Hunter Haunting

2018 — West Valley, UT/US

Hunter Haunting

4200 south 5600 West, West Valley, Utah 84037

October 27th 2018

Dear Coaches and Speech & Debaters:

Please join us for Hunter Haunting.  This year Jake Neilson will be running the tournament.  Pertinent details are listed below, but please feel free to contact me with any additional information.  We hope to see you October 27thth.

Checks for entry fees need to be mailed or brought to the tournament prior to the beginning of round one. Checks should be made out to Hunter High School DEBATE and mailed to:

Hunter High School

Attention:  Jennifer Liddell

4200 south 5600 West, West Valley, Utah 84037


Please see tabroom for deadlines regarding dropping names and times fees will lock.  Please make sure that the check indicates it is for debate. My financial secretary receives all checks and will not deposit the money into my account and let me know you paid without it.  I have chased people down for money, only later to find out they paid because she put the money in the wrong accounts.


Debate Events

Novice/Open Lincoln Douglas

Novice/Open Public Forum

Novice/Open Congress (House & Senate)

Novice/Open Policy

Big Question


Individual Events

Combined Novice/Open Duo

Novice/Open Oratory

Novice/Open Extemp (Combined National and Foreign)

Combined Novice/Open HI

Combined Novice/Open DI

Novice/Open Impromptu

Combined Novice/Open P.O.I.


Students are allowed to enter in one debate and one speech event.

Tournament Schedule

Saturday, October 27th

7:15-7:45 am Registration/judges training (Library)

8:00 Rd 1 Debate Congress 8:00 – 10:00 Session 1

10:00 Rd 2 IEs              

11:30 Rd 2 Debate           11:30 – 1:30 Session 2

1:30 Rd 2 IEs

3:00 Rd 3 Debate 3:00 – 5:30 Session 3

5:00 Rd 3 Speech     7:00 Awards



I have currently placed a cap of 4 entries per school on every event.  If there is a novice and an open in a given event, the school may bring 4 for each division.  If novice and open are combined, then regardless of how it is divided between novice and open, only 4 can register.  You are welcome to register more than the cap, but they will be waitlisted and added at the tournament director’s discretion.  Students will begin to be taken off the waitlist on Monday October 22nd.  



We are planning to use online ballots. Please have your judges create a tabroom account and bring some kind of internet worthy device.  Judges will meet in the library. If we need to use our computers to have judges enter ballots, we will.


Topics and Legislation

LD topic: Resolved: In the United States, reporters ought to have the right to protect the identity of confidential sources.

Novice LD will be using the open topic

PF topic: Resolved: The United States should accede to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea without reservations.

Policy: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce its restrictions on legal immigration to the United States.

Big Question: Resolved: Humans are primarily driven by self-interest.

Extemp topics: A list of questions will be released on this site by October 8th. Though many tournaments use the list provided by the NFHS, this will not be available for October. The topics released for this tournament will be created by the tournament director.

Congress legislation: A list of congress legislation will be released on this site on October 8th.


Jennifer Liddell


Hunter High Debate