Sounds daft, but I'm really proud of Aid because I know how much he wanted to win the title based on his efforts to ask for tips in months gone by. His improvement since the end of last year has been quite phenomenal really. Bulk's debate was also very good but was just bettered by a really ruthless and determined effort that wasn't taking any prisoners. I know that Bulk has the quality to win the title somewhere down the line. Most importantly, I'm ecstatic to see that the standards I've set have been maintained. Hopefully Aid has a solid reign now to keep the title looking legit
Seabs just became the first debater to defend the wrestling title twice... but I'm not sure how much praise I can give him because his reign hasn't been the strongest. His effort to clinch the title from WOOLCOCK occurred during a dross outing, while that last defence was massively disappointing. Either Seabs beats me down the line to make his reign legit, or I become the first debater to hold two titles (three including my cup of coffee with the ETCH-A-SKETCH). I'm not trying to be harsh on anyone here, just telling it how it is. The most important thing is that the wrestling title scene gets back to its former lofty standards... SOON.
I will read the rest of the card later on when/if I cba. I'll definitely have a gander at the tv social match which was supposed to be GREAT.
I did a poor job in executing the point I was making when I transitioned from Drew to Bourne in my debate.
Originally Posted by Pez
There is an area that Bourne has Drew beat completely, and that is in getting the desired reaction from the crowd. All of the potential in the world – given to you or not – is not going to grant you success unless you can get the crowd to react the way you want.
^ This was really meant to say (and I feel it does, honestly) that in spite of everything Drew has going for him, it doesn't matter because the audience doesn't care.
I feel the issue was how I wrote and structured the debate. If I had kept the talking about Drew's reasons for potential slimmer and expanded more on it not mattering, I think it would have looked better and made more sense to the judges.
As always thanks for the work that goes into this and for the feedback.
Congrats to Buzzsaw on his victory.
I'll be back with a vengeance on the next card. I definitely don't want to have another performance like this one.
Huge props to Aid. Thoroughly deserved given the improvement you've made with your debates. At the same time commiserations to Bulk who produced a really high quality debate even in a losing effort to produce a contest deserving of a Title contest.
Special mention to Curry and ROHFan19 for very good debut debates too. AwSmash too for his first Social debate which was more than just competition for the #1 Contender who is on a roll right now.
Congrats to all the other winners too. I also want to give some props to DCR, Stax, and shackles (they were in the matches I judged). While they have lost, I think they have potential and produced some solid debates. Some little improvements and they can win. (I also may be Stax's official cheerleader at this point ).
Thanks for all the feedback judges, when i wrote the debate i had the same feelings about the Zayn paragraph that you guys felt, i really couldn't think of a good argument as to why he shouldn't challenge but i knew that Tyson was my choice going into it and i knew i could kinda present more reasons as to why Tyson was a better choice.
Again i agree on the opening paragraph, originally it wasn't there but it bugged me that i didn't have a proper sort of introduction so i whipped something half baked up which wasn't a good decision either and again the quotes were just little things i decided to throw in when reading through, although thinking about it i should of just kept the words i took out instead of the quotes
I actually really enjoyed RugbyRat's debate, i liked the way it was presented and i was happy to see my opponent chose Breeze as he was the person i really felt shouldn't have challenged so it was nice to see that side being argued for.
As RugbyRat said, thanks for doing TDL Seabs and everyone that helps, i'm really enjoying the debate stuff