2020 Robbinsdale Birds of Prey

2020 — Online, MN/US





Robbinsdale Armstrong and Robbinsdale Cooper High School is proud to host their debate tournament on November 21, 2020. The Robbinsdale Birds of Prey promises to offer competitive and exciting tournament action in a simple one-day format.

Formats: Online

NOTE: Public Forum debate will follow MDTA rules and sides are set by tab (coin flip is NOT used).

Lincoln-Douglas: November/December topic: The United States ought to provide a federal jobs guarantee.

Public Forum: November topic: The United States should adopt a declaratory nuclear policy of no first use.


Congress: Legislation is posted to the right and is available for download.

You are asked to provide one judge for every two entries LD or PF and 1 per 4 Congress.

Please make sure that judges arrive on time. Teams that arrive without their full complement of judges may be charged for hiring of additional judges or asked to drop entries to allow the tournament to run on time.
If you have questions about your judge commitment please let me know.
Registration: For your convenience, we will accept registrations via tabroom.com this year. You can find the site at. http://birdsofprey.tabroom.com

Registration is due by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, November 17th.  Drops can continue on tabroom.com until 7:45 AM Saturday morning.

Fees: $12.50 per entry | Public Forum Team or Lincoln-Douglas debater.  $6 per entry for congressional debate.

If you are a new program to debate talk to the tournament host about discounts!!!

Please send checks to:
Cooper High School
Attn: Book Keeper - Debate
8230 47th Ave N
New Hope, MN 55428

Schedule: Round 1 for LD is at 8:30 AM.  Round 1 for PF/Congress is at 8:30 AM.  We will have 5 rounds of debate, semi-final and finals in all events (unless numbers do not warrant it). Please remind judges that they are obligated through Semi-Finals.

Registration occurs from 7:30 AM to 8:15 AM.

LD/PF Schedule:

    Tech Check - 8:15 AM
    Round 1 - 8:30 AM
    Round 2 - 9:45 AM
    Round 3 - 11:00 AM
    Round 4 - 12:45 PM
    Round 5 - 2:15 PM
    Semi-Finals - 3:30 PM
    Finals - After Semi-Finals

Congress Schedule

    Tech Check - 8:15 AM   

    Session One - 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    Session Two - 11:15 to 1:15 PM
    Session Three - 2:00 to 4:00 PM **

** If the session has more than twelve students due to how we must break, we will extend this time based on the number of students in the final round to ensure all students have equal time.