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2017 Ontario Oxford Cup Qualifier

  • Toronto French School 306 Lawrence Avenue East North York, ON, M4N 1T7 Canada (map)
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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,
Toronto ON
M4N 1T7

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
  • Any attending adults must fill out the Adult Registration form for food service and judging reasons, no registration fee is required.
  • Cheque for $100 per team of two debaters made payable to “Ontario Student Debating Union”
    • Cheque must be mailed to:
      Nicole Ratti
      2802 – 18 Parkview Avenue
      North York, Ontario
      M2N 7H7
  • 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.

Debate Format:
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."

FILE: Invitation to 2017 Ontario Oxford Cup Qualifier