GGSA Congress Parli 1 Miramonte HS

2022 — Orinda, CA/US

Parli Schedule & Live Helpline/Topics/Announcements Doc

*LINK to live doc with helpline, round topics & announcements.  Updated throughout the day, so check it often. 


STUDENTS: Report to the Cafeteria/Quad/Senior Lawn. 

COACHES & JUDGES:  Report to the Library.  See campus map on right side bar.


8:00 a.m.    Onsite Registration:  Judges/Coaches report to Judge Lounge outside the Library. 
                     Debaters get ready to prep.

8:20 a.m.     Round 1a Novice Prep 

9:00 a.m.     Round 1a Novice Debate

9:30 a.m.     Round 1b JV/Varsity Prep

10:00 a.m.    Round 1b JV/Varsity Debate

10:30 a.m.    Round 2a Novice Prep

11:10 a.m.     Round 2a Novice Debate

11:40 a.m.    Round 2b JV/Varsity Prep

12:10 p.m.    Round 2b JV/Varsity Debate

LUNCH (Whenever You Are Free) 

12:40 p.m.   Round 3a Novice Prep 

1:20 p.m.     Round 3a Novice Debate

1:50 p.m.     Round 3b JV/Varsity Prep

2:20 p.m.     Round 3b JV/Varsity Debate

3:30?           Awards


1). Prep:  During prep time (20 minutes for JV and Varsity; 30 for Novice), debaters may use the internet, take notes by hand, and use paper notes during the debate (no computer access during debate, though phones can be used as timers).  Although JV and Varsity debaters may NOT receive real-time assistance with their arguments from persons other than their partner, Novices may consult with teammates or other debaters at the tournament.  Coach prep is NOT allowed for any division.   

2) Debaters:  “Prep” times reflect when debaters should be present in the prep area and ready to go, NOT when the resolution is released.  They should go to their round room at the listed start time; forfeit is ten minutes later.  Ex.  For Novice Round 1, novices should be in prep room at 8:20 when pairings will be blasted, topic is read at 8:25, debaters be in room at 9:00, forfeit at 9:10 if no show.    

3) Judges:  Please be in your assigned room five minutes before the round.  ONLY press the round START time on your Tabroom e-ballot once both teams are there.  (Those without ballots should use this time to grab refreshments, check their devices, and finish prior round comments.)

4) Protests:  All protests should be brought immediately to the attention of event director Vy Linh Nguyen in the Parli Tab Room. All wishing to protest must bring an adult, ideally the coach. The burden of proof  is on the protesting team/coach; they need to supply evidence and the rule broken. Rules/norms from outside organizations will not be considered valid. No team is required to follow any rule that isn't a GGSA rule. 

5)  Don't be alarmed if you come to your assigned room, and there is another debate, usually it's in the process of wrapping up.  Just wait until it is done.  Note that each round is double flighted, meaning each round alternates between one Novice debate and one JV/V debate.

6)  All times are approximate.  Whenever possible, we will move rounds up in order to expedite the tournament.  Sometimes delays occur—please remember that our volunteer-run organization does its best!