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Hartman

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  1. lol @ subpoint B getting turned into a smiley face. That's all I have to offer this conversation. Please continue, gentlemen.
  2. Best all around team (speed and open styles): BVW BS Best Squad: BVW Coach of the year: D-Mag Best speed-style team: BVW BS Best lay team: ONW TD Best Affirmative Team: SMS MO Best Negative Team: Manhattan PW Prettiest Speaker: Kanan Boor Fastest Debater: Michael Hill Best 1A: Colin Best 2A: Kanan Best 1N: Ideen Best 2N: Linda Most likely to do well next year in high school: BVW MN...or perhaps Birzer Person most likely to graduate and judge: To be honest, I don't anticipate any of this year's debaters graduating. Best Judge: Skoglund Most under-rated team: BVN FH Best K debater: Birzer Best Politics Debater: Ideen Best T Debater: Chris Carey Most likely to be NDT champion: Baylor BS Best place to eat at the tournament: KCKCC Nicest debater to chat with outside of rounds: Anthony Trent Best evidence: Bostrom '02 Best argument: Dance CP Best K: Social Injustice Best aff: JWST Best excuse for losing a round: The terrorism impact was non-topical Best pen: G2 (.38mm) Best medium for flowing: Microsoft Word...using a G2... Best tournament for between-rounds hanging out: State
  3. Methinks this belongs in the Texas forum... http://www.cross-x.com/forum/48-texas/ Anyway, since the tournament is March 1-3, I assume they will be using the March-April topic, which has not yet been announced.
  4. I'm in the same boat. This is the sort of thing you marvel at your novice year, rediscover awhile later, and marvel at again, though for slightly different reasons. Quality stuff.
  5. Whatever you do, don't let the weaker debater be the 2N. This is what happens when you let the weaker debater give the second negative:
  6. Please Note: I don't wish to detract from the accomplishments of any of the teams that attended 4-Speaker. Many solid teams attended the tournament and competed admirably. That being said, I feel that eliminating the 4-Speaker tournament would be beneficial to all of us. First, we would save time and money by not having to hold the 4-Speaker Regional tournaments (or the actual 4-Speaker State tournament itself). Second, it would make hosting State a bit less of a logistical nightmare, eliminating the confusion that stems from having multiple places to turn in/pick up ballots, as well as multiple systems for ballot pickup/delivery. Third, we would need far fewer judges, especially considering there was a panel in all (or nearly all) 4-Speaker rounds this year. Finally, having two separate state championships for the same activity simply doesn't make sense. If I'm not mistaken, we're the only activity or sport in Kansas where such a thing occurs. I honestly don't understand the justification for holding the tournament in the first place. Perhaps KSHSAA just forgot to get rid of it after the inception of 2-Speaker... I disagree. I competed at Regionals last year, and I didn't feel much teamwork being emphasized. Basically, you do your best in your rounds and pray the other team from your school wins their rounds as well. There's no more of a teamwork element than there is at any other tournament that follows the 2-Speaker format; there are still only four debaters and a judge in each round. The "results could [have] be[en] different" if you hadn't run a Zombie K sixth round...
  7. Please Note: I don't wish to detract from the accomplishments of any of the teams that attended 4-Speaker. Many solid teams attended the tournament and competed admirably. That being said, I feel that eliminating the 4-Speaker tournament would be beneficial to all of us. First, we would save time and money by not having to hold the 4-Speaker Regional tournaments (or the actual 4-Speaker State tournament itself). Second, it would make hosting State a bit less of a logistical nightmare, eliminating the confusion that stems from having multiple places to turn in/pick up ballots, as well as multiple systems for ballot pickup/delivery. Third, we would need far fewer judges, especially considering there was a panel in all (or nearly all) 4-Speaker rounds this year. Finally, having two separate state championships for the same activity simply doesn't make sense. If I'm not mistaken, we're the only activity or sport in Kansas where such a thing occurs. I honestly don't understand the justification for holding the tournament in the first place. Perhaps KSHSAA just forgot to get rid of it after the inception of 2-Speaker... I disagree. I competed at Regionals last year, and I didn't feel much teamwork being emphasized. Basically, you do your best in your rounds and pray the other team from your school wins their rounds as well. There's no more of a teamwork element than there is at any other tournament that follows the 2-Speaker format; there are still only four debaters and a judge in each round. The "results could [have] be[en] different" if you hadn't run a Zombie K sixth round...
  8. At this point, I would have to disagree.
  9. ....I hear spelling "kritiks" with a "c" makes you sound sophisticated. Anyway, basically, I know that there are specific ways to critique the in-round usage of specific cuss words (namely, the f-word, which supposedly has a patriarchal connotation). If I was interested in constructing such a critique, where would I start? Is there a file somewhere I can use as a starting point?
  10. He can do all things through Christ who strengthens him.
  11. DID SOMEONE SAY PUBLIC FORUM?! Forensics season approaches. Here we go.
  12. All these new posters....I guess this is what happens when multiple people post about this thread's "epicness" on Facebook.
  13. For what its worth, I was dropped by a lay judge on a T argument that was never mentioned in Round 5 of a tournament last year, and it was the difference between breaking and watching a JV round for the next hour and a half. Also, just so you're all aware, db8ed was banned.
  14. ....My school's WiFi was just being dumb. Also, this.
  15. Is my school's WiFi just being dumb, or is DebateVision.com down?
  16. ....He's gone. PRAISE JESUS
  17. "Accounts" plural? Who might the other one be?
  18. Counterplan: Restore the thread and ban db8ed. ....The beauty of the CP is that our hopefully-soon-to-be-banned lay debater friend doesn't know what it means.
  19. For the sake of Kansas Debate and my own personal sanity, I sure hope you're trolling right now...but something tells me you're not. Yeah, I hate it when Kansas debaters rank each other...
  20. Yeah! Those unintelligent, big scholarship-getting, lazy flow debaters.... I remember when I created an account just to troll a bunch of decently respectable debaters.
  21. I don't believe "Kansas" (whoever that's supposed to refer to) has the authority to do such thing. Even so, from my experience, national qualifiers aren't exactly crowded....Schools are limited to four entries as it is. If we want better judging pools, we simply need to go out and recruit better judges and/or move the various qualifiers to different weekends.
  22. If, by "above average," you mean flow judges, or even former debaters, I'd have to say I disagree. I had a total of two flow judges.
  23. Mr. Mays....It's time for you to do your thing.
  24. Hartman

    EKNFL

    This year's national qualifiers from the East Kansas National Forensic League: Olathe Northwest Trent/DePriest Shawnee Mission West Purohit/Lekie Shawnee Mission East Throckmorton/Ramaswami Congrats to all on a job well done!
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