Events Offered

Quarry Lane offers a variety of speech/debate events for students to compete in. No single event is better than another event on this list. Each event has pros and cons, it's about finding the best event for the individual student, not the best event overall.

Debate Events

Event # per Team Length New Topics College Level Avg Judge Minimal Complexity Minimal Commitment Example 1st Year
Public Forum 2 ~45 min Monthly Minimal Parent Minimal Minimal Link Y
Policy 2 ~90 min Yearly Yes College Competitor Extensive Extensive Link N

Speech Events

Event # per Team Memorize Time Extensive Research Other Rules Minimal Commitment Example 1st Year
Humorous Interp 1 Y 10 min N - Moderate Link Y
Dramatic Interp 1 Y 10 min N - Moderate Link Y
Original Oratory 1 Y 10 min Y Problem / Solution Extensive Link N
Duo Interp 2 Y 10 min N No Touching / Eye Contact Extensive Link N
Informative Speaking 1 Y 10 min Y Get Props/Board Extensive Link N
Declamation 1 Y 10 min N Historical Speech Moderate Link N
POI 1 Y 10 min N Multiple Lit w/i 1 Theme Extensive Link N
Extemp 1 N 7 min Y Current Events Minimal Link Y
Impromptu Speaking 1 N 5 min N Quick Thinking Minimal Link Y

Congress

Event # per Team Length New Topics College Level Avg Judge Complexity Minimal Commitment Example 1st Year
Congress 1 2 hours Per Tournament No Parent Moderate Moderate Link N