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This information is from a tournament in a past season!

This is a High School tournament in District of Columbia.

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We are delighted to invite you to register for our Washington DC Metropolitan Area Public Debate Tournament for teenagers, which will be on Saturday, September 30, 2017.


The topic is - Resolved: The Black Lives Movement Needs a National Leader.


There will be Novice and Varsity Divisions. Teams may consist of one to two students’. Also, teams are not required to represent a school but all teams must have an adult sponsor.


Elementary School Orators must select a speech from the historical greats to contemporary public orations. Students have 10 minutes to perform a memorized speech with an introduction. Topics can vary widely based on the interest of the student.


Teams are not required to have a plan of action, therefore, enabling any team without a plan of action to primarily focus on the advantages and disadvantages of the stated resolution. Please see the section labeled, “FORMAT AND TIME LIMITS” on the third page of the registration package.



Entry forms should be e-mailed to Anthony Burley at dctonyburley@gmail.com or online submission at http://www.speechwire.com/index.php.

Deadline for registration is Thursday, September 28, 2016.


Awards – (at a minimum and subject to change)

The winning team will receive $300.00, the second place team will receive $200.00 the third place team will receive $100.00 and the fourth place team will receive $75.00.

Top Speaker – 1st Place – $ 100.00, 2nd Place $75.00, 3rd Place $50.00, 4th Place $25.00

Top Coach - $ 100.00.


Schedule (subject to change)

8:30 AM   - 8:50 AM  Registration                 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM   Lunch

9:00 AM   - 9:55 AM  First Round                 12:45 PM - 1:40 PM     Fourth Round

10:00 AM - 10:55 PM Second Round             1:45 PM - 2:40 PM       Fifth Round       

11:00 AM - 11:55 PM Third Round                3:00 PM - 3:30 PM   Awards & Closing


Location   - The George Washington University

          Funger Hall - 2201 G Street N.W (1st Floor)




Entry Form


Team\School Name or Orator Name(s): (Please denote if the Team is Novice or Varsity)









Coach/Sponsor Name: ______________________________



Coach/Sponsor Email: ___________________________



Coach/Sponsor Work Phone: _______________________



Coach/Sponsor Home Phone: _______________________


Teams Members – Please list the names of each of your Debate team members or Orator names.



  1. ________________________________________________



  1. ________________________________________________



3.     ________________________________________________








·       First Pro Constructive Speech 4 minutes


·       First Con Constructive Speech 4 minutes


·       Crossfire (between speakers) 3 minutes


·       Second Pro Constructive Speech 4 minutes


·       Second Con Constructive Speech 4 minutes


·       Crossfire (between speakers) 3 minutes


·       Pro Summary 2 minutes


·       Con Summary  2 minutes


·       Grand Crossfire (between speakers) 3 minutes


·       Pro Final Focus 2 minutes


·       Con Final Focus 2 minutes


·       Judges’ Questions 10 minutes


·       Judges’ Comments 10 minutes


The speaking time limits are the maximum. There is no minimum.

Speed-reading is not allowed.

Manager contact information

Anthony Burley
Email address: Dctonyburley@gmail.com
Phone number: 2024916201

Mailing address

1316 Park Road NW
Washington, DC 20010

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