Niles Township Invitational

2019 — Skokie, IL/US



Dear debate coach:


You are cordially invited to attend the tenth annual Niles Township Invitational Debate Tournament. The competition will be held at Niles West High School in Skokie, IL on Friday, September 6 through Sunday, September 8, 2019. We are pleased that the tournament has once again been designated a semifinals Tournament of Champions bid in policy debate. We will host one division of Open Policy debate in addition to our free Novice Workshop on Saturday only. This year’s novice workshop will be run by assistant coaches from Niles North and Niles West.


Schools may enter the tournament on a first come, first serve basis. The tournament registration will close when it reaches its capacity of ninety-six teams. Additional entries will be placed on the waitlist, and we will do our best to secure more rooms for the tournament. Elimination rounds will begin on Saturday evening and conclude Sunday afternoon. We will clear at double-octafinals or octafinals depending on the size of the division. A decision will be made by the tab room after final registration, and awards will be given to the top twenty speakers. Dr. Michael Greenstein will direct the tabulation room. Given the quality of competition in Illinois, we anticipate an excellent debate experience for your students as we kick off the 2019 – 2020 debate season.


Finally, please find information regarding registration, judging, lodging options, schedule of events, and tournament guidelines on This information should help to answer any questions you may have. Please remember to register early on as we will close registration once we hit capacity. If you have any additional concerns, please do not hesitate to call or email.


We look forward to seeing you in September!





Lauren Velazquez                                                              Eric Oddo

Head Debate Coach                                                       Head Debate Coach

Niles North High School                                                Niles West High School


Scott Dahlberg                                                              Sanlida Cheng

Director of Social Studies                                              Director of Social Studies

Niles North High School                                                Niles West High School