Harker Middle School Speech Debate Tournament

2015 — CA/US

The Harker Middle School

Speech and Debate Tournament


The Harker School would like to invite you to the Harker Middle School Speech and Debate Tournament held December 5-6 in San Jose, CA. Policy, Lincoln Douglas, Public Forum, Congressional Debate as well as nine speech events will be offered. Please feel free to pass this invitation along to anyone who might be interested in attending.



You may access the invitation and entry system through Tabroom.

We will provide three preliminary rounds for all speech events plus at least one final round (the schedule may need to adjust for semifinal rounds if entries warrant). All debate rounds will have five preliminary rounds and elimination rounds. Congress will consist of three preliminary rounds with a single final round. If you have any questions, please feel free to send an e-mail to Karinam@harker.org




Pattern A:

Lincoln-Douglas Debate (Nov-Dec topic)

Policy Debate (Current 2015-2016 topic)

Public Forum Debate (November topic)

Congressional Debate (submit bills by November 15th to karinam@harker.org)


Pattern B: (Students may double enter in speech events but may not double enter in Congressional debate and speech events)

Poetry Interpretation

Prose Interpretation

Dramatic Interpretation


Original Oratory

Duo Interpretation

Impromptu Speaking


Humorous Interpretation



Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday. Costs of meals are included in the entry fees.

Four Points by Sheraton, 4241 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, CA, 95129, 408-864-0300 This hotel is one block away from Harker.

TownePlace Suites 440 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose, California 95129 This hotel is next door to Harker.

Courtyard Marriott Cupertino 10605 North Wolfe Road, Cupertino, CA 95014, 408-252-9100 This hotel is two short freeway exits away from Harker.




Saturday December 6th

Breakfast 8:15-9:00

9am Debate 1

10:30 Debate 2

Lunch 11:15-1:00

12:00 Speech 1

1:30 Debate 3

3:30 Speech 2

5:00 Debate 4


Sunday December 7th

Breakfast 8:15-9:00

9:00 Speech 3

10:30 Debate 5

Lunch 11:15-1:00

12:00 Speech Elim

1:00 Debate Elim 1

3:00 Debate Elim 2

5:00 Debate Elim 3

6:00/ASAP Awards



$40 School Fee

$20 per IE/Congress entry ($35 per Duo team)

$40 per Lincoln Douglas entry

$80 Public Forum/Policy entry

$25 Judging Fee per uncovered IE/Congress slot

(One judge covers 5 IE entries)

$80 per uncovered LD/PFD/Policy team

(One judge covers 2 LD/PD/PFD teams)


$30 Spectator Fee- Tournament fees cover Students & Judges. If you plan on bringing spectators who will be consuming meals, your team must pay this fee for each spectator to cover costs of meals.



The Harker School- Upper School Campus

500 Saratoga Avenue

San Jose 95128




Karina Momary