Spring Young Genius Congressional Debate and Speech Tournament

2020 — Palo Alto, CA/US

Young Genius Association is very excited to host its spring 2020 Elementary Spontaneous Speech and Congressional Debate Tournament. We are the first and one of the very few organizations that coordinate tournaments for younger competitors. AND BRAND NEW THIS YEAR, we are offering competition opportunities in SPAR (Spontaneous Argumentation) and Impromptu. We invite all Congressional Debaters and Competitive Speakers in the 3rd through 5th grades to attend!

Our tournament will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 505 East Charleston Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306. Your fees cover registration costs as well as lunch for all competitors, coaches, and chaperones.

Tournament Schedule:

9:00 - 9:20AM: Team Registration

9:30 - 10:00AM: Welcome Assembly

10:00 - 11:15AM: Round 1: Congress

11:15 - 12:15PM: Round 1: Spontaneous Speaking Events (SPAR and Impromptu)

12:15 - 12:45PM: Pizza Lunch

12:45 - 2:00PM: Round 2: Congress 

2:00 - 3:00PM: Round 2: Spontaneous Speaking Events (SPAR and Impromptu)

3:00 - 3:15PM: Break

3:15 - 4:30PM: Round 3: Congress

4:30 - 5:30PM: Round 3: Spontaneous Speaking Events (SPAR and Impromptu)

5:45 - 6:15PM: Award Ceremony


Download the tournament handbook, along with the Congressional Debate legislation docket, by clicking here.


If you have any questions, please email info@bayareadebate.com. We are so looking forward to seeing you on March 21st!