Tournament Status: Tournament Completed
Welcome to the home page for the 2012 East Seattle Debates tournament hosted by Northwest University (WA) on Sep 28-29, 2012 for College students.
East Seattle Debates
Featuring show debate with Yale University at Microsoft in Redmond!
World Championships BP Debate Format
Friday and Saturday, Sept 28 and 29, 2012
Programs attending: Yale University, Seattle University, Simon Fraser University and Northwest University.
Congratulations to Michael and Robby from Seattle University for receiving first place in the final round.
We were pleased that the results turned out so that all four universities represented reached the final round.
Josue and Max from Simon Fraser, Becca and Nathaniel from Yale and James and Calvin from Northwest.
We enjoyed the show debate at 6 PM on Friday. Teams from Yale, Northwest, Simon Fraser and Seattle University competed. The motion was: We should fear the rise of intelligent robots. The audience voted for the government. The judges voted for Seattle University.
Motions for our tournament on Friday and Saturday:
Round one: TH Must learn to live with a nuclear Iran.
Round two: THBT Barack Obama does not deserve a second term.
Round three: THW mandate equal primetime coverage for men's and women's sports
Round four: TH welcomes the rise of Chinese power.
Final Round -- final teams could strike one topic each. The final motion accepted was: THW use genetic engineering to re-design human nature.
Possible final round topics:
Assuming that the technology to predict crime to a very high probability exists, THW use it to preemptively arrest individuals for their potential involvement.
THW ban time travel.
THBT humanity should immediately begin colonizing the planet Mars.
THBT the United Nations should ban speech that denigrates religion.
THW use genetic engineering to re-design human nature.
Thanks to our judges:
Thanks to Professor Jacob Witt for running tab so well.
Thanks to Ed Norman, our caterer, for preparing a fantastic salad buffet for lunch.
See you all for MLK weekend in January for the Northwest World's Cup debate tournament. We will have a Friday show debate, then rounds will be on Saturday and Sunday. See you then!
Northwest University Debate Coach
Join us on the Eastside of Seattle for this warm up tournament that will feature a show debate with a top team from Yale at the Microsoft campus in nearby Redmond on Friday morning
AND another show debate at 6 PM!
Show Debate 6 PM Friday: Motion -- We should fear the rise of intelligent robots.
The public and campus community will be watching in the Health and Science Center lecture hall.
Directions to our Campus.
Registraiton is 1:30 PM Friday in Fireplace Lobby of the HSC. Look for yellow "debate" signs. Student leader Jason DeTurk will be there to welcome you and direct you to Millard Hall for the training at 2 PM.
Health and Science Center Argue Hall
Motions will be very current events or enduring philosophical or political controversies. Many topics will be based on recent editions of the Economist and the Wall Street Journal editorial page.
Debate Yale! About the Yale Seattle Debate Tour
Tournament Entry as of Wed Sept 26
1. Robby Noble and Michael Immeson (o)
2. Malena Magallenez (N) and Gui Chevalier (o)
3. Calvin Horne and James Bowser (o)
4. Kyle Hamar and Abbie Kruse (o)
5. Annaliese Herms and Max Mooney (o)
6. Nik Borisov (o) and Jay Dena Hart (N)
7. Marlene Pierce and Elisha Fakatou (N)
8. Johnathan Swayne and Mikayla Day (N)
9. Becca Steniberg and Nathaniel Rubin (o)
10. Josue Anderson, Umer Altaf (o)
11.. Sandra Panic, Chardaye Buerckert (N
12. Max Monchester, Gordon Welsh (o)
Call Security for locked doors of problems 425.889.5500
from a campus phone: ext 222
We will be using the following rooms.
1. HSC 104
2. Millard 101
3. Millard 103
4. HSC 103 -- Fireplace lobby
5. HSC 229
Friday September 28
11:30 AM Show Debate Yale vs NU before audience of about 100 employees at the Microsoft PAC in near by Redmond (Includes lunch). Please confirm with Prof. Gillespie if you are coming.
2:00 -- 3:30 PM Debater and judge training at the NU campus in Kirkland. All new students and new judges asked to attend. Debate Trainer, Michael Imeson. ROOM Millard Hall 101. Millard Hall is the brick building south of the flag pole.
3:30 -- 5:30 PM Round one
6:00 PM Show Debate: We should fear the rise of intelligent robots.
Yale and Michael Immeseon will be featured in this round. About the Yale debate tour.
Saturday September 29
8:00 AM Coffee and snacks -- please arrive no later than 8:15 AM.
8:30 -- 10:30 AM Round two
10:30 -- 12:30 PM Round three
12:30 PM buffet lunch provided
1:30 -- 3:30 PM Round four
3:30 -- 5:30 PM Final Round (or as soon as possible)
5:30 Awards as soon as possible.
You may join us for dinner in the NU Cafeteria.
Awards will be square coffee mugs (look really nice) and medals
Educational focus with debate training booklet, handouts, educational webpages and ongoing support after the tournament for new programs.
- Hotel Information Note: Request Northwest University rate for hotels. La Quinta is closest hotel and the NU rate is $89 includes breakfast.
About our Debate Trainer for Friday at 2 PM -- meet Millard Hall 101
Michael Immeson Harvey
Hometown: Bainbridge Island, WA
Job: Regional Account Specialist, Harmonyx Diagnostics
1999-2000 - Bainbridge High School - Lincoln Douglas
2005-2006 - Seattle University - North American Parliamentary
2006-2009 - Seattle University - British Parliamentary
2009-2010 - University of Alaska, Anchorage - British Parliamentary
2007 WUDC Vancouver - 1st Place in Public Speaking
2007 Cambridge IV - Finalist (2nd by Split Decision)
2008 US National Debate Championships - Finalist / 1st Place in Public Speaking
2009 WUDC Cork - 20 Points in Preliminary Rounds
(Ranked 7) / Octofinalist / Tied for 20th Speaker / Finalist in Public Speaking
2009 Yale IV - Finalist / 3rd Speaker
2009 Hart House IV - Finalist / 2nd Speaker
2009 Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate
Debate BP Championships - Finalist / 1st Speaker
2009 Cork IV - 1st place / Tied for 8th Speaker
Introducing the Yale Debate Team
A sophomore at Yale University, Becca Steinberg is majoring in history with a focus in women's history. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Becca competes primarily in the American Parliamentary style of debate and has reached elimination rounds of many tournaments, including MIT, where she was a finalist this year. Becca also coaches a high school debate team in New Haven and is the vice chair of the ACLU chapter at Yale.
Nathaniel Rubin is a sophomore philosophy major at Yale University. Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, Nathaniel is interested in philosophy of mind and its implications for simulated reality and the ethics of artificial intelligence. Along with numerous other achievements, Nathaniel has debated at the North American Debating Championships in 2012, was a semifinalist at the Hobart and William Smith College Intervarsity in 2011, and was the Alaska State Oratory Champion in 2010.
Fees: $70 per team, $15 per judge (after fist judge or one judge free) including BP training booklet, coffee, lunch, snacks and really nice square coffee mug awards for finalists in both novice and open divisions. (International teams are complimentary). Uncovered debate teams = $100.
N-1 rule, that is, for every N teams your school enters, your commitment is to provide N-1 judges. The number of judges is equal to team participating in the competition minus one (N-1 rule). So for one team = no judge required. Two teams one judge is required. Three judges two judge is required. Four teams three judges.
We may be able to make limited number of exceptions for teams who experience unusual circumstances, but in order to maintain a sufficiently deep and experienced judging pool, we beg each team to bring a sufficient number of judges to cover their commitment. Any uncovered teams will be assessed a $100 uncovered team fee. As long as the number of uncovered teams is minimal, we expect to be able to provide three person judging panels in each preliminary round. If your judges do not have any experience with the style, we will provide a judge briefing, which we would ask that they attend.