Robert Barbera Forensics Invitational

2018 — Northridge, CA/US

Novice Policy

Abbreviation N Pol
Format Debate
CEDA Policy Annual Topic
Resolved: The United States Federal Government should establish a national space policy substantially increasing its international space cooperation with the People’s Republic of China and/or the Russian Federation in one or more of the following areas: • arms control of space weapons; • exchange and management of space situational awareness information; • joint human spaceflight for deep space exploration; • planetary defense; • space traffic management; • space-based solar power.
Entry Fee $50.00
Entry Teams of between 1 and 2 competitors

Event Description:

We will have six preliminary rounds on the 2019-2020 CEDA resolution with appropriate numbers of elimination rounds per division. There will be three divisions (Novice/Junior/Open). We will follow CEDA rules for eligibility. If collapsing of divisions is warranted, it will be our priority to maintain a pure novice division. Time limits will be 9-3-6 with 10 minutes of prep. Rounds 1 and 2 will be preset, 3 and 4 will be lagged off 1 and 2, and 5 and 6 will be powered separately. Teams will advance to elimination rounds based on the following criteria: win/loss, total speaker points, adjusted speaker points, double-adjusted speaker points, and ranks. Brackets will not be broken. Policy debaters will not be able to participate in individual events. CSUN students may compete. One critic covers two debate teams. We will use ordinal ranking for judge preference. A policy critic cannot judge IE’s or Parli, since they will be run concurrently. Hybrid teams will be allowed on a case-by-case basis.