March 2011


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Scott Jensen <[log in to unmask]>
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USA Debating in the WUDC Format <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 09:03:55 -0500
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...And 415 debate entries at Pi Kappa Delta--which does NOT include the 84
non debate entries flighted during debate (such as discussion and congress).
This is on top of the over 1,400 individual events.  This, too, is

And I agree...healthy forensics is a wonderful thing regardless of where it
happens.  We just love that such an impressively comprehensive range of
forensic activity is happening this week in Portland, OR.

Best of luck to all who still have national tournament experiences ahead of


Scott Jensen
Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament Director
Professor of Speech Communication Studies & Director of Forensics
Webster University
School of Communications
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War may sometimes be a necessary evil.  But no matter how necessary, it is
always an evil, never a good.  We will not learn how to live together in
peace by killing each other's children.--Jimmy Carter

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From: Alfred C Snider [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2011 6:30 AM
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Subject: [parli] Size of debate tournaments this year

CEDA nationals this year, 139 teams.

NPDA nationals this year, 160 teams.

USU/WUDC nationals this year, 200+ teams, probably 212.

Interesting. Comments welcome. For me, I am glad that there is so much more
debating going on in the USA in many formats. Plus, NFA-LD, APDA, CPF, IPDA,
etc. More debate good.

If you want more information about the WUDC format please feel free to ask
and I will send you links to training materials.


Alfred C. Snider aka Tuna
Edwin Lawrence Professor of Forensics, University of Vermont Huber House,
475 Main Street, UVM, Burlington, VT 05405 USA Lawrence Debate Union
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