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2019 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 Amy Doherty as early as possible.
  • Contact Information:
     Amy Doherty - MSHSL Staff, adoherty@mshsl.org
  • Admission to the State Tournament is free.
  • Media can contact Amy Doherty for more information in advance or at the site.

  • Debate Topics (Updated 12/10/18)
  • 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
  • Yearbook and Record Book

    State Tournament Info
    January 18 - 19,  2019
    University of MN
    Tournament Related Files
    Previous Years Results
      Advance News Release
      Community Judge Bios
      Congress Qualifiers and Chamber Assignments
      DEB Strike Sheet LD
      DEB Strike Sheet PD
      DEB Strike Sheet PF
      Debate Guide
      Debate Schedule
      Lincoln-Douglas Qualifiers
      Policy Qualifiers
      Public Forum Qualifiers
      Section Managers Guide

    Section Tournaments
    (B indicates a Bracket is available)
    Sec. Date Site B
    3 January 4 ,5 2019 Eagan High School
    4 Congress: Dec 1-2
    PF, Policy, LD: Jan 11-12
    To Be Determined  
    5 2018-19
    Congressional: Fri Nov
    30, Sat Dec 1
    LD Policy and Public
    Forum: Fri Jan 11 and Sat
    Jan 12
    Congressional: Eagan
    LD, Policy, Public Formun: Blake
    6 2018-19
    Congressional: Fri Nov
    30, Sat Dec 1
    LD Policy and Public
    Forum: Wednesday, January 9, Thursday, January 10
    Congressional: Eagan
    LD, Policy, Public Formun: Armstrong High School

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