Niles Township Invitational

2020 — Skokie, IL/US

Tournament Information






Registration – Entries will be accepted until Friday, August 30, 2021 assuming the maximum entry limit of 110 teams has not been reached. There is no maximum amount of entries per school, but once the tournament entry limit is reached, registration will close, and teams will be placed on a wait list. Please drop your entries by Wednesday, September 2. Schools that drop teams after this deadline will be assessed a $35.00 drop fee per team. 


Preliminary registration will take place BY PHONE on Thursday evening, September 10, between 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Please call Eric Oddo to confirm entries and judges at 224-216-7635. In the event of ANY changes in entries or judges that occur after the Thursday evening deadline, email the changes to


Final registration will take place from 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM online via in collaboration with Dr. Greenstein.  

Fees – Checks for entry fees and hired judges need to be mailed to Eric Oddo at Niles West High School, 5701 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077. Please make checks out to Niles West High School. Entry fees for each Policy Debate team are $90.00. A limited number of hired judges will be available at the cost of $55.00 per round.




Novice Workshop - There is no cost to participate in the Novice Workshop. To register your novices for the workshop, please email Eric Oddo at with student names and your school. Additional permission waivers may be necessary due the new online nature of the workshop.




Policy Division – An 8-3-5 format with an 8-minute preparation rule will be used. We are debating the 2020-21 National Policy Debate Resolution.  There will be six preliminary rounds of debate, clearing to double-octafinals.


Judging – Schools need to update their judge information on a consistent basis via  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 fulfilling a preliminary round obligation are required to be available for one round beyond the elimination of their school. Schools will incur a $25 fine for judges that do not fulfill this obligation.




Please direct all correspondences to: 
Eric Oddo


Niles West High School


Cell: 224-216-7635