Middle School Debate

2019 Middle School Debate Competition

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

"Resolved: Judges should be automatically reappointed absent misconduct or incapacity."

The early round Middle School Tournament will take place on May 8 2019, at John Winthrop Middle School, beginning at 3:00 p.m. The playoff rounds are planned for May 16, 2019 at the Connecticut Bar Association.

Please register online for Middle School debate by May 1, 2019. Please click here to register: https://members.ctbar.org/event/MiddleSchoolDebate

! 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.

Middle School Debate Schedule:

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Arrival / Check-in for Students

3:15 – 3:45 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.


To see questions and clarifications on this years debate, please click here.

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.