Farmington Invitational

2020 — Online, MN/US



1st Annual Farmington Invitational 

 November 6-7, 2020


Farmington High School is excited to formally invite you to join us for the 1st Annual Farmington Invitational Debate Tournament!  We will offer all divisions of policy debate as defined by the Minnesota Debate Teachers Association. This tournament will be online. 


EntriesRookie, Closed Novice, Open Novice, Junior Varsity and Varsity divisions will be available in policy debate.


Format: To help encourage as much participation as possible in our COVID-19 world, competition in Rookie, and Novice divisions will be tabulated as two independent tournament experiences. Junior Varsity and Varsity will be tabulated as a single tournament spanning two days. Semifinals will run concurrently with Round 5 and a Final Round will be held.

A VERY important reminder that it is ESSENTIAL that your students and judges have Tabroom accounts active and linked. They will not be able to compete or judge without one.

Students will need to download Jitsi on their devices. Please ensure they do this before the morning of the tournament so we can get started on time.

--General technology tips:

--Student guide to joining online debate rooms:

--Judge guide to joining online debate rooms:


Resolution:  Policy will debate the 2020-21 national resolution: 

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.

Rookie/Novice debate will utilize the Novice Packet

Fees: Entries in Rookie and Novice are $10.00/day; Entries in Junior Varsity and Varsity are $15.00/day

Deadlines: Registration opens October 21st, 2020 on Tabroom, and the system will stop allowing new entries at 12:00 pm on November 5. Fees freeze and judges are due at 5:00pm on November 5. Drops and name changes can be made until 3:00 pm on November 6. **If making changes after 3:00pm, you must talk to a human being in the tabroom to ensure confirmation of the change. 

Judges: One judge will cover 2 entries (teams) or portions thereof. Judge training will be provided beginning at 3:00 pm on November 6.  All judges must have linked Tabroom accounts, 



Friday, November 6

Saturday, November 7

Onsite Check in--3:00 pm

Any changes after 3:30 must be called in to the tabroom and confirmed by tabstaff

Check in--8:00am

Any changes after 8:00 must be called in to the tabroom and confirmed by tabstaff

3:30 Tech Check

8:15 Tech Check

4:00 Round 1

8:45  Round 3/Rookie/Nov 1

6:00 Meal Break

11:00 Round 4/Rookie Nov 2

7:00 Round 2

1:00 Meal Break

9:15 Awards Rookie and Novice (Asynchronous)

2:00 Round 5/Rookie Nov 3


4:45 Awards (Asynchronous)


JV and Varsity Final Round


We look forward to debating with you on November 6-7! If you have any questions, please email me at and we’ll be happy to help! 


Rachel Baumann and the Farmington Debate Team

Farmington High School

20655 Flagstaff Avenue

Farmington, MN 55024


Phone: 651.252.2907 (school) 952.240.9551 (cell)  Email: