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Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Judge Requirement

Qualified Lincoln Douglas debate judges will be provided by the Regional Contest Director. The $100 judges fee is included in the total academic entry fees.

If a school has a regional qualifying L/D Debater that cannot participate in the meet, the school is obligated to Immediately contact the Regional Contest Director listed below. See the C&CR pg. 98 (b)(4) and the Official Notices of the Leaguer.

For any further information or questions regarding the debate competition, please contact:

Mr. James Gresham
Lincoln-Douglas Debate Director
Tarleton State University
P.O. Box T-1163
Stephenville, TX 76402

Tournament Procedure

1.    Debaters must be present for roll call at 8:00 a.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. If not present, debater will be removed from contest.
2.    Three preliminary rounds will be conducted in which each L/D debater will debate at least one affirmative and one negative round.
3.    At the end of the three rounds the top eight debaters will be paired for quarter final rounds.
4.    The four winners of the quarter final round will be paired up for semi-final rounds.
5.    There will be a debate between the two debaters who lose the semi-final rounds to determine third place.

Schedule Of Events

Saturday, April 23, 2016

8:00 a.m. Assembly and Round 1 Pairings Fine Arts Auditorium
8:15 a.m. Preliminary Round 1 Location TBA
9:15 a.m. Preliminary Round 2 Location TBA
10:15 a.m. Preliminary Round 3 Location TBA
2:00 p.m. Ballot Verification Fine Arts Auditorium
2:15 p.m. Quarter Finals Location TBA
3:15 p.m. Ballot Verification Location TBA
3:30 p.m. Semi Finals Location TBA
*4:30 p.m. Final Round Location TBA

PLEASE NOTE: The final round will be delayed if a participant(s) advances in both Informative and Persuasive AND Lincoln-Douglas Debate.