from Vermont Debate AKA 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. The newsletter is
published every Tuesday during the school year and infrequently at other
times. Alfred C. Snider is the Director. 802-656-0097 voice, 802-238-8345
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| Edwin Owusu & Jillian Marty | Teresa Hill & Colin Kern
| Nick Landsman-Roos & Miosotis Perez | Mike McMahon, Helen Morgan Parmett, Suzie Greenbaum |
| Zoe Anderson & Michael Harrington | Dean Blumberg& Emily Sanders |
After two tough weekends
Vermont debate scored early, often, and late at West Point. In a large and well-attended
tournament featuring 90 teams LDU success came in all three divisions.
Leading the way were the two varsity teams, Edwin Owusu & Jillian Marty along with Teresa Hill and Colin Kern. Edwin & Jillian were 5-1 in prelims. They defeated Boston College 2-1 in octafinals, UMKC 3-0 in quarterfinals (being coached by UVM alum Sarah Snider), before losing to NYU 3-0 in the semifinals, thus finishing THIRD. Meanwhile, Colin & Teresa were 4-2 in prelims, defeated the University of Florida 3-2 in octafinals, defeated a Georgetown/Catholic University hybrid team (being coached by UVM alum Aaron Fishbone) 3-0, but then lost their semifinal debate 3-0 to Boston College, thus finishing THIRD. The teams were very close to a close out of one of the most prestigious tournaments in the East. The 13-4 varsity record was an excellent showing.
In the Junior Varsity division the hybrid team of Miosotis perez (Middlebury) and nick landsman-Roos (UVM) were 4-2 in prelims. They defeated St. lawrence 2-1 in octafinals before losing to Rochester in the quarterfinals. Nick Landsman-Roos was the seventh speaker in the division. Kayce massey and Eric Mates did not clear to the elimination rounds.
In the novice division every team made progress and there were some breakthroughs. Mike Harrington and Zoe Anderson were 4-2 and reached the octafinal round, where they lost. Mike was the tenth speaker and Zoe was the eighth. Meanwhile a team that began preparation on Monday, attending their first tournament ever, had considerable success. Suzie Greenbaum and Michael McMahan were 3-3 in prelims but had good speaking scores so made it into the double octafinal debate, where they defeated Rochester 3-0. In the octafinals they lost to Liberty 3-0 but it was one of the more impressive premier showings in LDU history. They went from joining the team on Monday to winning an elimination rounds 3-0 on Saturday. There was also a general strong showing among the novices, with the teams of Emily Sanders & Dean Blumberg along with Carly Lehrer and Eric Wright just missed the elimination rounds by a few speaker points. All novice teams improved.
The overall record for the weekend was 37-33, getting the LDU back on the winning track. Five of ten teams reached the elimination rounds and seven teams had a .500 or better record.
Hill-Limprevil, Mates-Massey; COACHES: Miller, Snider
DEPART FROM DEBATE OFFICE: 9 AM sharp! Please be there ON TIME! Ride to airport courtesy of Reimer & Knops, thanks!
Strategy meeting during lay-over in Newark.
11/7-9 Central Oklahoma
11/15-17 Wake Forest
1/3-8 North Texas-Texas Dallas swing
2/6-8 West Virginia
2/28-29 DISTRICT8/CEDA East at Marist
3/19-22 CEDA Nats Louisville
Research Director is Jillian Marty. Assignments accepted must be completed.
RESEARCH ASSIGNMENTS DUE THIS WEEK: WEDNESDAY 9 PM
Watch Flashpoint from your computer screen whenever you want! You will need RealPlayer installed on your computer to become a part of our growing audience. Here are some recent programs now available at http://debate.uvm.edu/flashpoint.html. Watch on Burlington Channel 15 Wednesday 12:30 PM, Thursday 10 PM, Saturday 1 PM.
NOW LOOKING FOIR NEW TOPICS. NEXT TAPING DECEMBER 6, 2003, 12-3 PM.
UVM DEBATE WAS #10 IN THE CEDA NATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES FOR 2002-2003.
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