New Trier Season Opener

2016 — New Trier Township High School, IL/US

Dear colleagues,

New Trier Township invites you and your policy debate teams to attend the 2016 "New Trier Season Opener." The tournament will run Saturday, October 8th through Monday, October 10th. 

10/8 and 10/9 - Six preliminary rounds, double octafinals, and octafinals will take place at the New Trier Northfield Campus (7 Happ Road, Northfield, IL 600093)

10/10 - Quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals will be held at the Renaissance North Shore (933 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062).

Our goal is to run an efficient tournament that balances a competitively educational experience with a healthy and balanced lifestyle for students and coaches. The schedule is designed to provide coaching time in between rounds and allow teams to return to their hotels at a reasonable hour. 

The registration fee will remain at $120 per team. This includes light breakfast options as well as lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Concessions will also be available throughout the tournament. All competitors and coaches will also be given a New Trier Season Opener t-shirt.

Please note that we have made substantial changes to the registration process and the rules for our tournament. In order to ensure that the New Trier Season Opener is in line with some accepted best practices, we are asking schools to complete a tournament/student enrollment form, a non-school chaperone form (if applicable), and an audio permission form.

Additionally, we ask that you review our judge policy for the tournament. Due to previous instances, we have had to adjust and clarify our judging expectations.

Thank you for your consistent support of our tournament and for helping us earn the National Debate Coaches Association's William Woods Tate Jr. Tournament Host of the Year! We look forward to seeing you this fall! 


Aaron Vinson and David Weston