2020 — San Francisco, CA/US

Hi everyone,


In light of recent tournament cancellations, we will be hosting a series of online debate tournaments. This online debate tournament is open to all middle school students.  Our goal is to provide a meaningful speech and debate experience that is accessible and educational for all students. 


Registration is now open. We hope that teams from across the region will participate. If interest in this tournament is lacking, we will notify participants quickly. Please add your team’s registration as soon as possible. 


  • Who: All middle school speech and debate students

  • When: 

    • Saturday, April 4th (Debate Only)

    • Sunday, April 5th (Speech Only)

  • Where: Online. Details to be provided. 

  • Topics: 

    • Lincoln Douglas: March/April (predictive policing)

    • Public Forum: March topic

  • Entry caps: Not applicable

  • Judges: 1 judge per 4 debate entries; 1 judge per 6 speech entries

  • Events:

    • Debate

      • Lincoln Douglas

      • Public Forum

    • Speech

      • Impromptu

      • Humorous Interp

      • Dramatic Interp

      • Declamation / Oratorical Interp

      • Original Oratory

      • Informative 


  • Rounds: 5 prelim rounds in debate + Elims; 3 prelims in Speech + elims

  • Fees: TBD (but something around $30 to 50 per entry) - the goal is to just cover cost, not profit. 


Additional details will be added shortly. Please stay tuned. 


Thank you,


Sachin Jain

Athens Debate


Natalie Yehezkel-Stolarski

Telegraph Debate