Niles North Viking Rumble

2019 — Niles North High School, IL/US

The Niles North Debate Program invites you and your students to the Niles North Viking Rumble on Saturday, October 19th. We sincerely hope you and your teams will be able to attend. The schedule may be found by separately clicking on the "Schedule" page.

Date: Saturday, October 19th

Location: Niles North High School (9800 Lawler Avenue, Skokie, IL 60077)

Format: This is a switch-side, four round competition. Rounds one and two will be preset, with both pairings released at the same time. Rounds three and four will be power-matched. Only students in their first year of debate may compete in the Novice division. Students are eligible to compete in the JV division if they are in their second year of debate or have not competed in elimination rounds in a JV or Open division prior to the 2019-20 school year.

Entries: Entries are on a first come, first served basis. We do not anticipate needing to turn any teams away.

Judging: Each school is required to provide one full judge per two teams. No hired judging will be available, so you must cover your commitments in full! Only debaters in their 3rd or 4th year of policy debate may judge in the Novice division. Only students in their 4th year of policy debate or high school graduates may judge in the Junior Varsity division.

Fees: Cost is $30 per team, regardless of division. Please make checks payable to Niles North High School.

Disclosure: Novice debaters will not be argumentatively limited on the Negative, and may read Topicality, Disadvantages (including politics), Counterplans and Kritiks.

Meals: Coaches may pre-purchase meals for their students for Saturday lunch. Limited snacks will be available for purchase in the cafeteria during the tournament. We will also have a hospitality lounge for adult judges and coaches.

Awards: We will present awards for the top teams and top speakers in both divisions.

Thank you in advance for your support of our tournament.