Fargo Davies Debate

2017 — Fargo, ND/US

Dear Debate Coach:   


            You and your team are invited to a debate tournament to be held at Fargo Davies High School on Sat., Nov. 17, 2018.  Lincoln Douglas and Public Forum will be offered. We will offer Division I, II, and III if numbers allow.  Standard time limits will be followed as per the NDHSAA debate rulebook.  Public-Forum and Lincoln Douglas will debate the Nov./Dec topics as listed on speechanddebate.org.


PLEASE REGISTER AT http://davies.tabroom.com/ If you do not have a Tabroom account, you will need to register for one. If you need assistance with Tabroom, contact Gayle Hyde at hydeg@fargo.k12.nd.us or 701-866-0148 OR Denise Johnson at johnssod6@fargo.k12.nd.us or 701-730-1482.


If you cannot make tabroom work after assistance, please use the attached spreadsheet to register.


Judging Requirements

            Teams will need to provide judges to cover their debate entries.  One judge will be able to cover 1- 3 debaters in Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum. The standard is a judge for 2 entries, but if you want to take advantage of 1/3 ratio, expect to judge all the rounds.

Elimination rounds are included in the total numbers of rounds in the tournament even if your teams have been eliminated. 

Judges will be scheduled to judge a variety of levels and types of debate (Division I, II and III/ LD and PF). If the judges you list are only able to judge division III, please indicate this on the registration form. PLEASE ALSO NOTE ANY SCHOOL CONFLICTS OR INDIVIDUAL DEBATER CONFLICTS FOR JUDGES.

A limited number of judges will also be available for hire from the tournament.  The rate for hired judges is $75.00. Please try to supply as many of your own judges as possible.


Registration Costs

            15. 00 per PF team

            10.00 per LD debater

            Hired Judges 75.00 per judge


We will offer at least 4 rounds of competition. If entries allow, we may power later rounds.


Registration begins at 7:30; Judge Meeting at 8:00 and Rounds will begin at 8:15. Please plan to call any changes the day of the tournament to Denise Johnson. Please plan to arrive no later than 7:45 AM so rounds can begin on time.


Registration is due by NOON on Monday, Nov. 13th. Please email them to Denise Johnson at johnsod6@fargo.k12.nd.us by that time. You can also text Denise at 701-730-1482. You may make changes without penalty until Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 5 PM. After that time, you will be expected to pay for any registrations or judges you had requested.  


Concessions will be offered.  Looking forward to seeing you on the 17th. Please send changes to Denise on tournament day to her text number.



The Davies Coaching Staff: Denise Raeder Johnson and Kayla Geyer


Anticipated Schedule for LD and PF

Tentative Schedule


4 rounds for each division – Divisions may be combined.

PF/LD Anticipate rounds at 8:15, 9:15, 10:15, 11:00, 12:00, 12:45, 1:45, 3:00 (if needed)

Awards at 4:00 or sooner