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The Ronnie Swango Celebratory Debate Costume Bash

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Halloween Bash Costume Contest
 
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This is a High School tournament in Indiana.

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Brebeuf Jesuit is proud to present then one-time-only
 
RONNIE SWANGO CELEBRATORY VIRTUAL DEBATE TOURNAMENT AND COSTUME BASH, PANDEMIC STYLE
 
After a long hiatus of tournament hosting, Brebeuf Jesuit is proud to attempt to navigate a fully virtual online synchronous tournament using Google Meet Breakout Rooms (and lots of crossed fingers).
We hope for this to be a relatively quick tournament for central Indiana schools, but please contact JD if you have any questions or concerns. 
 
As noted in the title, we will be holding a social-media driven costume contest -- details will be announced the week of the tournament and there will be prizes (judges will be warned that competitors are encouraged to wear costumes. Start planning your school-appropriate halloween kit). Also, as noted, we all think Ronnie is awesome.
 
This virtual tournament will be held throughout central Indiana, but the BJPS computers will be setup at:
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, 2801 West 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46268 
 
Contact: jdferries@brebeuf.org for answers to the questions you have. 
 
Registration deadline Monday, October 26th, 2020. Register on Speechwire 
 
Saturday morning Registration and check-in will be from 7:30 to 8:00 with First round to begin 8:00 AM (or as soon as JD figures out which buttons to push). Expect more information from JD in the next two weeks.
 
We are currently aiming for an online virtual awards ceremony starting between 2pm and 3pm. 
 
 
TOPICS
 
Lincoln Douglas: Novice and Varsity will both use the NOVEMBER Varsity LD topic (We apologize to those interested in debating the October topic).
Resolved: The United States ought to provide a federal jobs guarantee.
 
Public Forum: Novice and Varsity will both use the NOVEMBER Topic 
Resolved: The United States should adopt a declaratory nuclear policy of no first use.
 
Policy debate: 
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 will restricted to the novice topics (from the NFHS website) 
--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
 
CONGRESS: There will be four rounds of competition and all 5 bills on the IHSFA docket are up for debate based on the will of the congress
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I6knHDSU5spUncmvvuesWtgSf9CtAuCf/view
 
World Schools (UPDATED): 
2 prepared (PROP and OPP on selected topic below) and 2 impromptu topics
This house supports federal mail-in voting.
This House would end subsidies for commercial Agribusiness.
 
Judging: 1 Judge for every 2 entries. We are going to try to single flight the whole tournament :)
Entry Limits: Trying to limit to 4/event/school but let me know if you are desperate and dont mind squad hitting itself.
 
Speechwire should be live Saturday, 10-17-2020

 

Manager contact information

JD Ferries-Rowe
Email address: jdferries@brebeuf.org
Phone number: 3174553370

Mailing address

2801 W. 86th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46268

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