Today D1 was doing much better -- some good e-mail news and some sleep helped....
He's running a critical Aff -- and in semi-finals the neg challenged him saying that if it is really a sincere advocacy, he'll conceed the round... D1 then stands up, says that he is right that they should just go talk about it and walks out of the round.
dammmm --- by most/all accounts he was winning the round.
The judges went neg -- which is what they should have done.
D1 made a point, which was the reason -- and along the way made a splash....
yea, good debate coach day ----
and, I got most of my grading done that I brought along--- big yea!