Vancouver Debate Academy had an incredible weekend at the UBC Debate Society’s High School Tournament (HST). With awards in every category and dominating performances all throughout the 2 day tournament, our students managed to win the coveted Senior BP Championship, and broke into the semifinals as the top two teams in the Junior CNDF Category with an undefeated preliminary record of 5-0. Amidst the province’s most competitive schools and academies, our students showed incredible discipline and courage by having attained several speaker breaks in both the categories.
• Public Forum: Proposition is not a common phrase in PF, where "Pro" or "Affirmative" are used instead.
• World Schools Debate: see general definition.
• British Parliamentary: see general definition.
• Canadian National Debate Format: see general definition.
More and one in Opposition, each team comprising 2 students. WIth a mixture of prepared rounds (topics announced in advance) and impromptu rounds (General Definition: The central premise being debated, often called the "Motion" or "Resolution". • Public Forum: Not a common phrase in PF, where "Resolution" is used instead. • World Schools Debate: Not a common phrase in WSD, where "Motion" is used instead. • British Parliamentary: Not a common phrase in BP, where "Motion" is used instead.. • Canadian National Debate More announced only 30 minutes prior to debate start time), this format challenges young Canadian school debaters to combine their ability to write critically sound cases and deliver them persuasively. Each of the first 4 speeches are 6 minutes long with 4 minute General Definition: A method for synthesizing the debate and resolve disagreements by explaining why one argument should win over another. May also refer to the third speech of a debate that accomplishes a similar goal. • Public Forum: In PF, a three-minute speech used to extend key arguments/clash and weighing, as well as establish each team's strategy for winning the More speeches for each side. UBC HST is one the most prestigious CNDF tournaments in Canada, where only 5% of the teams break into knockout rounds. This format was restricted for students currently in Grade 10 or below. Judging for this format is done on a silent General Definition: The judge's written decision determining the winners of a debate and "Speaker Points" for each debater. Public Forum:Commonly used. In PF, a judge's ballot includes a "Reason for Decision", written feedback to debaters, and speaker points typically ranging from 25 to 30 based on each debater's delivery. World Schools Debate:Commonly used. In WSD, a judge's ballot is divided More basis (judges vote, and the team with more ballots win)
Senior BP Champion Claire Zhong & Andrew Zhang Senior BP Finalist Fredrick Li & Steven Lin Senior BP Finalist Serena Zhang Junior CNDF Semifinals Clair Xing & Iona Jiang Senior BP Semifinals Annie Zhao