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LD Bid Tournaments 2019-20

Automatic Qualifier Octafinals at the previous season’s TOC Octafinal Qualifier Apple Valley (MN) Berkeley (CA) […]

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Gold PF Bid Tournaments 2019-20

AUTOMATIC QUALIFIERS WHEN COMPETING WITH SAME PARTNERSHIP: Octafinals at the previous season’s TOC Octafinals at the previous season’s NCFL National Tournament Top 14 at the previous season’s National Speech & Debate Association National Tournament Octafinal Qualifiers Apple Valley (MN) Arizona State (AZ) Berkeley (CA) Blake (MN) Bronx Science (NY) Emory (GA) Florida Blue Key (FL) […]


Silver PF Bid Tournaments 2019-20

Qualifying methods for 2019-20: This division will feature teams that qualify through one of the following metrics (in order of priority): Those who reached the TOC Silver public forum octafinals in the previous year’s TOC (fully qualified) International teams (fully qualified) Urban debate league teams with one Silver bid or demonstrated competitive success in their […]


The 2019 Community Equity Scholarship is Live

The Community Equity Scholarship is up and running on the Victory Briefs camp website! The application is open from now until May 19, 2019 11:59 EST. Good luck! Find the scholarship here, or go to the VBI camp website, scroll to the bottom, and select scholarships. The Community Equity Scholarship is a recognition of students […]


Announcing the 2019 Community Equity Scholarship

The Victory Briefs Institute is proud to announce that the Community Equity Scholarship is returning to our 2019 camp sessions. The Community Equity Scholarship is a recognition of students who have been dedicated and continue to dedicate their time and effort to promoting inclusion and diversity on their debate teams, their local circuits, and/or the […]


Ishan Bhatt Wins the TOC

Congratulations to St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s Ishan Bhatt for winning the 2019 Tournament of Champions. In finals, Ishan defeated Harvard-Westlake’s Jaya Nayar on a 2-1 decision (Gorthey, Murphy, Castillo*). Congratulations to Ishan for also being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.


On Hypocritical Theory by Jake Nebel

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Victory Briefs. Jake Nebel is an executive director at Victory Briefs and (starting fall 2019) assistant professor of philosophy at USC. He recently completed his PhD in philosophy at NYU. 1 Introduction Suppose you’re […]