- British Parliamentary Style
- Open to SEDA members in grades 7 to 12
- Due to the complexity of this style and the complexity of the motions that come with it, we recommend students in grades 7 & 8 who would like to compete have at least one year of experience with National Style
- 3 rounds of impromptu
- 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
- British Parliamentary Style sees four teams compete against each other. If the number of teams registered is not divisible by four, some teams may be unable to compete.
- All teams must provide one judge for the event. Teams that do not provide a judge may be unable to compete.
- This year we are testing a payment option. If a team is not able to provide a volunteer judge, the team may pay a $130 fee for SEDA to find a judge for them. A paid judge is not guaranteed.
- Judges can register HERE by October 7.
- A registration form must be filled out for each student by October 7. The parent/student may fill in the registration form OR the coach.
- $20 tournament fee per student. Financial aid is availible.
- E-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 7. Put the students name followed by BPQ in the memo line.
- Teams that cancel less than 24 hours before the tournament will still owe tournament fees.
- If you do not have a partner, SEDA will do its best to match you with a partner.
This event will qualify students for the Canadian British Parliamentary Championships.
Canadian British Parliamentary Debate Championships Qualifying Criteria
- To be considered eligible, teams must have a team average of at least 65%, based on the ranking criteria used at the SEDA British Parliamentary Style Qualifying Tournament.
- Eligible teams will be ranked based on their team average.
- The number of teams invited each year is set by the event host.
- Ideally debaters on a team should be from the same school.
- Hybrid teams (students from different schools) are allowed to attend but are not allowed to break at Canadian British Parliamentary Debate Championships. [“To break” means to compete in the event finals.]
- Teams must accept or decline their invitation as a team.
Responsibilities of Invited Teams
- All invited teams are expected to attend at least one SEDA arranged training session prior to the event and to cooperate with the designated coach(es).
- Failure to comply may result in the invitation to the Canadian British Parliamentary Debate Championships being revoked.
- There may be a fee related to the training session/s.
- Students are responsible for any registration fees, accommodation costs, and flight costs associated with national events. When SEDA is able, we will help with fundraising.