Olathe West Debate Invitational

2017 — Olathe, KS/US

Olathe West High School invites you and your debate squad to the 2017 Olathe West Invitational Debate Tournament on Saturday, November 18th, 2017. We will be offering the divisions of Open and Novice.


The first two rounds will be pre-set, the following three will be delayed power-matched. The top eight teams from each division will be awarded medals. Trophies will be awarded to the top three schools based on each school’s top four teams with at least one team in each division.


Due to the size of and newness of our squad, we are limiting the tournament to 80 teams between the two divisions. No rooms will have timekeepers, but hopefully, all will have judges. Each school will be allowed to enter up to four teams. Considerations for extra entries will be based upon which schools granted us extras, which schools are in our NSDA district, Olathe Schools, and the schools who hosted and or invited us. Please submit your entries by November 3rd, 2017. I will notify you all when we are full and will share an entry grid with you as soon as possible. Entry fees are $5.00 per team, or whatever you charged us. Entry fees must be paid for any cancellations made after November 15th.


The schedule for the day will be as follows:

Registration               7:30 a.m.

Round I                       8:00 a.m.

Round II                     9:35  a.m.      

Round III                    11:10 a.m.

Round IV                    1:15 p.m.

Round V                     2:50 p.m.

Assembly                   ASAP

Announcements and Rules:

       Tab will be located in room 2404.

       The resolution to be debated is Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its funding and/or regulation of elementary and/or secondary education in the United States.

      The tournament will follow the 8-3-5 time limit format. Each team will have five minutes of prep time.

      Any team that is more than 10 minutes late to a round through no fault of the tournament will forfeit with a 3-4 loss.

      If necessary, coaches and sponsors will be asked to judge.

      Ballots will be available for coaches to see throughout the tournament in a designated spot.

      Debaters should not enter rooms until judges are present.