Greenhill Fall Classic

2015 — TX/US

The following judges are needed for the Quarterfinal tomorrow morning:


Brian Box                  Glenbrook South

David Heidt             Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart

Brian Manuel             Edgemont Jr./Sr.

PJ Martinez              Coppell

John Mast                 SF Austin

Kevin McCaffrey    Glenbrook North

Alex McVey             Blake

Jason Russell           Harker

Courtney Schauer     Highland Park Senior

John Vitzileos          New Trier

Jon Voss                    Glenbrook South

Tom Woodhead       St. Vincent De Paul

Meg Young               Walter Payton CP



Dear Colleagues,

The Greenhill Debate team cordially invites you to attend the 29th annual Greenhill Fall Classic Debate Tournament, September 19-21, 2015. We will try to offer you and your students not only outstanding academic competition but also a pleasant tournament experience. Rest assured the 29th edition of the Greenhill Fall Classic will be a special one. Please notice the tournament schedule: Lincoln-Douglas Debate rounds will be held on Saturday and Sunday; policy rounds will be held Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Greenhill is proud to be designated as a University of Kentucky Tournament of Champions qualifying tournament for both policy debate teams and Lincoln-Douglas debaters reaching the octo-finals as well as a maximum point earner for the National Debate Coaches Association Championships.


Please read the invitation carefully in that it contains new and important information that will affect all those attending the tournament. A common theme of this invitation, based on the language and implicit assumptions therein, is that you are a guest of Greenhill School and its coaching staff and, by attending the tournament, you are agreeing to adhere to our guidelines as a condition of participation in the Greenhill Fall Classic. While we certainly hope that you join us, if you have pedagogical beliefs that differ from our requests, we respectfully ask that you exercise your right to attend other competitive opportunities for your students. We believe that attending an invitational tournament such as the Fall Classic is a privilege, and not a right.


In past years, over 100 schools, 116 policy debate teams and 104 Lincoln-Douglas debaters from 25 states competed in the Fall Classic.  We expect an outstanding and competitive field this year as well. Entries must be received by Friday, September 4.  However, we recommend you enter at the earliest possible date. We have been full long before the deadline in the past several years, so please enter early to ensure entry. All entries must be submitted on   Please do not email or call in entries - they will not be accepted.


We are happy to announce that we will return to the Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum, 14901, Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75254. The hotel is a quick 5 minute drive from the Greenhill campus.  This newly renovated property offers amenities that will benefit all those attending the tournament including substantially reduced rates; free internet access; a free continental breakfast for debaters, coaches and judges on Monday morning; and updated rooms for all. The hotel is located within 2 miles of 120 restaurants.  We respectfully request that all tournament guests stay at the Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum. All participants and coaches who attending the policy or Lincoln Douglas Round Robins are required, as a condition of accepting the invitation, to stay at the host hotel.


We are continuing our school/hotel fee this year of $100.  Please read before stressing - the fee will be waived if you stay at our tournament hotel OR you are a local school.  When you are entering students online, please email Aaron Timmons at to waive that fee.  Either list that you are local OR the name the reservations are under at the Marriot.  If there are other circumstances that cause you to not stay at our tournament property, please drop Aaron an email for discussion.  We don't want to make a dime off this fee. In fact we are not allowed by Greenhill to make ANY money on the tournament. Our goal is solely to provide a service to the community.   We just are requiring our participants to fill our hotel contracts so we can continue to utilize our contracts for tournament competition space and to house our hired judges and tournament officials. We offer meals for competitors and coaches; we have negotiated a good price for the hotel (including free internet and a shuttle for those that wish to utilize that service), in addition to the hospitality one has come to expect at the Greenhill Fall Classic. That said, we cannot lose money in hosting the event.


Registration will take place on Friday evening at the Marriott between 7:30 and 10:30 p.m


The finals of the Greenhill Policy and Lincoln - Douglas Round Robins will begin at approximately 7:30 pm on Friday night, September 20, at the Marriott. We invite your squad to come and see the final round!


We hope you can attend this year’s Fall Classic!! 


Aaron Timmons                                      Eric Forslund

Director of Debate                                  Associate Director of Debate

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