Ground Zero: An Alcohol-Fueled Debate (Powered by HAPI)

Posted by Hapi Editor | Posted on January 21, 2017

Details:

ONE FALLACY, ONE SHOT

HAPI proudly presents our first event for 2017: a debate tournament…with a twist.

This January 28, we want to see which is more dominant: a debater’s pride, or his/her thirst for alcohol and expression of choice. We’re looking for 16 brave souls who are willing to take on this challenge. Up for it? Shoot us a PM.

Come one, come all. This is GROUND ZERO.
===============================
GAME MECHANICS:

1. The tournament shall be composed of five rounds.
Round 1: 8 simultaneous one-on-one elimination rounds.
Round 2: 4 simultaneous quarterfinal rounds.
Rounds 3 and 4: Semifinalists shall then be pitted against each other in two debates (not simultaneous).
Round 5: Championship round.

2. The debate is one on one, using a modified British Parliamentary format. Each debater shall speak twice as PM/DPM and LO/DLO. The language shall be English. Each speech will last for 5-7 minutes.

3. Each logical fallacy the adjudicator spots shall compel the offending debater to take one shot of alcohol. Between rounds, participating debaters drink for free.

4. A debater may raise a POI if he spots a fallacy in his opponent’s argument. Once the adj validates it as fallacious, the debater who made the fallacy takes a shot. If the adj deems the POI to be unnecessary (i.e. badgering), the debater who made the POI takes a shot.

5. The winners for each round shall be determined both by the adjudicators of the match, and by the members of the audience.

6. Audience votes shall make up 50% of the decision. Audience members are entitled to one drink and one vote, but they can order more through the organizers and get more votes. Every drink ordered is worth one vote.

Other good reads...

HAPI Jr. and HAPI Kids Bring More “Springtime” to Alabang

By Angie Driskell HAPI Jr. Ambassador HAPI Jr.’s Springtime series of events continued to bloom last April 18 in Brgy. Alabang, Muntinlupa along with the HAPI Kids – Nutrition Camp. This was the first time the children were asked to sit in a sharing circle and talk about things that interested them and their hobbies. They […]

HAPI Executive Secretary named “Most Valuable Volunteer”

HAPI Executive Secretary named “Most Valuable Volunteer”

Being the most active secular humanist society in Southeast Asia, Humanist Alliance Philippines, International (HAPI) has been an awards magnet since its inception in 2014. This year, HAPI bags another prestigious award because of the efforts of one of its volunteers.   Foundation Beyond Belief, a non-profit charitable foundation created to focus, encourage and demonstrate […]

‘No Outside Intelligence’: Autobiography of Marissa Torres Langseth

There is no outside intelligence. The time is almost ripe for another book.  I was asked to make an autobiography 7 years ago, right after I started my advocacy in the Philippines. I was approached by a few people, in fact. My answer was, “I want to make a book about the stories of my […]

My Disaster Survival Kit

My Disaster Survival Kit by Shawn Evans V. Quiming Malolos City, Bulacan   How well prepared are you for a disaster? Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you our survival kit. This was prepared by my cousin two years ago. It contains all the basic supplies to help us in case an emergency happens. […]

HUMANISM in a nutshell

Humanism is quite a new concept in the Philippines. A few atheists have been propagating their ignorance about the meaning of humanism. They think humanism is all about giving, charity or humanitarianism. As atheists, they could have done their own research, but, they’d rather paint HAPI a different color of their ignorance. Don’t we want […]

On Presuppositionalist Apologetics

On Presuppositionalist Apologetics  by Ben Sackenheim Cincinnati, Ohio, United States April 8, 2019                   Many readers may not even be familiar with this term, but you will need to know it because if you are involved in the messy business of counterapologetics for long, you will eventually encounter it. Presuppositionalism is a drastically different method of […]

The Young Ones Are Our Future

June 7, 2019 Helsinki, Finland As a humanist traveling halfway across the world, this photo reminds me why I do what I do right now. The photo was taken while I was traipsing in Helsinki yesterday morning. I chanced upon meeting this group of youngsters sitting at the steps of the Finnish Parliament House. Never […]

Posted in
Tags: ,

About The Author

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Scroll to Top