Teams should plan on self-timing. To make this work, each debate team should bring their own timepiece.

Guidelines for self-timing:
~ Debaters should use a count-down timer that beeps when time is up.
~ Each debater will time his/her own speeches.
~ The debater asking the questions will time the CX.
~ Each team will time its own prep-time and announce the time used to the judge and opposing team.

To make this work, it will be mandatory for each debate competitor or team to have a working timer (and fresh batteries). We could explain the simple process in writing, but think that it is easier to communicate with a short training video.