2017 Ontario Oxford Cup Qualifier
OSDU Members, Coaches and Debaters,
The OSDU is happy to extend the following invitation to it's annual Provincial Oxford Cup Qualifier British Parliamentary-style Tournament on 28 & 29 October 2017:
"Invitation to 2017 Ontario Oxford Cup Qualifier
October 28th – October 29th, 2017
The Ontario Student Debating Union (OSDU) is pleased to invite you to the 2017 Ontario Oxford Cup Qualifier to run October 28-29, 2017. This tournament will act as the qualifying tournament for the National Oxford Cup Championships in Montreal, Quebec, taking place from November 24-26. Please understand that should you qualify for this tournament, you will be expected to register in very short notice and book transportation to Montreal within this time period.
Toronto French School
306 Lawrence Ave E,
Please note, there will not be sufficient parking on site during this tournament. Please use either public transportation (Lawrence Subway Station), or locate alternate parking arrangements. Please contact us for more information.
The registration deadline for this tournament will be October 20th, 2017, at midnight. Please ensure that you have completed all items on this checklist by that time.
There is a registration limit of THREE teams from the same school. There will be approximately a 48-52 team cap for the tournament, so please register as soon as possible.
- Completed Online Student Registration Form https://goo.gl/forms/D5UVHXYtT7gCMhT62
- Any attending adults must fill out the Adult Registration form for food service and judging reasons, no registration fee is required. https://goo.gl/forms/ponTOvqIM2GhLycr1
- Cheque for $100 per team of two debaters made payable to “Ontario Student Debating Union”
- Cheque must be mailed to:
2802 – 18 Parkview Avenue
North York, Ontario
- Cheque must be mailed to:
- Attached waiver for each debater mailed to address above (with cheque is preferable)
All debaters are expected to have an adult chaperone present and registered for the event. Unchaperoned debaters will not be permitted.
This tournament will be conducted in British Parliamentary Format. It will be composed of four impromptu rounds of debate on Saturday, followed by quarter final, semi-final, and final rounds on Sunday. There will be no prepared resolution for this tournament. We will be using 5 minute speaking times for each speech to remain consistent with the National level Oxford Cup Qualifier. All debates will take place in English only.
Saturday, October 28th, 2017
8:30 – 9:00 am Student and Chaperone Registration at Toronto French School
8:30 – 9:00 am Judge Registration (all judges MUST be present by 9:00 am)
9:00 – 9:45am Debater and Judges’ Briefings
9:45 – 10:15am Round 1 Resolutions, Pairings, and Prep time
10:15 – 11:15am Round 1
11:15 – 11:30am Break (snacks will be provided)
11:30am – 12:00pm Round 2 Resolution, Pairings, and Prep time
12:00 – 1:00 pm Round 2
1:00 – 1:45pm Lunch
1:45 – 2:15pm Round 3 Resolution, pairings, and prep time
2:15 – 3:15pm Round 3
3:15 – 3:45pm Round 4 Resolution, pairings, and prep time
3:45 – 4:30pm Round 4
Students dismissed at 4:30 pm
Sunday October 29 , 2017
8:30 – 9:15am Student and Chaperone Registration at Toronto French School
9:00am Announcement of Quarter Finalists
9:00 – 9:20am Quarter Finals Resolution and Prep Time
9:20 – 10:00am Quarter Finals
10:05am Announcement of Semi Finalists
10:10-10:30am Semi Finals Resolution and Prep Time
10:30 – 11:10am Semi-Finals
11:15am Announcement of Finalists
11:20 – 11:40am Finals Resolution and Prep
11:40 – 12:20pm Finals
12:30 – 12:45pm Awards Ceremony
12:45 – 1:00pm Meeting for National Oxford Cup Qualified Teams
Note: Lunch will be provided Saturday, snacks and refreshments to be provided throughout. NO full breakfast will be provided on Saturday or Sunday, morning snacks only."