Rollin G Osterweis Tournament

2017 — New Haven, US

The Yale Debate Association is pleased to invite you to attend the 36th Annual Rollin G. Osterweis Debate Tournament on Sunday, April 9, 2017.

For those of you unfamiliar with the tournament, the Osterweis is a free tournament for Connecticut high school students to experience the collegiate style of parliamentary debate. The Osterweis will feature both a novice and a varsity division. Novice participants should be debaters in their first year of high school debate, and not above Sophomore year.


Novice participants will have the opportunity to learn about parliamentary procedure in the morning with a demonstration round, and then debate with a partner for 3 preliminary rounds, before breaking to semifinals and a final round. Varsity teams will compete in 4 preliminary rounds, breaking to semifinals and then finals.  We will be using the 7-8-8-8-4-5 APDA format (see for more information)

Please download the posted tournament invitation for full details.