Minnetonka Invitational Tournament LD CX Congress

2020 — Online, MN/US

Hello Everyone!


Welcome to Minnetonka's 1st main format debate tournament. We will be partnering with UDL to provide you with events in the following categories: LD, Congress, and Policy Debate.

The Minnetonka Debate Program is pleased to "host" you online for this year's Minnetonka. 

We will host this event on the MDTA Jitsi server.  We have dropped the entry fee for congress to $5 per slot.  Entry fees in all other events remain at $15.  


Tech Issues the Day of the tournament please contact: Christian - hilgemannc@gmail.com  

Other tab related issues contact: Raymond - rzz.debate@gmail.com

These will be the only form of communication monitored the day of.



Preliminary Topics:

- A Bill to Release Guam from U.S. Jurisdiction

- A Bill to Ban Predatory Video Game Mechanics

- The Order to Conserve Ecologies on the American Nation's Shores (O.C.E.A.N.S)

- A Resolution to Encourage the United Nations to Manage Debris Output into Earth's Orbit

- U.S.A. Green Freedom Act

- A Bill to Reform Gifted and Talented Program in Elementary Schools


Final Topics:

- A Bill to Allow All Prisoners to Vote

- A Bill to Grant D.C. Statehood


Congress Schedule: 

9:00 a.m. - Drops Due (you should have some kind of check-in with your students & judges before this)

9:15 a.m. - Tech check-in for session 1

9:30 a.m. - Start of Congress Session 1

11:30 p.m. - End of Congress Session 1

11:30 - 12:45 p.m. - Lunch Break

12:45 p.m. - Tech check for session 2

1:00 p.m. - Start of Congress Session 2

3:00 p.m. - End Congress Session 2

3:30 p.m. - Tech check for final session

3:45 p.m. - Start of Congress Final Session

4:45 p.m. - End Congress Final Session


LD Topic:

Varsity/JV will still use the compulsory Voting Topic

Novice will still be on the MDTA novice topic nukes


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9:00 am     Drops Due (you should have some kind of check-in with your students & judges before this)

9:15 am     Tech check-in for round/session 1 of all events

9:45 am     Round 1 LD//policy

11:00 am    Tech check-in for round 2 LD

11:15 am    Round 2 LD

12:00 am    Policy lunch break

12:15 am   LD and lunch break

12:30 am   Tech check-in for round 2 policy

12:45 am   Round 2 policy; also tech check-in for round 3 LD

1:00 pm    Round 3 LD

2:00 pm      Tech check-in for round 4 LD

2:15 pm      Round 4 LD

3:15 pm      Tech check-in for round 3 policy

3:30 pm      Round 3 policy

3:00 pm      Tech check-in for round 5 LD

3:15 pm      Round 5 LD

Also, a VERY important reminder that it is ESSENTIAL that your students and judges have Tabroom accounts active and linked. They will not be able to compete or judge without one.

Students will need to download Jitsi on their devices. Please ensure they do this before the morning of the tournament so we can get started on time.

General technology tips: https://docs.google.com/document/d/109k3ZVlcjcYyYHezD3MIIfash0-ht1S3toPoD7X7Dgs/edit?usp=sharing

Congress-specific tips: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xbHCBIP2R5UKOMWXg1rNpimZ0ggA-ToLcnyQOGQQgUI/edit?usp=sharing

Student guide to joining online debate rooms: https://classrooms.qmsnavigator.com/learn/students.html

Judge guide to joining online debate rooms: https://classrooms.qmsnavigator.com/learn/judges.html