Apple Valley MinneApple Debate

2017 — Apple Valley, MN, MN/US

The 32nd Annual    

MinneApple Debate Tournament 
November 3-4, 2017

Sponsored by the Apple Valley High School Forensics Team, Parent Boosters, and American Legion Post 1776   


On behalf of the Apple Valley Forensics Team, Parent Boosters, and the Apple Valley American Legion Post 1776, we would like to invite you and your team to attend the 32nd annual MinneApple Debate Tournament on November 3rd and 4th. Last year, over 1,000 competitors, coaches, and judges from over 86 schools and 18 states joined us. The MinneApple is proud to offer Lincoln Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, and Congressional Debate. Our commitment to providing an efficient tournament with great hospitality, strong competition, and superior judging has made it one of the largest debate tournaments in the nation. Our Lincoln Douglas Debate and Public Forum tab room will be led by Greg Malis, Chris Palmer, and Joe Vaughan. Adam Jacobi will lead our Congressional Debate tab room.  We would be honored to have you be a part of this event. Our awards will once again feature the red marble apple. 


The MinneApple is a Tournament of Champions qualifier at the OCTAFINAL level in LD, the OCTAFINAL level in Public Forum, and we are proud to announce that we have been elevated to a FINALS level bid in Congressional Debate. We offer three divisions of LD, varsity and novice divisions in Public Forum, and an open division of Congressional Debate. In addition we will also be offering the 4th Annual MinneApple Round Robin in Varsity LD Debate to be held Sunday, November 5th. We offer mutual judge preference in varsity LD debate, and limited judge strikes in varsity PF debate.  


All LD and PF divisions will have six preliminary rounds.  In varsity Ld and PF and all students with 4-2 records will be eligible to compete in partial triple octafinals.  Students, coaches, and judges  will be provided with a complementary Friday dinner and Saturday lunch. 


We look forward to seeing you at the MinneApple!




Chris Theis

Tournament Director 


Pam Cady Wycoff

Tournament Director Emeritus 


Colin Goodson

Administrative Director 


Scott Voss

Director of Debate