$10 – $75

Adult Debate Series Entertainment

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Emerson Prep

1324 18th street

Washington, DC 20004

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21+ Debate Tournament Series 1st of 5
This is for everyone who ever wanted to debate, people who just can't stop arguing, or debating everything! Or ex debaters who still have that debate bug with no release.

WHO? Novice Debaters: debate for fun! You will only follow the policy or public forum debate format and current topics, winners get trophies. First team to 10 curly W's for the series wins the championship.

NEXT LEVEL: Varsity Debaters are in it for the championship money; these are serious policy debate masters of ole', or not so much. We choose the elite judges of today from the top high schools in the Washington, DC area. They are honored to hear legends like you debate the current policy topic. First place wins $1,000.00 Second Place wins $750.00 and Third Place wins $500.00.

The deal: 2 Rounds per tournament. Tournaments are coupled with fine Indian Cuisine, wine, spirits, and entertainment. Not to mention a great networking opportunity for everyone. No current college deabters are allowed, and you don't even need to be a former debater. High School debaters will spectate during the rounds only. Then they will go home. Judges will be vetted. You can use paper or paperless debate. Cases can be ripped from our website adultdebate.com or you can come up with your own cases!

TOPIC: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its economic and/or diplomatic engagement with the People’s Republic of China.

Comedy Division $10 Entry

Novices: $25 Entry (tickets must be purchased as a team)
Varsity: $75 Entry (tickets must be purchased as a team)

Observers/Guests: $10

High School Spectators: $50
Dinner & Drinks (non-alcholic) $25 (purchase on site with cash or card using Square)
Liquor (Varies)


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

To participate in the debate, and drink liquor, and stay past the debate time you must be over 21 and you must show your ID, work, drivers license, military, whatever shows your age and real name.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Metro (red line) to Gallery Place, walk two blocks down, and come up to the third floor of 419 7th street
parking is scarce in front of the building, but there are event parking garages all around Chinatown
Metro (green line) to Archives, walk accross the street and up a couple blocks to 419 7th street

you have to BUZZ up (dial 020) or get let in and go upstairs or elavator to 3rd floor

What can/can't I bring to the event?

You can't bring another random person with no ticket of any kind, you can bring a laptop, YOU CAN NOT PRINT once you get there, so bring a USB to share your case with the opposing side

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No, You must use the ticket because your name is going in TRPC as a debater and your record will follow you

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, go ahead, but it will only change from Novice to Varsity, not from Varsity to novice

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

no, just have it ready to show either on paper or on your phone, tablet, etc...

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

NO, you have to be the person on the registration ticket

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