Apple Valley MinneApple Debate

2018 — Apple Valley, MN/US

 The 33rd Annual    

MinneApple Debate Tournament 
November 2-3, 2018

Sponsored by the Apple Valley High School Team, Apple Valley Speech & Debate Alumni Foundation, and American Legion Post 1776   


On behalf of the Apple Valley Forensics Team, Apple Valley Speech & Debate Alumni Foundation, and the Apple Valley American Legion Post 1776, we would like to invite you and your team to attend the 33rd annual MinneApple Debate Tournament on November 2nd and 4th. Last year, nearly 1,000 competitors, coaches, and judges from over 82 schools and 23 states joined us. The MinneApple is proud to offer Lincoln Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, and Congressional Debate. Our commitment to providing an efficient tournament with great hospitality, strong competition, and superior judging has made it one of the largest debate tournaments in the nation. We would be honored to have you be a part of this event. Our awards will once again feature the red marble apple. 


The MinneApple is a Tournament of Champions qualifier at the OCTAFINAL level in LD, the OCTAFINAL level in Public Forum, and a FINALS level bid in Congressional Debate. We offer three divisions of LD, varsity and novice divisions in Public Forum, and an open division of Congressional Debate. In addition, we will also be offering the 5th Annual MinneApple Round Robin in Varsity LD Debate to be held Sunday, November 4th. We offer mutual judge preference in varsity LD debate and judge strikes in varsity PF debate.  


All LD and PF divisions will have six preliminary rounds.  In varsity LD and PF and all students with 4-2 records will be eligible to compete in partial triple octafinals.  Students, coaches, and judges will be provided with a complimentary Friday dinner and Saturday lunch. 


We look forward to seeing you at the MinneApple!




Chris Theis

Tournament Director 


Pam Cady Wycoff

Tournament Director Emeritus 


Colin Goodson

Administrative Director 


Scott Voss

Director of Debate