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16 December 2010

Debating's America's Cup 2011

Excitement is building about what promises to be the largest WUDC format tournament in North America, with a 200 team cap - The US Universities Debating Championships, or USU 2011 1-3 April. Entry opens on 1 January 2011.
But, the University of Vermont is proud to announce a companion event that will be held right before US Universities. A 16 team field will compete for the AMERICA'S CUP.

A one-day tournament will be held. Sixteen teams from around the world will be chosen. They will debate in one seeding round, quarterfinals, semifinals and then a grand final round. The winner will win the AMERICA’S CUP and will be asked to defend it the following year. All motions will be announced on Twitter.

Competitive application. Hybrid teams are welcome. Debaters no longer in school are welcome. Apply today! Deadline is January 30. Field announced on February 1. Send a pitch to and get entered!

Judges are invited to submit their particulars and many will be chosen to be our guests at the tournament.

31 MARCH 2011

Then, attend US Universities at no charge 1-3 April, take advantage of
crash housing, get two great tournaments. Attend as a judge or as a

Convener: David Register, University of Vermont
Chief Adjudicator: To be announced


THUR 31 MARCH 2011
8:30 AM - Roll Call at Huber House
9 AM - Seeding round
11:30 AM - Quarterfinals
1:30 PM - Lunch
3 PM - Semifinals
5:30 PM - Announcement of Finals on Twitter
7 PM - Finals with audience

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

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