Ashland Grand Prix Novice Debates
2017 — Ashland, OR/US
Ashland Grand Prix
Novice Debate Tournament, Oct 1st, 10-6pm
Welcome to the Ashland Grand Prix Novice Debate Tournament on Sunday, October 1st at Ashland High School!
This will be many students’ first experience with debate and we want to make this a positive and welcoming environment for everyone.
Judges will be varsity students and community members trained to give positive feedback and gentle constructive criticism, if requested.
Second year students partnering with novices may enter with permission from their coaches.
We will offer all four OSAA Debate events.
Schedule for Sunday, October 1st:
9:30am registration AHS Library room 207
10am judge training AHS Library
10:30am Round 1
Lunch on your own
1pm Round 2
2:30 Round 3
4pm Exhibition finals
Please add all debaters and judges by 5pm Wednesday, September 9/28.
If you need to add or drop after that please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This one is on us.
Please recruit a parent or community member to join as many of your varsity students as you can bring in judging our event. We will run panels of three judges to get new students more feedback if we have the judges.
Lincoln-Douglas Debate – Novice Topic
Resolved: Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified.
Public Forum Debate – 2017 September/October Topic Area: Korean Peninsula
Resolved: Deployment of anti-missile systems is in South Korea’s best interest.
Policy Debate – 2017-2018 Topic
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its funding and/or regulation of elementary and/or secondary education in the United States.
We will use OSAA topic areas for the novice division. Aff cases must be within these areas. http://www.osaa.org/docs/spe/17NoviceDebateCaseAreas.pdf
Parliamentary Debate- Oregon Style
Parliamentary Debate will feature three topics each round with the government (aff) striking one and the opposition (neg) then choosing which will be debated followed by 15 minutes of preparation time. Prep will be closed with only a dictionary for reference.
This is an official tournament and results will be up for points to be entered by coaches within a week.
Email student tournament director Hannah Doyle at: <email@example.com>
Or Ashland Coach Mat Marr: at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you in Ashland on October 1st!