Climb the Mountain

Online Debates

 

Welcome!

Updated November 28, 2021.

Debaters anywhere can join us and have—from Canada, the Pacific Northwest, California, the Midwest, Southeast, and Northeast.

 

Sun. Nov. 7, 2021 Fall Tournament One Day Schedule

Sun. Mar. 6, 2022 Winter Tournament One Day Schedule

Sun. Apr. 24, 2022 Spring Champs One Day Schedule

 

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE. 2

REGISTRATION.. 3

EVERY DEBATER, JUDGE, COACH READS THIS: 3

PARTICIPANTS NEED THIS TO DEBATE ONLINE: 3

WHAT TO DO AT THE START OF THE TOURNAMENT. 4

FEES. 4

DIVISIONS. 5

AWARDS*. 5

 

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

BY 9:20AM, Be on Zoom and mark yourself as present in the Check-In Spreadsheet

Coaches report missing students by 9:30am (message in the Zoom Chat to Jim Hanson)

  9:40am, Rd 1

11:15am Lunch

11:45am, Rd 2

1:30pm, Rd 3

3:30pm, Awards

3:45pm, Semis

5:30pm, Finals

All times shown are Pacific Coast Time.

With the Team Format, debaters may debate solo and are eligible for speaker awards and elims.

 

REGISTRATION

BY FRIDAY 6pm PCT, THE WEEK OF THE TOURNAMENT, ENTER YOUR TEAMS AND JUDGES

ENTER AT https://tinyurl.com/climb-online-tournament-entry

NEED HIRED JUDGES?

ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE, Email Jim at jim@climbthemountain.us (or any of jim’s emails) with number of JUDGES YOU NEED TO HIRE (1 judge covers 2 debate teams) ONE WEEK AHEAD OF THE TOURNAMENT. NOTICE: SORRY, YOU CANNOT HIRE MORE THAN 1 JUDGE.

EVERY DEBATER, JUDGE, COACH READS THIS:

Judge – Coach Expectations PPoint

Student – Observer Expectations PPoint

--note—we are using Zoom, not Yaatly

PARTICIPANTS NEED THIS TO DEBATE ONLINE:

Zoom software (please have the latest version installed)

Reliable internet connection

Web Camera with built in microphone (almost all laptops have these built in)

Make sure your laptop is powered up and that you have your charger/power cord.

We recommend not using an add on microphone—use the one built into your computer.

Headphones (without microphone) can be helpful but not required.

We encourage partners to debate in separate locations. Let’s stop coronavirus from spreading to people you care about.

WHAT TO DO AT THE START OF THE TOURNAMENT

STUDENTS AND COACHES—BE IN THE ZOOM MAIN ROOM

USE THE ZOOM CHAT TO MESSAGE JIM HANSON.

FEES

Per Debate Team $30
Plus Per Uncovered Team $60

Judging -- you need 1 judge per 2 IPDA teams; you may not hire more than 1 judge).

Partial commitment judges are expected to judge all rounds and for rounds beyond commitment, fees are reduced (need to remind Jim if this happens).

If you need to hire a judge, please tell Jim at least one week before the tournament starts at jim@climbthemountain.us

DIVISIONS

Definitions (very modified version of IPDA divisions)

The Novice division is open to any college attending person without a bachelor's degree who has competed in 8 or less debate tournaments and won 5 or less debate tournament awards in their entire life.

The Junior Varsity division consists of college attending students without a bachelor's degree who have either 1) competed in 8 or less college or high school debate tournaments and won 5 or less JV or Open College debate tournament awards.

The Open (Varsity) division is open to any college attending participant without a bachelor’s degree.

Note—we reserve the right to collapse divisions and to have breakout elimination debates based on division.

Exception? We want your students to have the right opportunity. Contact Jim Hanson at jim@climbthemountain.us  

AWARDS*

Awards are mailed to the Director of the Program (sorry, no more mailing to individual students).

History of Results

 

 

 

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IPDA TEAM FORMAT Speaking Times:

·        Teams can be one or two persons.

·        25 min. prep before you debate*

·        *if the tournament is running behind schedule, Jim Hanson reserves the right to shorten prep to 20 minutes.

4 min 1ac, 2 min cx

5 min 1nc, 2 min cx

5 min 2ac, 2 min cx

4 min 2nc, 2 min cx

3 min 1nr

4 min 1ar (1 min prep before)

4 min 2nr (1 min prep before)

3 min 2ar (1 min prep before)

--NOTE if a team is just one person, that person gets 1 min prep before ALL of their speeches.

Detailed Speaking Order:

1A Constructive: present case supporting the topic (4 minutes)

2N asks 1A questions (2 minutes) while 1N prepares

1N Constructive: present neg case; refute the aff case (5 minutes)

1A asks 1N questions (2 minutes) while 2A prepares

2A Constructive: respond to the neg case; rebuild the aff case (5 minutes)

1N asks 2A questions (2 minutes) while 2N prepares

2N Constructive: rebuild 2/3 of the 1N arguments—eg reattack the aff case and/or defend parts of the neg case  (4 minutes)

2A asks 2N questions (2 minutes) while the 1NR continues to prepare

1NR Rebuttal: rebuild arguments not addressed by 2NC e.g. reattack the aff case; rebuild one of the neg case arguments (3 minutes)

1 minute for the 1AR to prepare

1AR Rebuttal: rebuild aff case, reattack neg case/arguments (4 minutes)

1 minute for the 2NR to prepare

2NR Rebuttal: rebuild neg case, reattack aff case/arguments (4 minutes)

1 minute for the 2AR to prepare

2AR Rebuttal: rebuild aff case, reattack neg case/arguments (3 minutes)

 

Late for the start of a round or a speech?

Judges give grace for tech issues.

If not a tech issue, begin time on student’s speech if late; the student loses the time that has been used. If time is up on the speech and the speaker is still not present (exception is if tech issue), that team/debater forfeits.

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

 

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External Links

Climb the Mountain Speech and Debate Foundation

IPDA Debate