Welcome to the home page for the 2021 PHC Invitational tournament hosted by Patrick Henry College on Apr 17-18, 2021 for College students.

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Welcome to the PHC Invitational! 

This event runs parallel to other cross-examination debate devents within the Civic Debate Conference.  Because there were limited Civic Debate offerings in spring 2021, the PHC Invitational gives more students an opportunity to compete on the topic of the Lafayette Debate series (managed by the George Washington University). 

The topic is: governments should impose civil and/or criminal penalties on social media companies providing platforms for violent extremism.

The schedule for the tournament is below: 

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SCHEDULE FOR PHC INVITATIONAL

April 17-18, 2021

[All times in EST]

 

Saturday, April 17

9:00 AM - Registration/Check-In

9:30 AM - Judge Briefing

10:00 AM - Prelim #1

11:30 AM - Prelim #2

1:00 PM - Lunch Break

1:30 PM - Afternoon Judge Briefing

2:00 PM - Prelim #3

3:30 PM - Prelim #4 

 

Sunday, April 18

9:00 AM - Team Check-in

9:30 AM - Judge Briefing

10:00 AM – Semifinals

11:30 AM - Finals

1:00 PM - Awards

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For those unfamiliar with the cross-examination debate format commonly used for Civic Debate events, the speaking order is:

 

1st Affirmative Speaker: 6 minutes

Cross examination by 2nd Negative Speaker: 4 minutes

1st Negative Speaker: 6 minutes

Cross examination by 1st Affirmative Speaker: 4 minutes

2nd Affirmative Speaker: 6 minutes

Cross examination by 1st Negative Speaker: 4 minutes

2nd Negative Speaker: 6 minutes

Cross examination by 2nd Affirmative speaker: 4 minutes

Preparation time: 2 minutes

Affirmative Rebuttal: 6 minutes

Preparation time: 2 minutes

Negative Rebuttal: 6 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Timetable
  • Thu 04/15/21 12:00 am Eastern
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