Tamar Kaplan Invitational at Central HS

2023 — Online Friday, Central HS Sat, MN/US

Welcome to the 2023 Tamar Kaplan Invitational. Friday is online, and Saturday is in person. Traditionally, this tournament has been held at Highland Park HS, but this year we will be at Central HS in St Paul.

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 and Novice (A, B, C) may enter for both or either day of competition. Policy prep time limit will be 8 minutes. Novice packet information is here. Friday online, Saturday in person.

Drop off location: Buses should drop off on the north side of Marshall Avenue or in the parking lot (street is better though). When you arrive, you should see a big concrete staircase that leads up to the front of the building - take this staircase up and once inside immediately turn right and you'll be at the cafeteria. Cafeteria is where you should hang out before, after, and between debates.

Resolutions: Policy debate will debate the 2023-24 national resolution:

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase fiscal redistribution in the United States by adopting a federal jobs guarantee, expanding Social Security, and/or providing a basic income

Food & Drink: Lunch is included as part of the tournament fees. Between rounds 1 and 2 debaters will be fed two slices of pizza, one snack (chips, granola bar, etc.), and a drink. Water will be available at all times for free. Before round 1 and after round 3 snacks will be available in the cafeteria for debaters (chips, granola bars, etc.). The Central Booster Club will also be running a cash concessions stand with The Good Stuff (candy, soda, etc.) during the tournament.



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) (when you arrive go to the cafeteria)

Online Check In 8:30am-9:15

Buses arrive 9:15

First Pairing: 9:30

Round 1: 10:00-11:45

Lunch: 11:45am-12:30pm

Round 2: 12:30-2:15

Round 3: 2:45-4:30

Awards: 5:00-5:30

Buses Plan to Leave 5:45

Please make checks payable to:

Central High School Debate Booster Club

C/O Kate Baxter Kauf

275 Lexington Parkway North

St Paul, MN 55104