Tournament Format & Schedule:
The tournament will consist of four rounds.
Two of the rounds will cover two pre-announced topics (usually announced about four weeks prior to the event) and two rounds will include two extemporaneous motions for debate. Impromptu topics, drawn from current events and notable public policy issues, are announced twenty minutes prior to debates. Pre-announced and impromptu topics can be in any round order.
Rounds three and four are power-matched and at some tournaments (time permitting) we will have a final public debate between the top two teams on a third extemporaneous topic.
|8 – 9 am||Registration|
|9 - 9:30 am||General Assembly and Welcome|
|9:30 - 11:00 am||Round 1|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Round 2|
|12:30 - 1:00 pm||Lunch|
|1:00 - 2:30 pm||Round 3|
|2:30 - 4:00 pm||Round 4|
|4:00 - 4:30 pm||Break/Coaches Meeting|
|4:30 - 4:45 pm||Awards|
|4:45 - 5:15 pm||Public Debate Finals|
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