YG Spring Congress and Speech Tournament Elem and Middle School

2022 — NSDA Campus, CA/US
7th Annual Young Genius Elementary and Middle School 
Spring Online Congressional Debate and Elementary Speech Tournament
Held on NSDA Campus
Saturday, March 12, 2022 • 8:30am to 5:30pm 

Young Genius Association is very excited to host its seventh annual spring Congressional Debate tournament for Elementary and Middle School students. We are one of few organizations that coordinate tournaments for younger competitors, and we invite all Congressional Debaters in the 4th through 8th grades to attend!

Elementary and Middle School students will compete in two different divisions. 

New This Year
As an added competition opportunity, we are excited to offer an event for Elementary School students (2nd through 3rd grade): Campaign Speech. Please see "Events and Divisions" for more information about the event.

CLICK HERE to access the tournament Congress Docket and Handbook

Tournament Schedule

Please note: We STRONGLY encourage students to get up from their computers to stretch their legs and rest their eyes in between rounds!

7:30-8:30am PST: Judge orientation and check-in (mandatory for all judges - if you do not attend, you will be fined $50)

8:30-8:45am PST: Welcome Ceremony

9:00-10:30am PST: Round 1 of Congressional Debate (Elementary & Middle School Divisions)

9:30-10:30am PST: Round 1 of Elementary Speech

11:00am-12:30pm PST: Round 2 of Congressional Debate (Elementary & Middle School Divisions)

11:30am-12:30pm PST: Round 2 of Elementary Speech

1:00-2:30pm PST: Round 3 of Congressional Debate (Elementary & Middle School Divisions)

1:30-2:30pm PST: Round 3 of Elementary Speech

3:00-4:30pm PST: Final Round of Congressional Debate (Middle School Division only)

5:00pm PST: Awards Ceremony


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact info@bayareadebate.com.