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!

2020-21 Tournament Dates

LAMDL will continue to serve students and host tournaments during the new school year online in order to maintain competition and community while social distancing. 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.

August 18, 2020: LAUSD School Starts

Oct. 9-10, 2020: T1 [Season Opener]

Nov. 6-7, 2020: T2

Nov 23-27, 2020: Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 4-5, 2020: T3 + USC Invitational

Dec. 21-Jan. 8, 2020: Winter Break

Feb. 6, 2021: T4 [Financial Literacy Public Debates]

Mar. 5-6, 2021: T5 [Sandra Seville Jones National Qualifier]

Apr. 2-3, 2021: T6

Apr. 23-24, 2021: T7 [City Championship]

May 21-22, 2021: T8

Jun. 10, 2020: LAUSD School Ends

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