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Crown Point High School Debate Tournament

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General information

This is a High School tournament in Indiana.

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2nd Annual CPHS Debate Tournament

Saturday, November 6, 2021 - LIVE!

Please email Rachel Anderson (randerson@cps.k12.in.us) or Heidi Marek (hmarek@cps.k12.in.us) with any questions. 



  • Policy, LD, PF, WSD, and Congress will be offered and will follow IHSFA (ISSDA?) rules.
  • Novice & Varsity Divisions
  • Three preliminary rounds and a final round
  • Morning and afternoon Congress sessions

Speechwire Registration:

  • Submit entries by Monday, November 1
  • Drops may be made until 11:59 PM on November 5
  • Text/email drops on the morning of to 219-808-8977 or randerson@cps.k12.in.us 


  • Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its protection of water resources in the United States.
  • Novice Case Limits:
    • Substantially strengthen federal surveillance and standards for lead in drinking water.
    • Substantially limit the use of hydraulic fracturing by energy companies in the United States.
    • Substantially strengthen federal standards for agriculture-related runoff into lakes and streams.
    • Substantially increase the protection of wetlands in the United States.


  • Resolved: A just government ought to recognize an unconditional right of workers to strike. 
  • Same for Varsity & Novice

Public Forum:

  • Resolved: Increased United States federal regulation of cryptocurrency transactions and/or assets will produce more benefits than harms.

World Schools Debate:

  • This House would end the use of for-profit prisons by federal and state governments.
  • Rounds 3 & 4 will be impromptu


  • Legislation
    • AM Session - Bills #1 & 4
    • PM Session - Bills # 2, 3 & 5 (Bill #5 time permitting in Varsity) 
  • Varsity will elect presiding officers from within the house with competitors voting for best P.O.  
  • Please email hmarek@cps.k12.in.us 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 thereof.
  • All judges should be ready to judge any event.
  • We will be using online balloting via Speechwire


Registration:  6:45-7:30 (Main Entrance)

Policy, PF, LD

8:00 Round 1

9:30 Round 2

11:00 Round 3

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Finals



8:00 Round 1

9:30 Round 2

10:45 Prep

11:15 Round 3

12:15 Lunch

1:00 Prep

1:30 Finals


8:00 AM Session

11:00 Lunch

12:00 PM Session

Awards:  3:00 (Cafeteria)

Food & Beverage:

  • Concessions available for competitors in the cafeteria
  • Potluck and pre-packaged options available for judges and coaches in lounge area

COVID Information:

  • Masks are optional
  • Social distancing is recommended when possible
  • Sanitizer & wipes available in all classrooms
  • Sanitizer available in public areas
  • Teams will assemble in the cafeteria
  • Stay tuned for any potential changes!


Important tournament rooms

WSD Prep Room - Learning Commons

Manager contact information

Rachel Anderson
Email address: randerson@cps.k12.in.us
Phone number: 219-808-8977

Mailing address

1500 S. Main Street
Crown Point, IN 46307

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