Greenhill Fall Classic

2021 — NSDA Campus, TX/US

Important Announcement Regarding Platform Switching - Please Read!

Dear Colleagues,

The Greenhill Debate team cordially invites you to virtually attend the 35th annual Greenhill Fall Classic Debate Tournament, September 17-20, 2021. We will try to offer you and your students not only outstanding academic competition, but also a pleasant tournament experience. Rest assured the 35th edition of the Greenhill Fall Classic will be a special one. 

We will be online due to COVID-19. We have spent quite some time figuring out the best schedule for most attendees  given the factors of balancing screen time for students, coaches, judges, as well as attendees from different time zones. We will use the NSDA Campus platform for the Fall Classic on 

Please notice the tournament schedule: World Schools rounds will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; Policy and Lincoln Douglas rounds will be held Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Given that there is no travel time, we believe that spreading rounds out a bit will result in a more healthy experience for all involved. 

Greenhill School has been designated as a University of Kentucky Tournament of Champions qualifying tournament for both policy debate teams and Lincoln Douglas debaters reaching the octo-finals as well as a maximum point earner for the National Debate Coaches Association Championship.

The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the 2021-2022 NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students. 

Please read the invitation carefully in that it contains new and important information that will affect all those attending the tournament. A common theme of this invitation, based on the language and implicit assumptions therein, is that you are a guest of Greenhill School and its coaching staff and by competing in  the tournament, you are agreeing to adhere to our guidelines as a condition of participation in the Greenhill Fall Classic. While we certainly hope that you join us, if you have pedagogical beliefs that differ from our requests, we respectfully ask that you exercise your right to attend other competitive opportunities for your students. We believe that attending an invitational tournament such as the Fall Classic is a privilege, not a right.

We are excited that we will have an official Equity Offer/Ombudsperson as a component of the Greenhill Fall Classic to be available to those with equity concerns.  

Last year, over 110 schools, 100 policy debate teams, and 100 Lincoln-Douglas debaters from 26 states competed in the Fall Classic. We had two World School divisions. We expect an outstanding and competitive field this year as well. Entries must be received by Friday, September 3rd. However, we recommend you enter at the earliest possible date. We have been full long before the deadline for the past several years, so please enter early.  All entries must be submitted on the website. Please do not email or call in entries - they will not be accepted.

Aaron Timmons         Dr. Alexandria Chase            Demarcus Powell

Director Of Debate        Associate Director of Debate        Assistant Director of Debate