Niles Township Invitational

2014 — IL/US

Dear debate coach:

You are cordially invited to attend the fifth annual Niles Township Invitational Debate Tournament. The competition will be held at Niles North High School on Friday, September 12 through Sunday, September 14, 2014. We are pleased that the tournament has once again been designated a finals Tournament of Champions bid in policy debate. We will host one division of Open policy debate in addition to our free Novice Workshop on Saturday only. Tara Tate of Glenbrook South and Wayne Tang of Maine East will coordinate the workshop.

Schools may enter the tournament on a first come, first serve basis. The tournament will close registration when it reaches its capacity of ninety-six teams. Elimination rounds will begin on Saturday evening. We will clear to double-octafinals or octafinals depending on the size of the division. A decision will be made by the tab room after final registration. Awards will be given to the top twenty speakers. Chris Palmer will direct the tabulation room with Eric Oddo of Niles West. Given the quality of competition in Illinois, we anticipate an excellent debate experience for your students.

Finally, please find information regarding registration, judging, schedule of events and tournament guidelines on This information should help to answer any questions you may have. Please remember to register early on If you have any additional concerns, please do not hesitate to call or email.

We look forward to seeing you in September!


Katie Gjerpen, Head Debate Coach, Niles North

Tony Bradburn, Director of Humanities, Niles North

Eric Oddo, Head Debate Coach, Niles West

Sanlida Cheng, Director of Humanities, Niles West