Register to Judge the Coolidge Cup


Thank you for your interest in participating as a citizen debate judge in the Coolidge Cup. Without you, we could not run this tournament. To register, please fill out the form below.

This year, instead of asking judges to commit to entire days at a time, we are giving judges the option to sign up for particular rounds. We hope this approach will make it easier for more judges to partake in the tournament, and make everyone’s experience better and more predictable. Please sign up for as many rounds (and flights) as you would like to judge!

If you have any questions, contact Debate Director Jared Rhoads (


Register to Judge the 2019 Coolidge Cup

  • Select as many as you wish. Note that when planning your day, we recommend that judges arrive to the Notch about 45 minutes prior to their first scheduled debate.
  • We'd like you and the debaters to get to know each other a little better. Please provide a brief 2-3 sentence bio that we can share with them. Perhaps say who you are, where you are from, and what you do. (We may edit for length.)
  • Are there any debaters at this tournament who you know you should NOT be assigned to judge for any reason? If so, list their name(s) here. The most common examples would be if you have any children competing or students whom you coach.
  • We are working extra hard this year to make the judging experience as enjoyable, comfortable, and rewarding as possible. If you have any ideas or feedback that you'd like to share, please do so below.