Hurricane Debates at the University of Miami

2015 — FL/US



Bienvenidos a Miami!


The University of Miami Debate Team and the School of Communication invite you to the Hurricane Debates held at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida on January 2-5, 2015!


The Hurricane Debates is a college policy debate tournament and will offer 10 rounds in the Varsity division – yes, you read that correctly – over four days of competition and 8 rounds in the Junior Varsity and Novice divisions.


The Hurricane Debates will be sanctioned by ADA and CEDA.


We hope you will join us for some fun in the sun and bring your talents to South Beach!



David Steinberg and Patrick Waldinger

Director of Debate and Assistant Director of Debate

University of Miami




Tentative Tournament Schedule


Thursday, January 1

8:00-10:00pm – Registration @ the Hotel Indigo – Boardroom


Friday, January 2**

7:00am – Breakfast

8:00am – Round 1

11:00am – Round 2

12:30pm – Lunch

2:00pm – Round 3

5:00pm – Round 4

**First 4 rounds in Varsity will be pre-paired; First 2 rounds in JV/Novice will be pre-paired.


Saturday, January 3**

7:00am – Breakfast

8:00am – Round 5

11:00 am – Round 6

12:30pm – Lunch

2:45pm – Round 7

6:30pm – Round 8

**Rounds 5 & 6 will be lagged paired.


Sunday, January 4

7:00am – Breakfast

8:00am – Varsity Round 9

JV/Novice First Outround

12:00pm – Varsity Round 10

               JV/Novice Outrounds Continue

1:45pm – Lunch & Awards

3:30pm -- Varsity Doubles

               JV/Novice Outrounds continue as necessary

5:30pm – Dinner

7:00pm – Varsity Octos

               JV/Novice Outrounds continue as necessary


Monday, January 5**

7:00am – Breakfast

8:00am – Varsity Quarters

ASAP (approx. 11:45am) – Varsity Semis

ASAP (approx. 3:00pm) -- Varsity Finals

**For Monday, we are trying to get rooms in the new Student Center’s ballrooms, which would allow larger audiences to watch the debates.