Badgerland Chung vitational

2021 — NSDA Campus, WI/US



We hope you will join us November 12-14, 2020 for another year of debate “in” Wisconsin's capital city while you join us from wherever you may be.

This year we are dedicating our tournament to the memory of Tony Chung (JMM '16). Tony's first tournament was the first-ever Badgerland, and he was instrumental in building up an incredibly successful multi-year cadre of JMM and Madison West debaters. He was a victim of a reckless driver accident in September 2020 and his death was true loss to all who knew and worked with him. We've subtitled our tournament the "Chung-vitational" because Tony was the type of guy who'd want himself celebrated rather than memorialized.

We are proud to be a Semis Gold PF Bid, and Finals LD Bid to the Tournament of Champions with those events held over the full weekend. We will have 6 single-flighted prelim rounds with out-rounds that allow all winning records to break. We're trying to use a more humane 3 day schedule that allows for some breaks between rounds and avoids over early/late rounds.

In addition to our bid-divisions, we offer a four-round, Saturday only competition in Novice PF and LD (for first HS year debaters and MS debaters), and a three-round, Saturday only Novice and Open Policy division.

Please forward any questions to Tim Scheffler at or or 608-628-3114

We have accommodated independent entries in past years. Please contact Tim directly if you are considering an independent entry to discuss details.

Fees: PF $50/team, LD $40/entry, Saturday only events $15.
Checks should be made out to: Madison Debate c/o Tim Scheffler, 908 Arden Ln, Madison, WI 53711. If a w9 is needed please email Tim Scheffler, or if you wish to pay electronically, you may contact Tim to set up a paypal or venmo payment.

Judges: 1 judge per two entries or portion thereof. Commitments can be split across days. If you have extra judges available, we are happy to reduce fees in exchange for the additional help. We ask for Judges to be obligated for the first full elimination round past the elimination of their school. This allows us to ensure all 4-2 teams can advance. 


Tentative Schedule (Central Time)
We will endeavor to post rounds 30 min before the start time. Judges are asked to click "start" ASAP after receiving their pairing. Judges and debaters should report 15 min before the posted start time so rounds can begin on time or sooner.

R1 5:00
R2 7:00

R3 9:00
R4 11:00
R5 1:00
R6 3:00
1st Elim 5:00
2nd Elim 7:00

Elims continue starting at 11:00


Saturday only events:

All R1 9:30
Novice LD/PF R2 11:30
CX R2 11:30
Novice LD/PF R3 1:15
CX R3 2:00
Novice LD/PF R4 3:15