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2018 Debate

Activity Administration:
  • Debate currently has no limitations on Start Date, First Contest Date, or Maximum Number of Contests. We encourage schools to create a schedule that works best for coaches and students.
  • Debate students are not bound by Bylaw 111 (Transfer and Residence)
  • Administrators need to verify student eligibility, but currently do not need to fill out the Eligibility Verification Form.
  • Current Rules:
  • Current Rules and Policies are posted accessible from this page. See Rules and Policies link below.
  • If coaches have any questions regarding rules, selection placement, or other issues they are encouraged to contact Chris Franson as early as possible.
  • Contact Information:
     Chris Franson - MSHSL Staff, cfranson@mshsl.org
  • Admission to the State Tournament is free.
  • Media can contact Chris Franson for more information in advance or at the site.
  • 2017-18 Changes:
  • Congressional debate has been added as an event for the 2017-18 season.

  • Debate Topics (Updated 12/12)
  • Competitive Section Assignments
  • Rules and Policies
  • Letter of Support for Fine Arts Activities
  • National Federation Speech-Debate Page
  • Sanction Form-Interstate Fine Arts Event
  • State Debate Campus Map
  • State Debate Overview Map
  • Winter Activities Guide
  • Yearbook and Record Book

    State Tournament Info
    January 12 - 13,  2018
    University of MN
    Tournament Related Files
    Previous Years Results
      2018 Congress Qualifiers
      2018 Lincoln-Douglas Qualifiers
      2018 Policy Qualifiers
      2018 Public Forum Qualifiers
      2018 Results Release
      Advance News Release
      Community Judge Bios
      Congress Final Ranks
      Congress Prelim Ranks - Gold
      Congress Prelim Ranks - Maroon
      Congress Speech Scores
      DEB Strike Sheet LD
      DEB Strike Sheet PD
      DEB Strike Sheet PF
      Debate Schedule
      Lincoln-Douglas Bracket
      Lincoln-Douglas Prelim Results
      Participating School Guidelines
      Policy Bracket
      Policy Prelim Results
      Public Fourm Bracket
      Public Fourm Prelim Results
      Section Managers Guide

    Section Tournaments
    (B indicates a Bracket is available)
    Sec. Date Site B
    3 TBD TBD  
    4 Congress: Dec 1-2
    PF, Policy, LD: Jan 5-6
    5 Congress: Dec 1-2
    PF, Policy, LD: Jan 5-6

    6 Congress: Dec 1-2
    PF, Policy, LD: Jan 5-6

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