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2018 Spring into Summer Debate Tournament

April 28 @ 8:00 am - April 29 @ 4:30 pm

  • Debate Events:  Parliamentary Debate
  • Three Divisions: Novice, JV, Varsity
  • Who:  1st – 8th graders
  • Where:  Large Gym/Multi, Oak Knoll Elementary School, Menlo Park
  • When:  Saturday, 4/28 & Sunday, 4/29/2018
    • Sat 4/28:  8:30 am – 3 pm  —  All students will compete for 4 Preliminary rounds.  Check In:  8:30 – 8:45 am
    • Sun 4/29:  9 am – 4:30 pm  —  All students return to compete for an additional 2 Preliminary rounds followed by Speaker Awards. Then top teams from each division continue to compete in single elimination championship rounds, which are each followed by awards.  Check In:  9 – 9:15 am
  • We will have food & drink for sale (Cash Only): Baked Goods, Fruit, Snacks, Pizza, Sandwiches, Coffee & Assorted Drinks

Registration & Payment Deadline:  Thursday, 4/26/18

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Debaters please read:  Debater Information

Debaters Dress Code & What to Bring see:  Debaters Preparation

Debaters practice with:  Debate Steps & Tips     Debate Terms     Debate Topics

Judges please read:  Judge Information

 

Participation Requirements

  • Students need PRIOR Speech & Debate experience or understand the format: Parliamentary Debate.  (See FAQ)
  • Students must register by the deadline.
    • No partner needed. We can help find one if option selected in the registration form.
  • All fees must be paid by Check-In.
  • Volunteer Requirement:  Each Debater needs to have 1 adult that will volunteer to fill and complete 1 Spot/Task on Sign-up.com for this tournament. This requirement is in addition to the judging requirement.
    • Why?  Our tournaments are parent-run and can only be successful with the help of volunteers.
  • Judging Requirement:  Each Debater needs to have 1 adult, who will be available to judge all rounds.
  • Guardian Requirement:  Each Debater needs to have 1 adult present, who will be responsible for them while at the tournament. The Guardian does not have to be a parent and except for “Hired Judges”, the Judge and Guardian can be the same person.
  • Debaters, Judges and Guardians (if not Judge) need to be present for the entire Debate Tournament. No late starts or leaving early, even for lunch!

Click for Deadlines, Discounts, Rates & Payment Instructions

  • Late Payment Fee:  $25 after payment deadline
  • Really Late Payment Fee:  $35 if paid at Check-In
  • Administrative Fee:  $10 for any payment follow-ups/corrections

Rates

 ParticipationHired JudgeRegistered/Requested by
Standard Rate$90$2504/26/18
Early Rate$50$1754/24/18*
Last Minute RateN/A$3004/27/18
Emergency RateN/A$3754/28 or 4/29/18
*Registered/Requested and Paid by 4/24 to qualify for the discounted rate.

Hired Judges

  • Why? An option for those that can’t fill the judging requirement.
  • We have a limited number of Hired Judges.
    • There is NO Guarantee that we will have extra judges to cover your judging requirement.
    • Only the first 20 requests are guaranteed.
  • Prerequisite: Please indicate your request on the registration form by Thursday, 4/26/18
  • Cancel Hired Judge Request for a Full Refund by:  Tuesday, 4/24/18
  • Hired Judge cost NOT refundable after Tuesday, 4/24/18

Participation & Dropping Out

  • Participation cost NOT refundable after Tuesday, 4/24/18
  • Drop with a Full Refund by:  Tuesday, 4/24/18
  • Refunds will be processed within 14 days after the tournament.
  • In case your child can’t participate after all, please inform the Tournament Director: Brier Buchalter and if applicable your child’s debate partner’s parents. It affects tournament planning on various levels (partnering debaters, preparing materials, pairing the first round, ordering trophies, etc.) – Thank you!

Tournament Debate Practice (optional & free)

  • Opportunity for debaters to review and practice before the tournament.
  • Prerequisite:  Completed Tournament Registration
  • When:  Friday, 4/27/18 from 6:15 – 7:45 pm

Please see the Scholarships page for instructions on how to apply for a tournament scholarship! 

Contact

  • Tournament Director: Brier Buchalter (Speech & Debate Coach)
  • Registration: Norina Biese
  • Email: Tournaments@NorCalDebateLeague.org
  • Phone: (408) 771-2904

Details

Start:
April 28 @ 8:00 am
End:
April 29 @ 4:30 pm
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Organizer

Brier Buchalter
Phone:
650-434-2846
Email:
BrierBuchalter@gmail.com
Website:
http://brieracademy.weebly.com/

Venue

Oak Knoll Elementary
1895 Oak Knoll Ln
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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