(ended) Three $25 tournaments - How debate is important to your life


Posts: 1
United States
7 months ago
February 16, 2018

Hello all,

 

As we don't currently have tournaments working our first debate tournament will be more of an essay than an actual debate. I did this because I don't want to argue against the value of debating, and I also don't want to have the same debate multiple times. This will however be setup as debates, so contact me (Coveny), or reply to this thread with which styles you want to enter, and I'll create the debate and send you an invite.

 

You can enter all three styles, use the same arguments in all styles, but you can only win once.(there will be three unique winners at $25 each) There must be at least three people in the tournament for it to qualify for prizes. The winner will be determined by Coveny based on content and links. (organization, spelling, etc. won't matter unless it's so bad that it's difficult to follow) Entries will be accepted until Sunday the 25th, and the winner will be announced the 27th. The $25 prizes will be sent to the email address you have on file via PayPal. All debates will have at least 24hrs to respond to each round, but it’s best if setup your arguments for all rounds before you begin. (or at least have an idea what you are going to say in each round)

 

Speed is 500 characters – 24hrs per round – 2 days for voting – 2 free source links

Short is 1500 characters – 48hrs per round – 4 days for voting – 4 free source links

For Open we chose 3000 characters – 48hrs per round – 4 days for voting – 4 free source links

All three debates will be casual, and civil so no profanity is allowed.

 

Let me know if you have any questions, and good luck!


Posts: 2
United States
7 months ago
February 16, 2018

As of today we have no entries and there need to be three entries in the style for prize money to be awarded. I guess we'll be re-allocating this money into direct advertising instead if we don't get enough people by the 25th.


Posts: 3
United States
7 months ago
February 16, 2018

I'm not sure how exactly you're trying to start this, but I'll play along.  I'm not sure if it's too late for this tournament, but it doesn't matter if the tournament actually gets off the ground or not.  If I win, throw the prize money at advertising anyway.  I'll go with a Speed and/or Short debate on the topic of income inequality.  I can defend the position that there is nothing inherently harmful about income inequality.  That should attract an opponent easily enough.


Posts: 4
United States
7 months ago
February 16, 2018

You'll need to explain "How debate is important to your life" not wealth inequality for this tournament. Are you still interested Steve? I don't think there are going to be enough people to do the tourny though as there needs to be 3 for each style.

 

If you want to have a debate about wealth inequality though we can have one of those as well or instead of.


Posts: 5
United States
7 months ago
February 16, 2018

So, is this "how is debate important in my life" essay to be done here in the forum, or will you be setting up a sample debate to engage in this?  Either way works for me.  You know I love arguing with you and I'm curious to see how this setup works.  I'm willing to be a guinea pig for this site and help identify bugs.  You tell me how you intended this to work and I'll play.


Posts: 6
United States
7 months ago
February 16, 2018

Created a short debate so you have two rounds of 1,500 characters to do with as you will. You'll hit the green accept button in the middle of the debate then it will be my turn. I won't be saying anything other than pass, and then you'll have 4 days to craft your argument round and submit it. I'll say pass for the closing round, and after you hit submit the debate will be over. If two other people submit to the short debate style you'll be eligable to win $25. Invite has been sent.

 

If you want to actually debate something create it and invite me. At this point I would just about accept any debate just to be able to do the playtesting of everything.

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