The Spartan Sweeps

2016 — NE/US

Entry Fees and Awards

STUDENT CONGRESS & DEBATE

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2017

 

 

POLICY DEBATE

 

Varsity and Novice divisions will follow the two-person, 8-3-5 format and will debate the current high school national resolution.  Prep time will be 8 minutes per team per round.  Each division will feature four rounds, powered after Round 2.  Both divisions will break to Semifinals if numbers allow.

                               

Although it is unfortunate, in past years we have experienced some property damage in classrooms used for CX debate. Damage to rooms will result in disqualification from the tournament.  Please ensure that students are aware of this policy.

 

LD & PUBLIC FORUM

 

All divisions will follow their customary time formats using the January PF topic and the January-February LD topic. Each division will feature five rounds, powered after round two, and will break to Quarterfinals. 

 

CONGRESS

 

We will attempt to convene four houses, two each of varsity and novice divisions.  Legislation will be made available in the coming weeks.

 

ON-LINE ENTRY

 

Entries are due on tabroom.com by January 10, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. Changes after that time can be mailed to jholen@lps.org.

 

FEES

CX and PF    $25.00/team

LD                   $25.00/entry

Congress     $15.00/entry

 

JUDGES

 

You must provide one judge for every two LD, PF, or CX entry (or part thereof). The cost of hired judges will be $150.00 per policy judge, $100.00 for LD and PF judges, and $10/uncovered Congress slots.  We would rather have your judges than your money!

 

 

AWARDS

 

Sweepstakes trophies will be presented to the top two schools in total points. We will also be continuing our new tradition of awarding a small-entry sweeps trophy for the top team with 10 or fewer entries. Trophies will be awarded to all debaters advancing to elimination rounds, with speaker awards given to the top 6 in each division. In Congress, trophies will be presented to the top speakers in each house, with medals awarded to the remainder of the nominees.  Outstanding Presiding Officers will receive gavels.