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First Tournament for 2006

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posted on Mar, 27 2006 @ 08:49 AM
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Welcome to the First ATS Debate Tournament of 2006! It looks to be a promising tournament, with a number of grizzled "Old Guard" posters facing off against new "Young Blood" posters. To make it even more interesting, the title of ATS Debate Tournament Champion is completely undefended and up for grabs, anyone can win it!

The first name listed in each set is arguing the pro position and opening the debate.
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Round 1
Chissler vs. Kenshiro2012
Hamas can reasonably be expected to moderate its views in the short term
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Grimreaper797 vs. Xraided
Africa must organize itself to handle problems such as Rwanda and the Darfur, not the UN or Nato
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Apothecary85 vs. Bigdanprice
The Bird Flu Scare illustrates the desperate need for Nationalized Medicine in all Western Countries
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Truttseeker vs. Rdube02
Latin America is on the verge of a continent wide socialist revolutions
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Mrjenka vs. Zenlover28
The Next Secretary-General of the United Nations should be chosen ffrom Asia, as per convention
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Ihatescifi vs. ConfederacyOfUnity
Within three years maximum, there will be or will have be or will have been US troops occupying Iran
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MemoryShock vs. Frosty
Australia needs to take a more active role in the geo-politics of the Indo-Pacific
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Lucasman vs. The Vagabond
Japan must not re-arm, in light of its actions in WWII
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The Debate Rules:

Each debater will have one opening statement each. This will be followed by 3 alternating replies each. There will then be one closing statement each and no rebuttal.

No post will be longer than 800 words and in the case of the closing statement no longer than 500 words.

Credits or references at the bottom do not count towards the word total.

Editing is strictly forbidden. This means any editing, for any reason. Any edited posts will be completely deleted.

Opening and closing statements must not contain any images, and must have no more than 3 references. Excluding both the opening and closing statements, only one image and no more than 5 references can be included for each post.

Responses should be made within 24 hours, if people are late with their replies, they run the risk of forfeiting their reply and possibly the debate.

Judging will be done by a panel of anonymous judges. After each debate is completed it will be locked and the judges will begin making their decision. One of the debate forum moderators will then make a final post announcing the winner.

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[edit on 4-5-2006 by Nygdan]




posted on Apr, 4 2006 @ 12:22 AM
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Round 1 Results

Chissler vs. Kenshiro2012: Kenshiro2012 is victorious
Grimreaper797 vs. Xraided: Grimreaper797 by default
Apothecary85 vs. Bigdanprice: Bigdanprice by default
Truttseeker vs. Rdube02: Rdube02 victorious
Mrjenka vs. Zenlover28: Zenlover28 by default
Ihatescifi vs. ConfederacyOfUnity: ConfederacyOfUnity by default
MemoryShock vs. Frosty: MemoryShock by default
Lucasman vs. The Vagabond: The Vagabond through Technical

Round 2:
Kenshiro2012 vs. Grimreaper797
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If faith based initiatives work, then they should be supported by tax dollars

Bigdanprice vs. Rdube02
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Globalization is a facade for a cabal with far more in mind than merely a common market.

Zenlover28 vs. ConfederacyOfUnity
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Someone or Something other than the Jyllens-Posten is behind the Mohammed Cartoon debacle

Memoryshock vs. The Vagabond
India will soon be an economic and military super-power
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As a special note, in the holiday skirmish, The Vagabond defeated Memoryshock by a wide margin. Will Memoryshock regain what he lost? Can The Vagabond do it twice in a row? Was it luck, or was it skill? Has Memoryshock learned any new tricks? We'll find out!



posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 12:00 AM
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Bigdanprice vs. Rdube02: Rdube02 is victorious
Memoryshock vs. The Vagabond: The Vagabond by default
Kenshiro2012 vs. Grimreaper797: Grimreaper797 by default
Zenlover28 vs. ConfederacyOfUnity: Zenlover28 by imprisonment

Round 3:
Grimreaper797 vs. Rdube02
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Zenlover28 vs. The Vagabond
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posted on Apr, 24 2006 @ 06:34 PM
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Grimreaper797 vs. Rdube: Rdube is victorious
Zenlover28 vs. The Vagabond: The Vagabond is victorious

Grand Finale
Rdube02 vs. The Vagabond
We cannot permit full disclosure, as it would effectively ruin modern society.
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posted on May, 4 2006 @ 07:56 PM
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The Vagabond has won the Championship of the first 2006 ATS Debate Tournament!


Congrats to all those who managed to acheive fighter status! The judges had a very difficult time throughout the tournament, a testament to everyone's abilities. You all did an excellent job, but in the end, there can be only one!




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