Duke Debaters choose when and where they want to go to tournaments. Most students choose go to 2-3 tournaments per semester, but there are no restrictions as to how many tournaments members must or can attend. Travel expenses to tournament locations are fully funded by the team’s endowment.


Tournaments Dates Location Tryouts
Cornell IV Feb. 8-10 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 1/14-15
Eastern Regional Universities Debating Championship (GW IV) Feb. 23-24 GW University, Washington DC TBD
Empire Debates (King’s College IV) March 2-3 King’s College, NYC, NY TBD
Colgate IV (tentative) March 30-31 Colgate, NY TBD

US Universities Debating Championship (USUs)

April 12-15 Clemson, SC TBD
Duke debaters travel to India to compete in the 2014 World Universities Debating Championships!
Duke Debaters ready to fly to Vermont