Nagoya (@1.95) vs Oita (@3.7)

Our Prediction:

Nagoya will win

Nagoya – Oita Match Prediction | 06-10-2019 01:00

If the students cant properly defend and summarize their own issues, those issues should be taken lightly in your decision. Three warnings for novice judges: (1) Dont add your own issues. However, in your advices after the round, teaching the students about such hidden issues would be very helpful. As you will soon see, in most of the debates, earlier stages are just recitation of some prepared scripts. (3) Distinguish reason for decision and advices: As mentioned above, dont add your own issues in your decision. Presenting new arguments (new merits/demerits) in the attacks, defense, summary speech are forbidden by the rules. Ignore them if they are presented. Dont add any advantages/disadvantages yourself! Make decisions only by the debaters arguments that are properly presented within the debate format: Debate judges should judge the debaters arguments (and their counter-arguments). (2) Only the issues that are extended (not forgotten in the summary speech) counts: Even if a team sounded better than the other in the early stage of debate, that shouldnt be taken into your decision if they screwed up in the latter stages.

On the contrary, if you feel sure the Disadvantages outweigh Advantages then you would vote for the Negative team. In concrete, if you are more convinced by the debaters arguments that the policy that adopts the debate topic will give more Advantages than the Disadvantages, then you would vote for the Affirmative team. Judges are expected to make a decision, judging rationally if the topic is affirmed or not, by fairly and objectively comparing the contents argued within the round, especially comparing the substantial arguments.

*In case the questioner has to interrupt the opponents answer and move on to the next question, it is required for the questioner to be polite and making proper excuses to the answerer..

3.2 The Quotations of Evidence in the Debate

Against easily the best squad in contention, coupled with home advantage, Oita didnt have any chance, to begin with, and finished with a 3-1 scoreline. Right away the hosts took the lead in the 6th minute, which the visitors managed to equalize, but they had no answer to the two late goals scored by the hosts. Nagoya, meanwhile, was done by a 3-1 scoreline away from home, by Vegalta Sendai.

If both teams have had equal number of past Affirmative side debates, then the student leaders of both teams will do a Janken (Rock, Scissor, Paper) in front of the officials at the designated room. In the finals, the Affirmative and Negative side will be decided as follows: Both teams will count how many times they have debated on the Affirmative side so far (including both the Finals and the prelims). The winner team of the Janken will debate on the Affirmative side. The team with less Affirmative side debates will be the next Affirmative.

*A typical bad judgment is as follows, I think the Negative Attack speech was excellent. I couldnt find any big differences among the other speeches, so, the Negative wins, Such decision is a very subjective judgment comparing just the speeches.

Only one team is allowed to participate from a school. Plural team entry from one school will be allowed only exceptionally (on conditions that the total team number may be odd), and will be decided by the HEnDA committee. The unit of competition of this tournaments preliminary and the final rounds should be a team which consists of the students who belong to the same high school or high technical college in Japan, ranging from 1st to 3rd graders.

ADDITIONAL Definitions (Update: July 13th)

Please answer the below questionnaire askingwhich topics are appropriate. The HEnDA judging committee has narrowed down your suggestions to 5possible debate topics. Deletethe Yess if you think the topic is not suitable, vice versa. Thank you for suggesting wonderful debate topic ideas. If you thinks each of the suggested debatetopic is appropriate then answer Yes.( This is called Approvalvote system You can even agree to all of them or none of them.

Moreover, the team may be disqualified for the finals, the best debaters award, or any team award in the tournament. The debaters are strictly prohibited in any way of forging evidence, or distorting evidence when you translate Japanese into English. If any such violation is found during or after the round, the team in question will lose the round without gaining any points whatsoever.