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Tournament Schedule & Format

Dear Debaters:

The Belmont Hill Lyceum cordially invites you to its annual debate tournament on Sunday, April 9, 2017. The style of the debate will be Oregon prepared. The resolution for this year’s tournament is as follows:

This house resolves to implement a universal basic income in the United States, in which all non-incarcerated citizens aged 18 and over will receive $13,000 per year (in monthly installments of $1083) and $3000 of that will specifically be delegated to health insurance premiums. All federal welfare and entitlement programs, with the exception of SSI (disability) and VA (veterans affairs) benefits, will be eliminated.

There will be three rounds of debate, and each pair of debaters will argue on the same side of the resolution for each of the three rounds.

There will be novice and advanced divisions, and schools are invited to enter one team in each division. Each team consists of four people. The charge for each four-person team is sixty dollars, and ten dollars per observer. Please send a check made out to Belmont Hill School or bring one on the day of the debate.

Each four-person team must supply a judge. We will not be able to supply judges.

Please RSVP by Friday, March 31, by email to, indicating the advanced and/or novice teams you plan to bring and the names of the debaters and judges (although the names may follow in a later email).

Also, on the morning of the debate, please call 781-859-7256 if you have any changes; this will greatly facilitate the registration process.

Breakfast will be available for debaters, judges, coaches, and observers upon their arrival in the morning, and lunch will be available while the results are tabulated in the afternoon.

We hope you can join us, and we look forward to seeing you on April 9.

Jeanne Tift