Rollin G Osterweis

2018 — New Haven, CT/US

To the Debate Community of Connecticut,

The Yale Debate Association is pleased to invite you to attend the 37th Annual Rollin G. Osterweis Debate Tournament on Sunday, April 8, 2018.

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 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)

Debates will focus on issues familiar to the average student, including American and international politics, ethics and justice. Students will be given a free lunch and a breakfast, and Yale debaters will judge and offer feedback. Awards will be given to the top varsity and top novice teams and speakers.

For complete details please download the Invitation found on this page.  If you have questions, please emial us.

We look forward to seeing you on April 8!

The Yale Debate Association