Sterling Hall's annual Debate Tournament
The York School are winners of the 2018-1019 Sterling Hall Cup Debate Tournament. Congratulations!
Our annual debate tournament, the Sterling Hall Cup is held each year in February.
We welcome debating coaches, Old Boys, and current and alumni parents to act as judges as debate teams from across the GTA vie for the Sterling Hall Cup in three exciting rounds of debating excellence. Everyone helps to make the day a great success.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Parliamentary Debating – Prepared Topic: Following the format of Canadian Parliamentary Debate style, students will prepare in advance for two morning rounds of debate on a topic.
Parliamentary Debating – Impromptu Topic: Students are provided with a topic 30 minutes in advance of these rounds and, alongside a partner from their school, will engage in a Parliamentary style debate with points of information permitted. Students will compete in one round of debate on the impromptu topic, side to be determined 30 minutes in advance of the round.
The tournament is divided into two divisions: Grade 6 and 7 in the Junior Division and Grades 8 and 9 in the Intermediate Division. Schools are invited to send up to eight students in total (division entry may vary).
Competition is both team and individual. The tournament is geared towards welcoming new debaters to the activity, as well as allowing students with some background to experience the thrill of competition.
Sterling Hall seeks volunteer judges to assist with the tournament each year. Please contact email@example.com to volunteer.