Dispatches from the Creation Wars

NDT Update – Quarterfinals

Please Note: There is an update to this post below the fold with the semifinal matchups.

Here are the 8 teams to make the quarterfinals. I don’t know what the quarterfinal matchups are, or who they beat in octofinals to get there:

northwestern bc
dartmouth bm
harvard km
wake forest ch
berkeley bw
wayne state fm
michigan state bh
emory cg

Josh Branson of Northwestern was top speaker and Harvard won the Copeland Award. More updates as the rounds happen.

Update: Found the pairings for quarterfinals. They are:

MSU BH (aff) v. Berkeley BW
Harvard KM v. Wake CH
Dartmouth BM v. Emory GP
Wayne FM v. NWU BC

For non-debaters, the “aff” after MSU’s team means that they were “locked” affirmative because they had already debated each other in the preliminary rounds of the tournament and had gone negative in that round. In the other rounds, affirmative and negative would be determined by a coin flip.

Update #2: Here are the semifinal matchups:

emory gp vs. wake ch
msu bh vs. wayne fm

Still no sign of Liberty University.

Comments

  1. #1 terryf
    March 27, 2006

    Congratulations to Wayne State for making it to the 1/4’s (so far)…another traditionally powerful team that doesn’t have the budget and scholarships that some of the teams Ed has been writing about.

  2. #2 Ed Brayton
    March 27, 2006

    terryf wrote:

    Congratulations to Wayne State for making it to the 1/4’s (so far)…another traditionally powerful team that doesn’t have the budget and scholarships that some of the teams Ed has been writing about.

    Spoken like an ex-Wayne State debater. And completely accurate. Wayne State has had a very good debate team for a long time, all due to George Zigelmueller (I probably misspelled that), the coach who has been there since what seems like the early miocene epoch. Wayne State is not the kind of school you would expect to be a debate power, but because of his hard work they’ve been one and have remained one for a long time. George recently had a serious stroke and last I heard he is recovering fairly well. So let me join with his hundreds of former debaters, many of them friends of mine, in wishing George a full and fast recovery and many more years of health.

  3. #3 J-Dog
    March 27, 2006

    Ed – Thanks for keeping us updated, but what about the real story behind the smoke and mirrors of “The #1 Debate Team In The Country”, Liberty?

    Can we get a picture (or at least a verbal picture) of them sobbing and condemming the god that let them lose?

  4. #4 Ed Brayton
    March 27, 2006

    J-Dog:

    Last I saw anything on them was when they were 2-4 after round 6. That put them officially out of the running to make the elimination rounds. I don’t know how they finished. As I said, they haven’t finished with a winning record at the NDT for nearly a decade, and when they did they were out quickly after that. Odd thing for the #1 team in the country.

  5. #5 justawriter
    March 27, 2006

    Here is some folks taking advantage of beating up on the “Number One Team in Amerika.”

    http://www.carrollnewsonline.com/index.php?id=374

  6. #6 David C. Brayton
    March 27, 2006

    What was the debate topic (resolution) this year?

  7. #7 Ed Brayton
    March 27, 2006

    The topic was US policy toward China:

    Resolved: The United States Federal government should substantially increase deplomatic and economic pressure on the People’s Republic of China in one or more of the following areas: trade, human rights, weapons nonproliferation, Taiwan.

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