In some ways this tournament represents an experiment, said Christensen, who was hired at CWC this fall to start the intercollegiate program. To provide a unique tournament experience, he said, the invitational will primarily use propositions of values, encouraging participants and audience members to engage in “good-willed heckling.”
The first round begins the afternoon of Dec. 9 and continues all day on Dec. 10.
Though CWC’s team is made up of students with little or no prior forensics experience, it has done well in fall tournaments. At a recent Northwest College tournament, the CWC team won the novice division of parliamentary debate, and several individuals have placed high.