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I feel old... 
Monday November 7th, 2005 12:30
Ohta Kouzou
I have returned from Queen's Chancellor's Cup feeling old. I realized that I am entering my forth year in CUSID, and am seen by some to be a "grizzled vet." I actually am the most experienced debater in MacDebate both CUSID-wise and total debating experience. This isn't a bad thing, the fact just struck me. It was a combination of looking back on all my Queen's debating memories, being in a car full of novices, talking to and helping lots of novices, realizing that the Molson Room is just a story for many people, seeing many High Schoolers I've coached/seen in the tournament, and generally the great respect I felt from those around me.

I spent the weekend judging and doing what I do best. Helping novice debaters improve themselves. Our debaters had a good weekend of fun and learning, and I got to see some OK rounds.
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Monday November 7th, 2005 10:17 (UTC) - I posted this in the EDS forum a few minutes ago.
I am waiting for my hair to dry.

So I decided to look up last year's Chancellor's results.

30. McMaster/Marianopolis: Rezoom A Koala Tax L 76.00 W 78.00 L 76.50 W 75.00 W 77.00 L 71.50 3 75.67
(50 teams. )
65. Alex Amar - McMaster/Marianopolis: Rezoom A Koala Tax 38.00 38.00 39.00 37.50 38.50 36.00 37.83
(100 speakers. )

For comparison:
This Year:
speaker 47/76: 40, 39, 38.5, 37, 37, 35.5 (avg: 37.83)
Last Year:
speaker 65/100: 38, 38, 39, 37.5, 38.5, 36 (avg: 37.83)

This year:
team 21/38: L 78.00 W 77.50 L 77.50 W 74.00 W 76.50 L 72.67 (3-3, 75.61)
Last year:
team 30/50: L 76.00 W 78.00 L 76.50 W 75.00 W 77.00 L 71.50 (3-3, 75.67)

I'm so stagnant. Wow.
Monday November 7th, 2005 10:53 (UTC) - Re: I posted this in the EDS forum a few minutes ago.
I bet that went over well in the forum...
Monday November 7th, 2005 11:52 (UTC) - Re: I posted this in the EDS forum a few minutes ago.
It's not an "I suck" post, it's a "wow, Queen's judging was wacky" post. I know I'm better than how I did at this tournament.
Monday November 7th, 2005 14:00 (UTC) - Re: I posted this in the EDS forum a few minutes ago.
That's the problem with text, I was sure it was an "I suck" post.

But as a person who was part of the Queen's judging pool I disagree with your characterization that it was wacky.
Monday November 7th, 2005 15:49 (UTC) - Re: I posted this in the EDS forum a few minutes ago.
this so parallels the thread in the EDS forum.
let's take this to IM.
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