2023 — Roseville, MN/US
The Roseville Rosebowl tournament is back and better than ever! This year, we will be adding Lincoln Douglas and Congressional Debate, and continuing our Policy divisions.
As a Halloween tournament, we are encouraging costumes - be creative! We'll have prizes for best creative costumes (team and individual).
The Brian Plunkett Creative Argument Award is also back! Encourage your JV and Varsity debaters to bring out of the box, creative, and dynamic arguments to the debate. They can be competitively focused arguments, or non-competitive just for fun!
Lincoln Douglas topic: VARSITY/OPEN LD will use the NOVEMBER/DECEMBER topic - Resolved: The United States ought to prohibit the extraction of fossil fuels from federal public lands and waters.
NOVICE LD will use the novice starter topic - RESOLVED: States ought to eliminate their nuclear arsenals.
(LD coaches - if everyone wants to have novice do the new topic, I am open to that too... send an email)
Schedules may shift a little due to this being the first time hosting in a while, but we are going to work really hard to stay on schedule! The best way for us to stay on time is for everyone to get their kids to rounds on time, submit ballots promptly after debates, and let tab know about any problems as they arise (kids missing, judge missing, etc.).
Friday - Policy only: Debate will be online; check in from 2:45-3:20, pairings at 3:30, and we will begin rounds at 4:00pm. (30 minutes of tech check time from 3:30-4:00.) PLEASE make sure your debaters have linked tabroom accounts and have gone through the tech checklist. If your debaters are not connected then *you*, the coach, are responsible for sending them the link to correct room. If their tech does not work and you can't promptly fix it then we will be forced to give your debaters a forfeit in order to keep the tournament on time. If your debaters are not prepared, it not only hurts them, but it wastes another team's time (since they get a forced bye)!
Saturday - Congress Schedule
Round 1: 9:00-11:00
Round 2: 11:30-1:30
Saturday - LD Schedule
Round 1: 9:30
Round 2: 10:30
Round 3: 11:45
Round 4: 1:30-1:45 (lunch dependent)
Round 5: 3:00
Saturday - Policy Schedule
Round 1: 9:30
Round 2: 12:00
Round 3: 2:00 (Hidden Finals! Spooky!!!!)
Pick Up/Drop Off:
Please have buses pick up and drop off in the main parking lot - enter through the door marked "Performing Arts" and immediately turn left into the cafeteria. This is where you and your team should hang out before, after, and between debates.
Buses should plan to drop off at the school around 8:15am (8:45am for Policy only teams) and leave around 5:00pm. Regardless of drop off time, the moment your bus leaves your school you should update your tabroom entries and either email Robyn (firstname.lastname@example.org) or text Jake (507-382-3740) about your entry status (all in and confirmed or missing students/judges X, Y, and Z).
More details to come; we are excited to see you all!
-Robyn Madson, RAHS debate
Roseville Rosebowl 2023