Val Browning Round Robin

2023 — Online, UT/US

Val Browning Round Robin

October 7 – October 8

Weber State University

Greetings from the Weber State Debate Team,

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Val Browning Round Robin on October 7th and 8th 2023 hosted by Weber State University. The tournament will be held virtually on zoom.

Virtual Format

We welcome all applicants to join us virtually for the tournament. The logic behind this is to ensure the economic viability of teams who will attend both the RR and the Mukai the following weekend.


Applications are due Wednesday September 20th by 11:59pm. We will announce the participating teams the following Monday the 25th.

Entry Fees

Entry fees are $50 a team. Entry fees are to cover selection committee and tabulation labor costs.

Selection Committee

We are pleased to announce the selection committee for this year’s Round Robin:

Shunta Jordan former Head Debate Coach at the University of Georgia

Matt Liu Director of Debate at the University of Wyoming

Travis Cram Director of Debate at Western Washington University

Topic, Format, Tabulation

We will debate the 2023-24 NDT-CEDA debate topic.The format will be a 2-pod system, 7 debates and a final round. Pairings will come out a week before the tournament start date. A maximum of 2 teams may be entered from a single school and there will be 7 teams in each pod.


Awards will be given to the top 5 speakers, 1st and 2nd place teams and a round robin award for all teams competing.

Tournament Schedule (MST)

October 7th

8:00am - Round 1 Start Time

Decision time- 10:15am

10:30am– Round 2 Start Time

Decision time- 12:45pm

2:00pm – Round 3 Start Time

Decision time 4:15pm

4:30pm – Round 4 Start Time

Decision time 6:45pm

October 8th

8:00am - Round 5 Start Time

Decision Time 10:15am

Elimination 1 pairings 10:30am

Elimination 1 start time 11:15am

Decision Time 1:30pm

Elimination 2 pairings 1:45ishpm

Elimination 2 start time 2:30pm

Awards Ceremony Following Finals

Contact Information

For further questions or concerns please contact:

Lauren Johnson

Director of Debate at Weber State University


Nick Ryan

Tabulating for the tournament

Assistant Director of Debate at Liberty University