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Snow Globe Debates (Dec 2023)

December 16, 2023 @ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Welcome to the “Snow Globe” Debates

We are hosting an online debate event… 
Date: Saturday, December 16, 2023 (Sunday, Dec 18th in China/Korea).
Time (Pacific): Saturday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. / Time (Eastern): Saturday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Time (China): Sunday, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. / Time (Korea): Sunday, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location (Online): We will use a “Zoom” meeting (details = see below!).

Event Details (PDF): This event requires no experience, we are doing this for fun and a little bit of recognition for excellence. We will have 3 full debates and lots of crossfires. People can participate as debaters, judges, and/or observers. We still need judges of all experience levels, including beginners. This event also has some free options so that everyone can enjoy some debating. This should be considered a low-stress, enjoyable way to compete and build our skills.  Parents are welcome! Volunteerism is encouraged (letters of appreciation & service hours) are available.

Events: Public Forum Debate (PDF).
Divisions (Open):
4-6th, & 7-9th.
Topic (Skills): Mandatory National Service. [Research]. <– Crossfires only!
Topic (PF): On balance, Forgiveness of All Federal Student Loan Debt would be desirable. [Research].
PRIZES: We will have a prize (medallions) for the Top Teams, Top Speakers, and the Crossfire Champions*.
COST: $20.00 per person (*Crossfires = Free).

For more information, please contact the tournament organizer:
Bill Eddy aka “Coach Bill” (billeddy@21stcenturydebate.org).
Cellular = +1.714.655.8135

Zoom Information (pw: 21stdebate): [Click Here].

Tentative Schedule (Saturday, December 16, 2023):
[These times are listed as US, Pacific – ex. Los Angeles]

2:00 PM to 2:10 PM = Orientation for both Competitors and Judges: [Video].
[Public Forum Debate: Student Loan Forgiveness]: [Public Forum Debate Ballot].
2:15 PM to 3:10 PM = PF Debate Round 1 [Posting: Round 1]

3:20 PM to 4:15 PM = PF Debate Round 2 [Posting: Round 2]
4:25 PM to 5:20 PM = PF Debate Round 3 [Posting: Round 3]
[Crossfire Champions: All grades!]: [“Crossfire Champions” Ballot].
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM = Crossfire Champions.

Topic(s): Mandatory National Service or Student Loan Forgiveness.


Please provide the first and last name.
Please provide the first and last name.
Please do not use the parent's email.
To reach parents for important updates.
Please do not use the parent's phone.
For important and/or urgent matters.
The "Future Leaders" event is combined with the championship.
Important for competitors & judges.
Competitor, Volunteer, or Observer?
Important for competitors & judges.
This tournament offers 'extra' events, which are free to join, along with awards for the top performances.
Please provide a few names of people you would like to partner with. Also, describe the kind of partner you are interested in.


December 16, 2023
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Bill Eddy
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