2018-2019 Tournament Calendar and Invitations


#1

2018-19 Tournament Calendar

This is not a comprehensive list of tournaments. If you find one missing, edit this post and add it (or add a comment with the details and I’ll update it). Please include the tournament name, college/location, number of prelims and swing/single, and any special features like CX or topic areas.

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEPT

  • 14-16 – Georgia B. Bowman Tournament @ William Jewell College (Liberty, MO)

  • 21-22 – Trapper Rendezvous @ Northwest College (Powell, WY) – NPDA + Worlds, IPDA, all 11 IE events

  • 22-23 – King Classic @ Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA)

  • 21-23 – San Francisco State University

  • 22-23 – Northwest Warm-Up @ Bellevue College (Bellevue, WA)

  • 28-30 – Rice University Classic, Houston TX.

OCT

  • 5-7 – San Diego State University

  • 12-14 – Steve Hunt Classic @ Lewis & Clark College (Portland, OR)

  • 19-21 – Bearcat Classic & Richard Hunsaker Invitational @ McKendree University (Lebanon, IL). Swing NPDA tournament. 5 prelims each with appropriate elims. Open division for prelims with breakout elims for junior and novice divisions.

  • 19-21 – Biggest Little City Classic @ University of Nevada-Reno (Reno, NV)

  • 27-28 – Golden Gate Invitational @ Cal Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

NOV

  • 2-4 – Robert Barbera @ CSUN (Northridge, CA)

  • 10 – Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, IL)

  • 17-18 – Mahaffey Invitational @ Linfield College (McMinnville, OR)

  • 17-18 – Top City Classic @ Washburn University (Topeka, KS). Six preliminary rounds; top half of the field moves to elimination rounds. NRR format for c-x, in-rd prep time and elim. resolutions. Awards for final round teams, top speaker and Coach of the Year.

DEC

JAN

  • 4-7 – Mile High Texas Swing @ University of North Texas
    (Similar format to past Mile High. One topic area tournament, one without topic areas)

  • 19-21 – Great Salt Lake Invitational, Salt Lake City, UT. (Single tournament: 8 prelims, double elimination outrounds). Will coincide with IE/LD/IPDA Swing [on 1/18-1/19]. We also intend to host a BP and Policy tournament [on 1/19-1/21], entries permitting. Invitation available in late June/early July.

  • 25-27 – CSU Long Beach

  • 25-27 – The Tournament of Subdued Excitement @ Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA)

  • 26-27 – Jannese Davidson Memorial Tournament–FREE! @ Concordia University Irvine (Irvine, CA)

FEB

  • 9-10 – The National Warm-up @ the University of Missouri (Columbia, MO). 7 prelims / appropriate elims.

  • 22-24 – The David Frank Tournament of Scholars @ University of Oregon (Eugene, OR). (8 prelims, switch-side debating in prelims, resolutions announced in advance using NPTE topics, flex time, $200 award for the Ben Dodds Top Speaker).

MAR

  • 2-3 – National Round Robin @Cal-Berkeley

  • 14-17 – National Parliamentary Debate Association Championship Tournament @ the University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)

  • 20-23 – National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence @ University of Nevada-Reno (Reno, NV)

APR


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#5

so far I have heard:
SFSU 9/21-9/23
SDSU 10/5-10/7
Reno 10/19-10/21
CSUN 11/2-11/4
Long Beach 1/25-1/27


#6

Northwest College is moving the Trapper Rendezvous tournament to September 21-22, 2018. We plan to offer NPDA, Worlds, IPDA, and all 11 IE events.


#7

Washburn’s (Topeka, KS) parliamentary debate (NPDA) tournament will be November 17-18 (Sat & Sun) (2018). Six preliminary rounds; top half of the field moves to elimination rounds. NRR format for c-x, in-rd prep time and elim. resolutions. Awards for final round teams, top speaker and Coach of the Year.


#8

McKendree will host its swing NPDA tournament on October 19-21. The invite should be available shortly.


#9

The David Frank Tournament of Scholars at the University of Oregon will be February 22-24, 2019, in Eugene, Oregon.

Eight prelim rounds, healthy schedule, switch-side debating in prelims, resolutions announced in advance from NPTE topics, flex time, $200 award for the Ben Dodds Top Speaker, catered community dinners Friday and Saturday.

Hotels are inexpensive and Portland International is only 2 hours away. Eugene’s airport has a good number of flights as well from Denver, SFO, Seattle, Salt Lake, and others.


#10

Can add the following PNW tournaments (sorry, my original post had the incorrect dates for L&C!!):
Sept 22-23: Northwest Warm-Up @ Bellevue College
Oct 12-14: Steve Hunt Classic @ Lewis & Clark College
Nov 17-18: Mahaffey Invitational @ Linfield College
Jan 25-27: The Tournament of Subdued Excitement @ Western Washington University
Feb 22-24: The David Frank Tournament of Scholars @ University of Oregon

There may be a couple more as the programs in the region bat around scheduling ideas.


#11

I’ve added all the tournaments mentioned in the thread so far. Do note that anyone can edit the top post, so feel free to directly add new tournaments that you’re aware of :slightly_smiling_face:


#12

Dates for University of Minnesota Tournaments:

September 21st - 23rd NPDA, NFA-LD and BP will be offered, format likely to be 8 prelims for NPDA, LD and 6 for BP - potentially double elimination outrounds
&
November 30 - December 1st NPDA, NFA-LD and BP will be offered, likely to be 6 rounds for all formats

Invites likely will be out mid July


#14

Great Salt Lake Invitational - SLC, UT - Jan. 19-21, 2019.

See attached invitation for all the details. We hope you will join us in January.

2019 GSL Invitation.pdf (305.4 KB)


#15

Here is the invite for the 2018 McKendree Swing. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.2018 McK NPDA Swing Invite.doc (41 KB)


#16

Mizzou will host the National Warm-Up on 2/9-10. Invite forthcoming.


#19

Attached is the invite for the Minnesota Classic at the University of Minnesota September 21st-23rd Please let us know if there is anything we can do to ensure attendance for teams who might otherwise struggle to attend.

Minnesota Classic invite.pdf (585.3 KB)

registration will be on https://www.tabroom.com/index/tourn/index.mhtml?tourn_id=10583


#20

Hi we apologize for the confusion on the date of our tournament. We have finally reached consensus with our school administration and we were able to get all the rooms and equipment needed to run a tournament. Our official date is 10/27/2018 and we are NPDA sanctioned!
https://www.speechwire.com/c-info.php?tournid=7951


#21

Hi folks!

The Mile High Swing has become the Texas Two Step and will be hosted by TTU and UNT. We hope you and yours will join us in Denton this January2019 Texas Two Step.pdf (105.3 KB)
for what is sure to be an excellent time.

Take care!


#22

Attached is the invitation to the 2019 Jannese Davidson Memorial Tournament! Any questions? Please contact our fabulous DOF Yaw Kyeremateng at yaw.kyeremateng@cui.edu.

2019 Davidson Invite.pdf (206.1 KB)


#23

Can you add to the calendar the Santa Clara U. Copeland Invitational January 26-27, 2019 at Santa Clara, CA. Novice and Open NPDA parli only. Thanks. Melan Jaich