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Urban Parli Debate is proud to announce the 2019 California Middle School Parliamentary Debating Championship. All tournament profits will go to support free debate instruction in Oakland public schools.

May 11-12, 2019

Bishop O’Dowd High School

9500 Stearns Avenue, Oakland, California

7 Prelims

1 Giant Trophy

SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, MAY 11

8-830AM Registration (Grazinni Hall)

830-9AM Judge Training

9-1030AM Round 1

1030AM-12PM Round 2

12-1PM - Lunch

1-230PM - Round 3

230-4PM - Round 4

4-530PM - Round 5

SUNDAY, MAY 12

830-10AM - Round 6

10-1130AM - Round 7

1130AM-12PM - Awards & Breaks

12-130PM - Quarterfinals

130-3PM - Semifinals

3-430PM - Finals

JUDGING OBLIGATION

Each school will be required to provide ONE JUDGE for every two entries or fraction thereof. Everyone uncovered entry will be charged a $175 judging fee.

ELIGIBILITY

The California Middle School Parliamentary Debating Championship is open to middle school debaters only. Every competing debater must be in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in order to be eligible to compete.

ENTRY FEE

$100 per team (please make checks payable to “Urban Parli Debate”).

UNCOVERED ENTRY JUDGE FEE

$175 per uncovered entry (please make checks payable to “Urban Parli Debate”).

REGISTRATION

Registration opens on March 13, 2019.

Each school may register up to 4 teams to compete.

RULES

  1. You can use the internet to prep. No team prep. No coach prep. Partner prep only.

  2. Phones, computers, printed materials are all okay during prep time.

  3. Only handwritten notes prepped during the 20 minutes of prep time are allowed in the round. Use of pre-prepped materials or technology in rounds will results in a forfeit.

  4. Speech times are 7-8-8-8-4-5.

  5. No protected time.

  6. No new arguments in the final two speeches.

  7. No POIs allowed. Neg has 2 minutes of flex time after the PMC and 1 minute of flex time after the MGC. Aff has 2 minutes of flex time after the LOC and 1 minute of flex time after the MOC. Each side may use flex time for prep or asking questions.

  8. Points of Orders are allowed in the final two speeches to notify judges of new arguments.

  9. Phones may be used as timers.

  10. You must be in your room to debate at the scheduled time. There is no excuse for being late.

PARKING

There is ample free parking on campus.