Saints Classic

2023 — Ridgeland, MS/US

Policy Debate

Abbreviation CX
Format Debate
Entry Fee $20.00
Overall Entry Limit 20
Entry Limit Per School 6
Entry 2 competitors per entry

Event Description:

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its protection of water resources in the United States.


  • Four preliminary rounds will determine breaks to elimination rounds, depending on the number of entries and pace of the tournament.

  • The debate will follow the standard 8-3-8-3-8-3-8-3-5-5-5-5 format with open or closed cross-examination dependent on judge preference.

  • Each team will have eight minutes of prep time to use as they wish.

  • The Saints Classic does allow for disclosure and oral critique, but please respect the timeline of the tournament and keep it brief.

  • Internet-connected laptop computers and tablet devices may be used by debaters, but may not be used to receive information for competitive advantage from non-competitors (coaches, assistant coaches, teammates, other students, etc.) inside or outside of the room in which the competition occurs. Host sites have no obligation to guarantee internet access to competitors.