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.
Chissler vs. Kenshiro2012
Hamas can reasonably be expected to moderate its views in the short term
Grimreaper797 vs. Xraided
Africa must organize itself to handle problems such as Rwanda and the Darfur, not the UN or Nato
Apothecary85 vs. Bigdanprice
The Bird Flu Scare illustrates the desperate need for Nationalized Medicine in all Western Countries
Truttseeker vs. Rdube02
Latin America is on the verge of a continent wide socialist revolutions
Mrjenka vs. Zenlover28
The Next Secretary-General of the United Nations should be chosen ffrom Asia, as per convention
Ihatescifi vs. ConfederacyOfUnity
Within three years maximum, there will be or will have be or will have been US troops occupying Iran
MemoryShock vs. Frosty
Australia needs to take a more active role in the geo-politics of the Indo-Pacific
Lucasman vs. The Vagabond
Japan must not re-arm, in light of its actions in WWII
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.
[edit on 12-4-2006 by Nygdan]
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