PLUM stands for Parliamentary League of the Upper Midwest. The Bethany Speech Team hosts 5 of these afternoon debate tournaments. PLUMs are an excellent way to refine debate skills and have fun doing it.
View results from PLUM tournaments.
Each PLUM includes:
- 3 preliminary rounds with 2 eliminations rounds (Phi Rho Pi style)
- The Round 3 resolution will be a case study
- Tournaments begin at 2 pm and end around 9 pm
- Debaters’ evening meal is included in their tournament fees
- All teams with winning records will advance to the elimination rounds
- Attractive personalized and framed awards will be given to all breaking teams and the top five speakers in the tournament
- Season long school awards and individual speaker awards will be given at the end of the PLUM season.
- 1:30 - Registration (Honesy Hall 200)
- 2:00 - Round 1
- 3:15 - Round 2
- 4:30 - Round 3 (power matched)
- 5:30 - Evening meal in the Bethany Dining Center
- 6:30 - Bronze round
- 7:45 - Gold round
- 8:50 - Awards