ND Parliamentary Warm Up
2022 — San Jose, CA/US
Notre Dame High School is pleased to invite you to the Parliamentary Debate Warm Up tournament on September 17-18! This in person tournament is open to Varsity and Novice students in hopes of preparing for a rigorous tournament season! We recognize that many students are either new or out of practice in regards to in person tournaments, so this tournament is a great way to jump back into in person competition.
Please contact Mariel Cruz (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions
Covid Safety Procedures - Please see this document for full list of tournament procedures and safety protocols
-Vaccination will be required for participants. Negative Covid test will be accepted in lieu of vaccination. Please see linked doc above for more information regarding vaccination verification.
-Masks will be required for all participants in round. N95/KN95 or surgical masks are recommended. Masks must be worn in round, but may be removed only when speaking.
-Outdoor space will be provided for eating and drinking. Parli Prep will also be conducted outside.
Topic Announce Doc - Please check here for topics and prep times - will be updated the week of the tournament
Tournament Rules and Procedures - Please see this doc for the tournament's rules and procedures.
If you encounter any problems during the tournament, please email email@example.com. This email account is also linked to the NSDA Campus troubleshooting section; please refrain from sending duplicate emails.
Please see this document for the Rules and Procedures for the tournament.
To report an Equity Issue, please fill out this form - will be updated week of tournament
About the Tournament:
This tournament will be hosted at Notre Dame San Jose.
Address: 596 S. 2nd St.
San Jose, CA 95112
All students and judges must have Tabroom accounts in order to register for the tournament.
Schools may initially register 4 teams per division. Additional school entries will be waitlisted and can be added at tournament director discretion. The maximum capacity of the tournament in both divisions is 80 teams.
Students do not need to dress formally-this is a fun tournament, so casual dress is encouraged!
Topics will be announced 20 minutes before each round and students may use the internet, pre-prepared briefs, downloaded or paper articles to formulate arguments. Students can only prep with their partners, so no coach or team prep. Debates will utilize the 7-8-8-8-4-5 format for speech times.
Topics will be drawn from current events and topics of current relevant interest. Awards will be given to finalists and champions in the Open and Novice divisions.
The topic committee consists of coaches and former debaters.
Schedule: Please note, all times are in Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Saturday Sept 17:
Round 1 Topic Announcement & prep: 9:00am
Round 1 Starts: 9:20am
Round 2 Postings/Topic Announcement: 10:30am
Round 2 Starts: 10:50am
Lunch break: 12:00-1:30pm (longer lunch break to ensure time for participants to take advantage of downtown SJ food spots)
Round 3 Posting/Topic Announcement and prep: 1:40pm
Round 3 Starts: 2:00pm
Round 4 Postings/Topic Announcement & prep: 3:15pm
Round 4 Starts: 3:35pm
Round 5 Postings/Topic Announce - for NOVICE ONLY: 5:00pm
Round 5 Novice starts: 5:20pm
Novice Awards after conclusion of Round 5
Sunday Sept 18
School Check in - 7:30am-8:20am
Round 5 Varsity Posting/Topic Announcement and prep: 8:30am
Round 5 Starts: 8:50am
Round 6 Varsity Posting/Topic Announcement and prep: 10:15am
Round 6 Starts: 10:35am
Roll call, Elim 1 - 11:50am
Elim 1 Topic Announce - 12pm
Elim 1 Round start - 12:20pm
Lunch break: 1:30-2:30
Elim 2 announcement/prep: 2:30
Elim 2: 2:50pm
Elim 3 announcement/ prep: 4:00 pm
Elim 3 Start - 4:20pm
Elim 4 announcement/prep: 6:00pm
Elim 4 Start - 6:20pm
*elim round schedule may be adjusted, depending on entry size for varsity