View Full Version : Best LD moment
05-17-2008, 05:07 PM
Whats your best LD moment? mine was getting first in novice LD after going consistently neg on the January February 2008 resolution.
Monte Vista BM
05-31-2008, 07:52 PM
Well, my best moment was when I qualed to my state's champsionship tournament this year as a freshman....needless to say my an entire team was surprised and happy for me :D
05-31-2008, 07:58 PM
Well I'm impressed...
I supposedly did very well my freshman year, every tournament in qualifying LD getting one away from qualifying for regionals, but I didn't make it.
So, only one freshman in the entire Oklahoma went to state in LD, so qualifying freshman year is a pretty big accomplishment.
And California no less...
06-01-2008, 07:40 PM
hmm....i think i have two
1) as a freshman placing for the first time: i got second :]
2) recently i was debating this round and i brought up the Just War Theory (three guesses which topic, lol) and the kid was like "well, that's just a catholic theory and you can't rely on the catholics." in his 2NR
did i mention he was from a catholic prep school, and i was from "union catholic"? so we get the ballots back later and the judge wrote: "hmm, two catholic kids with a catholic judge and you talk trash about catholics...not a smart move. oh, and that was a new argument anyway, so i didn't count it."
needless to say, it was a very ironic moment :]
08-02-2008, 09:02 PM
When a judge wrote on the ballot for my opponent-
'Get dress shoes. It looks sloppy'.
When this girl, who had a revealing top on and tons of make-up, started speaking in this flirty voice during her cross-ex (for reasons I have no idea) and then suddenly the judge and I just burst out laughing at the same time.
10-03-2008, 01:31 AM
I have 2:
Getting 1st in JV County as a freshman...
Going to State and Nat Quals as a freshman...
10-29-2008, 02:08 PM
My best L/D moment has to be third round at a local tournament. During cross-examination, my opponent asked me a question and I answered it really well. I thought it was no big deal, but right after I finished my reply the judge said (out loud) "That's right!" and quickly covered her mouth.
My opponent told me that he knew he lost the round once that occurred. I wanted to laugh because I thought that never happened, seeing as most judges can maintain their composure.
12-21-2008, 12:32 PM
I think my best LD moment would have to be when I broke to octofinals at NFL National Quals. as a freshman last year. :biggrinz:
12-21-2008, 03:34 PM
I think my best and most heartwrenching moment was in double octas at Fullerton when the first judge voted against me and the second judge voted for me.
The last judge was like, "So...I guess it's my turn."
Scariest stuff ever.
In our local LD circuit, there was this one debater who everyone hated because he was arrogant in rounds and out of them. For some reason, everyone seemed to be very intimidated by him so he won alot of rounds and consistently ended up in semis and finals.
He also had a habit of schmoozing up judges before rounds. So one time, I was debating him, and he talked up the judge and found out that he was a policy judge. So he talked lightning fast and began his speech with "I would like to offer a counterplan to the affirmative". He also connected his value criterion to global thermonuclear war (?!) I am not a policy debater and I thought I was totally screwed over because he sounded impressive, but I stuck with my case.
When I got the ballot back, I found out that I had won. The judge wrote on the ballot "While I may be a policy judge, I will not cast an LD ballot based on the number of dead bodies."
And I ended up winning the tournament.
And I defeated him all three times I debated him. He never beat me.
04-10-2009, 05:51 PM
I was in a round at UIL districts (debating the justice of federal government bailouts...joy?) and the rhetoric in my case was really pretty good. This cap K we had written had this one line that judges were kind of fond of, "we don't need band-aids or bail-outs, we need a revolution!". Which is actually kind of fun to read haha. But anyway, in elimination rounds, a judge of mine, upon hearing this, yells "YESSSSSSSS! Oh, uhhhh, continue." Right in the middle of the K. Just the interruption being so expressive and intense was funny/great.
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