SC Debate Digital Online Summer Debate Tournament

2021 — Online, CA/US

SC Debate Digital Online Summer Debate Tournament

2021 Invitational High School and Middle School Debate Tournament 

Saturday-Sunday, September 4-5, 2021


 Dear Coach:

SC Debate Union invites you and your squad to participate in our Debate Digital Online Summer Debate Tournament to be held on Saturday-Sunday, September 4-5. 2021. 

We will have Open and Novice divisions categories open to all Middle and High School level competitors. Parliamentary debate will have open prep with one topic per round. If we double flight we'll announce two different topics.  One for Flight A and one for Flight B.

Matt Conrad, La Reina HS

Tournament Director

Web Registration

Entries will only be accepted on-line at

It will take you a few minutes to set up your school's account, but once that is done the system is a breeze. Plus, the system will enter all your judges and competitors - so when you enter the next tournament that uses this system you will not have to type the judges and competitors names again. You will also be able to make changes to your entry up to noon Tuesday night, August 3, 2021, with no additional fees.  If you are new to the online system, you will need to first "Set up a new account" for your school. After the account is set up, go to "Tournament Calendar" and it will let you click on "Entry." Often you need to select number of slots first and names second.


The system will accept entries and changes until Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at midnight. Make drops and adds on the web page. As of noon Wednesday, September 1, 2021 fees will be set and changes will not be allowed on-line. If you have drops after that date, please email them to me at Changes or drops after Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at midnight will be charged a $10 nuisance fee. All space in debate and events will be allocated on a first come, first served basis; register early.

Online Judges

Schools need to provide at least 50% of their judging obligation. Each judge covers two teams (Parli or Policy); two Public Forum teams/ two Lincoln Douglas debaters/duo entries or six event entries in each pattern. Please call if you have questions about your judging requirements. Schools will pay a judging penalty fee per Congress entry, Lincoln Douglas or debate team not covered by school provided judges.  Varsity debaters in their senior year are allowed to judge Novice division students. Varsity high school debaters may judge novice rounds.



School Fee $50

____ number of Parli. teams/P. F. teams/ LD entries X $25 =_____

Penalties for Not Providing School Judges

____ Event entries/Congress entries uncovered by judges X $20 = _____

____ Duo entries uncovered X by judges $20 = _____

____ Parli. or PF teams/ L-D entries uncovered by judges X $75  = _____

____ Policy Teams uncovered X by judges $100 = _____


Total Fees = ____________  

 Please make checks payable to

"LR Debate Society".


Debate Topics:

 LD - Resolved: The member nations of the World Trade Organization ought to reduce intellectual property protections for medicines.

 PF - Resolved: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization should substantially increase its defense commitments to the Baltic states?


Novice and Open Division in Debate and Congress combined categories. Novice is normally defined as the first year of competition.

Debate Pattern: Parliamentary, Public Forum and Lincoln-Douglas Debate plus Congress are in one pattern.

General Rules:

School registration in part or whole may be rejected due to space considerations - please register early! The tournament will consist of five preliminary debate rounds and the three preliminary rounds of events and Congress. Novice are those students in their first year of competition. All divisions will receive medals. We reserve the right to combine divisions if the entry warrants.  

 Debate Rules:

We will accept hybrid teams in debate but you cannot double enter in the debate pattern. We do not accept single person “maverick” teams. Team debate must be two person. Brackets will be broken to avoid teams from the same school hitting each other. Debate will advance to octofinals if entry warrants. Check the schedule at registration to determine divisions going to octofinals.

Parliamentary Debate uses the CHSSA format with open prep.

Computers are allowed in all events except during the Parliamentary rounds. For parliamentary debate, computers may only be used during prep. 

Congress Rules:

Please designate the PO's with a 'po' for every FIVE entries.  Congress bills are listed below at the bottom of this page.

SCHEDULE   All times Pacific Daylight Time

Saturday, September 4, 2021

8:30-9:30 a.m.  Check in for judges, school and students online (Zoom)

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Debate Round I Congress Rd. I Bills 1-2

11:30 a.m.-1:30p.m. Debate Round II Congress Rd. 2 Bills 3-4

1:30 p.m.-3:30p.m. Debate Round III Congress Rd 3 Bills 5-6

3:30 p.m.-5:30p.m. Debate Round IV

5:00 p.m.   Congress Breaks Posted Online


Sunday September 5, 2021

9:30 a.m.-11:30a.m. Debate Round V  / Congress Semifinals/Final Bills 7-8

11:30 a.m.-1:30p.m. Debate Round VI / Congress Finals (if needed) Bills 9-10 / Events Finals

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Debate Elim 1

4:30-6:30 p.m. Debate Elim 2

6:30-8:30 p.m. Debate Elim 3

8:30-10:30 p.m. Debate Elim 4


 Congress Bills See attached