VBI 2019 PF Camp Topic Announced

The topics that will be used in Public Forum debate at VBI 2019 have been finalized for all locations. VBI Philadelphia (June 29 – July 12): The European Union should join the Belt and Road Initiative. VBI Los Angeles Session 1 (July 14 – Aug 2): The European Union should join the Belt and Road Initiative. VBI […]

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VBI 2019 LD Camp Topics Announced

The topics that will be used in Lincoln-Douglas debate at VBI 2019 have been finalized for all locations. VBI Philadelphia (June 29 – July 12): Resolved: States ought to eliminate their nuclear arsenals. VBI Los Angeles Session 1 (July 14 – Aug 2): Resolved: Japan ought to amend Article 9 of its constitution to allow […]

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Grace Johannes Wins NSDA Nationals

Congratulations to Liberty High School’s Grace Johannes for winning the 2019 National Speech and Debate Association’s National Tournament in Lincoln-Douglas debate. In finals, Grace defeated University High School’s Nehal Chigurupati on a 12-1 decision. Full results and pairings can be found here.  

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Lincoln Douglas Topics List for 2019-2020

In late July/early August, active coaches and member students may vote online for a new slate of LD topics chosen by the LD Wording Committee at its summer meeting. The 2019 September/October LD topic will be announced August 8. Resolved: Predictive policing is unjust. Resolved: The United States ought to grant legal personhood to natural […]

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Maya Arora Wins NCFLs

Congratulations to Cape Fear Academy’s Maya Arora for winning the 2019 National Catholic Forensic League’s Grand National Tournament. In finals, Maya defeated Syosset High School’s Ronit Dhulia on a 3-2 decision. Full results and pairings can be found here.

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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) 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 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) […]

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