Debate Types Compared

Debate Types

Debate Type # of people Types of evidence Notes
Lincoln-Douglas 1v1 Philosphy
Public Forum Debate 2v2 Philosophy and Practical Topics ripped from the headlines
Cross-Examination / Policy Debate 2v2 Practical Hardcore
World Schools Debate 3v3 Philosophy and Practical Not very common in US
Congressional Debate 20-30 individuals mostly Practical like a mock congress