Georgetown Public Forum and Congress

2016 — Washington, DC/US


Welcome to the site for the October 8-9, 2016 Georgetown Public Forum and Congress tournament.

We offer Public Forum -- Varsity, JV (second year of debate, any grade), Novice (very first year in debate), and Middle School -- anyone in grades 6-8.

We are also offering one division of Congress.

Entry Fees

- $125/PF Entry

- $75/Congress Entry

- $50 School Fee

- $150/entry judge fee (all events)

Public Forum is a FINALS Gold TOC bid and a SEMIFINALS Silver Bid

*PF Schedule

The PF tab will be directed by Stefan Bauschard

Saturday -- All Prelims

8am - R1

10am- R2

12:30 -- R3

3pm -- R4

5:15 -- R5

7:30 -- R6

We WILL run on time. We did in 2016.

Sunday -- Elims

8am -- Doubles (double flighted)

10:30 -- Octos (double flighted)

1pm -- quarters (single flighted)

2:30 -- semis (single flighted)

4 -- finals (single flighted)

We anticiapte doubles in varsity.  Depending on the total # of entries, we may have a smaller number of elims in the other events.

Congress Schedule

Saturday, October 8, 2016

8:00 am – 11:00 am Session I

11:00 am – 12:00pm Lunch Break

12:00 pm – 2:30 pm Session II

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Break

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm Session III

Sunday, October 9, 2016

8:30 am - 9:00 am Meet, Greet, Photos with Honored Guest

9:00 am - 10:00 am Final Round Briefing -Full Scenario Released as well as Final Round Legislation

10:00 am - 11:00 am Break/Final Round Preparation Time

11:00 am - 1:30 pm Final Round Debate

2:30 pm Awards

(These times may change based on number in final round)


We have reserved a block at the Holiday Inn Roslyn

Thank you for the signed contract, the Georgetown Debate OR GD6 block is now active in our reservations system.

  Guests can call into 703-807-2000 OR 800-368-3408 to speak with our in house reservations staff,they will need to mention Georgetown Debate OR GD6 in order to receive the discounted rate of $130. 


This hotel is directly across the street from the Marriott the Georgetown tournament has used in the past. I did try to get rooms there, but they would only agree to $199/night because the tournament is now on a holiday weekend.


Please reserve early and please don't take more rooms than you anticipate needing.