During the pandemic NHSDLC adopted an online debate format, which has been successful thanks to the support of debaters. With the upcoming 2021 Fall Regional Debate Tournament, we hope that you are ready to join us in starting a new season. We hope this season meets all of your expectations for NHSDLC!
Schedule and rules for Online Tournaments
[Schedule and Rules]
All online debates will be held on "ZHUMU", which is an online cloud video conferencing platform. Each pairing will be published in the debaters’ Wechat group.
Sides and the speaking order will be decided by the judge after the coin toss. The decision is final and no appeal will be accepted.
The rules and guidelines of the debates will follow the original rules of NHSDLC for Public Forum debate, and the online and offline events will be consistent.
Please see the offline event schedule and NHSDLC Rulebook for details.
Schedule and notes for offline debates
[Schedule for offline debates]
Day 1: Opening ceremony, 4 rounds of preliminary debate (each group will debate 4 rounds against different opponents).
Day 2: Announce the names of advancing debaters, elimination rounds, and the final round.
1) Dress: Debaters are required to wear formal clothes
2) Partner: If you can't find a partner, you may sign up for the competition, but we can't guarantee that we can find a partner for you.
3) Pre-competition preparation: We strongly recommend you to review the competition system and rules, and complete your preparation in advance.
4) Results: NHSDLC will publish the results on its website as early as possible.
All national debates in NHSDLC are divided into two divisions: The Junior Division (open to students in year 9 and below only) and the Open Division (open to all students in year 12 and below). The type of school and nationality of the debaters does not affect which category they enter.
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