[eDebate] Congratulations to the 2008 UNLV Round Robin Participants
Fri Aug 29 21:38:41 CDT 2008
LOVE THE KENTUCKY ROUND ROBIN LOVE IT
On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 3:58 PM, <Jacob.Thompson at unlv.edu> wrote:
> The following eight teams have been admitted to the 2008 UNLV Round Robin
> UCO Spurlock/Henry
> Idaho State Jennings Montrieul
> West Georgia Schultz/Binder
> UT-Austin Boyle/Hooper
> CSU Fullerton Gray/Bridge
> Kansas State Mendenhall/Ziegler
> Emory Inamullah/Nikolic
> Wyoming Johnson/Bausch
> The ranking procedure was set up as follows:
> 1) each debater was ranked individually and their final individual scores
> were added together
> 2) we averaged the following 3 rating systems together to create a "meta
> rating" for each debater: (1) Bruschke rating scale, (2) the Hanson rating
> scale, and (3) an elimination round scale (adjusted for tournament size and
> adjusted for head to head wins). This meta-rating comprised 60% of each
> debaters final score.
> 3) NDT performance counted for 30% of each individual's final score, and
> CEDA performance counted for 10% of each team's individual's final score
> 4) To handle new partnerships with incoming frosh or people back from a
> long hiatus, "partner #2" always received at least a minimum of 1/3 of
> partner #1's score. This standard essentially says "if partner #1 is good
> and we don't know anything about partner #2 (from a statistical/performance
> standpoint), then we'll assume that the partnership is reasonable and that
> partner #2 isn't more than twice as bad as the better partner.
> 5) Schools were allowed to apply as many teams as they wished, but we can
> only accept 1 team from each school. Consolations go out to UCO
> Casey/Spomer, who would have qualified.
> 6) FYI-Towson Cooper/Love also would have qualified for our tournament, but
> they accepted an invitation to the Kentucky Round Robin instead.
> 7) In order to create an transparent application based Round Robin
> tournament, with a non-arbitrary acceptance procedure, I relied HEAVILY on
> "math-magician" Dr. Jon Bruschke. Without his assistance the application
> and ranking systems never would have been possible. I owe him a huge debt
> of gratitude and my eternal thanks. Any mistakes in the acceptance
> procedure are my own. The ranking and acceptance chart is attached here.
> If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
> Thanks to everyone for applying, we look forward to seeing you in Las
> Jacob Thompson, Ph.D.
> Director, Sanford I. Berman Debate Forum
> Assistant Professor In Residence
> Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
> Department of Communication Studies
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