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Tournament Schedule & Format

Dear Debate Colleagues:

The Belmont Hill Lyceum cordially invites you to its annual debate tournament on Sunday, April 7, 2019.

As a reminder: In a change for us this year and going forward: The style of the debate will be Parliamentary Extemporaneous.

There will be three rounds of Parliamentary debate. We will be debating straight resolutions and using only points of information (no points of order, personal privilege, or heckling). 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 $75, and $15 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 also include a judge; we will not be able to supply judges. Please RSVP by Friday, March 29, by email to, indicating the advanced and/or novice teams you plan to bring and the names of the debaters and judges (the names may also follow in a later email).

On the morning of the debate, please call 781-859-7256 if you have any changes.

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 7.

Jeanne Tift