Jack Howe Memorial Tournament

2021 — NSDA Campus, CA/US

Policy Event

 

Description of event/times 

A two-on-two debate that focuses on a policy question for the duration of the academic year, this format tests a student’s research, analytical, and delivery skills. Policy Debate involves the proposal of a plan by the affirmative team to enact a policy, while the negative team offers reasons to reject that proposal. Throughout the debate, students have the opportunity to cross-examine one another. A judge or panel of judges determines the winner based on the arguments presented.

Policy Debate Guide NSDA

Topic: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its protection of water resources in the United States.

Divisions: Novice, Junior, Open (Varsity) 

Bid Level: Quarterfinal Bid 

 

Policy Times:

1st Aff Constructive 8 minutes

Cross Examination 3 minutes

1st Neg Constructive 8 minutes

Cross Examination 3 minutes

2nd Aff Constructive 8 minutes

Cross Examination 3 minutes

2nd Neg Constructive 8 minutes

Cross Examination 3 minutes

1st Neg Rebuttal 5 minutes

1st Aff Rebuttal 5 minutes

2nd Neg Rebuttal 5 minutes (No New Arguments)

2nd Aff Rebuttal 5 minutes (No New Arguments)

 

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Schedule:

 

Entry fee / uncovered /fines

Novice Policy                                                    $60

Junior Policy                                                     $60

Open Policy                                                      $100

 Fines for Late Drops                                         $15

Prelim Judge No show                                       $50

Elim Judge No Show                                          $75

Uncovered Judge Fee Debate                             $350

 

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