The Chicago Debate Championship Returns to Northwestern University

We’re very excited to announce that the Chicago Debate Championship will hold its preliminary rounds Friday March 23rd and Saturday March 24th at Northwestern University in Evanston.

We thank Dr. Daniel Fitzmier and Luke Hill of Northwestern for helping us to conclude our regular season with our most prestigious tournament event on the campus of one of the Top 15 universities in the nation.

Please review the T6 schedule as well, so schools can begin to prepare their plans.

Two specific notes regarding the schedule:

First, the CDL Coaches’ Council representatives from each conference contacted coaches for input and received a significant majority in favor of having Semifinals and Finals on Sunday, March 25th rather than Monday evening. While we know there is no schedule that can be perfect for everyone, this schedule reflects that majority input. The Sunday elimination debates will take place at the DePaul Loop Campus in Chicago.

Second, the Chicago Debate Championship is a full two-day tournament for all schools and coaches. As with Tournament Three at DePaul for Conference “A” and “AA,” schools agree, as a condition of participating in the Chicago Debate League, to provide sub coverage for their teachers to attend the full day on Friday with their students. Please arrange for these plans now and let us know if you have any questions or need assistance in communicating this requirement.

Remember that Tournament Five, the Conference Championships on February 24th – 25th, are the last, best chance to qualify students to the Chicago Debate Championship Eligibility Roster so that they can take part in our year-end championship and celebration of debate throughout the city of Chicago at the end of March.

Please contact us with any questions.

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