Capitol Beltway Fall Classic at GMU

2019 — Fairfax, VA/US

Capitol Debate cordially invites you to the 13th Annual Capitol Beltway Fall Classic on October 26th and 27th, 2019. The tournament will be hosted at George Mason University. Registration is now open on Tabroom.

We will offer varsity competition in Public Forum Debate. We are pleased to announce that the tournament has been designated by the TOC as a Finals bid qualifier in Public Forum debate. There will be 6 preliminary debates and then a requisite amount of elimination debates based on the number of participating teams. Students will debate the September-October topic which is "Resolved: The European Union should join the Belt and Road Initiative."

Look forward to seeing you!

Ronald Bratt
(855) 332-2834

GMU is only a 20 mile from drive from Ronald Reagan International Airport. D.C.proper is only 20 minutes from our tournament and hotel location.  Food will not be provided but there are many restaurants and locations within the Johnson Center such as Panera and Burger King.

●     Public Forum Debate: $140.00 per team
●     School Fee: $50 per school

Teams will be entered onto the waitlist until full payment is received.  We have limited space at George Mason so be sure to make payment to ensure spot at tournament.  Entries are due by 5:00 PM ET on Friday, October 18th, 2018. After this time, all fees will be frozen and schools will be charged full registration for any drops. Payments should be made payable to "Capitol Debate." For your convenience, we have set up an online portal here to accept credit card payments. Payment must be received by Friday, October 18th, 2019 to be entered in tournament. 

We will not have in-person registration on Friday, October 25th; we will instead have online registration available through Online registration will be open from 12pm to 9pm Friday. Each school must register during that time to confirm that its coaches and judges are in the area. Please do not register unless you are actually in the area.

Schools must provide judging sufficient to cover their entries. All judges must be available to judge through at least the first elimination round or 1 round past the round in which their team has been eliminated. Judges must be available for both days of the event. Judge obligations are as follows:
●      Public Forum: One qualified judge per every 2 PF teams (no partial coverage).
A limited number of judges are available for hire. Judges cost $180 per uncovered entry.