General Tournament FAQs:

Q: What are the different rounds/patterns?
A: Patterns just mean that students will compete in different events at different times. It allows for a tournament to host more events. Rounds mean that students will be performing the SAME SPEECH three different times, for different judges. Scores are averaged across rounds to determine final placings.

Q: How many events can I sign up for?
A: You can double enter in speech, which means you can do two events in each pattern, which means you can do 6 events total.

Q: What if I have something in the morning/afternoon the day of the tournament?
A: This is an all day event, so you’ll have to be there the whole day.

Q: Will there be practice in class? And which tournaments I should sign up for?
A: Check with your Coach in class.

Form for express interest for upcoming events.


Past Tournaments (Partial List)

  • Claremont Bargain belt tournament (10/15/2021)
  • Jack Howe Invitational 9/2021
  • 6/2021 – NSDA Middle School National Championship
  • 6/2021 NSDA High School National Championship
  • 5/2021 Los Angeles Regional Optimist Club Oratorical Contest
  • 5/2021 California Middle School State Championship (CHSSA)
  • 5/2021 NIETOC Championship
  • 5/2021 MS Tournament of Champions
  • 5/2021 NSDA China Regional Competition (Shanghai)
  • 5/2021 Southwestern Optimist Club Regional Contest
  • RMUN (Rising Leaders MUN Conference – 5/15/2021)
  • 5/2021 Middle School State Championship (x2)
  • 5/2021 Tokyo Debate and Oratory Championship
  • 5/2021  National Online Forensics (High School) Championship
  • 5/2021  National Online Forensics (Middle School) Championship
  • 5/2021  National Online Forensics (Elementary School) Championship
  • 3/2021 Olle Owl Middle School Invitational
  • 3/6/2021 Marlborough tournament 
  • 2/2021 Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Western Regional Tournament
  • UC Berkeleye CAL Invitational (2/13-2/15/2021)
  • 2/7/2021 MS Friendly for Speech and Debate Events
  • 2/6/2021 Stanford Invitational Speech & Debate
  • 12/12/2020 Damien tournament for 6-8 th grade Lincoln Douglas, Public Forum and Policy debate class students
  • December 2020, Fullerton Union NIETOC and TOC Qualifier
  • 12/12-13/2020 Friendly #3 (K-12)
  • December 2020, La Costa Canyon NIETOC Qualifier ( Elite)
  • December 2020, College Prep HS LD TOC Qualifier (Elite)
  • December 2020, Clear Lake TOC Qualifier ( Elite)
  • Seattle Academy Tournament (11/6-11/7/2020)
  • Nov 21 Mountain View Texas NIETOC Qualifier (High School/Middle School Elite)
  • Nov 21 Athens Mount Pleasant Teaxs TFA,IQT, and NIETOC Qualif ying tournament.
  • Nov 21 Castle Classic NIETOC Qualifier (High School/Middle School Elite)
  • CA Regional Friendly #2 Speech and Debate Tournament (11/21-11/22):It is a tournament with great schools such as Westridge, Flintridge Prep, Valley International Prep, La Salle, Astranova school, etc. Results Day 1, Day 2
  • 10/31-11/1 Friendly #1 Speech and Debate Tournament. Online. For all 2020 Fall students in any Speech & Debate class, please check your registration email for details. 9 schools with over 200 students competing this weekend, schools with great speech and debate teams such as Flintridge Prep and Westridge, and La Salle. Results Day 1 | Results Day 2
  • National Invitationals (Non Bid level)
  • Damien Chuck Ballingall #1 (Schools included Harker, Harvard Westlake, Poly)
  • Sept. 27, 2020 Debates – Middle School Policy
  • Oct. 25, 2020 Debates – Middle School Policy
  • Richfield Run 2020
  • Don Ramsey 2020
  • PRINCETON HS UIL FALL CLASSIC 2020
  • AUBURN HS SPEECH AND DEBATE TOURNAMENT 2020
  • UNT JOHN S GOSSETT MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT 2020
  • LARUE COUNTY RUTH BLAIR INVITATIONAL 2020
  • Oct. 2020 IVC
  • Sept, 2020 Season Opener | Results
  • Date: 3/6-3/8 Location: 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132
    Name: WESTERN JV AND NOVICE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (High School and Advanced Middle School)
  • CAL INVITATIONAL UC BERKELEY 2020 15-17 — Berkeley, CA/US
  • Stanford Invitational Speech & Debate Tournament – 34th Annual Stanford Invitational | February 8-10, 2020
  • Date: 6/2020. National Championship. Location: Online.
  • Date: 5/15-17/2020. California Middle School State Championship Tournament. Location: Online. All DTE students 5-8th graders are invited. Please check emails for registration information
  • ModernBrain Invitational Tournament 12/15/2019 at DVC (Diablo Valley College). 
  • La Reina Debate 12/7/2019
  • Damien Middle School (6-8th grade) debate Saturday 12/14/2019
  • Heideman Tournament(for elementary students), 12/7/2019
  • CHUCK BALLINGALL MEMORIAL INVITATIONAL AT DAMIEN HIGH SCHOOL, 2019 — La Verne, CA/US 11/9-11/10
  • Nov 3, 2019 Principio tournament, . 3rd-12th grade
  • September 21–Monday September 23, 2019, Jack Howe Memorial Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament