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2020 — NSDA Campus, UT/US

2020 The Renaissance Tournament Invite


Thank you for your interest in the Renaissance Tournament hosted by Da Vinci Academy. We will be using the UDCA online tournament manual. We will be using the NSDA Campus for this online tournament.


Thank you,


Jacob Neilson

Tournament Director, The Renaissance Tournament


Dates: October 30-31, 2020

Location: Online



Asynchronous: Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Program of Oral Interpretation, Original Oratory, Informative Speaking.

Synchronous: Impromptu Speaking, Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking, Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking, Lincoln Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Policy Debate, SpAr and Student Congress, Big Questions Debate.


Divisions: Open and Novice (will merge events depending on entry numbers)


Topics: Will be the October NSDA topics. Novice LD will use the Varsity topic.


Double Entry: Competitors may enter in as many Asynchronous events as they would like, but only one Friday and one Saturday synchronous event. 

Judges: 1 judge for every 6 IE/Congress entries

1 judge for every 4 LD/PF entries

1 judge for every 2 Policy entries


Fees:   $15 school fee per day

$4 per student per event per day

$25 for each round missed by judge

$25 drop fee after deadline

Schedule:  IE/Debate


3:00-3:30 pm  Registration

3:30-5:30 pm Round 1 Extemp/Impromptu

5:30-7:30 pm Round 2 Extemp/Impromptu

7:30-9:30 pm Round 3 Extemp/Impromptu




9:00-11:00 am Round 1 Debate

11:00-1:00 pm Round 2 Debate

1:00-3:00 pm Round 3 Debate


9:30-12:00 pm Congress Session 1

12:30-3:00 pm Congress Session 2


Award recipients will be posted online and sent through email.


Payment should be made to:

Da Vinci Academy Debate

2033 Grant Avenue

Ogden, Utah, 84401