Dalmasse Sterner Steel City Invitational

2023 — Pittsburgh, PA/US

Public Forum Debate

Abbreviation PFD
Format Debate
Entry Fee $12.00
Entry 2 competitors per entry

Event Description:

The Public Forum Debate event consists of two-person teams that advocate or reject a position posed by the resolution. The January 2023 topic will be used. A few highlighted rules include:

  • Each team must consist of two debaters from the same school.
  • Sides will be set by the tabulation staff in Rounds 1 and 2. There will only be a coin flip for sides when explicitly noted.
  • The Pro (or Affirmative) Team will always speak first.
  • Each team will be alloted 2 minutes of Prep Time each round.
  • Electronic storage/retrieval devices (laptops, tablets, phones) are permitted. Internet connectivity is permitted for the purpose of sharing evidence, but communicating with a 3rd party during a debate round is not.