The fourth 2017-18 league tournament is scheduled for Saturday, January 13. The event will be held at the Polytechnic School, Pasadena.
The pre-announced topics for the event include:
- Non-disclosure agreements do more good than harm.
- Price gouging during natural disasters does more good than harm.
Additional impromptu topics will be selected from current events and enduring ethical controversies.
1. Please ensure that your school has sufficient certified judging for entered teams (one judge for the full tournament covers 2 teams or portion thereof). Individuals may not judge at a tournament at which they are certified. Prospective judges complete certification at a tournament and then judge at subsequent debate tournaments.
Schools may register only those teams for which they have certified judges. In other words, if your school would like to register 4 teams, you must register 2 certified judges. Those judges must be available to judge all 4 debates. If you would like your registered judges to have a free debate or two, you must register more of them. For example, if you register 4 teams and want to have 2 debates in which your volunteers do not judge (e.g., so that parents might view their own children in debates), you must register 4 judges for the competition.
2. Please register by Wednesday, 6:00 PM of the tournament week. There is no guarantee that the tournament can secure space for teams entered after that date/time.