2024 LinkedKey-Sherwood Heights Debate Tournament

The LinkedKey Debate Tournament is an annual high school debate tournament held by LinkedKey for the purpose of promoting debate and LinkedKey among high school debaters. The LinkedKey Debate tournament will grant students an opportunity to practice their public speaking and argumentation skills while receiving top-level feedback from some of the best judges in Canadian high school debating.

The event includes five rounds of debate for junior and senior debaters, with two playoff rounds for those who qualify, including a junior final. On-campus catering is provided, and all food received by the debaters is paid for through their registration fees. We invite middle school and high school debaters from across the country to attend. The tournament will be judged by LinkedKey debate coaches and some excellent guest judges, including the President of York Debate Society and current members of team Canada debating, as well as numerous others we will announce at a later date.

2024 LinkedKey-Sherwood Heights Debate Tournament

We are pleased to be hosting the LinkedKey-Sherwood Heights Open Debate Tournament 2024! This year the tournament is scheduled to take place on July 5th-6th, 2024.
The LinkedKey-Sherwood Heights Open Debate Tournament 2024 is open to all students from grades 7-12 and will have a British Parliamentary (BP) format. This tournament will be held IN-PERSON at Sherwood Heights School - Erin Mills Campus (3650 Platinum Dr, Mississauga, ON L5M 0Y7).
Friday, July 5th, 2024
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM Registration (Hard drop at 4:45 PM sharp)
4:45 PM – 5:15 PM Briefings
5:15 PM – 6:45 PM Round #1 (Open Adjudication)
6:45 PM – 7:15 PM Dinner
7:15 PM – 8:45 PM Round #2 (Open Adjudication)
Saturday, July 6th, 2024
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Registration (Hard drop at 8:30 AM Sharp
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Round #3 (Open Adjudication)
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Round #4 (Closed Adjudication)
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Round #5 (Open Adjudication)
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Break Announcement
3:15 PM – 5:30 PM Semifinals, Junior Finals
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM Finals
6:15 PM –7:00 PM Refreshments
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Awards Ceremony


Please be sure to read our invitation document for detailed information on registration and upcoming deadlines, The preliminary and judge registration form is attached to the invitation as well:

Past LinkedKey Open Debate Tournament

2023 LinkedKey Open Debate Tournament

Thank you for coming out to participate 2023 LinkedKey Open Debate Tournament. Congratulations to the champions Tanush A. and Julian Zh.! Congratulations to the junior champions Anthony L. and Luke Zh.!

It was a pleasure to get to watch so many talented young people debate on different topics and you all acquired yourselves fabulously. We’d also like to extend our gratitude to the volunteer judges that spent their free time on a weekend judging and helping run the tournament. Without their efforts the tournament would not have been possible. Thanks again for coming out and we hope all of you enjoy your summers!
See you all 2024 LinkedKey Open Debate Tournament!

Gallery of 2023 LinkedKey Open Debate Tournament

Gallery of 2019 LinkedKey Open Debate Tournament Sherwood

2019 LinkedKey Open Debate Tournament Sherwood Official Video Review