UNT DeMougeot Debates

2023 — Denton, TX/US

Dear Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to participate in the inaugural UNT DeMougeot Debates Lincoln-Douglas Debate Tournament, a full hybrid, collegiate LD tournament that will be run through Discord October 14-15, 2023. The weekend will be comprised of a 6 round prelim tournament and break to the appropriate number of elimination rounds. We will NOT be breaking all winning records!


We will offer Varsity, Junior Varsity, Novice divisions. For the purpose of this tournament:

• Varsity – any student eligible to compete in NFA-LD

• Junior Varsity – any student in their first 2 years of collegiate debate.

• Novice – any student in their first 2 semesters of collegiate debate (3 tournaments = 1 semester)

IF a division does not make on its own it will be combined with another division.
(Novice or JV doesn’t make, Novice and JV combined with Open staying Separate. Open doesn’t make, but Novice does make, JV and Open will be combined)

Judge Coverage

The tournament will have 6 preliminary rounds with the appropriate number of elimination rounds, so each individual LD entry requires 3 rounds of judging. We do not expect to have any local judges available for hire, but if you bring judges above your commitment, encourage them to list on tabroom’s judging exchange. We encourage schools to handle any hiring.


5:00 pm (central) Wednesday, October 11th, 2023.

Any adds after Wednesday, September 13, 2023, will be at the tournament’s discretion.

All registration will occur through Tabroom at http://untdemougeotdebates.tabroom.com

Constraints and Strikes

IF a judge or a debater needs to be constrained from another judge or competitor, please mark those constraints on tabroom.

We will offer strikes IF POSSIBLE. We will let you know if strikes will be available after entries close. All entries (judges and competitors) will be available on the website.