Robert D Clark Invitational

2017 — Eugene, OR/US

(2/14/17): updated schedule for LIELL. See below.

U of O Contact: Trond Jacobsen at 

For tabroom/entry issues: Ameena Amdahl-Mason at

Full invite by clicking tournament invitation in green at the right.

Welcome to the web page for the Clark Invitational at the University of Oregon. 

Pattern A: Extemp, Duo, ELL, Oratory, Expos, ADS, Poetry

Pattern B: Impromptu, HI, DI, Radio, Prose

Debate: Lincoln Douglas, Policy, Public Forum, Parliamentary

Congress (Email resolutions to with "Student Congress resolutions" in the subject line by February 15. A packet of legislation will be posted on tabroom on February 16). Students will set the docket in the preliminary session.

The March/April LD topic (Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee the right to housing.) will be used, as well as the March Public Forum topic (Resolved: The United States should no longer pressure Israel to work toward a two-state solution.)


SATURDAY, February 18, 2017   (updated)

7:00am     Registration in EMU    

9:00am     Pattern A Round 1 (Extemp draw at 8:30 am)/LIELL Round 1   

9:00-10:00 Congress Preliminary Session

10:30am    Pattern B Round 1/LIELL Round 2    

12:00pm    Debate round 1            

11:00-2:00 Congress Session 1

2:00pm     Pattern A Round 2 (Extemp draw at 1:30pm)/LIELL Round 3    

3:30pm     Debate Round 2            

3:00-6:00  Congress Session 2

5:30 pm    Pattern B Round 2/LIELL Finals (if needed)    

7:00 pm    Debate Round 3  


SUNDAY, February 19, 2017    

8:00am     Pattern A Round 3 (Extemp draw at 7:30)            

8:00-11:00 Congress Session 3

9:30 am    Debate Round 4    

11:30am    Pattern B Round 3    

1:00pm     Debate Round 5    

12:30-3:30 Super Congress

3:00pm     IE Finals    

4:30pm     Debate Semifinals    

6:00pm     Awards    

7:00pm     Debate finals