The Edina Classic

2019 — Edina, MN/US

The Edina High School Debate team invites you to attend the fourth annual Edina Classic Debate Tournament.  Events offered at the tournament will include Public Forum, Lincoln-Douglas, and Congressional Debate.  Our tournament is committed to twin goals of EFFICIENCY and EDUCATION - we hope that you will join us! 

Public Forum:
We will offer three divisions of PF debate – novice, JV, and varsity. 

There will be awards for the top 4 teams in each division.  5 rounds, plus a final round in Varsity. 

November 2019 PF topic will be used.  Provide 1 judge for every 2 teams. 

Lincoln-Douglas Debate:
We will offer three divisions of LD debate – novice, JV, and varsity. 

There will be awards for the top 4 debaters in each division.  5 rounds, plus a final round in Varsity. 

LD debaters will debate the November-December 2019 resolution. Provide 1 judge for every 2 debaters.   

We will offer a single Open division of Congress (novices welcomed). Legislation will be made available prior to the tournament and will be posted on the MDTA website, as well on tabroom for this tournament.  Provide 1 judge for every 6 students in Congress.

Be sure to cover all your entries.  Judges cannot cross between kinds of debate. Please make sure that judges arrive on time.  Teams that arrive without their full complement of judges will be charged a nuisance fee of $125.00 per missing judge.

Deadline for entry is 5:00 PM on Tuesday, November 12th – keep us informed of any changes to your judging or entry.  Drop-deadline is 5:00PM on Thursday, November 14th. Any drops after this time will still owe the entry fee for dropped entries.  Space is limited, so enter early to avoid being shut out. 

We are keeping the website open for drops until 7:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.  After that point, any changes should be made at registration.  We want to have rounds organized and distributed well before our start time; letting us know of changes as soon as you know them will help us be on-time throughout the day. 

We will have Concessions all day, and a Hospitality Lounge for Coaches and Judges.

Edina Tournament Schedule 

Registration for All Events: 7:00-8:00 a.m. 

Registration will occur in the Edina H.S. lobby at Door 5. 

Buses should drop off at the Main Entrance (door 5)




Lincoln-Douglas & Public Forum Schedule:

Round 1:  8:30 a.m.

Round 2:  9:30 a.m.

Round 3:  10:45 a.m.

Round 4:  12:30 p.m.

Round 5:  2:00 p.m.

Varsity Final Round: 3:00 p.m.


Congressional Debate:

Session 1:  8:30-10:30 a.m.

Session 2: 10:45-12:45 p.m.

Super Session: 1:30-3:30 p.m.


Unified Awards Ceremony: 4:00 p.m., Fick Auditorium


Entry Fees:

Lincoln-Douglas: $15/Team

Public Forum: $15/Team

Congress: $15/Competitor