Saskatchewan Debate Provincials

SEDA is 45!

Tiers and Registration

Coaches have received an email list of Tier 1 qualified debaters, and each coach should confirm and register those who will attend by February 25, 2019. After that point, additional spots may be available to Tier 2 debaters to a maximum of 60 qualified teams. We have a maximum of 60 teams. Please register by downloading the spreadsheet and returning it to the SEDA Office.

To qualify for Provincials students should have debated in 2 of the 10 SEDA tournaments (including the BP Tournament/Qualifier). The provincial tiers were determined by ranking students according to the season average of their speaker scores at the regular season tournaments.

Provincials 2019

Saturday, March 16th, 9am

1791 110 Street

North Battleford, SK


2 buses have been booked. $20 per person – first come, first served.

  • Leaving Regina at 5:00 am, meeting at the NorthGate Mall on Albert St.
  • Leaving Saskatoon at 7:30 am, meeting at Circle & Eighth Mall parking lot by the Co-Op


A block of Rooms have been booked at the Comfort Inn and Suites

  • Address: 610 Carlton Trains, North Battleford
  • Phone: (306)445-3678.

Block of rooms for SEDA/Debate $144.00 plus tax per night for rooms with 2 Queen beds.Phone the hotel if you want one of these rooms – each family/club will have to pay their own room and give a credit card for the reservation. Rooms not taken will be released on March 8, 2019.

Provincials Schedule

9:00 am - Registration and Judge's Briefing

10:00 am - Round 1

11:00 am - Round 2

12:00 pm - Lunch and round 3 motion released

1:30 pm - Round 3

3:00 pm - Round 4 motion released

3:30 pm - Round 4 starts

5:00 pm - Finals start

6:00 pm - Banquet

8:00 pm - Bus leaves

Motion and Debate styles

There will be two prepared rounds on the topic: "This house would abolish the notwithstanding clause" in the morning, and two impromptu rounds on human rights related issues in the afternoon. Rounds will be bracketed. View the page summary for the topic by downloading it from the provincial's page of the website.

Volunteer at Provincials

Words are powerful, and you can help young people find and develop their voices. Join SEDA's volunteer team at provincials as a judge or a moderator/timekeeper. Learn more about volunteering.