2022 Robbinsdale Birds of Prey

2022 — New Hope, MN/US

Robbinsdale Armstrong and Robbinsdale Cooper High School is proud to host their debate tournament on November 19, 2022. The Robbinsdale Birds of Prey promises to offer competitive and exciting tournament action in a simple one-day format.

Format: In-Person.

There will be three divisions of debate for Congress, LD and PF (Varsity, JV and Novice).

Lincoln Douglas will be held at Robbinsdale Armstrong HS.

Public Forum and Congressional Debate will be held at Robbinsdale Cooper HS.

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

Resolutions & Entry:
Lincoln-Douglas: November/December topic: The People’s Republic of China ought to prioritize environmental protection over economic growth.

Public Forum: November/December topic: The United States’ strategy of Great Power Competition produces more benefits than harms.

Congress: Legislation link - https://s3.amazonaws.com/tabroom-files/tourns/24664/bills/RobbinsdaleBirdsOfPreyLegislation.pdf

Congress Rules: Make sure to review prior to session #1. >>>>>>>> RULES <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

The following will be using for the final round:

As in the past, there is a limit on the number of entries in LD and PF per event of 4 per school. Please add entries to wait list and will be added as space allows.

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.

Congressional National Qualifier:
Robbinsdale Cooper will host on November 19th 22-23 Congressional National Qualifier. Of note: You CANNOT share judges between the National Qualifier Tournament and the Birds of Prey Tournament.

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 15th. Drops can continue tabroom.com until 7:45 AM Saturday morning.

Fees: $13.50 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:

Robbinsdale Debate Boosters
Attn: Richard Brynteson
6718 46th Ave N
Crystal, 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:

Round 1 (LD) - 8:30 AM
Round 1 (PF) - 8:45 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 Awards

Congress Schedule

Session One - 8:45 AM to 10:45 AM
Session Two - 11:15 to 1:45 PM
Finals - 2:30 to 4:30 PM