Debate Tournament at ICC

Event Date: 
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 1:30pm
Event End Date: 
Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 4:30pm
Event Location: 
ICC Milpitas

 ICC & Bay Area Debate Club

Debate tournament for 5th-9th grade students only.

Date : Saturday January 31st, 2015

Time : 1:30pm-4:30pm

Venue: India Community Center, 525 Los Coches Street, Milpitas - CA - 95035

Eligibility : Students in 5th - 9th grade

Fees: $35

Early bird discount: $5 ends January 10th

Register now!

Registrations will close Jan 28 th to assign topics to all participants.

Debate Tournament Topics

Increasing minimum wage helps the economy(For/Against)

Schools should be year round.(For/Against)

Debate Format and Rules

  • Each participant will prepare debate on the two topics.
  • They will be notified one week in advance if they have to prepare “For” or “Against” the topic.
  • Each participant will debate on each of the topics once.
  • Student will have 2 debates to compete (one time for each topic).
  • Speeches will be presented in front of the judges and their parents only
  • Participants cannot hear other students’ speeches.
  • Opponents will be of the similar age group.
  • Judges will announce the winner immediately
  • Big trophies will be for the participants who win both debates.
  • Small trophies will be awarded to the participants who win 1 debate.
  • Ribbons will be awarded for the participants who lose both debates.

Debate Speeches Format

Constructive (Proposition) up to 3 minutes
Constructive (Opposition) 3 minutes maximum
1 minute break (if required by the participant)
Rebuttal (Proposition) up to 2 minutes maximum
1 minute break (if required by the participant)
Rebuttal (opposition) 2 minutes maximum
Closing (Proposition) 1 minute maximum
Closing (Opposition) 1 minute maximum
Judges Discussion and Results.


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