Miscellaneous Musings – 2018 NSDA Nationals Edition

Lawrence Zhou was the 2014 NSDA National Champion. He now works as an assistant coach for The Harker School and is a Lincoln-Douglas Debate Curriculum Director at the Victory Briefs Institute. Usually I don’t write multi-thousand-word rants about tournaments, but after a few years of attending this tournament and accumulating way too many thoughts about […]

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Lincoln Douglas Topics List for 2018-2019

Resolved: A just government ought to pay reparations to indigenous populations for historical oppression. Resolved: In a democracy, the public’s right to know ought to be valued above the right to privacy of candidates for public office. Resolved: In the United States criminal justice system, pre-trial detention for non-violent crimes is unjust. Resolved: States ought […]

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Ishan Bhatt Wins NSDA Nationals

Congratulations to St. Andrew’s Episcopal’s Ishan Bhatt for winning the 2018 National Speech and Debate Tournament. In finals, Ishan defeated Brentwood’s Jackson Deconcini on 11-2 decision. Congratulations to the Top 14 placers. 14 – Selena Zhang 12 – Tess Welch 12 – Noah Love 12 – Eva Lamberson 8 – Mia Speier 8 – Namitha […]

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(Updated 6/20 at 5:00PM) LD Wording Committee Releases Second Round of Topic Drafts, Seeks Input

Fort Lauderdale, FL — The LD wording committee has released a second list of draft topic areas and is seeking constructive public input.  This is list consists of drafts of topics advanced through Tuesday Afternoon. These topics are preliminary and based on the wordings submitted to the committee by NSDA members. These topics should be seen as starting points. Commenters […]

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(Updated) LD Wording Committee Releases First Round of Topic Drafts, Seeks Input

Fort Lauderdale, FL — The LD wording committee has released an initial list of draft topic areas and is seeking constructive public input.  This is list consists of initial drafts of topics advanced through Monday Afternoon. These topics are extremely preliminary and largely based on the wordings submitted to the committee by NSDA members. These topics should be seen as starting points […]

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NSDA Nationals LD Codes

Victory Briefs is hoping to make the pairings for LD at NSDA Nationals easier to read and centralize information concerning competitor and judge codes. Please fill out the following form with any information that you have concerning judge and competitor codes at NSDA Nationals! We’ll release all the information as it comes out in a […]

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Lincoln Douglas Debate Bid Tournaments 2018-19

Automatic Qualifier Octafinals at the previous season’s TOC Octafinal Qualifier Apple Valley (MN) Berkeley (CA) Bronx Science (NY) Emory (GA) Glenbrooks (IL) Greenhill (TX) Harvard (MA) Harvard-Westlake (CA) St. Mark’s (TX) Valley (IA) Quarterfinals Qualifiers Blake (MN) College Prep (CA) Florida Blue Key (FL) Grapevine (TX) Lexington (MA) Loyola (CA) Meadows (NV) Presentation (CA) Stanford […]

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Gold Public Forum Qualifying Tournaments 2018-19

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) […]

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Silver Public Forum Qualifying Tournaments 2018-19

NOTE for 2018-19: The non-bid methods of qualifying for the Silver PF division are being revised.  This division will feature the international teams plus teams that qualify through an expanded number of metrics. These metrics include – (a)  -Obtaining a 5-2 or better record at the previous year TOC in the Gold TOC Division. (b)  -Reaching […]

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