Browse or download the 2017/2018 Chicago Debate Core Files,
as well as other important Core Files supplements below.

SY2017-2018 Chicago Debate Core Files

The 2017-2018 Chicago Debate League Core Files are available for download (two formats, same files):

 

Chicago Debate League Core Files

Chicago Debate Core Files PDF (we recommend this one for printing)

Chicago Debate Core Files Word (we recommend this one for editing, instruction or paperless debate)


Chicago Middle School Core Files

Chicago Middle School Debate Core Files PDF (we recommend this one for printing)

Chicago Middle School Debate Core Files Word (we recommend this one for editing, instruction or paperless debate)


 

SY2017-2018 Core Files Teacher’s Resources

Core Files Argument Summaries
CDL Core Files Outline
CMSDL Core Files Outlines

These outlines are the exact argument labels (called “tags”) found in the Chicago Debate Core Files with all of the evidence removed. The outlines can be used to teach and learn the Core Files arguments first before delving into the more complex textual evidence.


 

Core Files Labels

Chicago Debate Core Files Labels Part 1
Chicago Debate Core Files Labels Part 2
Chicago Debate Core Files Labels Part 3

Middle School Core Files Labels Part 1
Middle School Core Files Labels Part 2

If you plan to use our Core Files labels, order the Avery 5160 labels to print them out on!


 

SY2017-2018 Argument Limits

Chicago Middle School Debate Argument Limits


 

Core Files Printing Vendor

This year we are working with three print vendors: Crossmark, Kwik Kopy, and Riverside Graphics. For those who need a CPS vendor code to pay for the Core Files, please contact Riverside Graphics. For those who can pay by check or credit card or do not need a vendor code, you may contact any of the below vendors.

How many copies should I order?

At a minimum, each school will need one copy for every pair of 2 students who will compete together at tournaments and at least 2-3 extra copies as backup and for coaches to keep at practice and for tournaments.

Riverside Graphics:

1 set of CDL High School Core Files: $32
1 set of CMSDL Middle School Core Files: $22
Shipping Cost: $35 per order

Shipping up to 15 sets within the Chicago Area = $35

Please make sure schools are aware of the following:

1.) Please have orders directed to paul@riversidegx.com (Mr. Paul Sato).

2.) NO order will be processed until payment has been arranged. As an approved vendor (#18443), we can accept official CPS Purchase Orders, checks, cash and major Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Discover).

3.) Orders are only accepted through the participating schools. No orders from individuals will be accepted, i.e., no having individual parents order one copy for each child.

4.) Please allow 3-5 days from receipt of the PO. Items are due to ship UPS Ground unless other arrangements are made.

We suggest that schools do not wait until the last minute. These orders are printed on demand and are processed in the order they are received, although we are well equipped to move them out as quickly as possible.

Crossmark:

Contact Crossmark Printing Inc. by email or phone to request copies of the core file.  Michael Kreil, mike.k@ecrossmark.com, 708-429-9704

  • Specify High School or Middle School Core Files (number of sets)
  • Include Delivery Address and Coaches Name
  • Provide Method of Payment

Sets are $59/each for High School and $39/each for Middle School. Please note: Delivery is $5.25 per order. Delivery will take two to three days from the date of the provision of method of payment.

Kwik Kopy:

Contact Tim Hohmann at tim@kwikkopy.com or (312) 407-0100

Quantity:

5  Sets    CMSDL for Middle Schools 2018, 292 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrink-wrapped -Total = $141.00

10 Sets   CMSDL for Middle Schools 2018, 292 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrink-wrapped -Total = $260.00

15 Sets   CMSDL for Middle Schools 2018, 292 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrink-wrapped -Total = $381.00

20 Sets  CMSDL for Middle Schools 2018, 292 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrink-wrapped -Total = $494.00

25 Sets  CMSDL for Middle Schools 2018, 292 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrink-wrapped -Total = $543.00

 Please Note: Shipping Charges are Not Included in the Above Totals

 

5  Sets CDL for High Schools 2017, 492 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrink-wrapped – Total = $189.00

10 Sets CDL for High Schools 2017, 492 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrink-wrapped – Total = $322.00

15 Sets CDL for High Schools 2017, 492 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrink-wrapped – Total = $442.00

20 Sets CDL for High Schools 2017, 492 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrink-wrapped – Total = $588.00

25 Sets CDL for High Schools 2017, 492 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrink-wrapped – Total = $670.00

Please Note: Shipping Charges are Not Included in the Above Totals


 

Chicago Debate Core Files File Folders

In order to be prepared to compete, each Chicago Debate team needs to have an evidence box, within which is a set of Core Files, properly filed. 

We recommend using basic manila file folders, which are easy and cheap and you may already have around your school.

Some teams prefer accordion (or expanding) files to file folders. Here is a solid accordion file option. Note that this won’t fit your entire Core Files, but would work well if you selected one affirmative out of the options in the Core Files.


 

Chicago Debate Core Files Evidence Boxes

Consider getting a box for each team of 2 students to carry their evidence to and from tournaments.

Blue-topped Box

Black-topped Box

filebox