Regions 15 and 18 UHSAA 2A Championship

2021 — NSDA Campus, UT/US

Regions 15 and 18 - 2A Championship e-Tournament

February 27, 2021

We are pleased to invite you to the UHSAA Regions 15 and 18 - 2A Championship e Tournament, hosted by Beaver High School on NSDA Campus Saturday, February 29, 2021.  

The competition will be limited to 3 rounds of PF, LD and SpAr, 2 sessions of Congress, and 3 individual event rounds.


In accordance with UHSAA guidelines, Regions 15 and 18 Debate events will include LD, PF, SpAr and Congress (with Congress adopting the recommended bills on the UDCA website). March topics will be used in both PF and LD.

Individual Events will include Combined Extemp.,Oratory, and Impromptu.


8:30 a.m. Registration

8:45 a.m. Judges’ Meeting

9:00 a.m. Debate Round 1, Congress Session 1, Sp.Ar. Round 1

10:00 a.m. Debate Round 2, Sp.Ar. Round 2

10:30 a.m. Congress Session 2

11:00 a.m. Debate Round 3, SpAr Round 3

12:00 p.m. Lunch (Extemp. Students are encouraged to pack a sack lunch!)

12:15 p.m. Extemp. Draw

12:30 p.m. Individual Events Round 1

1:15 p.m. Extemp. Draw

1:30 p.m. Individual Events Round 2

2:15 p.m. Extemp Draw

2:30 p.m. Individual Events Round 3

4:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony on Zoom (Click on the "Award Ceremony" in Tabroom, or use the URL Link below)

Awards Ceremony Link:

Meeting ID: 248 656 7797

Passcode: region


Student Fee $4.00 per event

School Fee $15.00 per team

Payable at check-in Saturday morning, based on registration numbers at Friday deadline. Make checks payable to Beaver High School.

Judge requirements: 

1 judge per six i.e. event; 1 per four teams ld/pf entries.

Please fill judge requirements; penalty of $15 per judge-forfeiture round.


We will award UHSAA issued sweepstakes trophies and medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers.


Head Coach:

Assistant Coach: Event Rules

Event Descriptions:

Public Forum Debate will follow regular UDCA and  NSDA rules, with teams of two debaters discussing the pros and cons of the March NSDA topic. The round will consist of four separate 4 minute speeches, followed by four additional 2 minute speeches, with a three minute cross-examination after the 2nd, 4th, and 6th  speeches.  Competitors are judged by their use of evidence, analysis, and overall persuasion.


Lincoln Douglas Debate will follow regular UDCA and  NSDA rules, with one debater on each team  discussing the pros and cons of the March NSDA topic. The round will consist of five separate  speeches (6 min., 7 min., 4 min., 6 min., 3 min.) interspersed by a three minute cross-examination after the 1st and 2nd  speeches.  Competitors are judged by their analysis of the arguments within a moral framework and their overall persuasion.


Student Congress will follow UDCA rules of the day, with students using the recommended bills from the UDCA website. In Congress students play the part of elected legislators debating proposed bills.


Combined Extemp. is a 7 minute speech about a current event. Before arriving at the assigned room, students are given 30 minutes of prep time, and perform one at a time before the judge.


Oratory is a 7-10 minute memorized speech written by the student.


Impromptu allows a student 7 minutes to prepare and deliver a speech, with the judge assigning topics at the start of the 7 minute period.


SpAr, will follow normal UDCA and NSDA rules. Students are paired off by the judge and flip a coin to choose the topic and decide who will speak for or against the subject.  Students are then allowed 1 minute of preparation, followed by a 2 minute affirmative speech, a 2 minute negative speech, three minutes of cross-examination, and 1 one minute summary for each of the students.