WHAT IS THE STYLE OF DEBATE?
For the Australasia, European, and Intercontinental leagues, debates will be in a world schools debating format as a 3 vs 3, with leaders replies and Points of information.
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Speaking times are 4-5 minutes in the junior leagues with 3 minute replies, and 6-7 minutes in the senior leagues with 4 minute replies.
For the Public Forum league, debates will follow the "Standard" Public Forum debate format of a 2 vs 2, with speaking times and structure as follows-
First Speaker - Team A
First Speaker - Team B
Second Speaker - Team A
Second Speaker - Team B
Summary - First Speaker - Team A
Summary - First Speaker - Team B
Final Focus - Second Speaker - Team A
Final Focus - Second Speaker - Team B
Prep time during debate
3 minutes per team
For the Parliamentary league, debates will follow the NPDA Parliamentary debate format of a 2 vs 2, with Points of information.
Speaking times follow the format 5-6-6-6-3-4 in the junior leagues, and 6-7-7-7-4-5 in the senior leagues.
All debates are limited prep with access to devices. However, Preparation times vary depending on which league the team falls into.
In the Junior league (ages 12-15), teams are given 45 minutes before debating commences.
In the Senior league (ages 16-19), teams are given 35 minutes before debating commences.