Roseville Rosebowl

2021 — Online, MN/US

2021 Annual Rosebowl Debate Tournament

You know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's. And, uh, lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder's head.


FORMAT There will be 5 rounds of policy debate this weekend. Friday will be ONLINE and Saturday will be IN PERSON. Varsity must enter for both days, but JV, Open Novice, Closed Novice, and Rookie may enter for both or either day of competition.  Policy prep time limit will be 8 minutes. Novice packet information is here. THE SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY HAS CHANGED - PLEASE LOOK BELOW.


AWARDS:   All finalists will receive awards. We hope to hold it at 4 pm.  Top 3 in all categories get the coveted bowling pin.  Finalists will get ribbons.  We will also be presenting awards for best costumes for Saturday and The Brian Plunkett award for Creative Debate.

Resolutions:   Policy debate will debate the 2021-22 national resolution: 

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its protection of water resources in the United States.


No LD Debate this year :( sorry!

Food & Drink: In the past, the Rosebowl has had concessions available for purchase. Now that Roseville is a UDL team, the Rosebowl is following the UDL model of pizza, water, and snacks available for 'free' to debaters (part of the entry fee) but no concessions available for purchase.



Check in: 2:45-3:30

Round 1 3:45-5:45

Dinner 5:45-6:15

Round 2 6:15-8:00


Saturday (in person)

Online Check In 8:30-9:30

Buses arrive 9:15

Round 1 10:00-12:00

Lunch 12:00-12:45

Round 2 12:45-2:45

Round 3 3:15-5:00

Awards 5:15-5:45

POSTINGSOutside the Judge’s lounge, the hallway by the cafeteria and in the cafeteria on the pop machines.  

Locations: A wing is to the left of the admin offices.  B wing is straight out from the cafeteria.  C wing is the hallway connecting A and B on both sides forming a U.  D wing is the first hallway off of the cafeteria. Numbering is unusual for C wing C101-C106 is down the long hallway by the admin offices and then continues at the other end of the building.  We pride ourselves in having the most complex and confusing building in the debate world. 


Tab Room: Outside of the Media Center in Upper C.  Come here and calmly bring your concerns to the table.  Judges, if you are not assigned a debate you should be outside the tab room to take a ballot in case someone doesn't show up.