Parkway West Fall Classic

Parkway West Fall Classic
October 11th & 12th, 2019
Thank you so much to everyone that made this year's event a success!
We look forward to seeing you next year!
Tournament Schedule 


If you are feeling apprehensive, you can read THIS to ease your fears! You can even read about each event and review some tips and tricks in our Judging Handbook

 THEN, you can sign up to JUDGE RIGHT HERE

If you want to know more about judging, you can view our tutorials for 





Once you sign up above, we will send you a confirmation email. You may reply there with questions or concerns. Soon, you can check our MASTER SPREADSHEET to see that your registration was received and is correct. If you are arriving in the evening Friday, please note that there is a home football game. If you cannot find parking in the front, please follow these directions to park in the back. There will be signs to direct you. 

Parkway West Debate Parents

We would love your help! You can: 

  • JUDGE! Sign up now!
  • READ THIS to donate food or sign up to work in our hospitality room.
    • Add your name and donation HERE
    • Provide us with your contact information HERE


Please review our INVITATION. Please note that we have a home football game on Friday. Please have your buses drop off in the front and park in the back

  • Registration is now open. Note the following deadlines:
    • Entries finalized by Wednesday, Oct. 9th at 4 pm. After this time:
      • you will forfeit your entry fee for drops
      • No additions will be accepted.  
  • The Congressional Debate Docket is available HERE
  • Extemp Topic Areas will be released within two weeks of the tournament. 
    • FX: East Asia, Global Crises, Middle East, South America 
    • DX: 2020 Elections, Presidential Developments, Social Justice, US Economy
    • Novice Extemp: Economy, Global & National Crises, Politics, Social Justice 
  • The following events will break straight to finals. They will not compete at 8 am on Saturday, only 1 pm on Saturday: 
    • Varsity DI
    • Varsity Duo
    • Varsity HI
    • Novice Interp
    • Varsity POI
    • Novice Prose/Poetry
  • The following events will have a mandatory third round during event finals at 1 pm on Saturday. They will not compete at 8 am on Saturday. Results will be based on cumulative score: 
    • Novice Duo 

We ask that your varsity students and your school judges sign up on our judging form above. Just have them specify their affiliation or level of experience.  


To honor Haran Kumar, we will be working to collect money for Every Child's Hope. ECH is an organization that works to support a vast and growing population of St. Louis youth. Beyond providing mental health and trauma services, ECH provides a Head Start program and K-12 alternative schooling. They offer family and crisis support, foster care management, and parenting programs. They support homeless youth as well as pregnant and parenting teenagers. What’s more, ECH only receives 55% of its necessary funding through the government. Donations are the primary engine of this impressive operation. To help raise money, we will be doing the following during our tournament: 

  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Penny Wars
  • Direct Donations
  • Presenting objects rather than trophies and donating the saved cost

Parkway West Debaters

  • Tournament assignments are POSTED. Make sure you read about your specific responsibilities and ASK QUESTIONS NOW! If you need to change your time, let me know ASAP!
  • Managers and chairs must attend a mandatory meeting on TUESDAY, SEPT. 24th. This is after school only. 
  • All tournament personnel must attend the MANDATORY MEETING on WEDNESDAY OCT. 9th. This is after school only.
  • Shirt sign-ups are closed. Check to see if you signed up for a SHIRT. I will let you know when they arrive.  They are $12
  • Varsity - check your judging quotas on the forms page
  • Encourage your parents to sign up to donate food!