Triad High School Knights Joust

2023 — Troy, IL/US

The Triad High School Debate Team would like to invite you to participate in the 3rd annual Knight’s Joust Invitational on Saturday, December 2nd, 2023. This will be a five round Public Forum and Lincoln Douglas tournament open to all debaters new and experienced alike. We look forward to seeing you there!

PF Topic: Resolved: The United States federal government should forgive all federal student loan debt.

LD Topic: Resolved: The United States ought to prohibit the extraction of fossil fuels from federal public lands and waters.

Divisions: Depending on entries, we hope to offer novice, junior varsity, and varsity

competition. (Likely the JV & Varsity divisions will be collapsed, but will be awarded separate)

Novice: Debaters in their first year of debate (No Seniors!)

Junior Varsity: Debaters in their 1st or 2nd year of debate. (First year seniors go here).

Varsity: 2+ years of debate experience.

$5 per debater in LD; $5 per team in PF. Please make checks payable to

Triad High School: Debate Team

Judging: Each participating school is required to bring at least one judge for every two teams or fraction thereof in each division (PF or LD). Please make sure that all judges are familiar with the style of debate they are scheduled to judge. Varsity/JV judges must be 18 years of age or older and cannot be currently enrolled in high school. You may bring high school varsity debaters to judge the novice debates. Please indicate first-year-out judges and student judges as part of your registration. Also, please make sure to explain to your students the importance of teaching the novices during these rounds. ALL JUDGES MUST HAVE A TABROOM ACCOUNT AND DEVICE.

Awards: Triad has shifted to paper based awards in an effort to keep costs low and debate as accessible as possible to the most people. Awards will be given to the top 5 teams in each division (without awarding a losing record-JV and Varsity division will likely be combined into open and top 5 awarded) and speaker awards will be given to the top 5 speakers in each division (Novice, JV, and Varsity).

Registration: Registration can be found on

Registration closes on Thursday, November 30th 2022 at 4:00 PM

Location & Triad High School

Contact 703 E. US HWY 40

Info Troy, IL 62294

Saturday 12/2: Enter the school using the main entrance (Main door to the right of the flagpole). Complete registrations and check-ins to the right when entering at the Library Rm 120.

Student Area: Cafetorium RM 50 (to the left when you enter)

Judges/Coaches Lounge: RM 131 (Breakfast and Lunch)

Tab: Library RM 120

All debates will be held in the downstairs RED hallway.

Disclosing: Judges can provide a brief oral critique that is pertinent for the debaters to work on throughout the day of the tournament, but should NOT disclose the winner of the round.

Tentative Tournament Schedule

8:00-8:30 am Registration

8:30 am Judge Meeting in 131

9:00 am Round 1

10:00 am Round 2

11:30 am Round 3

12:30 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Round 4

ALL JUDGES ARE REQUIRED TO BE AVAILABLE TO JUDGE ALL FIVE ROUNDS OF DEBATE. Judges not scheduled should be on stand-by if needed. Also please check Tabroom for your name.

2:15 pm Round 5

3:30ish pm Awards Ceremony(Cafetorium)


If you need anything contact: Kenneth Rodgers (Triad HS Debate Coach) 618-910-7669 or