Qualifying Tournaments

The following tournaments are part of the Coolidge Cup national debate experience for the 2018-2019 academic year. Follow the links to learn more about the individual tournaments and to register for a tournament near you. For details on how many bids are available to be won at each tournament and in which events, view this sheet describing the 2019 Coolidge Cup Bids (PDF).

Date(s)          Tournament        
Sep 14-16, 2018	 Yale Invitational	                  
Oct 12-13, 2018	 63rd Annual Bellaire Forensic Tournament
Nov 3-4, 2018    Vassar College Invitational    
Jan 12, 2019     NYC Urban Debate League Tournament #4 
Feb 8-10, 2019   44th Annual Liberty Bell Classic at UPenn
Feb 16-18, 2019  Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley
Feb 28, 2019     NCFCA Tournament at Concord Christian Academy
Mar 23, 2019	 New Hampshire Debate League State Championship
Mar 23, 2019     CFL of Rockville Centre Elims in PF and Congress
Mar 30, 2019     Massachusetts State Debate League State Finals
Apr 12, 2019	 Salisbury Debate Day at the Coolidge Foundation
May 3-5, 2019	 California High School Speech Association Championship
May 3, 2019      NSDA Top Scorers
May 11, 2019     Luddy Debate League Coolidge Cup Qualifier
May 12, 2019     Coolidge Cup Online Application


Please note that this list of qualifying tournaments is subject to change. Check back here for the latest information on bid opportunities for the Coolidge Cup.

Additionally, if you have received a bid invitation letter from us inviting you to come and participate in this year’s Coolidge Cup, please make sure that you respond to us by May 12th to reserve your place. Write to Debate Director Jared Rhoads (jrhoads@coolidgefoundation.org).


Students debate in the outdoor tents at the 2018 Coolidge Cup