Vassar College Invitational

2019 — Poughkeepsie, NY/US

October 20:  The waitlist has been cleared.  We still have room for about 20 more teams.  


Hotel Information!

We have been offered a limited number of rooms for the tournament weekend at a reduced rate by:

Hampton Inn and Suites

2361 South Road, Poughkeepsie NY 12601

Ph: 845-463-7500

You can call them directly or book online.  The group name is "Vassar Invitational" and the group code is "VCI".  The deadline for booking is October 21.  We apologize for the short date, but we hope this will help those who will be staying in Poughkeepsie for the weekend.


On behalf of the Vassar Debate Society, we invite you and your team to the third annual Vassar College Invitational Tournament from Saturday, November 2rd, to Sunday, November 3th. The tournament will consist of competition in Varsity and Novice Parliamentary Debate.  

You will find a full downloadable invitation with registration and tournament details in the column to your right.  There will also be posted shortly a Parli Style Guide and a Parli Judging Guide that briefly describe the debate format and approach to judging we prefer.  We generally follow American Parliamentary Debate Association format and guidelines, and you can find a more complete treatment along with educational materials on their web site, .  

Questions or comments, please email us at .

Best wishes for the start of the school year.  We look forward to seeing many of you in Poughkeepsie this November!


The Vassar Debate Society