Hello DANEIS Schools,
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School is excited to invite you all to Cambridge for a day of Parliamentary Debate and Impromptu Speaking.
The tournament will take place on Sunday, December 3, 2023. There will be two rounds of Parliamentary Debating (rules and procedures found here) and two rounds of Impromptu Speaking (rules and procedures found here).
The cost of the tournament is $100 per four-person team. Observers who wish to eat at the tournament will be $25 additional dollars per head. Each school is welcome to bring up to one advanced and one novice team of four students each. We have room for sixteen schools if each school brings eight students in this fashion. DANEIS member schools have first priority, with spaces being allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registration also depends on each school bringing a judge for each 4-person team they enter—we will not provide judges. Per DANEIS league rules, student judges will not be permitted to judge advanced debates. Parents of students debating in the advanced division should judge in the novice division. We ask that any students judging in the novice division be experienced debaters who have competed in DANEIS tournaments at the advanced level. Please be sure to brief your judges thoroughly before the tournament.
To register, please complete this form by Wednesday, November 15th. We will then be in touch with a second form asking for specific names for both your debaters and judges before the Thanksgiving Holiday.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Cambridge this December!
Steele Sternberg and Talayah Hudson
Speech and Debate Coaches
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School