East Valley High to Host Second LAMDL Tournament of the Year

LAMDL LogoLast month, the University of Southern California hosted over 130 teams in what turned out to be the Los Angeles Metropolitan Debate League’s biggest tournament to date. The 2015-2016 season rolls on, only this time at East Valley High School in what should be another cracking round of Los Angeles’s youngest and brightest exchanging wits and quips. Whether you choose to spectate or participate, your support would mean the world to the hundreds of young men and women stepping to the podiums the weekend of November 13-14th.

LAMDL Needs Volunteers! An estimated 450 co-eds from 22 high schools across Southern California will be participating in one or more competitions this year and the LAMDL needs help. Whether you can judge a couple of rounds or the entire tournament, your time as a volunteer will make it possible for students to participate in this important event. If you are interested in volunteering as a debate judge, contact Cameron Ward at cameronward@urbandebate.org for more information. 

Below are the specific details for the tournament on Friday, November 13th and Saturday, November 14th.

Event Details

Date: Friday, November 13th and Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Location: East Valley High School, 5525 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Schedule of Events: The schedule of events is located below. Exact schedules may need to be modified in order to accommodate the number of students attending.

Friday, November 13th

4:00PM————————————– Dinner

4:30 PM————————————- Judge Training

5:00 – 6:30 PM—————————– Round 1

7:00 – 8:30 PM—————————– Round 2

9:00 PM————————————- Buses depart

Saturday, November 14th

8:30 AM————————————- Breakfast/Pairings for round 3 will be released

8:30 AM ————————————- Judge Training

9:00 – 10:30 AM—————————- Round 3

11:30 – 1:00 PM—————————- Round 4

1:00 – 2:00 PM—————————-  Lunch

2:30 – 4:30 PM—————————– Semis

4:30 – 6:30 PM—————————– Finals

7:00 – 8:00 PM—————————– Awards

8:00 PM————————————– Buses depart

Judge Training: If you are a brand new judge, or if it has been a while since you last judged and you would like a refresher, you are welcome to attend our short judge training session (4:30pm on Friday or 8:30am on Saturday) prior to judging your first debate. In addition, at the tournament we will have info packets for new judges that outline the speech times and include judging instructions.

Parking: There is a lot adjacent to the campus that will be available for our use.