2006 Parliamentary Debate Tournament

October 28-29, 2006

The University of Puget Sound forensics squad is pleased to invite you to the 2006 Puget Sound Invitational Parliamentary Debate Tournament. The tournament will be held October 28-29, 2006. We will offer six (6) rounds of novice, junior, and open preliminary debate. We invite you to attend this tournament and enjoy the warmth of the Northwest.  

Tournament Information

The tournament will follow the NPDA rules of competition respective to time limits with one exception. We will add a minute of c-x after each constructive. Points of information during constructive speeches will not be permitted. Time limits will be 7-1-8-1-8-1-8-1-4-5 with 20 minutes of preparation post topic announcement. In addition we will do the following:

  • Employ a five (5) category mutual preference judging (mpj) in Open Division
  • Balance presets for rounds 1 and 2  with all subsequent rounds power paired.
  • Clear all teams with a winning record (4-2)
  • Employ a topic committee of at least four people three of whom are not affiliated with Puget Sound debate
  • Announce topic areas no later than October 13, 2006 on "net-benefits" and via e-mail to all directors expressing interest
  • Centrally announce all resolutions
  • Provide a "warm room" of results
  • Provide a "wellness" room of healthy snacks, beverages, and chocolate