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We are looking forward to PKD Nationals in Portland.  
 
Also, I would like to put in a good word for NFA Nationals.  We tend to average about 100 students in LD policy debate at NFA Nationals.  There is also a very large IE tournament at the same time.  
 
I agree with Tuna and Scott that forensics is flourishing in the US.  With all of the different leagues added together the total number of colleges and universities competing may be larger than it was 30 or 40 years ago.  That is an encouraging thought.
 
Best of luck to all,
 
David Trumble
Debate Coach
St. Anselm College
Manchester, New Hampshire
 
 

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Subject: Re: [IE-L] [parli] Size of debate tournaments this year



...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
interesting.

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
them

Scott

Scott Jensen
Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament Director
Professor of Speech Communication Studies & Director of Forensics
Webster University
School of Communications
470 East Lockwood Avenue
St. Louis, MO  63119
(314) 968-7439--office
(314) 963-6106--fax

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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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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.

Tuna

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