Welcome to the home page for the 2023 YODL #3 '23 tournament hosted by Alaska on Jan 27-28, 2023 for College students.

Status: Tournament Completed

Your squad is cordially invited to the third YODL tournament of the 2022-2023 academic year.  At this event, we’ll continue our experiments to explore best practice in BP debating. You can read more about the philosophy guiding us at the YODL website.


YODL tournaments incorporate a number of approaches that are significantly different from traditional BP practice.  In brief, the major differences are:


* Each debate decides upon a topic via a topic striking process

* Points of privilege allowed during the round to address equity concerns in-round

* Escalated equity issues handled by the tournament host or designee with the option of involving the host institution's equity and compliance office

*Open deliberation following the debate, to be observed by the debaters


We expect that every participant--debaters, judges and observers--will read, understand and abide by the policies governing participation in YODL events.


For more information about the Yaatly Online Debate League, please review our bylaws.