Climb the Mountain

Online Speeches & Debates

For High School Events

 

Welcome to our speeches and debates—online!

Speak and Debate online from anywhere with an internet connection.

Big Question Tournament

Dec. 17, 2017

Resolved: Humans are fundamentally different from other animals.

Big Question--How to, Sample Cases, etc.

www.idebate.online – where you will debate

12:45 Accept your invite to www.idebate.online for test debates

  1:00 Round 1

  2:30 Round 2

  4:00 Round 3

  5:30 Awards

  5:45 Elims (semi-finals or finals)

All times shown are Pacific Coast Time.

 

PARTICIPANTS NEED:

Windows or Mac OS Computer (tablets and phones do NOT work)

Web Camera

Reliable internet connection

Windows: Chrome Browser

Macs: Safari Browser

We use www.idebate.online

 

ENTRY DUE TUES. THE WEEK OF THE TOURNAMENT

Email Jim at jim@climbthemountain.us you can also email Jim at his other addresses)

Tell Jim how many debate teams (note—teams can be one person debating on their own).

Tell Jim how many judges you will have.

The rest of the entry happens on www.idebate.online when you invite your debaters to the site on Sunday morning/midday on Dec. 17, 2017.

FEES

No School Fee

Debate Team Fee $5 (yes, $5)

Judge Fee $40 per uncovered debate team

You need 1 judge per 2 teams.

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

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

AWARDS*

Mailed to online participants.

Big Question Tournament

NSDA Plaques for the top teams (note—if you wish a plaque for each student on a team, additional $10-$12 cost)

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

Silver Stainless Steel Platters for first place (not for Big Question Tournament).

DIVISIONS

Big Question

Open Division with a separate novice breakout.

 

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, ALL participants, check-in at www.idebate.online 

Every debater, speaker and judge tests their web cam audio and video to make sure it works.

NOTE: We pair only those who are in www.idebate.online

Every debater and judge views this:

Judge – Coach Expectations PPoint

Student – Observer Expectations PPoint

 

 

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HIGH SCHOOL EVENTS

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

 

Big Question Speaking Times:

·        Big Question Debate, two vs two debate on the Big Question Humans different from animals topic

·        Consider Big Q Debate to be just like Public Forum Debate with longer speeches and no grand crossfire and a more big picture topic.

·        5-5-3-4-4-3-3-3-3-3 with 4 minutes of prep for each side.

·        Aff constructive (5 minutes)

·        Neg constructive (4 minutes)

·        Questions (3 minutes)

·        Aff Rebuttal (4 minutes)

·        Neg Rebuttal (4 minutes)

·        Questions (3 minutes)

·        Aff Consolidation (3 minutes)

·        Neg Consolidation (3 minutes)

·        Aff Rationale (3 minutes)

·        Neg Rationale (3 minutes)

LD Speaking Times:

·        Lincoln-Douglas Debate, one on one debate on the topic for the month (Oct 8 will use Nov topic)

·        6-3-7-3-4-6-3 with 4 minutes of prep for each side.

·        Affirmative constructive speech (6 minutes)

·        Negative cross-examination of affirmative (3 minutes)

·        1 minute prep for neg.

·        Negative constructive speech (7 minutes)

·        Affirmative cross-examination of negative (3 minutes)

·        1 minute prep for aff.

·        Affirmative rebuttal (4 minutes)

·        1 minute prep for neg.

·        Negative rebuttal and summary (6 minutes)

·        1 minute prep for aff.

·        Affirmative summary (3 minutes)

PF Speaking Times:

·        Public Forum, two vs two debate on the topic for the month (Oct 8 will use the Nov topic)

·        4-4-3-4-4-3-2-2-3-2-2 with 4 minutes of prep for each side.

·        Pro Case (4 minutes)

·        Con Case (4 minutes)

·        Crossfire (3 minutes)

·        Pro Rebuttal (4 minutes)

·        Con Rebuttal (4 minutes)

·        Crossfire (3 minutes)

·        Pro Summary (2 minutes)

·        Con Summary (2 minutes)

·        Grand Crossfire (3 minutes)

·        Pro Final Focus (2 minutes)

·        Con Final Focus (2 minutes)

Speech-Interp Speaking Times

·        Interps: 10 minutes with 30 second grace period.*

--Interpers can use any kind of interp for this event.

·        Expos-Oratory: 10 minutes with 30 second grace period.*
--Students can do either Expos (informative speech) or Oratory (persuasive speech) for this event.

·        *if your Expos/Interp Reading is 8 minutes—just tell the judge.

·        Extemp: 30 minutes prep with 7 minute speech; Impromptu: 6 minutes for prep AND speaking.
--Students can do either impromptu or extemp speaking for the Extemp-Impromptu event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

External Links

Climb the Mountain Speech and Debate Foundation

IPDA Debate