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This information is from a tournament in a past season!

This is a College tournament in Illinois.

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College of DuPage Forensics cordially invites you to join us for International Public Debate Tournament held at College of DuPage on Friday, December 8th.  As this is a new tournament for College of DuPage and a fairly new event, there may be a few changes the week of the tournament based upon entry size. We hope you will join us on Friday, December 8th.

Please review the invitation and let us know if you have any questions. We will be using SpeechWire for our tournament so please register via SpeechWire at www.speechwire.com.

Lauren Morgan – morgan@cod.edu

Kacy Abeln – abelnk@cod.edu

Brandon Wood – woodb66@cod.edu


Any regularly enrolled college student with less than four years of college debate experience is eligible to participate.  

For the purposes of this tournament, there is no distinction between novice and varsity. 


· Initial Entry:  Tuesday, December 5, 2016. Registration can be done through SpeechWire.

·      Adds:  Without charge until Noon on Wednesday, December 6, 2016

·      Drops: Without charge until Noon on Thursday, December 7, 2016


Schools are required to provide one judge for every two entries.


·      Covered International Public Debate:   $12 per entry

·      Uncovered IPD Debate:                         $30 per entry (flat fee—NOT 12 + 30)

·      All drops after Thursday at 12p:            $10 per entry

·      Entry Drop at Registration:                    $25 per entry

·      Judge Drop at Registration:                   $50 per judge


This tournament follows the spirit of the International Public Debate Association’s bylaws but is NOT sanctioned by IPDA. The tournament director will be making tournament decisions based upon the spirit of the IPDA bylaws. You can find the IPDA bylaws at http://www.ipdadebate.info.

Note: College of DuPage students will compete in the tournament and can advance to finals. 


The goal of this tournament is to host as many rounds as possible. While the general running of the tournament will follow IPDA regulations, breaking for the tournament will generally follow the Phi Rho Pi break system with Bronze, Silver, and Gold. There will be a Bronze Round (Semi-Final Rounds), and a Gold Round (Final Rounds). We will break the top 30% of the debate field into the Bronze Round. Thus, there will be multiple Bronze Rounds occurring simultaneously. The winners of the Bronze round will advance to the Silver/Gold round. Winners of the Silver/Gold round will be Gold Medalists and losers of the Silver/Gold will be Silver Medalists. 




9:30 Registration

10:00 Round 1 Prelim

         (10:00am Prep – 10:30am Speak)

11:10 Round 2 Prelim

         (11:10am Prep – 11:40am Speak)

12:20 Lunch-- Campus Cafeteria will be open and there are numerous restaurants near campus. Jimmy Johns also delivers to campus.

1:00 Round 3 Prelim

         (1:00pm Prep – 1:30pm Speak)

2:10 Round 4 Prelim

         (2:10pm Prep – 2:40pm Speak)

3:20 Bronze/Silver Round

         (3:20pm Prep – 3:50pm Speak)

4:30 Silver/Gold Round

         (4:30pm Prep – 5:00pm Speak)

ASAP Awards 


 * Please note this is a single-flighted tournament schedule and the schedule may change if the tournament becomes large enough that it requires double-flighting. In the event that the schedule changes, coaches will be notified but registration will remain at 9:30am.

Manager contact information

Kacy Abeln
Email address: abelnk@cod.edu
Phone number: 6309016900

Mailing address

425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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