Marlborough Middle School Invitational 2

2022 — NSDA Campus, CA/US


Welcome to the Marlborough Middle School Tournament 2. This tournament will be held online.



The middle school divisions are for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who don't normally compete in high school tournaments.


LD & PF Schedule (Single-Flighted)

9:00    Round 1

10:15  Round 2

11:30   Round 3

1:15    Round 4

2:30    Awards


Policy Schedule

9:00    Round 1

11:00  Round 2

1:30    Round 3

3:30    Awards



In LD, we will be using the January/February topic: Resolved: The appropriation of outer space by private entities is unjust.

In PF, we will be using the the March topic: Resolved: In the United States, the benefits of increasing organic agriculture outweigh the harms.


Debate Style

The students and judges participating in our tournament will generally be from schools that practice a progressive, technical style of debate. In Lincoln-Douglas, this will include policy crossover arguments like plans, counterplans, and disadvantages. If you prefer that your students learn a more traditional, rhetorically-oriented style, attending our tournament may not be the best choice for your team. 

We welcome Varsity debaters as judges for the tournament. The expectation is that any parent volunteer judges will be trained by their school's coach prior to judging at the tournament. Untrained parent volunteers do not cover a school's judging obligation.
Judges are expected to provide constructive and encouraging oral feedback in every debate, and to disclose the winner of each debate.
Judges are expected to make every debate welcoming and be mindful of the age of student competitors. Judges may not use profanity, may not comment on students' appearance, and should give every student positive feedback alongside suggestions for improvement. Inappropriate comments or actions toward students will result in judges being dismissed from the tournament.
Entry Fees
There are two options to pay your entry fees:
1. You may mail a check payable to "Marlborough School" to the following address:
Marlborough School
Attn: Adam Torson
250 South Rossmore Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
2. I can send you a link to pay by credit card. To request that link, please email me at