MYDT Format & Rubrics

NEW FORMAT

“New for this year’s virtual tournament includes a few changes in the debate format. While the 3 speakers, the role and times for their speeches will remain unchanged: points of information (POIs) have been replaced with a 3 question cross-examination following each of the first four constructive speeches. This aims to provide the same quick thinker direct interaction between debaters that were previously provided by POIs. Debaters will also be required to speak with their webcams on, providing video on the Zoom conference. A full list of changes will be published soon once finalized by the executive committee.”

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  • Four Preliminary Rounds:  All teams participate in the preliminary rounds.

  • Semi-Finals: Advancing to the semi-finals round will be based on the Overall Team Debate Score *, not team wins and losses.

  • * Each debater will receive a score for his or her performance in a debate. The scores for all three debaters will be totaled for the Team Debate Score. Since all the teams may not have the same number of debates because of byes, the Team Debate Scores for each team will be averaged (total of Team Debate Scores / number of debates) to give the Overall Team Debate Score. The teams will be ranked based on the Overall Team Debate Score and the top 8 teams will advance to the quarterfinals for the elimination rounds.
  • Final:  Winners of semi-finals face each other

MYDT RUBRICS

(Subject to Change – Please contact Debate@mafiq.org for current format)


Middle School Topics:

Prelim 1 – Technology is killing creativity.

Prelim 2 – Impromptu 

Prelim 3 – Parents must face the consequences of their kids’ mistakes.

Prelim 4 – Impromptu

Semi-Final – Impromptu

Final – Impromptu

High School Topics:

Prelim 1 – Practicing the religion is better Dawah than preaching the religion.

Prelim 2 – Impromptu

Prelim 3 – A class on Black history should be mandatory in American high schools.

Prelim 4 – Impromptu

Semi-Final – Impromptu

Final – Impromptu

Explaining Competition and MYDT Team Pairing (MTDT 2020 team pairing did not follow exactly what has been mentioned in this document)

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