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Binghamton Speech & Debate

Proposition: Sam Burns (Santa Clara University) vs. Opposition: Byron Ruano (Binghamton University)

Judge: Carlos Varela (University of Vermont)

Resolution: RESOLVED: The United Nations should adopt a resolution decrying or demanding an end to the annual dolphin hunt in Taiji, Japan.

  • Sam Burns
    Sam Burns

    Byron Ruano
    Byron Ruano
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    Posted at May 6, 2014 01:22:48AM EST by Sam Burns



    Posted at May 7, 2014 01:01:09AM EST by Byron Ruano




    Posted at May 8, 2014 12:30:40AM EST by Sam Burns



    Messenger 14:

    Posted at May 8, 2014 10:50:59PM EST by Byron Ruano



    None available for this speech.

    Posted at May 10, 2014 01:34:28AM EST by Sam Burns



    None available for this speech.


    This match has been completed. Show the Decision.

    Submitted at May 13, 2014 02:08:43PM EST by Carlos Varela

    Category Sam Burns Byron Ruano
    Use of evidence: 4 3.6
    Delivery skill: 4.5 3.6
    Coherence of arguments: 3.6 4
    Responsiveness to opponent: 3.1 3.8
    Identification of key points: 4.5 3.5
    Comments: * Avoid the "Proposition does not need to meet solvency requirements" in the 1st proposition constructive.

    *The Messenger '1994 card hurt you in this round. Besides this fatal flaw, you were winning everywhere else, and the round could have easily ended up going the other way.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Sam Burns

    Reason for Decision:

    Taiji dolphin hunt violates international law as per the Messenger '94 card, which in turns justifies the UN to pass a resolution decrying the violation. At this point, the CP cannot compete, forcing me to vote for the proposition.

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    Thanks Byron for an awesome round! And thank you Carlos for judging! - Sam Burns on May 13, 2014 at 05:22PM EST

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