Sterling Hall's annual Debate Tournament
The amazing debaters from UTS took home the Cup again in 2018 after winning it in 2017 - Congratulations!
Mark the date now for next year's event!
Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 9AM-1:30PM
On a Saturday morning in February, we host our annual debate tournament, the Sterling Hall Cup. This is an exciting event where the love of debate is developed at the grade levels where the skill is born!
Each year, 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.
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. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register for February, 9 2019.