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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. 

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