Osterweis Debate

April 7, 2019

Tournament Information

Competition Format

Each round will involve two teams, paired based on win-loss record. Fifteen minutes prior to each round, we will announce a resolution. Teams will be randomly assigned sides and will have 15 minutes to prepare. After four preliminary rounds, the top two teams will break to finals. The full set of rules can be found here.

This year, we will feature a novice division.


Rounds will be judged by members of the Yale Debate Association, the most successful team in North America and the fourth-ranked team in the world.


The Osterweis Tournament will take place on Sunday, April 9th, 2017, in Davies Auditorium. 

Event Time Location
Registration 9:00- 9:30 AM TBA
Varsity Round 1 and Demo Round 9:30-10:30 AM TBA
Varsity Round 2 and Novice Round 1 10:45-11:45 AM TBA
Varsity Round 3 and Novice Round 2 12:00-1:00 PM TBA
Lunch 1:00-2:00 PM TBA
Varsity Round 4 and Novice Round 3 2:00-3:00 PM TBA
Semifinals and Novice Finals 3:15-4:15 PM TBA
Varsity Finals 4:30-5:30 PM TBA
Awards 6:00-6:30 PM TBA