First Tournament Final for 2004!

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posted on Feb, 19 2004 @ 01:16 PM
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Ok guys, as we know the prize for this one is a copy of the book Above Black www.aboveblack.com... by Dan Sherman. As well as the point prizes for winning in each round.

The debators have been paired up at random, and the pairings are as follows:

DEBATE TOURNAMENT, ROUND ONE

Debate 1
NephraTari V ilovepizza

Debate 2
Russian V John bull 1

Debate 3
ktprktpr V Genya

Debate 4
Valhall V Phoenix

Debate 5
Loki V Amorymeltzer

Debate 6
wahoo V mig12

Debate 7
Dreamz V DeltaChaos

Debate 8
Nerdling V intrepid

Topics will also be chosen at random and will be posted either Friday or Saturday. As soon as the thread for each debate is opened and the topic posted the debating will commence.

The debates work as follows:

The member arguing the affirmative proposition will begin each debate.

Each debator 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. In the event of a debator posting more than the stated word limit then the excess words will be deleted by me from the bottom. Credits or references at the bottom count as part of the post.

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

Excluding both the opening and closing statements only one image or link may be included in any post. Opening and Closing statement must not carry either images or links.

As a guide responses should be made within 18 hours. However if the debate is moving forward then I have a relaxed attitude to this. However, if people are consistently late with their replies, they will forfeit the debate.

Judging will be done by an anonymous panel of 11 judges. After each debate is completed it will be locked and the judges will begin making their decision. Results will be posted by me as soon as a majority (6) is reached.

Good luck to all contestants.

[Edited on 22-2-2004 by Kano]

[Edited on 3-4-2004 by Kano]




posted on Feb, 20 2004 @ 12:38 AM
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All debates are now open. The topic list is as follows:


DEBATE TOURNAMENT, ROUND ONE

Debate 1
NephraTari V ilovepizza
The US is more sinned against than sinning.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Debate 2
Russian V John bull 1
A strong dictatorship is better than a weak democracy.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Debate 3
ktprktpr V Genya
School exams should be replaced with other methods of assessment.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Debate 4
Valhall V Phoenix
Special interests have ruined democracy.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Debate 5
Loki V Amorymeltzer
Global government (NWO) will actually be the best thing to happen to society.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Debate 6
wahoo V mig12
Only the elite can truly successfully manage national affairs.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Debate 7
Dreamz V DeltaChaos
Affirmative action programs have worked.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Debate 8
Nerdling V intrepid
Results are more important than character in national leaders.
www.abovetopsecret.com...


Good luck to all competitors. All opening statements are to be made as soon as possible, with the exception of Valhall who will make hers at the start of next week.

[Edited on 22-2-2004 by Kano]



posted on Mar, 3 2004 @ 12:51 AM
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Results for round one of this tournament:


DEBATE TOURNAMENT, ROUND ONE

Debate 1
ilovepizza defeats NephraTari
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Debate 2
John bull 1 defeats Russian
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Debate 3
Genya defeats ktprktpr
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Debate 4
Valhall retires, Phoenix goes through.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Debate 5
Loki defeats Amorymeltzer
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Debate 6
mig12 defeats wahoo
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Debate 7
Dreamz forfeits, DeltaChaos goes through.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Debate 8
Nerdling defeats intrepid
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Points have been assigned to the contestants.

Well done to everyone, the new topics and debates for Round 2 will be unleashed later tonight or tomorrow. Good luck to all our remaining competitors for round 2.



posted on Mar, 3 2004 @ 01:00 AM
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Pairings for Round 2.

Each winner of an odd-numbered debate is paired with the winner of the even-numbered debate immediately following it. Which debator opened which debate was decided with a flip of an antique Roman Coin issued by Emperor Maximinus Here.



DEBATE TOURNAMENT, ROUND TWO

Debate 1
ilovepizza V John bull 1

Debate 2
Phoenix V Genya

Debate 3
mig12 V Loki

Debate 4
Nerdling V DeltaChaos



posted on Mar, 3 2004 @ 01:10 PM
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Ok, topics have been assigned and Debates opened. Good luck to all of the contestants.


DEBATE TOURNAMENT, ROUND TWO

Debate 1
ilovepizza V John bull 1
Developed countries should force developing countries to protect the environment by making it a condition of aid.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Debate 2
Phoenix V Genya
It is moral to steal from the rich to give to the poor.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Debate 3
mig12 V Loki
When they are in conflict, a business responsibility to itself ought to be valued above its responsibility to society.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Debate 4
Nerdling V DeltaChaos
Inaction in the face of injustice makes an individual morally culpable.
www.abovetopsecret.com...


Upon completion and judging of each debate, the winner will be awarded 3000 ATS points and the runner-up will recieve 1500.

[Edited on 3-3-2004 by Kano]



posted on Mar, 18 2004 @ 10:19 PM
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Results for round two of this tournament:


DEBATE TOURNAMENT, ROUND TWO

Debate 1
John bull 1 defeats ilovepizza
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Debate 2
Genya retires, Phoenix goes through.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Debate 3
mig12 retires, Loki goes through.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Debate 4
DeltaChaos defeats Nerdling
www.abovetopsecret.com...


Points have been assigned to the contestants for this round. (3000 for the winner and 1500 for the runner up subject to completion of the debate).

Well done to everyone, the new topics and debates for Round 3 will be unleashed later tonight or tomorrow. Good luck to all our remaining competitors for round 3.

[Edited on 18-3-2004 by Kano]



posted on Mar, 18 2004 @ 11:24 PM
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Pairings for Round 3.

Each winner of an odd-numbered debate is paired with the winner of the even-numbered debate immediately following it. Which debator opened each debate was decided by a flip of a Columbian 500 Peso coin Here.)


DEBATE TOURNAMENT, ROUND THREE

Debate 1
John bull 1 V Phoenix

Debate 2
DeltaChaos V Loki



posted on Mar, 18 2004 @ 11:49 PM
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Topics have been assigned and Debates opened. Good luck to the remaining contestants.


DEBATE TOURNAMENT, ROUND THREE

Debate 1
John bull 1 V Phoenix
Same sex marriages should be recognised in law.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Debate 2
DeltaChaos V Loki
Countries in Africa should become a political and economic union.
www.abovetopsecret.com...


Good luck to all.



posted on Apr, 3 2004 @ 11:55 AM
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Round 3 is over. Our finalists have been decided:



DEBATE TOURNAMENT, ROUND THREE

Debate 1
John bull 1 defeats Phoenix
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Debate 2
DeltaChaos defeats Loki
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Points have been awarded (6000 for the winners and 3000 for the runners-up). The final will open shortly.



posted on Apr, 3 2004 @ 12:07 PM
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After discussions with the judging panel and the competitors, the topic for the final has been decided. The sides were chosen by the flip of an ancient greek coin here.

DEBATE TOURNAMENT, ROUND THREE

Debate 1
DeltaChaos versus John bull 1
The end justifies the means.
www.abovetopsecret.com...


The battle to decide the first debating champion for 2004 is now open. Best of luck to both of you.



posted on Apr, 9 2004 @ 10:29 AM
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The final has been judged. The winner of the first tournament for 2004, and our first Debating Champion for 2004 is:

John Bull 1

Well done John Bull 1 and DeltaChaos. A big thankyou must go out to all the competitors in this tournament. You all put on a fine display.





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