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DEBATE NIGHT! 

September 26th, 2018
VENUE: ReBar (1225 S Main St. Las Vegas, NV 89104)
Registration begins at 7:30 pm
Match will begin at 9:00 pm
Winning Teams will be rewarded 25.00 bar tab and the (temporary) title of "Las Vegas Master Debaters"

Do you like to argue? Do you know someone who does? Do you miss the glory days of high school forensics tournaments? Do people accuse you of being a "troll" when you attempt to play "Devil's Advocate?" Well your dreams have just come true!  TSTMRKT in cooperation with ReBar is pleased to present "Debate Night!"

Teams of two will debate topics picked at random from a handful of possibilities that will be posted each month. Here are the possible topics for the September 26th match:

 

TEAM DEBATE TOPICS

QUESTION 3: No more monopoly

Veganism

Does God Exist

Vaccines

Should Sex Robots be Regulated?

GMOs
Can the President Pardon Himself?

Techno Vs. EDM

LINCOLN/DOUGLAS TOPICS

The Right To Kneel



The winning team will win a 25.00 bar tab which, at Rebar, could get you both "hospital drunk," so plan on getting an Uber.

TWO ROUNDS OF DEBATES WILL TAKE PLACE!!! TWO CHANCES TO WIN!!!!

NEW ADDITION!!!! LINCOLN/DOUGLAS!!!!

We will have a Lincoln/Douglas Debate (no coin toss) on Mandatory Vaccinations. If you are interested in participating in the LD debate, please pre-register by emailing info@tstmrkt.com


WHAT TO EXPECT:
Please arrive with your team at least 20 minutes early to check in and register. There is no cost to participate, however participation is not guaranteed as we will be pulling two teams from a hat at 8 o'clock. We will then spin the wheel to determine the debate topic, and then flip a coin to decide whether your team will be "Pro" or "Con." Your team will be given 30 minutes to prepare. When the allotted preparation time is done, we will begin the debate. 

There will be two guest judges and any tie will be broken by the bartender. 

The debate will progress on the following time limits/schedules:
(the times are the maximum time allowed; there are no minimum times.
1st Affirmative Constructive (5 minutes.)
Cross-Examination (3 minutes)
1st Negative ( 5 minutes)
Cross-Examination (3 minutes)
2nd Affirmative Constructive ( 5 minutes)
Cross-Examination ( 3 minutes)
2nd Negative (8 minutes)
Cross-Examination ( 3 minutes)
1st Negative Rebuttal ( 5 minutes)
1st Affirmative Rebuttal (5 minutes)
2nd Negative Rebuttal (5 minutes)
2nd Affirmative Rebuttal (5 minutes)