Dexter Debate Delight

2021 — NSDA Campus, MI/US

 Dexter Delight Debate ONLINE Tournament

December 4, 2021


Live Doc:


You and your team are invited to attend the Dexter Debate ONLINE Tournament on December 4.  We are offering two debate options—pick the one that fits your team best!


CONGRESSIONAL: Saturday only tournament for Novice and Varsity.   We will offer 2 preliminary sessions and a Super Session.  One judge is required for every 5 debaters. Bills are due to no later than WEDNESDAY, November 24, at 5:00 PM so that I can get the packets back to registered schools by Monday, November 29, at the latest.  Each school attending the tournament MUST submit one bill.  ALL Students must be entered on  If you have trouble, please ask!    We will give speaker awards in each division.


PUBLIC FORUM:  Saturday only tournament for Varsity, Novice, and MIDDLE LEVEL using MIFA rules.  The topic will be the MIFA November/December topic: 

Resolved: Increased United States federal regulation of cryptocurrency transactions and/or assets will produce more benefits than harms.


We will offer 4 preliminary rounds with appropriate elimination rounds based on entries.  One judge is required for every 4 debaters—lay judges are preferred. All judges are required to judge one round beyond the team's elimination.  ALL STUDENTS and JUDGES must be entered on We will give elimination and speaker awards based on entries.


Judges: We will have some judges available for hire if necessary, but please ask early so that I can accommodate you.  One day hired judges will cost $100.


Food: We hope that you eat a healthy breakfast, a solid lunch, and that we’ll get finished in time for you to have a wonderful dinner with your family.


Fees:                   Public Forum units will be $25 per 2 person team

                                 Congressional entries will be $10 per student

                                 MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO Dexter Speech Activities and mail it to Deb Marsh/Dexter Speech Activities, 2200 N. Parker Road, Dexter, MI 48130.   If you prefer to pay with a credit card, you may do so using this link:


Entry:  Deadline for entry is Tuesday, November 30, at 5:00 pm.  All fees and judge commitments will be frozen at this time. The best way to enter is through

This LIVE DOC will be updated with all links and schedule changes.


Email me at, or contact me by my cell at (810) 623-0791—leave a message or text me.


ONLINE BALLOTING:  We will be using online balloting for ALL Divisions of Debate, both Public Forum Debate and Congress.  Your debaters and judges will need to create an account on TABROOM.COM.  Here is a link to a video explaining how to create an account:



Forfeit: We hope to run on time, so we'll be using a version of the 15 minute forfeit rule in that if your students and/or your judges are not in their rounds by 15 minutes past the scheduled time for the round to begin, the students of the offending judge or team will be forfeited.  We will build a reasonable amount of time into the schedule.



7:30-8:00            Registration Tournament Zoom

8:15                       General Meeting for Judges and Students  in Congress Gathering Zoom Room

8:30          Round I in Zoom rooms

10:30            Round 2 in Zoom rooms

12:30 Lunch Break

1:00            Elim Round Announcements in Congress Gathering Zoom Room

1:15 Super Sessions in Zoom rooms

3:00 Awards in Congress Gathering Zoom Room



Saturday Public Forum:                

7:30-8:00            Registration Tournament Zoom

8:15                       General Meeting for Judges and Students  in PF Gathering Zoom Room

8:45                      Round 1--Random NSDA Campus

9:45                 Round 2—Random NSDA Campus

11:00                  Round 3-Paired NSDA Campus

12:00            Lunch Break

12:45               Round 4—Paired NSDA Campus

2:00                     Announcements/Awards in PF Gathering Zoom Room

2:15                      Quarters in Varsity and Novice, Middle Level Semis

3:30                       Semis in Varsity and Novice, Middle Level Finals

4:45 Finals in Varsity and Novice