Climb the Mountain

In Person & Online Debates

BP-Worlds Scrimmages

 

Oct. 8 Bellevue College BP and In-person debaters—go to L building

Click Here for the Warm Room Page with Postings and Topics

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 cannot do online debating at this time.

2017-2018 Schedule

Oct. 8 Bellevue College

BP and In-person debaters—go to L building

  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*

*bp-worlds additional scrimmage dates tbd

 

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