IHSA State Debate Championship

2019 — Illinois State University, IL/US

March 2019 

Greetings Illinois Coaches--

Looking forward to seeing you at Illinois State University March 14-16, 2019.  You can find important information about the IHSA State Championship Debate Tournament on the IHSA website.  Make sure to check out any changes in the Terms and Conditions.

 Here’s a review of some important information:

  • The Public Forum debate topic will be Resolved: The United States should promote the development of market rate housing in urban neighborhoods.

  • The Lincoln Douglas debate topic will be Resolved: The illegal use of drugs ought to be treated as a matter of public health, not of criminal justice.  

  • Congress legislation is due no later than January 30.  Please send properly formatted legislation to: https://sites.google.com/view/ihsacoachessite/submit-legislation.

  • Congress legislation will be posted on the IHSA website the first week in February.  

  • Congress assignments are on the IHSA website. 

  • First year out debaters can judge for your school in PF, LD, and Policy.  

  • All PF, LD, and policy judges must be previous debaters or have judged a minimum of 10 varsity rounds of debate.

  • We will be using Tabroom(http://ihsa.tabroom.com).  Make sure all participants--including judges--have accounts.

  • All judges will need to be cleared to judge by ISU.  A Google doc will be sent to coaches for information.  

  • Registration opens on Tabroom on Monday, January 14.

  • Registration closes at midnight on Thursday, February 28. You will be charged for any drops after that date.  

  • You can make name changes on Tabroom through March 13.

  • Make checks payable to IHSA.  Please make sure to bring your check to registration.  All money is due at registration.

  • Make your hotel reservations as soon as possible.  There are a lot of things going on in town that weekend.  

  • Tournament registration/check-in will be in Fell Hall Foyer on Thursday, March 14, from 6-9:00 p.m.

If you have any other questions or concerns, contact Lainee McGraw, IHSA State Final Manager, at emcgraw@d230.org  

Link: IHSA State Debate Website