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Chesterton Debate Tournament

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This is a High School tournament in Indiana.

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Wanted to invite you to the Chesterton Debate Tournament on Dec 9, 2023 - this will be a one day tournament.  For those of you from Illinois, Chesterton is located at less than an hour outside of Chicago in Northwest Indiana.  The invite follows this message, please contact me if you have any questions - clowery@duneland.k12.in.us
Chesterton High School - 2125 South 11th Street; Chesterton Indiana 46304
28th Annual Debate Tournament 
Saturday Dec 9, 2023
Events Offered:
- Lincoln Douglas – Varsity and Novice; JV if the numbers allow it
- Public Forum – Varsity and Novice for sure; JV if the numbers allow it
- Policy Debate – Varsity and Novice
- Congressional Debate – Varsity and Novice
- World School Debate – Open Division
-  No Entry Caps
- We are single flighting both LD and PF!  
o This means that we need 1 judge for every 2 entries in LD, PFD, Policy, and World School (or fraction thereof)
o Congressional Debate – 1 judge for every 5 congress entries (or fraction thereof)
- A varsity member who is at least a junior and has over 250 NFL points may judge novice.  Their coach is responsible for the quality of their ballots
- Full lunch will be available for students to buy; some breakfast and other items will be available throughout the day.  Judges meals will be provided in the lounge
- $0 per entry
We will have individual placings through 8th place + individual speaker awards for most divisions.  
- 5 Rounds for PFD and LD 
o 4 Rounds of Policy and World School
o 2 Rounds for Congressional Debate 
Contact information
-  Joshua Coots - jcoots@duneland.k12.in.us 2192413223
- Speechwire
- Final entries are due the Monday of the tournament week (including judges)
- Drops will be accepted without penalty – but it is preferred that they are done as early as possible
Schedule (all times are central):
- 8:15 to 8:30 – Final Registration onsight
- LD – NSDA Nov-Dec Topic 
- PFD – NSDA Nov-Dec Topic 
- Policy – NSDA NATO Topic.  All restrictions are off for the novice/varsity divisions
- World School Debate – See the WSD Topics Page
- Congressional Debate – ISSDA December Legislation.   See the Congress Topics Page  

Manager contact information

Joshua Coots
Email address: jcoots@duneland.k12.in.us
Phone number: 2192413223

Mailing address

2125 South 11th Street
Chesterton, IN 46304

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