Vassar College Invitational

2021 — NSDA Campus, NY/US

Vassar Tournament Results

We are finished!

Congratulations to Friends Seminary who closed out the Varsity final round!

Congratulations to Dalton, winner of the Novice final round!

Full results--final places, prelims, speakers, bracket--can be found under the Results tab on the tournament page.  Ballots will be released later this evening to allow judges time to add or edit comments.

Questions or comments, please email .  We hope to see everyone next year!

Vassar Debate Society

and Everett Rutan, Tab Director


Saturday Results--Sunday Break to Elims--Zoom Link for Elims

The Results tab should have the preliminary round results, teams and speakers, Novice and Varsity.

In the right hand column, there is a pdf file, Vassar Breaking Teams, which can be downloaded.

1.  Varsity teams should enter the Zoom call prior to 10AM Eastern, as Octos will start promptly.

2.  The Varsity teams Irvington Singh and Hiremani and Trinity Binday and Lizzeri have byes to quarterfinals, and to not need to arrive until Noon.

3.  Novice teams should arrive for semifinals prior to 12 Noon.

4.  Each school must provide one judge, available from 10AM to at least 2PM.  

All elimination rounds will be held in Zoom breakout rooms.  The link for the Zoom meeting is: 

and is also available on the tournament announcement page.


Update--Friday, 10-28-21

We will be repeating this information in an email to coaches:

Zoom Link for Saturday GA

The Zoom link for GA is: 

The zoom call will open at 9AM EASTERN TIME and General Assembly will start at 9:30AM EASTERN TIME.  We will start promptly at 9:30, so all debaters and judges should be in the meeting before 9:30AM.  GA will include an equity briefing and last minute instructions for the tournament.

Tournament Announcement Page

The link for the tournament announcement page is:  

This link is live now.  Debaters and judges should check this page during the tournament for motions and updates on round start times, though we expect to stick to our "2 hours per round" schedule, with rounds at 10AM, 12 Noon, 2PM and 4PM  (all Eastern time).

Who Will Break?

In Varsity only teams 3-1 or better will break to eliminations.  The math says that will be 13-14 teams, so we will break to partial octofinals.  Varsity elims on Sunday will start at 10AM Eastern Time.

In Novice, we will break the top 4 teams to semifinals, one of whom may only have a 2-2 record.  Novice semifinals will start at 12 Noon Eastern Time, so Novices who break get an extra two hours of sleep.

Judging on Sunday

We have 20 schools in attendance, and a number of Vassar debaters will also be judging.  We need each school to designate 1 judge--and only one judge--to be available on Sunday.  That judge will not be needed (though they will be welcome to stay) past Varsity quarterfinals/Novice finals which will end by 2PM.  


Permission Forms

Please use this link to submit your permission forms: 

Payment Instructions 

Payment instructions for PayPal or mailing a check are below.  Permission forms may be found in and downloaded from the column to the right.  Please have your payments and forms in by October 29.

PayPal account: 

Mailing address for checks:

Brandon Hong
Box 3311
124 Raymond Avenue 
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

If you are paying via PayPal, please ensure that when you send the payment you have checked "Sending to a friend." For those paying via check and via PayPal: if you are a coach, please include a memo with your school/organization name; if you are a debater, please include a memo with your team name as listed in tabroom and your school/organization name.



On behalf of the Vassar College Debate Society, we invite you and your team to the sixth annual Vassar College Invitational Tournament from Saturday, October 30th to Sunday, October 31st, 2021. This online tournament will consist of competition in Varsity and Novice Parliamentary Debate. 

This tournament does qualify for NPDL TOC points.

This is Vassar’s sixth consecutive year hosting our high school tournament. We hope to replicate the success of previous years by making our tournament as efficient, well-organized, and enjoyable as attendees have come to expect. This year, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have decided to move the tournament to the NSDA Campus online platform.

Please download the full invitation posted on this page.  The tournament opens for registration on Monday, September 13 at Noon.


The Vassar Debate Association