[eDebate] 6 v. 8 rounds

Jim Hanson hansonjb
Wed Oct 22 15:17:58 CDT 2008

I'll throw in my thought: 7 rounds plus elims
4 prelims sat
3 prelims sun plus an elim
4 elims mon

jim :)
hansonjb at whitman.edu

From: "Kuswa, Kevin" <kkuswa at richmond.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 12:58 PM
To: "Josh" <jbhdb8 at gmail.com>; "William J Repko" <repkowil at msu.edu>
Cc: <edebate at ndtceda.com>
Subject: [eDebate] 6 v. 8 rounds

I sent a note to Ross about this when edebate was down.

We strongly support 8 rounds because our teams usually are done debating 
after prelims. 25% MORE DEBATES OUTWEIGHS just about any other argument 
being made from our perspective.

Ross replied right away to me with the response that this is just an 
experiment for one year and that Wake believes it is important to have 
enough time between out-round debates and not finish the tournament at the 
crack of dawn on tuesday.

We LOVE the Wake tournament and are willing to try the experiment (we'd try 
just about anything Wake suggests...) but hopefully there will be a 
discussion of the merits and das afterward.

I really think they will go back to 8 prelims after this year--even if it 
means clearing to octos and requiring a 6-2 with points to clear.



From: edebate-bounces at ndtceda.com on behalf of Josh
Sent: Wed 10/22/2008 3:53 PM
To: William J Repko
Cc: edebate at ndtceda.com
Subject: Re: [eDebate] Two new threads


1. While 6 rounds creates a much more humane tournament schedule:

a) I want my debaters to get the most possible rounds per tournament 
attended because at current costs and in the current economic state we will 
all likely go to less total tournaments.

b) I worry that less rounds makes it harder for teams on the bubble to break

2. How strong should strike cards be:

You will have to explain what you mean by this more.....it could mean many 


On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 3:45 PM, William J Repko <repkowil at msu.edu> wrote:

I am hoping to get community feedback on two items.

Both discussions are taking place at:


(check the active forum topics section on the right-hand side of the page)

Items under discussion:

a) 6 v. 8 rounds
b) how strong should strikecards be.

Desperate pre-emptive appeal to have this not become a discussion about
birth certificates, etc.

Take it easy,


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