# of people in the debate: 2
# of people in a team: 1
# of teams in the debate: 2
Duration of the speeches: The times are different from speech to speech, and are marked at the speeches
Questions format: Cross examination
This debate format derives directly from the US Presidential debates. It is a bit different, especially from the timing of the speeches. I have no information if it is being used for tournaments anywhere in the world, but it is used for training.
1st Affirmative constructive – 7 minutes
Cross examination – negative asks affirmative – 3 minutes
1st Negative constructive – 8 minutes
Cross examination – affirmative asks negative – 3 minutes
Now follow the so called rebuttal speeches. The debaters should not present new arguments, but are allowed to present new evidence.
1st Affirmative rebuttal – 4 minutes
1st Negative rebuttal – 7 minutes
2nd Affirmative rebuttal – 4 minutes