SCDULR Winter Middle School and High School Tournament

2021 — NSDA Campus, CA/US

Dear MS or HS Debate Teacher/Coach:


You and your team are invited to the Winter Invitational Debate Tournament via digital competition on Saturday, December 4-5, 2021.  The tourney is open to all middle and high school level students and is designed to help new and continuing programs compete in a supportive and educational environment.  Events will be on Sunday only with Debate starting Saturday and elims on Sunday.


We will be offering four preliminary rounds in both open and novice divisions in Middle School and High School Parliamentary, Lincoln-Douglas, Policy, Big Question and Public Forum debate formats plus Oratory, Extemporaneous, Expository, Dramatic interp, Humorous Interp, Humorous Interp, Thematic Interp, Original Prose Poetry, Duo Interp, Impromptu and Congress. Parliamentary debate is two person, 7-7-7-7-4-4 with 20 minutes of open prep on one topic.


Local Ventura County schools interested in attending but without an established program are welcome to contact us for educational support and student coaching.

We’ll be using the November/December topics in Lincoln Douglas and Public Forum.  

Novice debaters are those in their first year of competition in middle or high school without having advanced to elimination rounds at a prior tournament.  

The schedule is based on having enough judges to single flight. We reserve the right to double flight is we are short judges and eliminating elim rounds.  That means the ratio for debate is 1 Judge covers 2 LD or 2 PoFo team or 2 Parli teams.  


We ask all schools to cover at least 50% of their judging commitment.   Varsity high school debaters are allowed to judge Middle School rounds and novice High School rounds.


Entry fees are $25 per entry with a $25 school fee.  Uncovered debate entries are $50 per entry and uncovered individual events are $20 per entry.. 

Payment of feees will be either thru Paypal or check.  Checks should be made out to "LRHS Debate".

We hope that your school or organization will be joining us online at La Reina in December.



SCDU Speech and Debate


Proposed Schedule

2021 Winter Invitational Tournament


Saturday, December 4, 2021

8:00am-9:00 Registration

9:00am-10:00 Debate and Congress Round 1

10:00am-11:00 Debate and Congress Round 2

11:00am-Noon Lunch

Noon-1:00pm Debate and Congress Round 3

1:00pm-2:00pm Debate Round 4

3:00pm Speaker Awards and Congress/Debate Breaks

4:30pm-6:30pm Debate and Congress Elim Round 1


Sunday, December 5, 2021

9:00am-11:00am Debate Elim Round 2

11:00am-12:30pm Individual Events Round 1

12:30pm-2:00pm Individual Events Round II

2:00pm-4:00pm Debate Elim Round 3

4:00pm-5:30pm Individual Events Round III

6:00pm-7:30pm Individual Events Finals