High School

Following its mission of increasing student involvement in debate by providing quality debate opportunities to students across Orange County and beyond, the Orange County Debate League offers three high school tournaments each school year. There are currently no league dues or registration fees to join the high school tournaments. They are open to any interested individual and team debaters. 

Information regarding our high school tournaments can be found below. Should you have questions regarding the tournaments or if you wish to participate as an individual (independent of a school), please contact the high school tournament coordinator, Mark Hobbs: mhobbs@ocdl.org


Fall Tournament – October 28, 2023

Winter Tournament – February 10, 2024

Spring Tournament – April 27, 2024


Fall Tournament (10/28)

  • Ban direct to consumer advertising for prescription drugs
  • Right to work laws have done more harm than good

A topic selection committee convenes over Zoom to determine the next topics. Check back here for the next scheduled time. 


Get a head start on submitting new student affidavits by passing out the attached student affidavit. 


Skip to step 3 if you already have a Tabroom account and a school profile. If you have participated in an OCDL tournament before, skip to step 4.

1. Create a Tabroom.com account.
2. Create a school profile.
3. Join the OCDL circuit (click on your email at the top, select your school from the ‘Institutions’ list, click the Circuits tab, and select Orange County Debate League).
4.Select your school from the ‘Institutions’ list.
5. You should see the following link in the list of tournaments. Select the ‘Register’ button.

6. Fill in adult information and save.

If you do not need to add new students to your roster, skip to step 11.

7. Select your email address at the top. Then select your school from ‘Institutions’.
8. Select the ‘Competitors’ tab.
9. Select “Add a new student” in the top right.
10. Enter student information and repeat until all students are entered.
11. Select your email address at the top. Then select ‘Entry’ for the desired tournament.

12. Select the ‘Entries’ tab. Then click the blue ‘Add entry in’ button.
13. Select your competitors (two or three person teams) and save.
14. Select the ‘Judges’ tab. Then add existing judges from the dropdown or add new ones to the roster.

Should you encounter an problems with registration, please contact the high school tournament administrator, Matthew Ong at mong@ocdl.org.