to possibly look further into the possibility of hiring judges, right now Cross-x is being forced to transform into IPDA style of slow talking and is drifting away from what the national circuit stands for which i disagree with strongly. For example, in one of my rounds i had a team ask my paradigms and i told them to spread. To give me all they got because i wanted to see a great round of CROSS-X debate and they couldn't go any faster than any average person could read! If anyone has any more suggestions for TOC i am fully willing to listen and try to get them applied for next year. Key word TRY.
  12. I do not know who claimed that Arkansas judges are as qualified as those on the national tournament, but as i have stated before and will again, in most of the rounds we assigned what judges we had. We can only assign the judges teams bring, if debaters don't like the judges and don't think they are qualified bring better judges. Of course i am refering to the arkansas TOC throughout this post. Congrads to the national bid guys!
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