Browse or download the 2016/2017 Chicago Debate Core Files,
as well as other important Core Files supplements below.

SY2016-2017 Chicago Debate Core Files

The SY2016 Chicago Debate League Core Files are available for download (two formats, same files):

Chicago Debate Core Files PDF, including January 2017 update (we recommend this one for printing)

January 2017 Chicago Debate Core Files Update-Only PDF (we recommend this one for printing)

Chicago Debate Core Files Word, including January 2017 update (we recommend this one for editing, instruction or paperless debate)

January 2017 Chicago Debate Core Files Update-Only Word (we recommend this one for editing, instruction or paperless debate)

 

Chicago Middle School Debate Core Files PDF, including January 2017 update (we recommend this one for printing)

January 2017 Chicago Middle School Debate Core Files Update-Only PDF (we recommend this one for printing)

Chicago Middle School Debate Core Files Word, including January 2017 update (we recommend this one for editing, instruction or paperless debate)

January 2017 Chicago Middle School Debate Core Files Update-Only Word (we recommend this one for editing, instruction or paperless debate)

 

SY2016-2017 Core Files Teacher’s Resources

CDL Core Files Argument Summaries (includes Jan 2017 update)
CDL Core Files Outline (includes Jan 2017 update)

CMSDL Core Files Argument Summaries (includes Jan 2017 update)
CMSDL Core Files Outlines (includes Jan 2017 update)

Core Files Labels

Chicago Debate Core Files Labels

Middle School Core Files Labels

These outlines are the exact argument labels 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.

SY2016-2017 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 either vendor.

Crossmark:

Contact Crossmark Printing Inc. by email or phone to request copies of the core file.  Michael Kreil, mkreil@ecrossmark.com, 708.499.3777

  • Specify High School or Middle School Core Files (number of sets); Whether you will be ordering the January Core Files Supplement (and 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

for those in the RCC and White Conference attending the Thomas Kelly tournament this Friday and Saturday, we are excited to let you know that Nick Sciullo, the director of debate and an instructor at Illinois College, will be there to judge and to meet with students and teachers. Illinois College is a small liberal arts school downstate near Springfield with rolling admissions and a real interest in talented debaters from Chicago. They have a rising debate program that is competing on the college policy debate circuit. This is a great opportunity for your seniors or juniors to stay relatively close to home while getting a personally focused education and continuing their debate careers in college, with the potential for financial aid and scholarships.

 

Complete Core Files

Quantity:

5  Sets CMSDL 2nd Semester for Middle Schools 2017, 275 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrinkwrapped -Total = $113.00

10 Sets CMSDL 2nd Semester for Middle Schools 2017, 275 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrinkwrapped -Total = $177.00

15 Sets CMSDL 2nd Semester for Middle Schools 2017, 275 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrinkwrapped -Total = $242.00

20 Sets CMSDL 2nd Semester for Middle Schools 2017, 275 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrinkwrapped -Total = $345.00

25 Sets CMSDL 2nd Semester for Middle Schools 2017, 275 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrinkwrapped -Total = $371.00

 

5  Sets CDL for High Schools 2017, 605 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrinkwrapped – Total = $220.00

10 Sets CDL for High Schools 2017, 605 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrinkwrapped – Total = $381.00

15 Sets CDL for High Schools 2017, 605 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrinkwrapped – Total = $522.00

20 Sets CDL for High Schools 2017, 605 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrinkwrapped – Total = $697.00

25 Sets CDL for High Schools 2017, 605 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrinkwrapped – Total = $789.00

  • Please Note that Shipping Charges are not included

New Supplemental Materials Only

Quantity:

5  Sets CMSDL Middle Schools 2017, 56 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrinkwrapped -Total = $36.00

10 Sets CMSDL Middle Schools 2017, 56 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrinkwrapped -Total = $61.00

15 Sets CMSDL Middle Schools 2017, 56 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrinkwrapped -Total = $97.00

20 Sets CMSDL Middle Schools 2017, 56 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrinkwrapped -Total = $125.00

25 Sets CMSDL Middle Schools 2017, 56 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrinkwrapped -Total = $139.00

 

5  Sets CDL for High Schools 2017, 65 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrinkwrapped – Total = $40.00

10 Sets CDL for High Schools 2017, 65 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrinkwrapped – Total = $69.00

15 Sets CDL for High Schools 2017, 65 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrinkwrapped – Total = $101.00

20 Sets CDL for High Schools 2017, 65 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrinkwrapped – Total = $140.00

25 Sets CDL for High Schools 2017, 65 Originals, B/W Copies, 8.5” x 11”, Printed on White 20# Multique Smooth Paper, 1 Sided, Shrinkwrapped – Total = $147.00

  • Please Note that Shipping Charges are not included

Riverside Graphics:

1 CDL set of Core Files = $38 per set

1 CDL Supplement-Only = $10 per set

1 CMSDL set of Core file = $21 per set

1 CMSDL Supplement-Only = $9 per set

Shipping up to 15 sets within the Chicago Area = $30

Please make sure schools are aware of the following:

1.) Please have orders directed to paul@riversidegx.com (Mr. Paul Sato) and “cc” dmoss@riversidegx.com

2.) NO order will be processed until payment has been arranged. As an approved vendor (#11224), 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 thy are received, although we are well equipped to move them out as quickly as possible.

Chicago Debate Core Files File Folders

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

As to file folders, manila file folders are easy to find, and still pretty cheap. We recommend the single (or “straight”) tab (rather than the 1/3 or 1/2 tab), as then when the debaters add file folders with additional arguments during the season, they don’t have to worry about the “left-center-right” sequencing.

Some people like colorful file folders, just for the fun of it — and no one can begrudge them that.

Another clever tool to keep things tidy are hanging folders, which you can use to subfile more extensive debate arguments.

Some debaters prefer accordion (or expanding) files to file folders. Here is a solid accordion file option.

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

Chicago Debate Core Files Tubs

As to the tubs in which students will put their file folders full of evidence, we recommend choosing one of the half tub options, because they are compact and convenient to carry.

Blue-topped half-tub

Black Half-Tub