MBA Practice Opener to benefit the Quinn Schuyler Family

2020 — Nashville, TN/US

Dear Friends: 


You and your students are invited to the MBA Practice Opener, a pre-season practice fundraiser tournament on Saturday August 29 to benefit MBA coach Robbie Quinn and his family. The Quinn- Schuyler family recently was dealt a blow when Robbie's wife Tallu was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. Tallu is the director and founder of the Nashville Food Project, a Nashville anti-hunger non-profit.


All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Quinn-Schuyler family and the Glioblastoma Foundation. Classrooms.Cloud has generously agreed to donate the virtual tournament space. MBA is donating the staff resources. A number of very highly qualified judges have already agreed to donate rounds of judging. 


Competitors will debate the 2020-2021 policy topic: Resolved: The United States federal government should enact substantial criminal justice reform in the United States in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing.


Three policy divisions will be offered: Open, JV, and Novice. The JV division is intended for those starting their 2nd season of debate. The Novice division is intended for those students just starting out. The tournament competition is open to all high school students.


The tournament will conclude Saturday evening with an exhibition debate featuring four of the best debaters in the country. Margaret Hecht (New Trier) and Sam Meacham (MBA) will affirm the resolution against Hollard Ball (Westminster) and Lexy Yeager (Meadows). 


Independent and hybrid teams are allowed entry. 



Saturday August 29, 2020 

Round One 10:00AM CDT

Round Two 1:00PM CDT

Round Three 4:00PM CDT



Each team should provide a qualified judge. One judge may cover two entries. There will be a limited number of hired judges available for $50.


Entry Fees

$50 per team. Checks should be made payable to:


Montgomery Bell Academy

Attn: Kevin Hamrick

4001 Harding Road

Nashville, TN 37205