Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament

2020 — NSDA Campus, MN/US

The 35th Annual (1st Virtual)    

MinneApple Debate Tournament 
November 6-8, 2020

Sponsored by the Apple Valley High School Team, Apple Valley Speech & Debate Alumni Foundation, and American Legion Post 1776   


On behalf of the Apple Valley Team, Apple Valley Speech & Debate Alumni Foundation, and the Apple Valley American Legion Post 1776, we would like to invite you and your team to attend the 35th annual MinneApple Debate Tournament on November 6th through 8th. The MinneApple is proud to offer Lincoln Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, and Congressional Debate. Our commitment to providing an efficient tournament with great hospitality, strong competition, and superior judging has made it one of the largest debate tournaments in the nation. We would be honored to have you be a part of this event. Our awards will once again feature the red marble apple. 

The MinneApple is a Tournament of Champions qualifier at the OCTAFINAL level in LD, the OCTAFINAL level in Public Forum, and a Tier 2 level bid in Congressional Debate (top 16). We offer three divisions of LD, varsity and novice divisions in Public Forum, and an open division of Congressional Debate. We offer mutual judge preference in varsity LD debate and judge strikes in varsity PF debate.  

All LD and PF divisions will have six preliminary rounds.  In varsity LD and PF and all students with 4-2 records will be eligible to compete in partial triple octafinals

If you are interested being a hired judge, please complete this form. 

Our tabroom staff will include Adam Jacobi (CD), Chris Palmer, Greg Malis, Chris Theis, and Nicole Wanzer-Serrano.

Due to Covid-19, this year’s Minneapple will take place virtually using the NSDA’s Campus platform.

We look forward to seeing you at the MinneApple!


Chris Theis
Tournament Director 

Pam Cady Wycoff
Tournament Director Emeritus 

Colin Goodson
Administrative Director 

Scott Voss
Director of Debate