How to Run a Club Research Ring

Note to readers: any other tips you can think of would be much appreciated – please comment! The most important thing I’ve learned is that TP is not an individual event. You can do all the brief writing yourself… but if you do, you’ll probably...

Quick Tip: Prep Time

I just got back last week from the first annual National Invitational Tournament of Champions (aka NITOC). Since it was a national tournament, I had the opportunity to watch & debate several excellent teams who will also be going to the NCFCA national...

STOP Researching!

It is that time of the season. Most of you have already participated in your first big qualifier. Many of you are headed into your second qualifier or to a national open. You have all your sourcebooks, you have your traded files, you have your club files, and you are...

What Makes a Good Tag

The value of a tag should be viewed in light of a tag’s purpose. There are really two types of “tags,” according to some, though we usually call only one of them the tag. (1) The bold statement above a quotation that summarizes the quotation. (2) An...