THE DEBATE UNION

BP Seminar/Practice for New Members, Friday, January 31

The British Parliamentary format debate seminar and practice for those new to the format will be held Friday, January 31, Bauer 22.

There is format instruction at 1:15 PM. There is argumentation/refutation instruction session (thematic introduction, ARESR, offensive arguments for the opposition, generic argumentation, argument turns, etc.) at 2:15 PM. There is a practice debate at 3:15 PM.

The motion for the debate is the following – This House believes that the Trump impeachment does more harm than good. 

Room Location – BP Debate Practice, Spring 2020

Debate practices (BP format) will be held in Bauer 2 this semester. Bauer 2 is located on the ground floor facing the trailers south of Bauer Center South. The room is located one floor below Bauer Forum and accessed from the outside of the building.

Practices are scheduled in 2-hour slots, beginning Tuesdays, 8:00 PM or Wednesdays, 4:15 PM.

Debate Practice – Week of January 27

Debate practice for the spring semester begins this week.

Practices are scheduled on Tuesdays, 8:00-10:00 PM and Wednesdays, 4:15-6:15 PM. Please register for one of these times. If you have a scheduling conflict, please notify John Meany to arrange for a new practice time. Practices will be held in Bauer 2 throughout the semester.

There is a practice on Friday, January 31, 3:00 PM for those new to debating. Please come to Bauer 22 for practice. There is a BP format instructional session in  Bauer 22 (1:15 PM) and an argumentation and refutation training session (2:15 PM) prior to the debate.

The motion for debate – This House believes that the Trump impeachment does more harm than good.

Register for Tournaments!

Available for immediate registration.

February 8, Loyola Marymount (Los Angeles) – Lafayette topic/Venn format

February 8-9 Point Loma University (San Diego) – British Parliamentary Debating

February 15-16, Las Vegas Debates (Las Vegas) – Lafayette topic and format

February 15-16 University of Southern California (Los Angeles) – British Parliamentary Debating

February 15-16, Cornell Debates (National Novice, National Spanish, and Invitational) (Ithaca, NY) – British Parliamentary Debating

February 22, Palomar College (San Marcos/San Diego) – British Parliamentary Debating

February 22-23, Hawai’i Pacific University (Honolulu) – British Parliamentary Debating (limited entry)

February 22-23, George Washington University (Washington, DC) – British Parliamentary Debating (limited entry)

Congratulations to Helena Ong and Naomi Tilles for their outstanding performance at the US Air Force Academy’s British Parliamentary Debate Tournament, held September 21-22, 2019.

Helena and Naomi won the novice championship (an event for students in their first 12 months of intercollegiate debate competition, regardless of prior experience). Helena was also the top individual speaker in that division.