SVUDL Fall Invitational

2020 — Santa Clara/ Online, CA/US

SVUDL Fall 2020 Invitational (formerly known as the SCU Dempsey-Cronin)

Dear Colleagues, 

The Silicon Valley Urban Debate League (SVUDL) and the Santa Clara University (SCU) Debate Society present:

The SVUDL Fall 2020 Invitational, formerly known as the SCU Dempsey-Cronin (aka SCU 1).

This year, the Silicon Valley Urban Debate League has taken ownership of the SCU Dempsey Cronin, and will be running an online speech and debate invitational to be held the weekend before Thanksgiving, from Nov 20-22. Members of the SCU Debate Society will be working with SVUDL to put together this tournament, and we invite you and your squads to join us.

All proceeds from this tournament will go to the Silicon Valley Urban Debate League, a local non-profit organization whose mission is to empower Silicon Valley students, regardless of their race or socioeconomic status, to reach their full potential to become professional and community leaders by teaching critical thinking and communication skills through speech and debate programming.

We are pleased to announce that we are again a NIETOC designated bid tournament for those interested in the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions.  We are also designated as a bid tournament for speech and semifinals bid in Public Forum for the Tournament of Champions, held by the University of Kentucky.

All debate formats will start Friday, November 20 this year. Speech events and Congress start Saturday, November 21. Sunday elimination rounds are staggered between debate and speech events.

All tournament registration will be on Information regarding online platform use for the tournament will be released in the coming weeks. 

Please note that the schedule listed is tentative. Depending on the size of entry, the schedule may be adjusted. A finalized schedule will be posted in the coming weeks.  

A full invitation, including event rules and online tournament procedures, will be posted here on Tabroom in the next few weeks. Registration will be open on September 1st.

If you have any questions regarding the tournament or registration, please email Tournament Director Mariel Cruz at or contact SVUDL at