PLUM

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. 

Updated tournament information and invitation to be uploaded soon!

Tournament Results

View results from PLUM tournaments.

PDF Invitations

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.

Tournament Schedule:

  • 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