Apple Valley Minneapple Debate Tournament

2023 — Apple Valley, MN/US

The 37th Annual

MinneApple Debate Tournament
November 3-5, 2023

Sponsored by the Apple Valley High School Team, Apple Valley Speech & Debate Alumni Foundation, and American Legion Post 1776

The MinneApple is proud to offer in-person competition in 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 tournaments in the nation. We would be honored to have you be a part of this event!

Please note that we've made major changes to the schedule this year. As a result, the elimination debates in the varsity divisions of LD and PF will continue into Sunday the 5th.

The MinneApple is a Tournament of Champions qualifier at the OCTAFINAL level in LD, the OCTAFINAL level in Public Forum, and a Tier 2 level bid in Congressional Debate (top 16). We offer three divisions of LD, varsity and novice divisions in Public Forum, and an open division of Congressional Debate. We offer mutual judge preference in varsity LD debate, and judge strikes in varsity PF debate.

All LD and PF divisions will have six preliminary rounds. In varsity LD and PF, all students with 4-2 records will be eligible to compete in partial triple octafinals.

Please complete this form if you are interested in being hired to judge.

We look forward to seeing you at the MinneApple!


Nick Smith
Tournament Co-Director

Chris Theis
Tournament Co-Director

Pam CadyWycoff
Tournament Director Emeritus

Scott Voss
Director of Debate