High School Debate

2019 High School Debate Competition

The resolution for this year's High School Tournament is:

"Resolved: Non-disclosure agreements covering misconduct should be unenforceable."

The High School Tournament will take place on April 4, 2019, at New Britain High School, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The playoff rounds are planned for April 25, 2019 at the Aetna Insurance Company.

Please register online for high school debate by March 28, 2019. Please click here to register: https://members.ctbar.org/event/HighSchoolDebate

! Important ! After you have paid at the ctbar.org link, you must still register individual competitors and volunteer judges via tabroom.com. If you already have an account, this should be easy. If not, instructions here.

High School Debate Schedule:

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Arrival / Check-in for Students

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Judges’ Orientation

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Round One – Prelims

5:30 - 6:15 p.m.

Dinner (please bring your own food)

6:15 – 7:45 p.m.

Round Two – Prelims

7:45 – 8:00 p.m.


For additional information and instructions about registration, please click here.

For further information and introductory source material, please click here.

For an overview of the debate and rules click here.