"The problem of securing competent judges of debate is always with us."' This statement is as true in 19J4 as it was in 1917 when Lew Sarett made it. At the turn of the century, however, important personages, governors and judges, for example, were invited or hired to sit as debate judges and to render their decisions. Today the average intercollegiate debate situation is the tournament debate. Two teams debate before a critic-judge, generally a coach from some other school entered in the tournament, who designates the "winning" team and who is often required to give oral or written criticisms and to assign quality ratings to the debaters.
Scott, Robert L.
"The Objectivity of Debate Judges,"
The Gavel of Delta Sigma Rho: Vol. 37
, Article 10.
Available at: https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/gavel/vol37/iss1/10