Niles Township Invitational

2016 — Skokie, IL/US

Dear debate coach:

You are cordially invited to attend the seventh annual Niles Township Invitational Debate Tournament. The competition will be held at Niles West High School on Friday, September 9 through Sunday, September 11, 2016. We are pleased to announce that the tournament is designated a semifinals Tournament of Champions bid in policy debate. We will host one division of Open policy debate in addition to our free Novice Workshop on Saturday only. In past years, Tara Tate of Glenbrook South and Wayne Tang of Maine East have coordinated our workshop.

Schools may enter the tournament on a first come, first serve basis. The tournament will close registration when it reaches its capacity of ninety-six teams. Elimination rounds will begin on Saturday evening. We will clear to double-octafinals or octafinals depending on the size of the division. A decision will be made by the tab room after final registration. Awards will be given to the top twenty speakers. Katie Weston will direct the tabulation room. Given the quality of competition in Illinois, we anticipate an excellent debate experience for your students.

Finally, please find information regarding registration, judging, schedule of events and tournament guidelines on This information should help to answer any questions you may have. Please remember to register early on If you have any additional concerns, please do not hesitate to call or email.

We look forward to seeing you in September!



Eric Oddo, Head Debate Coach, Niles West

Katie Weston, Head Debate Coach, Niles North