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Indiana Novice Debate Tournament at Chesterton High School
This year Chesterton High School is proud to host the annual Novice only kickoff debate tournament.  We are excite to be Indiana's first in-person tournament in over a year and will work with all teams to ensure that everyone feels safe and comfortable. Many of the traditions from that tournament will be maintained to make sure that we get our first-year debaters off to the best start possible.  
Date:  Saturday October 1, 2022
Date:  Saturday October 1, 2022

Location:  Chesterton High School - 2125 South 11th Street Chesterton, In 46304

-  As we know, first time novice debate tends to be slightly shorter than midseason varsity debate.  We will adjust these times throughout the tournament, if debaters are taking up their full time.  Our goal is to end the day early!  
-  Registration - 8:30 to 9:00 Central Time
-  Round 1 - 9:30 am Central
-  Round 2 - 10:30 am Central
-  Round 3 - 12:30 pm Central
-  Round 4 - 2:30 pm Central

-  ONLY novice debaters are allowed to compete at this tournament.  We will define that as a student that is either in their first year of debate OR a student that has 0 NFL/NSDA points and the coach verifies that they are indeed at a novice level.  
-  Lincoln-Douglas debate - TOPIC:  Resolved: The United States ought to implement a single-payer universal healthcare system.     ****NOTE THIS IS NOT THE NSDA NOVICE TOPIC - No one from Indiana does that one!****
-  Public Forum debate - TOPIC:  Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially increase its investment in high-speed rail.
-  Policy debate - TOPIC:  Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its security cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in one or more of the following areas: artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cybersecurity.
- World School - PREPARED TOPIC:  This House believes that European nations should seriously consider offers to remove their economic sanctions on Russia in exchange for energy relief from Russia. 

****Additionally, all affirmatives are held to the following restrictions****  
Novice Case Limits for the 2022-2023 Policy Debate Topic:
Artificial Intelligence: Restrict development and/or use of Lethal Autonomous Weapons (LAWs)
Biotechnology: Ban the use of germline genetic engineering in humans
Biotechnology: Substantially increase funding for vaccine research
Cyber: Ban offensive cyber operations

No Kritiks and no Counterplans
- Congressional Debate Docket - ISSDA Sept/Oct legislatins #5, #6, #7, #8

-  One varsity debater per entry is allowed to be in with the novices for the first three rounds.  Their job is to add confidence and provide basic instructions.  IE - they should be there to tell the students ("You should flow right now - grab your red pen and write in this column") AND NOT TO say things like - "They contradicted themselves into a double turn - let me look through my files and we can run this sick card that is going to crush them - it is called De-Dev!"
-  Novices will be on their own for round 4 - they will be ready by then

-  Any varsity debater with two or more years of experience - whom their coach deems as qualified, can judge.

-  We have ribbons for the top places as well as medals for the tournament champions

-  We will do anything to help debaters get off to a great start!  If this means you want a debater to go maverick - just let us know.  If you need them to sit out and watch something first let us know and we will set up a demonstration round or a teaching session.  If they have to leave early that is also fine with us - just notify us and we will work to make this a great experience!

-  We are currently under no covid restrictions - students are of course able to wear masks if they deem it appropriate, but no one will be required

Manager contact information

Chris Lowery
Email address: clowery@duneland.k12.in.us
Phone number: 2193095316

Mailing address

2125 S 11th Street
Chesterton, IN 46383

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