Webster Hosts Gorlok Gala Debate Tournament Jan. 25-27, Seeking Judges

| January 18, 2013

Webster’s Forensic and Debate team will host and compete with over 40 schools from over 20 states at the annual Gorlok Gala Tournament, Jan. 25-27.

The Webster University Forensic and Debate team will host its annual Gorlok Gala Tournament Jan. 25-27. Over 40 schools across the U.S. will visit the Webster campus for a weekend of educational and competitive forensics.

The Gorlok Gala has become one of the nation’s premier debate tournaments. It is also the largest Lincoln-Douglas debate tournament, which traditionally places a heavy emphasis on logic, ethical values, and philosophy.

The tournament will make use of nearly all rooms on campus not already scheduled for classes or other functions. The first round of competition is Friday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m., while Saturday, Jan. 26 begins at 8 a.m. Each day’s scheduled events will end at approximately 10 p.m.

Nearly 400 students, educators/coaches and guest judges will be on campus for these events, along with several Webster alumni who return each year to help with this important event.

Seeking Tournament Judges: No Experience Necessary

In order for Webster-hosted debate tournaments to be administered and maintain their reputation for excellence, several judges for debate or individual speaking/performance events are needed for event times spanning Friday, Jan. 25 to Sunday, Jan. 27.

A small stipend is available for each round judged, and absolutely no experience is necessary. In fact, a diverse pool of experienced and inexperienced judges is strongly preferred for events like this. A letter and judging form is provided. Additionally, detailed instructions and event guidelines will be provided to all who judge.

Please contact Webster’s assistant director of Forensics and adjunct professor Gina Jensen at jensen@webster.edu, or 314-968-7164 to receive your intent to judge form.

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