IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please use the prepared motions for practice or for your trials selection process. There will be little time to prepare so many motions at the Tournament. You need to work on both sides of each motion because you will not know which side you are on until the draw in sent out in late October.
Prepared Motions, 2016
To be announced here and distributed after confirming with interested schools in September 2016.
The motions are in the order in which they will occur at the tournament. I cannot name the round yet (except semi and final), but will do so shortly.
THBT expats in the Gulf should pay a poll tax.
THBT IVF should be available on demand.
THBT the Venezuelans have only themselves to blame.
TH regrets investment in asteroid-mining.
THBT schools stifle creativity. (Quarter-final)
THBT Google should be broken up. (Semi-final)
THBT Russia is more culpable than the western powers for the suffering in Syria. (Final)
Each school is invited to bring one impromptu motion to the Tournament which they have not debated before. After removing motions which repeat, or which turn out to be inappropriate for any reason, the remaining impromptu motions will be put into a hat. Immediately before the hour's preparation time, the motion for the impromptu debate will be drawn by a debater selected at random.