City of Trees

2020 — NSDA Campus, ID/US

Welcome to City of Trees 2020! 

We are excited to be hosting this virtual/online tournament for our Varsity competitors on Saturday, October 24, 2020.  Because this is the first tournament in our area, and we are using the new virtual platform, we have decided to host this tournament as a round-robin format.  That means that every student will get more actual debates in a condensed schedule, while still leaving time for some out round experiences after the preliminary rounds.  Please check out the schedule and let us know if you have any questions.

Entries:  A student may only compete in one style of debate.  All entries must be entered by Tuesday, October 20th. This is a FIRM deadline so that we can keep costs to just those rooms we need for competition.  NO LATE ENTRIES!  Also, if a competitor drops after that deadline, your school will still be charged for that entry.  It is very important for everyone to keep this in mind when registering.

Judges:  An online tournament has many more steps involved in the setup and preparation than in-person.  That means that adding judges are not something that we can easily do on the day of.  Please make sure that the judges you are using have complete judge info in Tabroom.  Be diligent in registering your judges for time slots that they have confirmed with you.  I doubt that we will have many "extra" judges, so do not register students unless you can sufficiently cover those entries.

Topics:  We will be using the Sept/Oct topics for PF and LD.  We will be using the District 3 Legislative Packet for Congress.  


Please let us know if you have any questions!  Looking forward to seeing you and your teams (virtually, of course) on Saturday, October 24th to kick off the competitive season!  


City of Trees Schedule 2020


Policy, Public Forum, and Lincoln Douglas

Debate Round 1                                              8:00 am to 10:30 Am

Debate Round 2                                              10:30 Am to 1:00 pm

Debate Round 3                                              1:00 PM to 3:00 Pm

Debate Round 4                                              3:00 Pm to 5:00 PM

Debate Round 5                                              5:00 Pm to 7:00 pm

LD/PF Semi Finals                                    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Policy Finals                                               7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

LD/PF Finals                                                    8:00 PM to 9:00 PM



Congress Session 1                             8:30 AM to 11:30 Am

Congress Session 2                             12:30 pm to 3:00 PM


Congress Super Session              4:30 PM to 7:00 PM