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“PF” Debate Championship (May 2023)

May 6, 2023 @ 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM


21st Century “PF” Debate Championship (Grades 4-9th)

We are hosting a “skills” debate event… to learn more, please read the information below…
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023.
Time (U.S., Eastern): Saturday, 5:00-9:00 pm.
Time (U.S., Pacific):
Saturday, 2:00-6:00 pm.
Location: Online (using Zoom) – This information is found on your homework page.
Results Here (Later!*): RESULTS.
*Judges have not sent the scores to me. Waiting on more than half the judges to send me the email.

DETAILS: This event requires no experience, we develop skills and gain a little recognition for excellent results. We are scheduling four full debates along with the crossfire event. Participate as a debater, judge, and/or observer. We need judges of all experience levels, including beginners. This event is low-cost and open to everyone. Anyone in grades 4th-9th can compete.  Volunteerism is encouraged (letters for service hours) are available.

IMPORTANT: This event uses the Public Forum Debate format.
PF Debate “How to” (Video): HERE.

PF Debate Explained (PDF): HERE.
PF Debate “Topic Lecture” Video (Debate Track): HERE.
PF Debate “Demonstration” Video (DebateUS): HERE.

Topic: The U.S. Government should ban the collection of personal data through biometric recognition technology.
[Evidence (Extras)] [Sample Arguments] [Sample Rebuttals]* [Sample Rejoinders] [Sample Voting Issues]
*Sample Outlines cover the cases. For rebuttals, please use the evidence packet(s) and 4-step Refutation.

Divisions: Grades 6th-9th (Grade 4-5 students can choose to participate).
Student Orientation: Video (10 min).
Judge Orientation: Video (13 min).
Debate Ballots = [PF Debate] & [Crossfire Only].

Schedule (Eastern Time): We will be using a ‘fixed’ schedule for these debates.
Orientation: 4:45 pm = Required Videos for all Judges/Competitors.

5:10 pm to 6:10 pm: Round 1 [Round 1]
6:15 pm to 7:15 pm: Round 2 [Round 2]
7:20 pm to 8:20 pm: Round 3 [Round 3]
8:30 pm to 9:00 pm: Awards

PRIZES: We will have a prize (trophies and medallions) for the top teams, top speakers, and possibly the top crossfire debaters.

For more information, please contact the tournament organizer:
Bill Eddy aka “Coach Bill”

COST: $10.00 per person (Only competitors pay the $10 fee).


May 6, 2023
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Tags:


Zoom Meeting
172 Streamwood
Irvine, CA 92620 United States
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Bill Eddy
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