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Concord High School Debate Tournament


The Concord High School Forensics Team invites you to attend our 2023  Fall Debate Tournament on Saturday, October 21.  Please read the information below.  


Online registration is available on Speechwire and should be open now.  If you have any questions please email me at jeff.stutzman@gmail.com.  


PLEASE NOTE: We will be using online balloting this year, so you will need to enter your judges’ emails when you register. Judges will also need to create a Speechwire account.



8:00-8:45 am (EDT)

Judge Meeting:  8:45 am in Media Center.

First Round

9:00 am (EDT)


Approximately 4:00pm


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

  • Policy, LD, PF, BQ and WSD will be power-matched rounds 3 & 4 as time allows.


  • 2 divisions offered:  Varsity and Novice.  Novice is defined as a first year debater.  ISSDA rules apply.  

  • NSDA Novice Restrictions will be enforced. Check here to confirm.

  • Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase fiscal redistribution in the United States by adopting a federal jobs guarantee, expanding Social Security, and/or providing a basic income.


  • Varsity and Novice offered.  

  • Both divisions will use the September/October topic. ISSDA Rules Apply.

  • Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee the right to housing.

Public Forum:

  • Varsity and  Novice offered.

  • Both Divisions will use the September/October  topic. ISSDA Rules Apply

  • Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its military presence in the Arctic.

World Schools Debate:

  • One Division will be offered.

  • Rounds 1 & 2 will use this proposition: This House Believes That population displacement from climate change should be grounds for asylum.

  • Rounds 3 & 4 will be impromptu. Teams may use 2 Reference books for prep.


  • Varsity and Novice offered.  

  • ISSDA September/October Docket. Debating Legislation 3, 4, 7, 11. Exact Legislation is uploaded to Speechwire.

  • 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 2 entries or fraction thereof (E.G. 2 policy teams=1 judge; 3 LDers=2 judges; 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, so all judges will need to register on Speechwire prior to coming and bring a device.  Laptops or tablets are preferred over smartphones. 



General: Snacks and lunch will be available for purchase all day. Any questions please contact me.

Email:  jstutzman@concord.k12.in.us


Awards: Applicable awards will be given. 


Registration: Final registration with names for all divisions are due by 7pm EDT Tuesday, October 17th.  Judges AND emails should be registered on speechwire by Thursday, October 19th.


Manager contact information

Jeff Stutzman
Email address: jeff.stutzman@gmail.com
Phone number: 574-370-5054

Mailing address

Concord High School
59117 Minuteman Way
Elkhart, IN 46517

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