Climb the Mountain

In Person & Online Debates

BP-Worlds Scrimmages

 

Welcome to our speeches and debates—both in person and online!

Debaters in the Puget Sound and throughout the U.S., Canada, anywhere can join us.

Speak in-person at our Puget sound locations or online from anywhere with an internet connection. Note: BP may not be able to do online debating.

2017-2018 Schedule

Oct. 8 Bellevue College

  Nov. 4     Dec. 10     Jan. 21     Mar. 4 Locations TBA

Apr. 22 Championship

COLLEGE IPDA SCHEDULE

12:45 Check-In

  1:00 Round 1

  2:15 Round 2

  3:30 Round 3

  5:00 Finals

  6:15  Awards

COLLEGE BP WORLDS SCHEDULE

12:45 Check-In

  1:00 Round 1

  2:45 Round 2

  4:30 Round 3

  6:15 Recognitions*

*note because BP-Worlds is free, there are no awards

All times shown are Pacific Coast Time.
IPDA and BP-Worlds are College Events; IE (Speeches/Interps), LD and PF are High School Events.

   How to Online Debate!
(note—this document will be updated)

 

ENTRY DUE TUES. THE WEEK OF THE TOURNAMENT

Oct 8 Climb Debates and BP-Worlds Scrimmage

Nov 5 Climb Debates and BP-Worlds Scrimmage

Dec 10 Climb Debates and BP-Worlds Scrimmage

Jan 21 Climb Debates and BP-Worlds Scrimmage

Mar 4 Climb Debates and BP-Worlds Scrimmage

Apr 22 Climb Debates and BP-Worlds Championships

 

FEES

Debater/Speaker Fee: $20 per debater/speaker except free for BP-Worlds teams*

Judging Fees: $40 per uncovered IPDA debater; $20 per uncovered BP-Worlds team (you need 1 judge per 2 IPDA debaters; you may not hire for more than 2 debaters; you need 1 judge per 4 BP teams; you may not hire for more than 4 BP teams)

Partial commitment judges are expected to judge all rounds and for rounds beyond commitment, fees are reduced.

*Note: BP-Worlds debaters do not receive awards.

If you need to hire judges, please tell Jim at least one week before the tournament starts at hansonjb@gmail.com

AWARDS*

Handed to in-person participants and mailed to online participants.

Stuffed animals for those placing (top half of speakers; debaters that advance to elims).

Silver Stainless Steel Platters for first place.

*No awards for BP-Worlds debaters because there are no fees.

DIVISIONS

IPDA Debate

Novice (debaters who have competed at 8 or less debate tournaments)

Open (open to any participant).

BP Worlds Debate

Novice (teams with debaters who both have competed at 8 or less debate tournaments)

Open (open to any teams)

Exception? We want your students to have the right opportunity. Contact Jim Hanson at hansonjb@gmail.com 

 

PREP TO BEGIN THE TOURNAMENT

By 12:45 pacific coast time, Check-in

1. Coaches confirm to Jim Hanson that all debaters/speakers and judges are online or at the tournament building and are ready

2. Coaches-students report any errors in the pairings to Jim Hanson asap

3. Every debater and judge views this:

Judge – Coach Expectations PPoint

Student – Observer Expectations PPoint

4. Every debater, speaker and judge tests tech to make sure it works.   Seek help from X for tech issues

 

 

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COLLEGE

IPDA Speaking Times:

·        5-2-6-2-3-5-3 with 1 minute prep before each speech.

·        Affirmative constructive speech (5 minutes)

·        Negative cross-examination of affirmative (2 minutes)

·        1 minute prep for neg.

·        Negative constructive speech (6 minutes)

·        Affirmative cross-examination of negative (2 minutes)

·        1 minute prep for aff.

·        Affirmative rebuttal (3 minutes)

·        1 minute prep for neg.

·        Negative rebuttal and summary (5 minutes)

·        1 minute prep for aff.

·        Affirmative summary (3 minutes)

BP-Worlds Speaking Times:

Novice: 6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6 with 1 min prep before each speech

Open: 7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7

·        Prime Minister

·        Leader of the Opposition

·        Deputy Prime Minister

·        Deputy Leader of the Opposition

·        Member of Government

·        Member of Opposition

·        Government Whip

·        Opposition Whip

 

 

Email Jim Hanson (Tab) questions at hansonjb@gmail.com or hansonjb.tab@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

External Links

Climb the Mountain Speech and Debate Foundation

IPDA Debate