CUSDC Templar Trials

2021 — NSDA Campus, UT/US

2020-2021 Central Utah Speech and Debate Circuit 


Thank all of you for your interest in the CUSDC. This Circuit is meant to bring more and better speech and debate experiences to the students of Central Utah. Though all are invited to attend. The circuit will have cumulative awards at the end of year as well as awards for each tournament. Please read the entire invite for details on each tournament. The schedules and events for each tournament are the same the differences dates and locations. This year we are happy to be adding interps to our lineup of events. Look forward to seeing everyone at one, if not all, of our wonderful tournaments


Thank you,


Jacob Neilson

CUSDC Director 


Dates and Locations:


November 13, 2020 - Spartan Agoge @ Emery High School, CastleDale, Utah

December 11, 2020 - Carbon Combat @ Carbon High School, Price, Utah

January 8, 2021 - Templar Trials @ Manti High School, Manti, Utah

February 6, 2021 - WildCat-tentions @ Richfield High School, Richfield, Utah


Events: Asynchronous: Original Oratory, Duo Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation.

Synchronous: Lincoln Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Policy Debate, and Student Congress, Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking, Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking, and Spontaneous Argumentation (Debate Format), Impromptu Speaking


Double Entry: May enter 1 synchronous and as many asynchronous as desired


Judges: 1 judge for every 6 IE (OO, IM, DUO, HI, DI, FX, NX, CON, SPAR) entries

1 judge for every 4 Debate (LD, CX, PF) entries


Topics: We will use the NSDA topics for Policy, Public Forum, Lincoln-Douglas debates

Congress Docket will be the Legislation from UDCA Congress Committee

SpAr Topics will come from local and national current events and issues

Extemp Topics will come from national and international current events and issues

Impromptu Topics will be 1st round of abstract, 2nd round famous/historical figures, 3rd

round quotes. Monthly themes November - Native American History, 

December -World Philosophy/Religion, January - Women’s History,  

February - Black History Month


The actual topics for SpAr, Extemp, and Impromptu will not be released prior to the tournament.

Fees:   $15 school fee

$4 per student per event

$25 for each round missed by non-hired judge

$25 drop fee after deadline 


. 3:00-3:30 pm Registration

3:30-5:30 pm  Round 1

5:30-7:30 pm Round 2

7:30-9:30 pm Round 3

Awards - Individual Tournaments:

Medals will be given for 1st-3rd in each event.

Team Trophies 1st-3rd


Awards - Circuit

Trophies for 1st-3rd in each event

Team Trophies 1st-3rd


Sweepstakes scoring: Each Event will be quartiled using the top three competitors/teams for each school in each event. 


IEs points per student: 1 pt per round competed, and 5 pts for 1st place, 4 pts. for 2nd place, 3pts for 3rd place, 2 pts for 4th place, 1 pt for 5th place, 0 pts for 6th place and below in each round


Debate points per student: 1 pt per round competed, 5 pts per win, 2 pts per loss.


Congress points: Top 15%=6 pts, Top 16-30%=5 pts, Top 31-45%=4 pts, Top 46-60%=3 pts, Top 61-75%=2 pts, Top 76-90%=1pt, remainder 0 pts.


Circuit Awards are decided by accumulating sweepstakes points throughout the season. Highest totals in each event win.