West Bloomfield Invitational Debate Tournament
2022 — West Bloomfield, MI/US
UPDATE (as of 3:30pm Sept 20) THE TOURNAMENT WILL BE MOVING ONLINE--ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY SEPT 21, 2022 AT 5:00 PM
West Bloomfield Debate Invitational
September 24th, 2022
You and your team are invited to attend the West Bloomfield high school Debate Invitational hosted by West
Some of the important information is as follows:
Location: We are excited to be back to hosting an in person debate tournament at West Bloomfield high school, located at 4925
Orchard Lake road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323. All tournament activities will be online via tabroom.com. PLEASE BE SURE ALL
PARTICIPANTS HAVE AN ACTIVE TABROOM.COM ACCOUNT.
Registration: Registration will be open on TABROOM.COM by Tuesday Sept. 9/6, and will close on Tuesday SEPTEMBER
20th, 2022 AT 5:00 PM
Divisions: An open division is being offered in Congressional and Policy debate, if entries warrant there will be a novice and open
division in public forum. If there are not enough teams to fill a division we reserve the right to combine. No maverick entries will be
accepted. There are no separate Middle School Divisions unless there are enough entries to warrant a separate division. You may enter
Middle Schoolers but they will be competing within the high school divisions. All debate events are dependent on having enough
entries as well.
-Policy will be Saturday only and a preset round robin tournament
-Public Forum will be Saturday only. As long as entries permit there will be an open and novice division (will be
combined if number of entries warrant)
-Congressional will be Saturday only
Format: Policy-4 round preset round robin
Public Forum--4 prelims and elims based on entries. The first two rounds will be pre-set all others will be power
Congressional—2 preliminary sessions, one Super session
Policy topic: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its security cooperation with the North
Atlantic Treaty Organization in one or more of the following areas: artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cybersecurity.
Public forum topic: Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially increase its investment in high-speed
Congressional Legislation: We will use legislation from the NSDA September packet. Legislation will be available through a
packet uploaded to tabroom.com by September 14th, 2022. There will be no need for schools to submit legislation.
Judges: All judges are required to judge one round beyond the elimination of their team from the tournament. Thus, all judges
must be available for the first elimination round.
PLEASE IDENTIFY ALL JUDGE PRECLUSIONS AND CONFLICTS ON YOUR ENTRY. Because this is an online
tournament you may have multiple judges fulfilling your commitment, do this for all judges.
PLEASE BE VERY DILIGENT IN SPECIFYING TIME FRAMES FOR JUDGE AVAILABILITY. No show fee of $25 per
round charged to the school.
POLICY AND PUBLIC FORUM--You must supply one judge for every 2 teams or fraction thereof.
CONGRESSIONAL—You must supply one judge for every 10 competitors entered.
Please request hired judges via tabroom registration. Judge fees for Policy, PF, and Congressional are $100 for a full judge.
Fees: $25.00 per 2-person Public Forum team.
$45.00 per 2-person Policy team.
$10.00 per student for Congressional debate
Payments should be mailed to West Bloomfield High School and made by check
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: West Bloomfield Debate
Send checks to: Attention: Joel Thursam
West Bloomfield high school
4925 Orchard Lake Road
West Bloomfield MI 48323
Please make an effort to have check mailed out by Friday Sept. 23rd (if there is a reason for a delay please contact)
September 6—Registration opens on tabroom.com
September 20, 5:00pm—Registration closes—all fees and judge obligations are frozen
September 23, all fees must be mailed out and sent to West Bloomfield high school
Forfeit: We will use a 15-minute rule for competitors and judges. If you are more than 15 minutes late you risk forfeit for that
round. Teams of offending judges will forfeit and hired judges will not be paid if they are late. Please relay the importance of
timeliness to your students and your judges.
Contact information: Please direct all correspondence to Joel Thursam
Joel.firstname.lastname@example.org Email is the best
586-292-4429 Cell Phone (this is a new number)
ADDITIONAL TOURNAMENT INFORMATION: Additional information will be available in downloadable format on
tabroom.com at a future date. Check back later. We will email those entered once information is posted.