Cal Parli Invitational

2023 — NSDA Campus, CA/US

Congratulations to our Open Champions:

Institute for Zachs in Debate Fleesler & Berg!!

And to our Novice Co-Champions

Irvington Manicka Rajkumar & Subramanaian


Liangyi Youth Leadership Chen & Wu

Thank y'all for participating in this tournament!




For any discrepancy between tournament invitation and live doc, live doc will have the most updated information

UPDATE (10/07): New Link To Zoom Room (Tournament Inv is outdated):

UPDATE (10/06): Our equity complaint form is live. If you have an equity complaint, please submit it through the Equity Complaint Form.

UPDATE (10/1): Motion categories have been announced! Check the topic committee page for motions

UPDATE (9/24):
We have reduced entry fees for both novice and open divisions to $50/team! If you have already paid, we will apply this fee reduction to your entries.

UPDATE (9/22): Please send all questions to, not

UPDATE (9/20):
The Cal Parli Topic Committee has been formed! All Preliminary resolution topic areas will be released one week before the tournament start date.

Dear Coaches and Debaters,

The Debate Society of Berkeley invites you to attend the Seventh Annual Cal Parli Invitational, which will be held virtually on October 7-8, 2023.

We will be offering five preliminary rounds in both divisions. We plan to break to Octofinals in the Open division and Semifinals in Novice, subject to adjustment based on the final field size.

We are excited to welcome competitors from across the United States. If you are an international team interested in competing, please contact

We encourage you to contact us with any other questions regarding the tournament. We anticipate a fun, competitive, and educational tournament and hope to see you there!

The Debate Society of Berkeley is the most successful undergraduate debate team at the world’s premier public university. Each year, we host the Cal Parli Invitational, one of the largest high school parliamentary tournaments in the United States.

Official Tournament Invitation LINK