2015 MBA Extemp Round Robin Live Coverage: Round 7 Pairings

Tournament director Adam Johnson has posted his “wacky graph” of this year’s Round Robin.  Each competitor is a line and the placings of all sixteen are shown through the rounds of the competition thus far.  Competitors do not know what line they are, though, which leads to lots of interesting (and often incorrect) guessing.  Here is the current “wacky graph”:

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As you can see, the competitor currently leading the field has done so since round two.  The middle is currently a big jumble of lines, showing lots of volatility.

The pairings for round seven of the Round Robin are included below.  The topic area for this round is international economics.

Section One

Judges:  Lily Nellans, Logan Scisco, and AK Komanduri

(14) Vaikunth Balaji (Ridge High School, New Jersey)
(T38) Jad Hamdan (Jackson High School, Ohio)
(3) Eitan Sapiro-Gheiler (Durham Academy, North Carolina)
(T31) Micah Cash (Booker T. Washington High School, Oklahoma)

Section Two

Judges:  David Tucker, Eric Cecil, and David Olson

(NR) Rohan Dhoopar (Bellarmine College Preparatory, California)
(2) Yijia Liang (Upper Arlington High School, Ohio)
(T19) Marshall Webb (Saint Mary’s Hall, Texas)
(4) Josh Wartel (Lake Braddock Secondary School, Virginia)

Section Three

Judges:  Carolyn Evans, Colin Malinak, and Harry Strong

(6) Brian Anderson (LaRue County High School, Kentucky)
(T19) Vishal Narayanaswamy (James Madison Memorial High School, Wisconsin)
(16) Phoebe Lin (Plano West Senior High School, Texas)
(12) Marshall Sloane (Milton Academy, Massachusetts)

Section Four

Judges:  Meredith Deaton, Steve Moss, and Aaron Lutkowitz

(10) Noah Wexler (Nova Senior High School, Florida)
(9) Nathaniel Saffran (Trinity Preparatory School, Florida)
(8) Davis Larkin (Parish Episcopal School, Texas)
(1) Justin Graham (Trinity Preparatory School, Florida)

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