Fresh from being CA of the US Universities Debating Championships Stephen Boyle, the CA, has posted a list of ten lessons from the tournament.  It's common practice after major international tournaments for the CA to prepare a report for the organising council on how things went. However this report rarely gets published to the wider community (not for any secret reason just that it comes out a year later at council and gets lost in all the other information coming out about the current tournament). 
April 12, 2011
Fresh from being CA of the US Universities Debating Championships Stephen Boyle, the CA, has posted a list of ten lessons from the tournament.  It's common practice after major international tournaments for the CA to prepare a report for the organising council on how things went. However this report rarely gets published to the wider community (not for any secret reason just that it comes out a year later at council and gets lost in all the other information coming out about the current tournament). 
April 12, 2011
The United States University Championships have posted a judge test for judges attending the upcoming championships.  The briefing is a copy of the briefing for Botswana Worlds but I'm sure there are lots of people may not have seen it so it is worth a look.  I have deleted the segment about the test itself because I'm sure they don't want lots of people filling in the test who do not intend to go to the championships.
March 20, 2011
The United States University Championships have posted a judge test for judges attending the upcoming championships.  The briefing is a copy of the briefing for Botswana Worlds but I'm sure there are lots of people may not have seen it so it is worth a look.  I have deleted the segment about the test itself because I'm sure they don't want lots of people filling in the test who do not intend to go to the championships.
March 20, 2011
During the World Debate Forum held in Botswana in January 2011 many African debate organizers said that they needed basic training materials, but that the poor conditions of local Internet connectivity made it difficult for them to use videos. As a solution, Alfred Snider (World Debate Institute and Debate Central) volunteered to take video training files and turn them into audio only, then organize them and make them available for download.

http://debate.uvm.edu/low.html
March 08, 2011
During the World Debate Forum held in Botswana in January 2011 many African debate organizers said that they needed basic training materials, but that the poor conditions of local Internet connectivity made it difficult for them to use videos. As a solution, Alfred Snider (World Debate Institute and Debate Central) volunteered to take video training files and turn them into audio only, then organize them and make them available for download.

http://debate.uvm.edu/low.html
March 08, 2011
Here is another question and answer from my e-mail archive.  This one is a common question because once people finish college there really isn't an option for them to continue debating.  The question is about Ireland but I think it can apply to almost any country.  Perhaps a few of us should get together and set something up but in the meantime I hope this is useful to someone.
March 04, 2011
Here is another question and answer from my e-mail archive.  This one is a common question because once people finish college there really isn't an option for them to continue debating.  The question is about Ireland but I think it can apply to almost any country.  Perhaps a few of us should get together and set something up but in the meantime I hope this is useful to someone.
March 04, 2011
Here is the next Q&A e-mail I came across in my clean up of my e-mails.  I suspect this is a common problem as a lot of speakers find they do well as freshers/maidens but find it difficult when they reach second year and are expected to compete against senior speakers.

Hi Colm,
March 03, 2011
Here is the next Q&A e-mail I came across in my clean up of my e-mails.  I suspect this is a common problem as a lot of speakers find they do well as freshers/maidens but find it difficult when they reach second year and are expected to compete against senior speakers.

Hi Colm,
March 03, 2011

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