Parliamentary Debate Tournaments

Yale Invitational, September 16-18, 2016

The Yale Invitational in New Haven is a major high school debate and speech event attracting approximately 2000 students from all over the country. The Parliamentary division was added in 2009 and has grown steadily. It has the added advantage of being close by for CDA members.

Yale Osterweis Tournament, April ??, 2017

The Osterweis,founded in 1980, is probably the oldest high school Parliamentary debate tournament in the country. Named after a formaer Yale debate coach, it is a free tournament and is judged primarily by college debaters. The date is usually announced in February.

Other Tournaments

Bickel & Brewer/New York University International Public Policy Forum

The Bickel and Brewer/New York University International Public Policy Forum is a mixed written and oral debate competition. Student teams of three submit an essay arguing for or against the topic which is judged. Sixty-four qualifying teams are selected and compete in three elimination rounds where arguments and rebuttals are presented in written form. The final 8 teams receive a free trip to New York to compete in person. For more information see Bickel & Brewer Foundation .