Welcome to the first DART tournament of 2019! I am hoping to run regularly scheduled tournaments throughout the year. I hope that these tournaments will help make DART and help grow the debate section of the site. I will be using the Tournament Bracket Generator to create pairings. This will be a single elimination tournament.
This tournament will have a maximum of twelve participants (6 pairings). This may be increased if there is enough interest. Regardless of how many debaters we get this tournament will hopefully start within the next two weeks.
This tournament will be moderated by myself.
1.Topics will be decided by the debaters. However, there is a strict 48h time limit. If no topic is agreed to after this time frame, I'll be choosing a topic for you.
2. In the event of an odd number of competitors, there will be bye rounds, and I will randomly choose people to freely advance to the next round.
3. The voting period for the debates shall be set for two weeks
4. No troll or non standard debates
If you can't think of a resolution to debate here are some that I believe would make for a good debate.
Resolved: In a democracy, the public’s right to know ought to be valued above the right to privacy of candidates for public office.
Resolved: The United States ought not provide military aid to authoritarian regimes.
Resolved: The United States ought to withdraw from NATO
Resolved: The United States should build and maintain a border wall with Mexico
Resolved: The United States federal government should impose price controls on the pharmaceutical industry.
Resolved: The United States federal government should ban the advertisements of prescription medicine.
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce its restrictions on legal immigration to the United States.
I would also like to ask people to signup for judging debates. While anyone can judge a debate we want to be sure that each debate gets at least one high quality RFD and that there are no tied debates. As such if you signup to be a judge you may be called on to judge a debate if a debate has no votes and is less than 3 days left in the voting period.