Robbinsdale Birds of Prey

2023 — Robbinsdale, MN/US

Robbinsdale Armstrong and Robbinsdale Cooper High School is proud to host their debate tournament on November 18, 2023. The Robbinsdale Birds of Prey promises to offer competitive and exciting tournament action in a simple one-day format.

Format: In-Person.

There will be three divisions of debate for Congress, LD and PF (Varsity, JV and Novice).

Lincoln Douglas will be held at Robbinsdale Armstrong HS.

Public Forum and Congressional Debate will be held at Robbinsdale Cooper HS.

NOTE: Public Forum debate will follow MDTA rules and sides are set by tab (coin flip is NOT used).

Resolutions & Entry:
Lincoln-Douglas: November/December topic:

Public Forum: November/December topic:

Congress: Legislation link - Download Legislation

Congress Rules: Make sure to review prior to session #1. >>>>>>>> RULES <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

As in the past, there is a limit on the number of entries in LD and PF per event of 4 per school. Please add entries to wait list and will be added as space allows.

You are asked to provide one judge for every two entries LD or PF and 1 per 4 Congress.

Please make sure that judges arrive on time. Teams that arrive without their full complement of judges may be charged for hiring of additional judges or asked to drop entries to allow the tournament to run on time.

If you have questions about your judge commitment, please let me know.

Congressional National Qualifier:
Robbinsdale Cooper will host on November 18th Congressional National Qualifier. Of note: You CANNOT share judges between the National Qualifier Tournament and the Birds of Prey Tournament.

Registration: For your convenience, we will accept registrations via this year. You can find the site at.

Registration is due by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, November 14th. Drops can continue until 7:45 AM Saturday morning.

Fees: $13.50 per entry | Public Forum Team or Lincoln-Douglas debater. $6 per entry for congressional debate.

If you are a new program to debate talk to the tournament host about discounts!!!

Please send checks to:

Robbinsdale Debate Boosters
Attn: Richard Brynteson
6718 46th Ave N
Crystal, MN 55428

Schedule: Round 1 for LD is at 8:30 AM. Round 1 for PF/Congress is at 8:45 AM. We will have 5 rounds of debate, semi-final and finals in all events (unless numbers do not warrant it). Please remind judges that they are obligated through Semi-Finals.

Registration occurs from 7:30 AM to 8:15 AM.

LD/PF Schedule:

Round 1 (LD) - 8:30 AM
Round 1 (PF) - 8:45 AM
Round 2 - 9:45 AM
Round 3 - 11:00 AM
Round 4 - 12:45 PM
Round 5 - 2:15 PM
Semi-Finals - 3:30 PM
Finals - After Awards

Congress Schedule

Session One - 8:45 AM to 10:45 AM
Session Two - 11:15 to 1:45 PM
Finals - 2:30 to 4:30 PM