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Third Tournament for 2004!

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posted on Sep, 2 2004 @ 06:04 AM
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Welcome everyone to the third ATS Debate Tournament for 2004. It is good to see some fresh blood in the running for this tournament. Will one of these competitors be the one to wrest the title and pennant out of BlackJackal's grasp. Or will BlackJackal retain the title for another tournament? Only time will tell.

The Debates for round one have been posted and opened and all that remains is for the affirmative side from each debate to fire the opening salvo and commence the engagement. Pairings and Topics are as follows:

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DEBATE TOURNAMENT, ROUND ONE

Debate 1
KrazyJethro V deeprivergal
The invasion of Iraq by the US-led 'Coalition of the Willing' was justified.
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Debate 2
Rain King V chebob
Physical Education in schools should be compulsory.
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Debate 3
NephraTari V EnronOutrunHomerun
'Chemtrails' are a real and concerning phenomenon.
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Debate 4
parrhesia V J0HNSmith
Special interests are ruining democracy.
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Debate 5
ShadowXIX V sublime4372
A society has a moral obligation to redress its historical injustices.
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Debate 6
FredT V Jamuhn
Israel is a stabilising force in the Middle East.
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Debate 7
Otts V dreamlandmafia
Space exploration and development should be an international priority.
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Please note the rules have changed slightly from the previous tournament. The rules are posted at the top of each debate and are as follows:

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. In the event of a debater 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 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.

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

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 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.

[edit on 2-9-2004 by Kano]




posted on Sep, 16 2004 @ 01:22 AM
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Debate 1
KrazyJethro defeats deeprivergal
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Debate 2
Rain King defeats chebob
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Debate 3
NephraTari defeats EnronOutrunHomerun
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Debate 4
parrhesia defeats J0HNSmith
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Debate 5
ShadowXIX defeats sublime4372
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Debate 6
Jamuhn defeats FredT
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Debate 7
Otts defeats dreamlandmafia
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Points have been awarded for Round 1 (1000 for the winners, 500 for the runners-up).

Round 2 will start in a day or so.



posted on Sep, 18 2004 @ 03:45 AM
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Round 2 in the third ATS great debate tournament for 2004 is upon us, pairings and topics are as follows:

KrazyJethro V Rain King
John Titor was a time-traveller from the future.
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parrhesia V NephraTari
Global warming is a real problem.
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Jamuhn V ShadowXIX
Schools should be allowed to teach Creationism alongside Evolution as part of their science curriculum.
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BlackJackal V Otts
Online file-sharing has had a detrimental effect on the overall quality of new music.
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Best of luck to all contestants. These debates are now open.



posted on Oct, 8 2004 @ 11:42 AM
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KrazyJethro resigns, Rain King goes through.
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parrhesia defeats NephraTari
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Jamuhn defeats ShadowXIX
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BlackJackal defeats Otts
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Points have been awarded (3000 for winners and 1500 for runners up). Pairings and topics for round 3 will be posted shortly.



posted on Oct, 11 2004 @ 02:41 PM
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Rain King V parrhesia
Humanity should be doing more to prevent animal species becoming extinct.
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BlackJackal V Jamuhn
The Olympic Dream is dying.
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posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 11:45 AM
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Rain King defeats parrhesia
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BlackJackal defeats Jamuhn
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Points have been awarded for round 3 matches (6000 for the winners and 3000 for the runners-up). The championship debate will open shortly.



posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 11:50 AM
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Final

BlackJackal V Rain King
Aliens probably have visited Earth.
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posted on Nov, 27 2004 @ 07:49 AM
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Final



BlackJackal


defeats


Rain King





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Congratulations to all who entered the tournament, and thankyou all for making it another fantastic ATS event. Well done to BlackJackal and Rain King for putting on such a good debate to cap off the tournament.



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