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Concord High School Debate Tournament

 

The Concord High School Forensics Team invites you to attend our 2020 Fall Debate Tournament on Saturday, October 10th.  Please read the information below.  

 

Online registration is available on Speechwire and should be open now.  If you have any questions please email me at jeff.stutzman@gmail.com.  

 

PLEASE NOTE: Our tournament this year will be virtual, so please make sure you read all instructions on how to register and compete/judge during the day.

 

Virtual

Registration

8:00-8:30am (EDT)

Head Coach enters the Virtual Tournament office and checks in.

First Round

8:45am (EDT)--All judges/students should enter their first competition room.

9:00am (EDT)--Round 1 begins.

Awards

Will be livestreamed at approximately 5:30pm (EDT)

Notes:

  • Policy, LD, PF, WSD, and Congress will be offered and will follow IHSFA rules.

  • Policy, LD, PF, and WSD will be power-matched rounds 3 & 4 as time allows.

Policy:

  • 2 divisions offered:  Varsity and Novice. IHSFA rules apply.  See below for Novice restrictions.

  • Resolved: The United States federal government should enact substantial criminal justice reform in the United States in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing.

Novice Policy

Areas:

  • Novice is defined as a first year debater. The following IHSFA Novice Topic Areas will be followed:


Forensic Science: Limit use of facial recognition software.

Policing: Abandon federal efforts to force local police to assist in immigration enforcement.

Sentencing: Abolish mandatory minimum sentences.

Sentencing: Drug decriminalization.

Lincoln-Douglas

  • Varsity and Novice offered.  

  • Both divisions will use the September/October topic. IHSFA Rules Apply.

  • Resolved: In a democracy, voting ought to be compulsory.

Public Forum:

  • Varsity and  Novice offered.

  • Both Divisions will use the September/October topic.

  • Resolved: The United States federal government should enact the Medicare-For-All Act of 2019.

World Schools Debate:

  • One Division will be offered.

  • Teams will debate both sides of the following two prepared motions:

  • Rounds 1 & 2: This House regrets the rise of “cancel culture.”  INFO SLIDE

  • Rounds 3 & 4: This House would eliminate the use of standardized tests as a component of college/university admissions.

Congress:

  • Varsity and Novice offered.  

  • Legislation to be debated can be found on the Files to Download tab.  

  • Varsity will elect presiding officers from within the house with competitors voting for best P.O.  

  • Please email me directly if you have someone willing to PO a novice house.  

JUDGES:

  • Please bring one judge for every 4 debaters or fraction thereof (3 PF teams=2 judges). Congress=1 judge per 5 entries/fraction.

  • All judges should be ready to judge any event.

  • Varsity debaters with 250 NFL points+ may judge novice (PLEASE make sure to mark them as such on their registration.)

  • We will be using online balloting via Speechwire and NSDA Campus as the online platform, so please make sure you accurately enter your judges’ emails when registering on Speechwire. 

 

 

General: My goal is to allow some breaks from the computer screen during the day. Please be patient as we offer the first virtual tournament in Indiana. If you have questions please ask.

Email:  jstutzman@concord.k12.in.us

  

Awards: I hope to have ribbons to mail out the week after the tournament. 

 

Registration: Final registration with names for all divisions are due by 8pm EDT Tuesday, October 6th.  Judges AND emails should be registered on Speechwire and Yaatly by Thursday, October 8th.

 

Manager contact information

Jeff Stutzman
Email address: jstutzman@concord.k12.in.us
Phone number: 574-370-5054

Mailing address

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