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“Snow Globe” Debates (Dec. 16th)

December 16, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 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

3:20 PM to 4:15 PM = PF Debate Round 2
4:25 PM to 5:20 PM = PF Debate 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.



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December 16, 2023
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Zoom Meeting


Bill Eddy (Coach Bill)
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