What is a Clash?

Clash is the term given to addressing and refuting another debater’s argument. Without clash, there isn’t any debate. Debaters must clash directly and specifically to their opponents’ arguments.
Keep track of which arguments have been successfully contested ie. Lines, checks, arrows
CLASH is a central, deciding factor of a debate. If a partners fail to clash with major points, they should lose the debate.

Note: If they have little clash, because they were not given anything with which to clash, please take that into consideration.

The Atlantic Debate Conference has been postponed and will be rescheduled for Spring of 2019.