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Topic Strike / Extemp Draw


  • Competitors will gather in the Hepworth Atrium.
  • Each paring will report to their assigned room.
  • Judges will provide the list of topics.
  • The negative team strikes first, and each strike should take no longer than 1 minute.
  • 15 minuite preparation time begins when the affirmative has chosen the topic.
  • Affirmative teams have the option to prepare in the competition room.
  • Preparation is to be done alone by each team without assistance. 
  • There will be two policy, two fact/value, and one metaphor.


  • Competitors will gather on the second floor of the Taylor building along the north windows.
  • Each paring will be called and provided a list of topics.
  • The negative strikes first. 
  • 30 minuite preparation time begins when your pairing receives the topics.
  • There will be a mix of 5 fact/value/policy resolutions.
  • Preparation can be done collectively within teams and with coaches.


  • Topic draw will occur in Shields 102
    • Round 1: Domestic
    • Round 2: International
    • Finals: Prediction & Triad
  • Competitors will receive two questions and then choose the one on which they will speak.
  • 30 minutes of preparation time begins when the speaker position is called.
  • Double entry guidelines
    • Speaker positions 1-3 should complete extemp before their other event
    • Speaker positions 4-6 should draw their extemp topic after completing their other event (ask to go first in your other round)
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