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ERIC Number: ED184163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Two Games in Town.
Benson, James A.
Five arguments supporting the existence of two national individual events tournaments in forensics are presented in this paper. The first argument offered is that two national tournaments are needed to accommodate two valid but divergent views of what a national tournament should be--the National Forensic Association's view that the national tournament should be structured to encourage a large number of students to qualify and the American Forensic Association's view that the national tournament should be a competition among a limited number of individuals. The second argument is that having two national tournaments is economically wise, since one tournament is bound to be closer to potential participants than the other. The third argument is that holding two nationals restores power to the people, since it allows participants to choose which to attend. The fourth argument is that holding two nationals enhances the ability to recognize forensic excellence and that national recognition and awards at such tournaments impress the people who fund forensics programs. The final argument is that healthy competition between two national tournaments is likely to induce adoption of innovations that will improve individual events. (GT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Forensics
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (65th, San Antonio, TX, November 10-13, 1979)