The theme wil be announced on the website.
2. Procedure and Order of Speeches
Prior to EVERY round and in the presence of the judge(s), a coin is tossed by one team and called by the other team. The team that wins the flip may choose one of two options: EITHER the SIDE of the topic they wish to defend(pro or con) OR the SPEAKING POSITION they wish to have (begin the debate or end the debate). The remaining option(SIDE OR SPEAKING POSITION) is the choice of the team that loses the flip. Once speaking positions and sides has been determined, the debate begins(the con team may lead, depending on the coin flip results).
|First Speaker – Team A||4 minutes|
|First Speaker – Team B||4 minutes|
|Crossfire (first question by speaker A1)||3 minutes|
|Second Speaker – Team A||4 minutes|
|Second Speaker – Team B||4 minutes|
|Crossfire (first question by A2)||3 minutes|
|Summary – First Speaker – Team A||2 minutes|
|Summary – First Speaker – Team B||2 minutes|
|Grand Crossfire||3 minutes|
|Final Focus – Second Speaker – Team A||2 minutes|
|Final Focus – Second Speaker – Team B||2 minutes|
|Prep Time||2 minutes per team|