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Crown Point High School Virtual Debate Tournament

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Crown Point High School Debate Tournament


The Crown Point High School Speech and Debate Team invites you to our 1st 2020 Debate tournament on Saturday, December 5th, 2020. 


Online registration is available on Speechwire and should be open now.  If you have any questions please email Heidi Marek at hmarek@cps.k12.in.us  or Rachel Anderson at randerson@cps.k12.in.us


Registration is due Thursday, December 3rd. 

This will be a synchronous virtual tournament hosted on Zoom in central time.




8:00-8:30am (CDT)

Head Coach enters the Virtual Tournament office and checks in.

First Round

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

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


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


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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.


  • Varsity and Novice offered.  
  • Both divisions will use the November/ December topic. IHSFA Rules Apply.
  • Resolved: The United States ought to provide a federal jobs guarantee.

Public Forum:

  • Varsity and  Novice offered.
  • Both Divisions will use the November/December topic.
  • Resolved: The United States should adopt a declaratory nuclear policy of no first use.

World Schools Debate:

  • One Division will be offered.
  • Teams will debate both sides of one prepared and one impromptu motion.
  • Resolved: This house believes that US citizens should be allowed to import from foreign nations pharmaceuticals approved by foreign government's FDA's.


  • 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.  


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


Manager contact information

Heidi Marek
Email address: hmarek@cps.k12.in.us
Phone number: 574-323-5263

Mailing address

1500 S. Main Street
Crown Point, IN 46307

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