10-19-99

The Voice of Edwin is the weekly newsletter of the Edwin Lawrence Debate Union at the University of Vermont, an endowed co-curricular program which trains students in debating and sponsors national competition and community events. Alfred C. Snider is the Director. 802-656-0097 voice, 802-238-8345 mobile, 656-4275 fax, asnider@zoo.uvm.edu email, and http://debate.uvm.edu/ldu.html web site.
The LDU meets every Monday night at 6 PM at 475 Main Street.

VERMONT WINS ROCHESTER TOURNAMENT
WINS SWEEPSTAKES, DEBATES IN ALL THREE FINAL ROUNDS



Allana Alexander & Heather Towne | Helen Morgan & Sarah Snider
Second Place Novice Team | First Place Varsity Team


Aaron Fishbone & Daniel Serfer | Mariellen "Pixie" Jewers, Trinity College
Second Place JV Team | Second Place Novice Speaker

The University of Vermont scored unprecedented victories at the University of Rochester debate tournament this weekend. UVM had the largest and the most successful squad at the tournament, attended by 17 schools. The LDU was awarded the Grand Sweepstakes Award. Sarah Snider and Helen Morgan were 4-2 in the varsity preliminary debates, but then avenged both of their losses by beating Cornell [Melton-Miller] 3-0 in the semifinal round and 3-0 [Kronk-Cole] in the final round, thus winning the tournament! Sarah Snider was the Top Speaker and Helen Morgan was Fifth Speaker. Mark Douglas of Middlebury joined the squad this weekend, and he and Greta Lockwood debated in the varsity division.

In the Junior Varsity division Aaron Fishbone and Daniel Serfer were 6-0 in preliminary debates, then defeated West Virginia in semifinals before losing to Cornell in the final round, thus finishing Second at the tournament.

But it was in the novice division where the depth of the squad really made itself apparent. UVM entered 13 novice teams after a great recruiting Fall, and 10 of them reached the elimination rounds. Only one out of the 13 teams did not have a .500 record, and they were only 2-4. Allana Alexander and Heather Towne were 4-2 in the preliminary debates, and advanced 3-0 over another UVM team in octafinals. In quarterfinals they defeated the US Military Academy 3-0. In semifinals they defeated Cornell University 3-0. In the finals round they lost 3-0 to Cornell. Other novice teams also scored well. Anthony Pagan and Steph McDonald were 4-2 in preliminary debates and then defeated Cornell 2-1 in octafinals before losing 3-0 to another Cornell team in quarterfinals. Peter Winfield and Jordan Clark were also 4-2, then advanced over another Vermont team before bowing in the quaterfinals 3-0. Other novice teams teaching the octafinals included Casey Gervais & Meredith Parmett, Mariellen Jewers & Adam Zerenner, Amanda Henchel & Jessica Thompson, Tim Miller & Rob Bernstein, Shannon Dempsey & Lisbeth Robinson, and Ronshagen & Reynolds. Other teams included Gilp[atric & Luntz, Etherington & Sullivan, and Weidhorn & Malley.

This trip featured the use of a leased bus along with a professional driver. We loved it.


LDU TO STAGE DEBATE FOR DIVERSITY DAY

Topic: Problems of & Remedies for White Privilege [final wording being drafted].
Participants: Alexander, Winfield, Morgan, S. Snider, Fishbone, Lockwood
DETAILS COMING!


OTHER ROCHESTER PHOTOS

FINAL ROUND | FINAL ROUND CROWD

ANDY ELLIS, TECHNOSCRIBE | TUNA'S COMPUTER TABS THE TOURNAMENT

DANIEL SERFER IN FINAL ROUND | PAGAN & McDONALD IN QUARTERS

TOWNE & ALEXANDER IN SEMIS | PAGAN & DOUGLAS


FILING FOR NOVICES & MORE THU 6 PM 475 JACKIE

INTERMEDIATE TRAINING WED 8 PM JACKIE

NOVICE TRAINING SAT NOON-2 PM JUSTIN & ANDY

CUBA AFF SESSION SAT 2 PM SARAH

ALL AT 475 MAIN STREET SEMINAR ROOM

PRE HARVARD RESEARCH MEETING TUE 7 PM 24 SCHOOL STREET


PRACTICE DEBATE
WED 8:15 PM FISHBONE-SERFER MORGAN-SNIDER


FALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
10/29-31 Harvard
10/30-31 West Point/USMA
11/6-7 Binghamton
11/12-14 Oklahoma
11/20-21 Columbia
11/20-22 Wake Forest


FLASHPOINT TAPINGS

FLASHPOINT is the weekly television program of the Lawrence Debate Union. See it three times a week [Wed. 12:30 PM, Thu. 10:30 PM, Sat. 1 PM] on Burlington Channel 15 , or check out our Internet broadcasts at http://debate.uvm.edu/broadcast.html

FRIDAY 2 PM PAKISTAN CRISIS SNIDER, FISHBONE, SERFER, ELLIS

SUNDAY 1:30 PM IRAQI SANCTIONS A. SNIDER, S. SNIDER, MORGAN, ELLIS


TRAINING TAPE FILMINGS

Tues 3 PM TBA Snider & Parmett
Fri 4 PM Topicality Snider & Ellis
Fri 5 PM Counterplans Snider & Massey


1999-2000 SeasonWINSLOSSES%
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Rochester6347 
New Total7867 53.7%

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