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Second Tournament for 2004!

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posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 02:03 PM
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Your prayers have been answered folks, here comes the second tournament for 2004. The prize for this one is a free @abovetopsecret email address and a 5meg personal upload area.

The good people at random.org have been nice enough to pair the contestants up as follows:

DEBATE TOURNAMENT, ROUND ONE

Debate 1
Ycon V intrepid

Debate 2
Agent47 V mig12

Debate 3
LadyCool21 V Phoenix

Debate 4
PurdueNuc V StrangeLands

Debate 5
ktprktpr V BlackJackal

Debate 6
JediMaster V Gryffen

Debate 7
benjj V Viendin


There is no debate 8 as John Bull 1 gets a free pass to the second round, being the reigning champion. For organisational purposes he will be treated as the winner of debate 8.

Topics will also be chosen at random and will be posted soon. Once 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 24 hours, 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 their replies and possibly the debate, at my discretion.

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. Questions or commentary can be put in This thread.




posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 03:22 PM
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Topics have been posted and the debates are now open.


DEBATE TOURNAMENT, ROUND ONE

Debate 1
Ycon V intrepid
Affirmative action programs have worked.
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Debate 2
Agent47 V mig12
The sale of Human Organs should be legalised.
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Debate 3
LadyCool21 V Phoenix
Money can buy happiness.
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Debate 4
PurdueNuc V StrangeLands
Medical research involving the use of human stem cells should be permitted.
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Debate 5
ktprktpr V BlackJackal
The US is winning the War on Terror.
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Debate 6
JediMaster V Gryffen
More focus needs to be placed on Alternative Energy Sources.
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Debate 7
benjj V Viendin
Parenthood is a privilege not a right.
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Good luck to all participants. Opening statements should be made as soon as possible.



posted on Jun, 25 2004 @ 01:39 PM
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RESULTS, ROUND ONE

Debate 1
Ycon defeats intrepid 6-2
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Debate 2
Agent47 defeats mig12 6-2
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Debate 3
Phoenix defeats LadyCool21 6-3
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Debate 4
PurdueNuc defeats StrangeLands 6-4
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Debate 5
BlackJackal defeats ktprktpr 6-4
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Debate 6
Gryffen defeats JediMaster 6-3
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Debate 7
Viendin defeats benjj
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posted on Jun, 25 2004 @ 02:27 PM
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Ok, Round 2 begins, sorry for the delay.

The winner of each odd-numbered debate has been paired with the winner of the following even-numbered debate. The topics and sides have been assigned at random. (John Bull 1 is treated as if he is the winner of Debate 8 in the first round.)


DEBATE TOURNAMENT, ROUND TWO

Debate 1
Ycon V Agent47
When they are in conflict, a business
' responsibility to itself ought to be valued above its responsibility to society.
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Debate 2
PurdueNuc V Phoenix
It is morally acceptable to conduct animal testing for products or medicines that are beneficial to Humans.
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Debate 3
Gryffen V BlackJackal
It is moral to steal from the rich to give to the poor.
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Debate 4
Viendin V John Bull 1
The international ban on whaling should be lifted.
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Good luck to all. The debates are now open.

[edit on 26-6-2004 by Kano]



posted on Jul, 15 2004 @ 01:40 AM
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RESULTS, ROUND TWO

Debate 1
Agent47 defeats Ycon
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Debate 2
Phoenix defeats PurdueNuc
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Debate 3
BlackJackal defeats Gryffen
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Debate 4
John Bull 1 defeats Viendin
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posted on Jul, 15 2004 @ 01:51 AM
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Round 3 is now open. Agent47 has Forfeited so Phoenix goes through to the final. John Bull 1 and BlackJackal now fight it out for the other spot.


BlackJackal V John Bull 1
Gun control Laws in the US are not strict enough.
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Good luck guys, points from round 2 have been given out. (3000 for the winner and 1500 for the runner up subject to completion of the debate).



posted on Jul, 25 2004 @ 08:56 PM
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BlackJackal defeats John Bull 1
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Round 3 points have been awarded (6000 for the winners and 3000 for the runners-up).

[edit on 25-7-2004 by Kano]



posted on Jul, 25 2004 @ 08:58 PM
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Final

Phoenix V BlackJackal
The Pen is mightier than the Sword.
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Best of luck guys, the winner becomes the new ATS debate champion.



posted on Aug, 7 2004 @ 02:33 AM
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BlackJackal wins and is the new ATS Debate Champion.

Thankyou to Phoenix for an excellent debate, thankyou also to all other contestants.

A big thankyou to the judges for all the time and effort spent reviewing and judging all those debates.



Now, as the reigning debate champion, BlackJackal will have this
image in his mini profile.

[edit on 7-8-2004 by Kano]



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