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The Peel Debates 2018

  • North Park Secondary School 10 North Park Drive Brampton, ON, L6S 3M1 Canada (map)
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The Peel Debates 2018

Dear OSDU Members, Teachers, Judges & Coaches, 

OSDU is happy to pass on the following invitation to the sixth annual Peel Debates Tournament, organized by the North Park Secondary School Debate Club -- a NON-OSDU EVENT -- on May 19, 2018:

"Dear Debaters, Coaches and Judges,

The North Park Secondary School Debate Club is pleased to invite you to The PeelDebates (6th annual) on Saturday, May 19th,2018 at North Park Secondary School. This tournament is open to all students regardless of their past experience.  It is also open to both Junior and Senior debaters who will compete in separate tournaments.

 Junior Tournament:(grades 7-9)

 Senior Tournament: (grades 10-12) 

The tournaments, which will follow the Canadian National Parliamentary Format (CNDF),consists of 4 impromptu rounds for all debaters, and the 5thround will be a show round for only the finalists.  However, in the interest of time, the constructive speeches in the first three rounds will be 6 minutes long and the rebuttals 3 minutes. For rounds four and five, which are the final rounds, the constructive speeches will be 8 minutes long and the rebuttals will be 4 minutes.   In order to assist debaters, there will be open adjudication for the first TWO rounds only, which includes commentary but it does not include scores or a disclosure of the winner.  The final three rounds will be closed adjudication.

The registration fee is $60 per team ($30 per debater), which includes food, trophies and paper costs. Registration information must be sent online no later than Monday, 14 May 2018.Please register online by pressing Ctrl and then clicking on the link below.

You may pay by cash or cheque at the door. You may also mail a cheque, made out to North Park Secondary School, to the following address: 

Mr. J. Luchak                        
10 North Park Drive
North Park SS
Brampton, Ontario
L6S 3M1
905-456-1906 x751

A lunch, which consists of catered food, will be provided. Beverages and snacks will also be available throughout the tournament. Any dietary restrictions or allergies should be noted on the registration form. 

There is a limit of three teams per school (six debaters). However, it may be possible to bring a fourth team if space permits.  Also, we are very much welcoming teams that do not have a school debate club, but we are not allowing hybrid teams.In other words, if you do not have a debate club in your day school, both team members still need to be from the same school, which could be an after school educational agency. 

Each school must bring one judge per team. Judges may be teachers, administrators, debate coaches, parents or experienced/graduated debaters. Our aim is to provide panel judging in as many rounds as possible, but that can only be done with judging contributions from your respective debating communities. 

I hope to see you there!


James Luchak
Tournament Director


Tournament Schedule

Order of the Day                         _____________________________________________________________________________

8:30 – 9:00 am                      Arrival and Registration

9:00 – 9:30                            Briefing for Judges and Debaters

9:30 – 9:45                             Pairings and Resolution for Round 1

9:45 – 10:15                            Round 1 (6:00 minute speeches)

10:15 – 10:30                           Open adjudication

11:00 – 11:15                             Pairings and Resolution for Round 2

11:15 – 11:45                             Round 2 (6:00 minute speeches)

11:45 – 12:00                           Open adjudication

12:30 – 12:45                           Pairings and Resolution for Round 3

12:45 – 1:15                              Round 3 (6:00 minute speeches)  Closed adjudication

1:15 – 2:15                                 LUNCH

2:15 – 2:30                               Pairings and Resolution for Round 4

2:30 – 3:15                               Round 4(8:00 minute speeches)  Closed adjudication

3:45 – 4:00                              Resolution for Round 5

4:00 – 4:45                             Round 5 (8:00 minute speeches)

Show Round

5:00 - 5:30                             Presentation of Awards"


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