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Randolph Fall Classic

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This is a High School tournament in New Jersey.

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The Randolph High School Speech & Debate Team is pleased to invite you to the 35th Annual Randolph Fall Classic Speech & Debate Tournament to be held on Saturday, November 18. 2023. We are very excited to be hosting our tournament IN PERSON. We will be offering competition in many different events at various levels of competition this year – including a middle school division! WORLD SCHOOLS DEBATE WILL BE OFFERED VIRTUALLY!

For our full invitation, please check the "Files for Download" section of our SpeechWire page. Below are some specific points of interest for this year:


  • Middle School Divisions

    This year, we are excited to offer several events specifically for our middle school students! These include Declamation, Interpretation, Oratory, Congress, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and Public Forum Debate. While the running of these events will ultimately depend upon interest and numbers from registration, we hope to offer all of these events for our youngest members of the league. If divisions have to be collapsed, every attempt will be made to keep middle school students competing against other middle school or novice high school students. Please ensure that you complete registration correctly, signing up high school students for high school events and middle school students for middle school events. If there are any questions, please contact me directly at kburke@rtnj.org.



    We will be offering an option to pre-order lunches. Coaches will be able to complete this order during registration. More information will come out closer to the event. Packaged snacks will be sold and food will be provided for judges.


    Water Bottles:

    This year, we will not be selling disposable bottles of water. In an effort by the league to be more green, we will instead be selling reusable bottles. These bottles will have the league’s logo on them, and we will be offering the exciting opportunity for students to purchase stickers marking the Randolph Fall Classic to decorate their new bottles with. There are a multitude of water fountains and bubblers located around the schools for students to refill reusable bottles with.


    Parliamentary Debate:
    In this event, teams of 2 students compete in a more parliamentary-style debate. To find out more, please check out the NYPDL’s informational literature on the event either online or in our provided materials. This style uses impromptu motions only, meaning that no outside preparation is allowed or required. Teams will be given 15 minutes to prep. Because of the ease of understanding of this event, we will be using the PF judge pool for this event, though other judges may be asked to help out if necessary.
    All Public Forum judges are eligible to judge Parliamentary Debate, therefore, please train your judges accordingly.


    World Schools Debate:

    World Schools Debate is a unique and dynamic form of debate, unlike any other practiced in the United States. THIS EVENT WILL BE OFFERED VIRTUALLY! This combined “prepared” topics with “impromptu” topics, encouraging debaters to focus on specific issues rather than debate theory or procedural arguments. This highly interactive style of debate allows debaters to engage each other, even during speeches. We will be allowing schools to enter three-person teams (rather than the traditional five) in this new event. For more information, please visit the NSDA website located here, or copy and paste this link in your browser: https://www.speechanddebate.org/how-to-judge-world-schools-debate/.


    E-Ballots for All Events:
    We will continue our use of e-ballots this year. Once again, we need you, the coaches and moderators, to ensure clear communication to your judges about this. Please ask ALL judges, both speech and debate, to ensure that they have access to a device that they can complete their ballots on, as well as any necessary equipment (i.e., chargers). We recommend using a laptop or computer, rather than a phone or iPad.  E-ballots are incredibly easy and intuitive – they have been used to great effect at many local and national tournaments. We will again train any new judges on the process the morning-of. We would again like to stress that all events will be using e-ballots this year.


We look forward to seeing you in November! Please contact Katie Burke (kburke@rtnj.org) with any questions. Until then, we wish you the very best start to the 2023-2024 season. 

Important tournament rooms

Extemp Prep - Aux Gym
Parliamentary Debate Prep - Main Gym
Tab Room - RHS 245

Manager contact information

Katherine Burke
Email address: kburke@rtnj.org
Phone number: 6099544493

Mailing address

511 Millbrook Ave
Randolph, NJ 07869

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