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 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 […]
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 […]
The 2019 NSDA National Tournament Lincoln Douglas Debate Topic is Resolved: Violent revolution is a just response to political oppression. Topics
The 2019 NSDA National Tournament Public Forum Topic is Resolved: The United States federal government should enforce antitrust regulations on technology giants. Topics
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.
Congratulations to Lexington’s Evan Li and Edgemont’s Riya Ganpati for co-championing the 2019 Harrison Round Robin. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to Harvard-Westlake’s Vishan Chaudhary and Jaya Nayar for closing out the 2019 NDCA Tournament. Congratulations to Vishan for also being top speaker. Full results and pairings can be found here.
Congratulations to Walt Whitman’s Benjamin Waldman and Hunter’s Michael Ning for closing out the 2019 11th University of Pennsylvania Lincoln Douglas Round Robin. Full results and pairings can be found here.
The 2019 National Catholic Forensic League Grand National Tournament Lincoln-Douglas Debate topic is, Resolved: Developed nations have a moral obligation to admit people fleeing oppression. http://www.ncfl.org/NCFLnew/pages/ncfl.html