The Clinton Taylor Novice Tournament at Mountain Brook Junior H

2023 — Mountain Brook, AL/US

Welcome to the 2023 Clinton Taylor Tournament at Mountain Brook Junior High. We will offer novice divisions in Big Questions, Lincoln-Douglas, Public Forum, and Policy debates. We will also offer individual event competitions in Original Oratory, Duo Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Extemp, Impromptu Speaking, Prose, Poetry, Program Oral Interp, and Informative Speaking.

Who qualifies as a novice? A novice is defined as any competitor in their first year OR who has had less than 10 rounds of competition prior to the current school year (excluding workshops). Experienced PF debaters who switch to LD are NOT NOVICES and experienced LD debaters who switch to PF are NOT NOVICES. Individuals who have experience in IEs would certainly be novice debaters. If you have any questions about this, please email me.

Varsity juniors and seniors with 250 or more NSDA points can be entered as judges.

We will sell Chick-fil-A biscuits and donuts at breakfast, and we'll have pizza, Chick-Fil-A, and Full Moon barbecue sandwiches for lunch, as well as snacks and goodies for sale throughout the day. Coaches and adult judges will receive VIP Guest coupons and eat for free, but student-judges will need to purchase their food.

I look forward to seeing everyone! Please feel free to email me at or call me at 205-281-6307 with any questions.


Elizabeth Wood Weas

Mountain Brook High School

Director of Debate

205-871-3516 ext 7598