Oakwood Debates

2017 — Los Angeles, CA/US

The Oakwood Debates is an invitational tournament offering quality Varsity Public Forum debate rounds over the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend (January 14 - 16, 2017). 


Overview of Events: 

 Varsity Public Forum (January Topic)

Saturday, January 14 – Monday, January 16, 2017

Location: Oakwood Secondary School

11600 W. Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601


**If interested in participating in LD, Policy, and/or World Schools Debate, please see “Harvard Westlake Debates” on Tabroom.  Although we are two separate tournaments, we are sharing the hotel block.**


Judging Note

In order to offer the best and most competitive experience possible, we ask that schools only bring judges with significant debate experience (either in Public Forum, LD, and/or Policy). All judges are required to disclose and provide RFDs.       


Dates to Remember

 Saturday, December 10.  All invoices will be adjusted to reflect current entries and judge obligations. Those with missing judges will be notified. 

Thursday, December 15. All fees are frozen.  Deadline for requesting hired judges.  Missing judge obligations count as a hired judge fee that you are obligated to pay.


Please make checks payable to Oakwood School. 

Mail to: Oakwood Secondary School.  ATTN: Sergio Martinez

11600 W. Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601 

Fees as explained on this website supersede those reflected in the registration system.


Tournament Hotel:

LA Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel

2500 North Hollywood Way

Burbank, CA 91505


We would ask that any and all teams traveling to LA for our tournament stay at the designated tournament hotel. All “out of town” schools will be charged a $150.00 hotel fee that will be waived if your team stays in the tournament hotel block.


Feel free to email if any additional questions.  We look forward to hosting you!