posted on Oct, 1 2003 @ 01:37 AM
Some of the judges didn't like the technical nature of Ktpr's argument.
I will just point out that if the 7 permanent judges had voted alone then the result would have been 4-2 to Ktpr with one judge not coming in.
ilovepizza is of course welcome to say that he was a judge BUT it is the surest way that he will find to not be asked again.
The purpose of keeping the judges identities a secret is to free them from the obligations of friendship and the bias inherent in rivalry.
Their anonymity is essential not only before and during the contest but also after.
The judges were selected by me for their reliability and differing views.I am as sure as I can be that all was fair.
Someday later I may release the judges names but it won't be now.
I need the 7 permanent judges to judge the opening rounds of the debate tournament and the others plus a few more to judge an exhibition match which
without going into too much detail is dependent on judges anonymity.Such is the stature on the board of the one that will compete.
The credibility of the Debate tournament is linked directly to my own integrety.For that reason I strive to be fair and honest and as open as the
I hope this answers more fully question any might have about the judges.
PS.Watch this space for more on the Exhibition match.