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13 January 2009

The HWS / IDEA Round Robin Debate

The HWS / IDEA Round Robin Debate
16 top teams from around the world, invited to New York
> Applications due January 31!
{Follow this link for application details.}
> Tournament dates: April 10-11

Debate all 15 other teams in 5 BP rounds
> Pre-paired rounds, so completely fair pairings and no tab delays
> Break to finals, with $1700 (cash) at stake, plus awesome trophies
> Superior international judging headed by Neill Harvey-Smith

Worth a trip halfway around the world> Compete in the US BP Championships (open to all) April 3 - 5
> Spend 2 days with the Yale Debating Society on April 6 & 7
> Attend an International Debate Gala in NYC on April 8
> Dinner at the home of HWS President Mark Gearan on April 9 (Bill Clinton's Deputy Chief of Staff & Peace Corps Director)> Great food and lakefront hotel at the Round Robin April 10 - 11
Convenor: Eric Barnes (
> Direct your questions about the RR here first.
Eric Barnes
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Philosophy Department
Public Policy Program
Debate Coach
(315) 781-0390

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