Great Salt Lake Invitational

2019 — Salt Lake City, UT/US

Dear Friends,


On behalf of the University of Utah and The University of Texas at El Paso, we invite you to return to the

Mountain West for the Great Salt Lake Invitational/UTEP IE Classic held at the University of Utah. The

tournaments will be held on January 18-21, 2019. On Friday, January 18th and Saturday, January 19th,

attendees will be able to participate in two complete IE tournaments, including entry options in IPDA and

NFA-LD Debate. On Saturday, January 19-Monday, January 21, 2019, teams may also choose to participate

in the concurrent debate tournaments, featuring competition in NPDA, BP, and CEDA debate formats. Full

details about double entry restrictions are included in Part I of the invitation.


This year’s schedule has been revised with an eye toward wellness and providing an opportunity for you

to enjoy all that Utah has to offer in January. In an effort to help you enjoy Utah’s “greatest snow on

earth,” we have identified an opportunity for all tournament attendees to take advantage of the deep

discounts on lift passes and equipment rentals offered by the University of Utah so that you can partake

in some of Utah’s world class skiing/snowboarding opportunities. For approximately $100/person

(prices subject to change and based on which ski resort you choose), you can secure a lift pass and full set

of ski/snowboarding gear (skis/snowboard, boots, snow pants and snow jacket). Other equipment,

including show-shoeing gear, is also available to rent. To learn more, visit:


SPECIAL NOTE: On Friday, January 18th, 2019, there will be a tournament reception held at the Hotel RL

in Avenue 1 from 8pm until 11pm. We hope that you will join us to celebrate the end of the first day of

competition and the 49th Great Salt Lake Invitational.


We look forward to seeing you in January and wish everyone the best of luck and safety in the upcoming

competitive season.


Warmest regards,


Michael Middleton, Ph.D.                       Carlos Tarin, Ph.D.

Director of Forensics                              Director of Forensics

University of Utah                                   The University of Texas at El Paso