"Mayflower Classic"

Novice Parliamentary Debate Tournament

April 6, 2013


You are cordially invited to attend the Piedmont College “Mayflower Classic” Novice Parliamentary Debate Tournament on Saturday, April 6, 2013. The tournament will be held in the Swanson Center on the campus of Piedmont College located in Demorest, Georgia.

About the Piedmont College Debate Team

The 2012-2013 academic year marks the 115th anniversary of Piedmont College and the 10th anniversary of the college debate program. The Piedmont College debate team was established in 2003 under the direction of Dr. Janice Moss, Debate Coach and Professor of Mass Communications.

About "Mayflower Classic"

The “Mayflower Classic” tournament is designed to offer novice debaters another opportunity to compete and hone their critical-thinking skills in parliamentary debate.

Novice debaters are students who have competed in five tournaments or less. Also, experienced debaters in their junior or senior year of college are welcome to serve as judges for hire at the tournament.

Tournament Rules

  • The tournament will follow the NPDA rules of debating and judging.
  • The tournament will consist of three preliminary rounds with appropriate out-round competition.
  • Only three teams can be entered per college. However, two weeks before the tournament you may enter an additional team if there is space available.
  • Entry Fee Per Team: $40.00
  • Judging Fee Per Uncovered NPDA Team in Addition to Entry Fee: $ 50.00
  • Lunch will be catered and provided for all participants.

The debate tournament registration deadline is March 13, 2013.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Piedmont College in 2013.