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2018 York University High School Women's Debate Championship


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2018 York University High School Women's Debate Championship

Dear OSDU Members, Teachers, Judges & Coaches, 

OSDU is happy to pass on the following invitation to the 2018 York University High School Women's Debate Championship -- a NON-OSDU EVENT -- on March 9 & 10, 2018: 

"Dear Coaches, Debaters and Colleagues,

The York Debate Society is pleased to invite you to the 2018 York U High School Women’s Debate Championship on March 9th - 10th. Included in this invitation package are the tournament information, schedule, and registration deadline. If you have any questions, please feel free to email yds201718@gmail.com.  

Judging

We are extremely excited to be offering one of the deepest judging pools ever assembled for a high school event. We are continuing to recruit even more high quality judges but some of the people who have already confirmed their attendance include:

Alexandra Sundarsingh - CA North American University Debate Championships
Amelia McLeod - WUDC Grand Final Panelist
Monica Ferris - CA CP and BP National Championships
Sarah Sahagian - CA North American Women’s Debate Championships
Holly Kallmeyer - HHIV Grand Final Panelist
Julia Kirby - Chancellor’s Cup Final Panelist

All rounds will be chaired by female debaters and the majority of these chairs have experience as Chief Adjudicators at major university and high school events.

Location:

York University GA:
4700 Keele St, Toronto Ross Building South
M3J 1P3 Room S137


Food:

Dinner on Friday, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday will be provided. Please include any dietary restrictions in the registration package included below.


Registration:

Please register your teams (with the payment) by February 21th 2018. There will be a team cap of 2 teams per school. Schools wishing to send more than 2 teams should include this request with their registration and any remaining spots will be allocated after the payment deadline. Registration will be on a first come first serve basis so it's recommended to register as soon as possible via the registration form below:

https://goo.gl/forms/qeo98K5D38lUdGsE3


Fees:                   $120/two person team


Cheques should be mailed out to:

Debating Society at York
90 Atkinson Rd  Apt. No. 204
North York, ON
M3J 2S5


Style:                 British Parliamentary


Accommodation:

Coaches are responsible for arranging accommodations for themselves and their teams.


Suggested hotels:

Holiday Inn Express Toronto-North York
30 Norfinch Dr,
North York, ON  M3N 1X1
(416) 665-3500

Best Western Plus Toronto North York Hotel & Suites
50 Norfinch Dr,
Toronto, ON   M3N 1X1
(416) 663-9500


Schedule:

Friday, March 9th, 2018
3:30 - 5:00 PM Registration
5:00 - 5:30 PM Introductions and Briefings
5:30 - 6:45 PM Round 1
6:45 - 7:30 PM Dinner
7:30 - 8:45 PM Round 2

Saturday, March 10th, 2018
8:30 - 9:30 AM Check In & Breakfast
9:30 - 11:15 AM Round 3
11:15 - 1:00 PM Round 4
1:00 - 1:45 PM Lunch
1:45 - 3:30 PM Round 5 (Hidden Quarters)
3:30 - 5:15 PM Semi-Finals & Novice Finals
5:15 - 7:00 PM Finals
7:00 - 8:00 PM Awards

This schedule is subject to change.


Junior Debaters:

This tournament will be open to students from grade 7 to grade 12. Within the tournament there will be a junior final for the top four junior teams to debate in front of an audience (pending sufficient junior teams). Junior debaters are debaters in grade 9 or younger. In order to qualify as a junior team, both debaters must be juniors.

Sincerely,
Tianzhi Yang & Rebecca Giblon
Tournament Directors "


REGISTRATION LINK: https://goo.gl/forms/qeo98K5D38lUdGsE3