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Munster High School Debate Tournament


Munster Debate invites you to attend our 2021 Debate Tournament on Saturday, November 13.  Please read the information below.  


Online registration is available on Speechwire.  If you have any questions please email Mike Buck at mpbuck@munster.us or Steve Kennedy at kennedystevenp805@gmail.com.  





7:00-7:30 AM (CST)

Enter at Door Q (door is on south side of the building near Community Hospital).  Head Coach checks in at the Media Center.  Judges’ meeting in the Resource Room at 7:45 AM.


8:00 AM - World School Prep

8:15 AM - WSD Round 1
Round 1: WSD

8:30 AM - Round 1
Round 1: N-CONG, N-LD, N-CX, N-PF, V-CONG, V-LD, V-CX, V-PF

8:45 AM

9:45 AM - WSD Prep 2

10:00 AM
Round 2: N-CONG, N-LD, N-CX, N-PF, V-CONG, V-LD, V-CX, V-PF

10:15 AM

10:45 AM - World School Round 2
Round 2: WSD

12:00 PM - Round 3

12:30 PM
Round 3: N-CONG, N-LD, N-CX, N-PF, V-CONG, V-LD, V-CX, V-PF, WSD

12:45 PM

1:00 PM

1:45 PM - WSD Prep 4

2:00 PM
Round 4: N-CONG, N-LD, N-CX, N-PF, V-CONG, V-LD, V-CX, V-PF

2:45 PM - World School Round 4
Round 4: WSD

3:00 PM

3:30 PM - Awards


Ribbons will be awarded to the top 6 in each event.  Awards ceremony will be held in the Cafeteria.


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


  • 2 divisions offered:  Varsity and Novice. IHSFA rules apply. 
  • For Novice Policy, novice restrictions apply: No topicality, counterplans or Kritiks.  
  • Resolved:  The United States federal government should substantially increase its protection of water resources in the United States.


  • Varsity and Novice offered.  
  • Both divisions will use the November/December topic. IHSFA Rules Apply.
  • Resolved:  A just government ought to recognize an unconditional right of workers to strike.

Public Forum:

  • Varsity and Novice offered.
  • Both Divisions will use the November/December topic.
  • Resolved: Increased United States federal regulation of cryptocurrency transactions and/or assets will produce more benefits than harms.

World Schools Debate:

  • One Division will be offered.
  • Teams will debate both sides of the prepared motion:
  • Rounds 1 & 3:  This house would use anti-trust legislation to break up Facebook.  This will be the one prepared topic. Debaters are to debate both sides. 
  • Rounds 2 & 4: Impromptu.


  • Varsity and Novice offered.  
  • Legislation to be debated comes from the IHSFA November docket.


Morning Session:

1.  A Bill to Increase Transparency in the Marketing of Meat Analogues

2.  A Resolution to Amend the Constitution to Establish State Sovereignty over Abortion Policy

Afternoon Session:

3.  A Bill to Require Public School Health Courses to Teach Violence Awareness and Prevention

4.  A Bill to Reallocate Funding for Police De-escalation Training

  • Varsity chamber(s) will set the specific order of the day for each session, morning and afternoon.  Novice chamber will debate the bills in the order presented.
  • Varsity will elect presiding officers from within the house with competitors voting for best P.O.  
  • Please email 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.
  • 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, so please make sure you accurately enter your judges’ emails when registering on Speechwire. 


Food and beverages will be available in the Judges’ Lounge throughout the day.  Pizza and beverages for lunch will be available for students in the Cafeteria at Noon.





 Registration: Final registration with names for all divisions are due by 8 PM CST on Tuesday, November 9.  Judges AND emails should be registered on Speechwire by Thursday, November 11.


Manager contact information

Mike Buck
Email address: mpbuck@munster.us
Phone number: 219-689-2481

Mailing address

None provided

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