Robert D Clark at the University of Oregon

2020 — Eugene, OR/US

Dear colleagues, competitors and friends,

Oregon Forensics invites you to the 2020 Robert D. Clark Invitational on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene. The tournament is Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16, 2020. Ameena Amdahl-Mason is again directing our tab room. Please register on

Due to scheduling conflicts the tournament this year is based in McKenzie Hall not the Erb Memorial Union. McKenzie Hall is at 1101 Kincaid St, Eugene, OR 97401. Parking in any UO Faculty-Staff lots is free on weekends unless otherwise indicated. The lot closest to McKenzie is between Kincaid and Alder on 12th Avenue.

We will again be using electronic balloting for debate and IEs. Please ensure all your judges have an account on and that they bring their mobile device (phone, tablet, or laptop). Devices should connect to the UO Guest network and follow directions in your browser.

The 2020 Robert D. Clark Invitational offers:

All OSAA events, following all OSAA rules

Two-day schedule

Catered coaches’ lounge

Debate: Policy, Parliamentary, Public Forum, Lincoln-Douglas

Pattern A: Extemp, Inform, Duo, LIELL, ADS, POI, DI, Radio

Pattern B: Impromptu, HI, Prose, Poetry, Oratory 

Congress (Congress may enter Pattern B, but not Pattern A or debate)

Policy or Oregon CX uses the 2019-2020 topic:

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce Direct Commercial Sales and/or Foreign Military Sales of arms from the United States.

Parliamentary topics written by Oregon Forensics and divisions collapsed as needed.

Public Forum uses the March topic, Resolved: The United States should increase its use of nuclear energy for commercial energy production. 

Lincoln-Douglas uses the March/April topic, Resolved: Predictive policing is unjust. 

Please upload congress legislation through tabroom by 11:59 on Saturday, February 8. A legislation packet will be uploaded on Monday, February 10.

Welcome to 2020 Robert D. Clark Invitational!




Important Rooms

McKenzie Hall

240B     Tab

240C     Coaches Lounge

240A     UO Students

129        HS Students

123        Extemp Prep


The best, closest, and *free* parking is Lot 42 on 12th between Kincaid and Alder St

SATURDAY, February 15





Extemp Draw and prep



Pattern A Round 1

9:00 am Congress Preliminary Session


Pattern B Round 1



Debate Round 1

12:00 am – 3:00 pm Congress Session 1


Pattern A Round 2



Debate Round 2


5:00 pm

Pattern B Round 2


6:30 pm

Debate Round 3


SUNDAY, February 16                    


Pattern A Round 3 (draw at 7:30)

8:00 am-11:00 am Congress Session 2

9:30 am

Debate Round 4



Pattern B Round 3



Debate Round 5


2:30 pm

IE Finals



Debate Semifinals

4:00 pm- 6:00 pm Super Congress


6:00 pm




Debate Finals