High School Tournament Information

Thank you for your interest in participating in the OCDL High School Tournament.

Tournament Dates:

Nov. 17 - Fall Tournament
Feb. 23 - Winter Tournament
Apr. 27 - Spring Tournament

There will be two announced and two impromptu topics for the fall tournament.

The topics for the Fall (Nov. 17) high school tournament are as follows:

  • The West should prioritize stability over exporting democracy in foreign policy.
  • The US should establish a comprehensive sixth military service - The Space Force.
  • Impromptu
  • Impromptu

Each tournament will be 4 rounds and follow a high school parliamentary format. There will be no fees to join the high school league and the first tournament, hosted by Los Altos High School, will be offered FREE. More information to follow on topics and how to register for these tournaments. Spread the word about this exciting opportunity.

Registration (for coaches):

Skip to step 3 if you already have a Tabroom account and a school profile. If you have participated in an OCDL tournament before, skip to step 4.

1. Create a Tabroom.com account.

2. Create a school profile.

3. Join the OCDL circuit (click on your email at the top, select your school from the 'Institutions' list, click the Circuits tab, and select Orange County Debate League).

4.Select your school from the 'Institutions' list.

5. You should see the following link in the list of tournaments. Select the 'Register' button.Screen Shot 2018-10-06 at 1.43.19 PM.png

6. Fill in adult information and save.

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If you do not need to add new students to your roster, skip to step 11.

7. Select your email address at the top. Then select your school from 'Institutions'.

8. Select the 'Competitors' tab.

9. Select "Add a new student" in the top right.

10. Enter student information and repeat until all students are entered.

11. Select your email address at the top. Then select 'Entry' for the tournament.Screen Shot 2018-10-06 at 1.52.20 PM.png

12. Select the 'Entries' tab. Then click the blue 'Add entry in' button.

13. Select your competitors (two or three person teams) and save.

14. Select the 'Judges' tab. Then add existing judges from the dropdown or add new ones to the roster.

Nov. 17 - Fall Tournament
Feb. 23 - Winter Tournament
Apr. 27 - Spring Tournament
Each tournaments will be 4 rounds and follow a high school parliamentary format. There will be no fees to join the high school league and the first tournament, hosted by Los Altos high school, will be offered FREE. More information to follow on topics and how to register for these tournaments. Spread the word about this exciting opportunity.


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