Logan Will Ultimate Challenge

2019 — Grants Pass, OR/US

Welcome to the 2019 Logan Will Ultimate Challenge! We always hope to make this everyone's favorite tournament of the year, and hope you will join us in making this event as awesome as possible. Here's the basics you might need to know:

1: Online Registration of Code Names

You will be asked to create code names for students as you register them. Your Ultimate Challenger codes should begin with a U (for instance Ungulate or Unicorn). The codes for non-UC's may be anything appropriate, no school/alphabet restrictions this year, but be aware that we reserve the right to change codes. Go in through the Event Entry tab instead of the Competitor Entry screen to register. Please be sure you provide the same code each time for a competitor.

2: Online Balloting

We are going to use online ballots for both speech and debate. Helping your judges create accounts before they come to the tournament will make the first rounds go smoothly. Bring a mobile device (phone, tablet, or laptop). Wi-fi access is available throughout the buildings.

3: Conflicts

Big Question and Extemp are in pattern A. If competitors wish to do either, they may not enter into other events that pattern.


We will use the JANUARY topics for PF and LD. Typically we will use the March topics for this tournament, however they are not released until 6 a.m on the day it starts. In addition, we are assuming other tournaments won't be using the February PF topic.


Debate: LD, PF, Parli

IE A: Big Question, Duo, Extemp, Impromptu, Oratory, Prose 

IE B: ADS, Dramatic, Inform, Humorous, Poetry, POI, Radio

Ultimate Challenge and Entry Rules:

Schools are limited to 3 talented lunatics in the Ultimate Challenge.

No one may double enter in the same pattern except for Ultimate Challengers.

Ultimate Challengers must enter between 5 and 7 events, with no more than 3 to a pattern. Those events must include, in addition to whatever events complete their individual Challenge:

1. A Memorized Original Speech (Informative or Oratory)

2. A Memorized Interpretation (HI, DI, or Duo)

3. A Debate (PF, LD or Parli)

4. Impromptu


 Friday, Jan 31, 2020

3:30 p.m.             Registration and Judge Training,

4:00 p.m.             UC Meeting

4:15 p.m.             Debate Round 1 LD, PF, Parli

5:45 p.m.             Debate Round 2 LD, PF, Parli

7:00 p.m.             Extemp Draw

7:15 p.m.             Pattern A Round 1 BQ, Duo, Ext, Imp, OO, Prose

Saturday, Feb 1, 2020

8:00 a.m.             Judge Training

8:15 a.m.             Extemp Draw

8:30 a.m.             Pattern A Round 2 BQ, Duo, Ext, Imp, OO, Prose

9:45 a.m.             Pattern B Round 1 ADS, DI, HI, Inform, POI, Poe, Radio

11:00 a.m.           Debate Round 3 LD, PF, Parli

12:15 p.m.           Extemp Draw

12:30 p.m.           Pattern A Round 3 BQ, Duo, Ext, Imp, OO, Prose

1:45 p.m.             Pattern B Round 2 ADS, DI, HI, Inform, POI, Poe, Radio

3:00 p.m.             Debate Round 4 LD, PF, Parli

4:15 p.m.             Pattern B Round 3 ADS, DI, HI, Inform, POI, Poe, Radio

5:30 p.m.             Debate Finals LD, PF, Parli

6:30 p.m.             Extemp Draw and Finals for BQ

6:30 p.m.             Speech Semi-finals for top entered events (2018: Imp, Inform, Poe, Prose, Radio)

7:00 p.m.             Extemp Finals

8:00 p.m.             Speech Final 1

9:30 p.m.             Speech Final 2 (if needed)

Awards to follow the completion of all events