Topeka West Debate Invitational

2022 — Topeka, KS/US

Topeka West Invitational 2021


Topic: We will debate the 2022-2023 NSDA NATO/Emerging Tech resolution.


Divisions: We will host a novice and an open division. Novice will be limited to students in their first year of competitive debate. Open is, as the name suggests, open to all competitors. We will do our best to place more experienced judges in Open, but your students can expect to debate in front of parents and lay judge community members as well. 


Entries: Schools are capped at 4 entries initially. We will give preference to our Flint Hills District schools, then folks who traditionally attend our tournament and/or give us spots at theirs, and then everyone else. Because we aim to avoid common areas and keep kids separated as much as possible, and because our squad is tiny this year, our tournament will be capped at 50 total entries.


The novice division is not limited to a case list. The only limits are the resolution, and the power of your imagination.



We will do our best to fill our judging needs with our community pool. However, coaches should be prepared to judge if there is a need. If assistant coaches or other sponsors are available to judge, we would love to use them! Please let us know. If you have seniors or juniors who would like to judge the novice division, we would love that! We think it is excellent for novices to get an opportunity to adapt to different types of judges, and a mentoring opportunity for your more mature and experienced students.



Registration 7-7:30

Rd 1 - 8:00

Rd 2 - 9:45

Rd 3 - 12:00

Rd 4 - 1:45

Rd 5 - 3:30

Awards - Posted on Tabroom and delivered to schools in their home rooms ASAP



To cover the cost of awards, we ask for an entry fee of $5 per team.



We will award medals to the top 8 teams in each division at the conclusion of the tournament.

1st through 3rd place will receive trophies. There will be a sweepstakes trophy for the top school. Sweeps will be determined by your best two teams in each division (2 open + 2 novice).