Lansing Debate Invitational

2019 — Lansing, KS, KS/US

Lansing High School cordially invites you and your squad to compete in our annual Debate Invitational on Friday, October 25th and Saturday, October 26th, 2019. 

We will offer Novice, JV, and Open divisions. Novice will be Saturday only. In Open and JV, there will be two rounds Friday night and three on Saturday. The Junior Varsity division is for first and second years only.  Please do not “load up” this division with debaters who should be in the Open division. We will break to quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals. Awards will be based on win/loss record, speaker points, opposition record, and opposition speaker points in that order. The top eight teams in each division will receive medals. 

Sweepstakes awards will be given to the top three schools and will be based on entries of the top four teams per school, in any combination of divisions. We will present sweeps and novice awards at an assembly at the conclusion of round 5 in the novice division.  JV and Open medals will be awarded in rooms at the conclusion of each out-round. This way schools who do not have students in out rounds can hit the road when novice competition concludes. 

Each school may enter four teams in each division. “Extras,” will be awarded to those schools that award us extras first and then to EKNSDA and League schools.  

Students will be allowed to use the the internet for email chains during rounds. Management reserves the right to handle situations as they may arise as we see fit to best facilitate student learning. Students will debate: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce Direct Commercial Sales and/or Foreign Military Sales of arms from the United States.

The Lansing Invitational Novice division will adhere to the Kansas Debate Coaches Novice Case List. All novice teams entered must run an affirmative that addresses a topic area chosen by coaches. A list of the allowed affirmative topic areas can be found on the debate coaches facebook page. In the event that teams do not read one of these affirmatives, judges will be instructed to continue watching the round, but award a win to the negative, regardless of outcome. 

We will offer a tasty hospitality room for coaches and concessions for student use. Tab will be open. We found a few years ago that the pizza delivery options were not as quick or easy to get a hold of as we would have liked. We remedy that issue by offering a Saturday $5 meal option for lunch. Please consider utilizing this service as it will act as our squad fundraiser and will help our tournament to run smoothly. 

Entry fees are $6 per team and are expected prior to or upon registration unless you have a deal worked out beforehand. Cancellations made after Thursday, of the tournament week are still obligated to pay entry fees. Please sign-up on tabroom You will need to have a tabroom account to sign up for the tournament. 

We look forward to seeing you!

Larissa Maranell

Lansing Director of Debate


Lansing High School

Attn: Larissa Maranell 

1412 147th Street

Lansing, KS 66048


FRIDAY, October 25th: OPEN & JV ONLY

Registration 3:00 p.m.

Round I 4:00p

Round II 6:00


Novice Registration 7:30 a.m.

Round I/III 8:00 

Round II/IV 9:30

Round III/V 11:00

LUNCH 12:30

Round IV/Quarters 1:15

Round V/Sems 2:45 

Awards ASAP 

Finals 4:30