Duluth Denfeld Zenith City Debate Tournament

2017 — MN/US

We are proud to bring back a debate tournament to the Duluth Community. Denfeld High School is proud to host the Zenith City Debate tournament on October 14, 2017. The Hunters of Denfeld High School promise to offer a competitive and exciting tournament in a simple one-day format.


Lincoln-Douglas: We will offer Varsity, JV, and Novice Lincoln-Douglas debate.


Public Forum: We will offer Varsity, JV, and Novice Public-Forum debate.


Congressional Debate: We will offer two sessions of congressional debate and a Super Congress. Congress legislation will be available on Oct. 3rd.

NOTE: Public Forum debate will follow MDTA rules and sides are set by tab (coin flip is NOT used).

Impromptu - We will be offering Impromptu.  We will have three rounds - they will happen after round 3, 4 and 5.  Impromptu speech length plus prep time will be five minutes.  We ask that schools provide one judge for every 4 impromptu students.

Categories: TBD


You are asked to provide one judge for every two entries LD or PF and 1 per 5 Congress and 1 per 4 Impromptu entries.

Please make sure that judges arrive on time. Teams that arrive without their full complement of judges may be charged for hiring of additional judges or asked to drop entries to allow the tournament to run on time.

If you have questions about your judge commitment, please let me know.

Registration: For your convenience, we will accept registrations via tabroom.com this year.

Registration is due by 9:00 PM on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Changes after the 13th need to be done by e-mail to: jill.lofald@isd709.org

Timeline: 7:30-8:30 – Registration opens

Round One-8:45

Congress Sessions #1 – 8:45

Awards: 4:00 – Denfeld Historic Auditorium

Fees: $12.50 per entry | Public Forum Team or Lincoln-Douglas debater.  $4 per entry for congressional debate. $1 per entry for impromptu.

If you are a new program to debate talk to the tournament host about discounts!!!

Please send checks to:

Denfeld Debate

Jill Lofald

401 N. 44th Ave. W.

Duluth, Mn. 55807 



Food: Pizza and other concessions will be available throughout the tournament for all students. Hospitality room provided for our judges and coaches!