de Toledo

2020 — NSDA Campus, CA/US

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de Toledo High School cordially invites you to attend the  Seventh Annual dTHS Debate

Invitational, to be held on Sunday, November 15, 2020.



We will offer Lincoln-Douglas, Public Forum, and Parliamentary Debate.



Lincoln Douglas rounds are double-flighted and all events have outrounds. All competitors are guaranteed three rounds. LD and parli will break to quarters, PF will break to finals

of competition. We will thereby be able to accommodate a significant number of students in each event and provide an excellent competitive experience, all within the span of one day.



To register, and for updates and more information, please visit the tournament website at






Lincoln-Douglas Debate: The tournament uses the September/October NSDA LD topic Resolved: In a democracy, voting ought to be compulsory. Four minutes of prep time per side.



Public Forum Debate: The tournament uses the September/October NSDA PF topic

Resolved: The United States federal government should enact the Medicare-For-All Act of 2019.Three minutes of prep time per team.



Parliamentary Debate will offer a mixture of fact, value, and policy resolutions throughout the tournament that will be mass-announced at the beginning of prep. After the announcement, students will have 20 minutes to prepare. During the preparation time, competitors may use the Internet and speak to their partner, but no one else.



Speech Events

            We will be offering for the first time speech events, but only prerecorded events.  Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation,       Program Oral Interpretation, Oratorical Interpretation,  Original Oratory/Original Advocacy,  and Expos/Informative





Public Forum

7:45am-8:00 am                      Registration

8:00am-8:15am                       Judges’ Orientation

8:30am-9:30am                       Round 1

9:45am-10:45am                     Round 2

11:30am-12:30pm                   Lunch Break

12:30pm-1:15pm                    Round 3

1:30pm-2:30pm                      Finals





7:45am-8:00 am                      Registration

8:00am-8:15am                       Judges’ Orientation

8:30am-9:15am                       Round 1A

9:15am-10:00am                     Round 1B

10:00 am-10:45am                   Round 2A

10:45am-11:30pm                  Round 2B

11:30am-12:30pm                    Lunch Break

12:30pm-1:15pm                      Round 3A

1:15pm-2:00pm                      Round 3B

2:30pm-3:15pm                     Quarter finals A
3:15pm-4pm                          Quarter finals b

4:00pm-5:00pm                      Semi-Finals

5:00pm-6:00pm                      Finals






7:45am-8:00 am                      Registration

8:00am-8:15am                       Judges’ Orientation

9:00am-10:15am                     Round 1 (9:00am announce time; 9:20am start time)

10:30am-11:30am                   Round 2 (10:30am announce time; 10:50am start time)

11:30am-12:30pm                   Lunch Break

12:30pm-1:30pm                      Round 3 (12:30 pm announce time; 12:50 start time)

2:30pm-3:55pm                      Quarter Finals (2:30 pm announce time; 2:50pm start time)

4:0pm-5:15pm                      Semi Finals (4:00pm announce time; 4:20pm start time)
5:30pm-6:30pm                      Finals (5:30 Topic Announce 5:50 start time)




8:00am-8:15am                       Judges’ Orientation

11:30-12:30                         Round 1

12:30-1:30                              Round 2

1:30-2:30                               Round 3












Schools are required to meet the following judging commitments:



-One qualified judge per three (3) LD entries or fraction thereof

-One qualified judge per two (2) Parliamentary debate teams or fraction thereof

-One qualified judge per two (2) Public Forum debate teams or fraction thereof

-One qualified judge per five (5) speech entries of a fraction thereof         

Note judges may end up judging any of the events



If your school does not provide judges based on the stipulations above, you will be charged an

“uncovered” entry fee IN ADDITION TO the standard entry fee.



All judges are required to judge three double-flighted preliminary rounds PLUS the first elimination round, regardless of whether their students qualify to the elimination rounds.



Judges may be asked to judge events other than the event they were signed up for in order to meet a school’s judging requirement and the tournament’s judging needs.









Each covered LD entry                                                                                   $5

Each uncovered LD entry*                                                                             $25



Each covered Public Forum team                                                                   $10

Each uncovered Public Forum team*                                                             $50



Each covered Parliamentary team                                                                  $10

Each uncovered Parliamentary team*                                                            $50


Each covered speech entry                                                                        $1

Each uncovered speech entry                                                                    $5



Nuisance fee (competitor dropped after add/drop deadline, missed round)   $20 per infraction



*Each uncovered entry must pay the covered entry fee AND the uncovered entry fee.



All fees are due at the time of registration. Payment can be made in  CHECK. Please make checks payable to de Toledo High School. Checks can be mailed to the address

Address: 22622 Vanowen St, West Hills, CA 91307





All entries will be put on a waitlist and gradually taken off.