Silver Public Forum Qualifying Tournaments 2018-19

NOTE for 2018-19: The non-bid methods of qualifying for the Silver PF division are being revised. 

This division will feature the international teams plus teams that qualify through an expanded number of metrics.

These metrics include –
(a)  -Obtaining a 5-2 or better record at the previous year TOC in the Gold TOC Division.
(b)  -Reaching round 10 at NSDA nationals in the previous year
(c)   -Obtaining one regular Gold bid to the TOC
(d)  -Qualifying through a designated urban debate league qualifier.  These qualifiers are limited to urban debate league students. Email for more details.
(e)  -Collecting two Silver bids.  All tournaments that now have Gold PF TOC bids will have Silver TOC bids one level below where their Gold bid is. For example, Harvard is a octofinals bid and is now a double octofinals Silver bid.
(f)   -Earn 500 NSDA points (both debaters).
(g)  -Qualify for NSDA nationals or be one of the first two alternate teams out of your district.
-Once a team meets one of these qualification metrics they can register for the TOC  on

If teams subsequently qualify for the Gold TOC division, their entry will simply be moved over and there will be no additional fees.

To apply for an at large in silver PF please use the following link

A team can apply for a silver PF at large if: 1. the team has one silver bid together. 2. Each partner has a gold bid individually, but not with the partner they are applying with.
Both TOC divisions will use the April PF resolution.

The following Public Forum debate tournaments at the double octofinals level for the Silver PF division:

Double Octafinal Qualifier 

Apple Valley (MN)
Arizona State (AZ)
Berkeley (CA)
Blake (MN)
Bronx Science (NY)
Emory (GA)
Florida Blue Key (FL)
Glenbrooks (IL)
Harvard (MA)
Princeton (NJ)
Sunvitational at the University School (FL)
Stanford (CA)
University of Kentucky (KY)
University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Yale (CT)

Octafinal Qualifier 

Alta (UT)
Bellaire (TX)
Columbia (NY)
Cypress Bay (FL)
Dowling (IA)
George Mason (VA)
Golden Desert (NV)
Grapevine (TX)
James Logan (CA)
La Costa Canyon (CA)
Lexington (MA)
Millard North (NE)
Myers Park (NC)
Presentation HS (CA)

Quarterfinal Qualifier

Bingham (UT)
Carrollton (GA)
Durham Academy (NC)
Long Beach (CA)
Manchester Essex (MA)
Middleton (WI)
Nova Titan (FL)
Pennsburry (PA)
Plano West (TX)
Ridge (NJ)
Santa Clara University (CA)
Scarsdale (NY)
University of the Pacific (CA)
University of Texas-Austin (TX)
Valley (IA)
Villiger- St. Joseph’s (PA)

Semifinal Qualifier

Beltway/Capitol Classic (MD)
Central Valley “Bear Brawl” (WA)
Cheyenne East (WY)
Colleyville Heritage (TX)
Evanston Township (IL)
Fullerton (CA)
Georgetown (DC)
George Washington (CO)
The Hockaday School (TX)
Holy Cross (LA)
Isidore Newman (LA)
Katy Taylor (TX)
Lakeland (NY)
Lewis and Clark (OR)
Lincoln-Southwest (NE)
Millard West (NE)
Milpitas (CA)
Puget Sound (WA)
SF Roosevelt (SD)
Spain Park/Hoover (AL)
St Andrew’s (MS)
University of Houston Cougar Classic (TX)
University of Michigan (MI)
Winston Churchill (TX)