2015 Niles Township Invitational

2015 — IL/US


Tournament Information:
Registration - Entries will be accepted until September 1, 2015 (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 10 on www.tabroom.com.  We also are going to have an in-person registration at Niles West on Friday, September 11 at 4:00 PM. In the event of ANY changes in entries or judges that occur after the change deadline, email the changes to katie.gjerpen@gmail.com.

Checks for entry fees and hired judges need to be mailed to Eric Oddo, 5701 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60077 or brought to the tournament and handed to the registration table prior to the beginning of Round One on Friday. Please make check out to Niles West High School. Registration fees will include tournament t-shirts for each competitor and their head coach. T-shirts will be distributed during in-person registration to schools that have fulfilled their entry fee obligation.

Fees – Entry fees for each Policy Debate team are $75.00. 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.

Policy Division – An 8-3-5 format with an 8-minute preparation rule will be used in both divisions. We will be debating the 2015-2016 National Policy Debate Resolution.  There will be six preliminary rounds of debate, clearing to Double-Octafinals.

Novice Workshop – Please register for the free novice workshop on www.tabroom.com. The Novice Workshop will run in the morning and early afternoon on Saturday, September 12, 2015.

Judging – Schools need to update their judge information on a consistent basis via www.tabroom.com. We will be using a Mutual Preferred Judging System for the Open Policy division. Schools MUST supply one qualified judge per two teams in Policy Debate.  All judges are required to be available one round beyond the elimination of their school. 

Please direct all correspondences to:
Eric Oddo (
mailto:eriodd@d219.org) and Katie Gjerpen (mailto:katie.gjerpen@gmail.com)