Niles Township Invitational

2017 — Skokie, IL/US

Tournament Information


RegistrationEntries will be accepted until August 31st (assuming the maximum entry limit has not been reached). As mentioned in the invitation, space is limited due to classroom availability. There is no maximum amount of entries per school. With that being said, there is a maximum amount of ninety-six teams over the two divisions. Once that number is reached, registration will close and teams will be placed on a wait list.


Registration will take place ONLINE on Thursday evening, September 7th.We also are going to have an in-person registration at Niles North on Friday, September 8 at 4:00 PM. In the event of ANY changes in entries or judges that occur after the change deadline, email the changes to


Checks for entry fees and hired judges need to be mailed or brought to the tournament prior to the beginning of round one. Checks should be made out to Niles North and mailed to:

Niles North HS

Attn: Katie Weston

9800 Lawler Avenue

Skokie, IL 60077


FeesEntry fees for each Policy Debate team are $85.00. Dinner on Friday and lunch and dinner on Saturday will be available for purchase in the student cafeteria. A limited number of hired judges will be available at the cost of $300.00 per full commitment and $150.00 per half commitment. Hospitality will be provided for visiting coaches and judges. You must specifically request hired judging through Tabroom. 


FormatAn 8-3-5 format with an 8-minute preparation rule will be used in both divisions. We will be debating the 2017-2018 National Policy Debate Resolution.  There will be six preliminary rounds of debate, clearing to double-octafinals. If the size of the division does not warrant a full double-octafinals, we reserve the right to clear to partials or directly to octafinals.


Novice Workshop

Please email the names of your novice workshop attendees to Katie by Tuesday, September 5 at 5:00 PM. The Novice Workshop will run in the morning and early afternoon on Saturday, September 9.



Schools need to update their judge information on a consistent basis via Tabroom. We will again be using a Mutual Preferred Judging System. Schools MUST supply one qualified judge per two teams in Policy Debate. All judges are required to be available for the first full elimination debate and one round beyond the elimination of their school. We will assess a $50 per round penalty for no show judges, so please ensure your judges are able to fulfill their obligations.