2020 Fenwick Friars Invitational

2020 — NSDA Campus, IL/US


The Fenwick High School Debate Team would like to invite you to NSDA Campus to participate in the fifth annual Fenwick Friars Invitational on Saturday, December 12th, 2020. This will be a five round Public Forum and Lincoln Douglas tournament open to all debaters new and experienced alike. We look forward to seeing you there!

PF Topic:       Resolved: The United States should adopt a declaratory nuclear policy of no first use.


LD Topic:      Resolved: The United States ought to provide a federal jobs guarantee.


Divisions:       Depending on entries, we hope to offer novice, junior varsity, and varsity

                        competition. Entries will be capped at 4 per division per school though.


Fees:               $20 per debater in LD; $20 per team in PF. Please make checks payable to Fenwick High School


Judging:         Each participating school is required to bring at least one judge for every two teams or fraction thereof in each division (PF or LD). Please make sure that all judges are familiar with the style of debate they are scheduled to judge. Varsity/JV judges must be 18 years of age or older and cannot be currently enrolled in high school. You may bring high school varsity debaters to judge the novice debates. Please indicate first-year-out judges and student judges as part of your registration. Also, please make sure to explain to your students the importance of teaching the novices during these rounds.


Trophies:       Awards will be given to the top 5 teams in each division and speaker awards

                        will be given to the top 5 speakers in each division. 


Registration: Registration can be found on fenwickfriars.tabroom.com

                        Registration closes on Wednesday, December 12th 2020 at 8:00 PM


Location         Fenwick High School

Contact          505 W Washington Blvd

Info                 Oak Park, IL  60302


New                Please note any brand-new judges when you register so that we can

Judges:           try to leave them off the first round (no promises, but we will try).



Tentative                                8:00-8:20 AM             Registration (Google Meet)

Tournament                          8:30-9:00 AM             Tournament Announcements (Google Meet)

Schedule:                               9:00-9:45 AM             Round I (NSDA Campus)

                                                10:15-11:00 AM         Round II (NSDA Campus)

                                                11:30-12:15 PM          Round III (NSDA Campus)

                                                12:15-1:00 PM            Lunch

                                                1:00-1:45 PM              Round IV (NSDA Campus)

                                                2:15-3:00 PM              Round V (NSDA Campus)

                                                3:30                             Awards Ceremony (Google Meet)