I propose an amendment to a standard that a team must meaningfully compete together as a partnership in at least 50% of preliminary debates to be eligible to participate in elimination debates.

The purpose of the amendment is to create a clear standard for determining elimination debate eligibility. Currently, the discretion to determine eligibility to participate in elimination debates falls to the CEDA President. This amendment is to remove that from the CEDA President’s discretion.

This amendment uses a 50% standard because the number of preliminary debates could vary from year to year.

“Meaningfully compete together” means that both partners give a constructive and a rebuttal speech.