February 16, 2018
As we don't currently have tournaments working our first debate tournament will be more of an essay than an actual debate. I did this because I don't want to argue against the value of debating, and I also don't want to have the same debate multiple times. This will however be setup as debates, so contact me (Coveny), or reply to this thread with which styles you want to enter, and I'll create the debate and send you an invite.
You can enter all three styles, use the same arguments in all styles, but you can only win once.(there will be three unique winners at $25 each) There must be at least three people in the tournament for it to qualify for prizes. The winner will be determined by Coveny based on content and links. (organization, spelling, etc. won't matter unless it's so bad that it's difficult to follow) Entries will be accepted until Sunday the 25th, and the winner will be announced the 27th. The $25 prizes will be sent to the email address you have on file via PayPal. All debates will have at least 24hrs to respond to each round, but it’s best if setup your arguments for all rounds before you begin. (or at least have an idea what you are going to say in each round)
Speed is 500 characters – 24hrs per round – 2 days for voting – 2 free source links
Short is 1500 characters – 48hrs per round – 4 days for voting – 4 free source links
For Open we chose 3000 characters – 48hrs per round – 4 days for voting – 4 free source links
All three debates will be casual, and civil so no profanity is allowed.
Let me know if you have any questions, and good luck!