A LAMDL debate tournament is a rigorous academic competition. In teams of two, our students argue for and against public policy proposals on issues ranging from science to economics to politics and government. For many, tournaments are a rare opportunity to connect intellectually with their peers and to have their ideas about important issues considered seriously by adults. Such an experience has a powerful effect on a student’s self-esteem and interest in education. Attending our tournaments as a judge is a great way to help our students and the league!

2023-2024 Tournaments

LAMDL will continue to serve students during the new school year!

We will be hosting our tournaments on Tabroom.com. In order to participate as a competitor or judge you will need to make an account on Tabroom.com.

Fall Tournament Dates:

T1: October 6-7 | Season Opener @ Legacy HS

T2: November 3-4 | Fall Classic @ Maywood CES

T3: Dec 8-9 | Winter at the Beach @ CSULB

Spring Tournament Dates:

T4: January 26-27 | Spring Opener @ South Gate HS

T5: February 23-26 | National Qualifier + USC Invitational @ USC

T6: March 23 | Spring Classic @ Humanities & Arts Academy

T7: April 26-27 | City Championships @CSU Northridge

T8: May 25 | "You Say You Want a Resolution?" Novice Special @USC

Ready for your First Tournament?

Here's a guide to creating a Tabroom.com Account.