The Ridge Debates 2013

2013 — NJ/US


Please note:  We will hold registration in the Ridge Performing Arts Center between 12:30pm and 2:00pm.  You must arrive before 2:00pm because you will not be allowed to drive into the school driveway between 2:00 and 2:45pm (our buses block all the roadways and parking lots).  We will have general announcements at 2:30pm with Round I set to start at 2:45pm.  This will allow us to conduct three prelim rounds on Friday.  


The Ridge High School Debate Team cordially invites you to the ninth annual Ridge Debates on December 13th and 14th  in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. We hope to provide you and your team with an exceptional day of competition. We will be offering two
divisions in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Policy Debate and Public Forum.  We will be awarding TOC bids to the semifinalists in Public Forum Debate and finalists in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.

All judge names must be finalized by Monday, December 11th to afford time for strikes.  Any changes in judge names after December 4th will be fined $25 in order to allow teams the most accurate and fair opportunity to rate.   

The tournament will use the 2013-2014 Policy Debate topic, the November/December  Lincoln-Douglas debate topic and the December Public Forum topic.  In Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Policy Debate, and Public Forum, five preliminary rounds will be held with an appropriate number of outrounds (entry numbers permitting).   Awards will be presented to all outround participants in all three events, along with speaker awards.   

Until we receive more information from attending schools, we will cap the entry numbers to 8 entries in each event. If you would like to add extra students on a ‘waitlist’ basis, feel free to indicate that in your registration. We will contact you as soon as more information is available.

We hope you and your team will consider attending the seventh inception of this 
tournament!  We eagerly await hearing your feedback and hope to see you and your team in December.

David Yastremski
Ridge High School