John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School

2020 — Online, MN/US

LD Information/Schedule

Lincoln Douglas Debate - 2020 John Edie Tournament hosted by The Blake School

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All Times Central time zone

We will use a 15 minute tech check prior to all start times - Judges and debaters report 15 minutes prior to round start time.

Thursday 12/17 - Virtual Registration 5-9 PM

Friday 12/18

Rd 1  - 10 AM

Rd 2 - 12 PM

Rd 3 - 3PM

Rd 4 - 5:30

Saturday 12/19

Rd 5 - 10 AM

Rd 6 - 12:30 PM

Triples (Single Flighted) - 3:30 PM

Doubles (double flighted) - 6 PM

Sunday 12/20

Octos - 10 AM

Quarters - 12:00 PM

Semifinals - 2:30

Finals - 4:30 

Virtual Debates

-- Judges should always have their camera on when a speech is happening

-- Students are asked to have cameras on for the debates -- tech issues can alter this but one should try 

-- Naming conventions should be used by all persons. Students - Side -Team-Name (Judge-Team-Name or Coach-Team-Name)

Other Rules

Time limits in Lincoln-Douglas will be 6-3-7-3-4-6-3 with 5 minutes prep time

Observers Policy and Entourage Judging Rule:

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Elim Rounds

The schedule is six prelims to a partial or full triple.  4-2 records will clear to elims.  We will not go past a full triple elimination round.

Judge Requirements

All judges are obligated thru the first full elimination round and also one round past the elimination of their team.  So all judge are obligated through Doubles! The judging is by the round.  Pay attention to your round commitments. You cannot cover 4 rounds and be a Saturday only judge given that there are only 2 prelims on Saturday.