Copper Classic

2022 — South Jordan, UT/US

Welcome to the 2022 Copper Classic Speech & Debate Tournament!

We hope that you choose to attend our tournament this coming January! We aim to be a premier tournament in Utah in terms of competition quality and hosting and we are so excited to have our halls once again filled with the community of our state’s teams!

 Our tournament is slated for January 14 - 15, 2022!

This year we are proud to announce that we have a TOC bid in finals of Policy Debate and a silver bid in quarter-finals and gold bid in semi-finals of Public Forum Debate!


Our tournament is a full service one that will be hosting the following event

 in both Novice AND Open divisions of competition, LIVE & IN PERSON!!

We include a small handful of asynchronous events for the sake of being able to enter in multiple events and receive as many NSDA points as possible, so please be mindful when you are communicating what is offered with your teams and putting in your entries! 

Debate Events:

Policy Debate, Lincoln Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Big Questions, and Congress

Live Speech Events (will be paneled):

Panel A: Nat’l Extemp, Foreign Extemp, Original Oratory, Impromptu Speaking, Duo Interpretation

Panel B: Informative Speaking, SPAR, Humorous Interp, Dramatic Interp, Program of Oral Interp

Asynchronous Speech Events (will be judged Thursday - Saturday AM)

Storytelling, Lip Sync, and Newscaster


Students WILL NOT be allowed to enter into a LIVE speech event and debate event at the tournament. They can only double enter if they choose to do an asynchronous speech event along with their debate event. Otherwise, students can double/multi-enter in speech events ONLY. 


Policy and Big Questions debate will use the 2021-2022 high school topic

Lincoln Douglas and Public Forum will use the January-February Open/Varsity Topic.

For Congress, there will be as many houses as necessary for debate. No more than 25 students will be permitted in each house. Student bill/resolutions should be appropriate and productive in nature. A docket will be released prior to the tournament.


Our tournament will be held at Bingham High School - please plan accordingly with buses and your judges to let them know in advance of the planned schedule for the weekend.


Policy and PF teams are $30 for Utah teams, and $70 for out of state schools.  

The cost for all other events is 4.0 per student, per day, and 8.00 per team, per day.

School fees are 15.00 per day.

There will be a $10 fine for drops after 2:00pm on Wednesday January 12, 2022.

** No Show Judges will incur a $25 fine on behalf of their school for each prelim round missed and $30 if it is an elimination/finals round. **

Please make sure your judges know how to use the website Tabroom and come prepared with a tablet/laptop for judging, any chargers they need, and the knowledge that we need them and their cooperation to run things smoothly and efficiently. :) 


LD/PF/BQ Debate

Friday 1/14:

Round 1 3:15 pm

Round 2 5:30 pm

Round 3 7:30 pm

Saturday 1/15:

Round 4 7:30 am

Round 5 9:45 am

Semis: 12:00 pm

Finals: 2:15 pm

Policy Debate 

Friday 1/14:

Round 1 3:30 - 5:30 

Round 2 6:00 - 8:00

Saturday 1/15:

Round 3 8:00 - 10:30

Round 4 11:00 - 1:30

Round 5 1:45 - 4:00

Finals: 4:30 - 6:45


Friday 1/14:

Round 1 3:30 pm

Round 2 6:30 pm

Saturday 1/15:

Round 3 8:30 am

Round 4: 11:30 am

Finals: 2:30 pm


Friday 1/14:

Panel A Round 1 3:30 pm

Panel B Round 1 4:30 pm

Panel A Round 2 5:30 pm

Panel B Round 2 6:30 pm

Panel A Round 3 7:30 pm

Saturday 1/15:

Panel B Round 3 8:00 am

Panel A Round 4 9:30 am

Panel B Round 4 10:45 am

Panel A Round 5 12:00 pm

Panel B Round 5 1:30 pm

IMP/INF/OO Semis: 2:45pm

All Finals: 4:00 pm

Breaks ASAP (IMP, INF, and OO will break to Semi Finals all others will break to Finals.)


The tournament will offer 5 preliminary rounds in Policy, LD, PF, and BQ Debate. LD/PF/BQ will break through to semifinals and then a finals round. Policy will break straight to Finals. The tournament will offer 4 sessions of Congress with one final session. Each speech event will have 5 preliminary rounds with Impromptu, Informative, and Oratory breaking through to semifinals before all speech events break through to a finals round.


In order to run a timely tournament each school is required to bring their judges. One public forum judge is required for every three public forum teams or a fraction thereof, one judge for every 3 Lincoln-Douglas debaters is required or a fraction thereof, and one policy judge is required for every two policy teams. One judge is required for every 5 individual event entries. There will be a preference system using rankings for policy debate to be completed by each team prior to the tournament.

Please contact me with any questions.

Victoria Riggan -