Viking Clash High School
2022 — Bountiful, UT/US
We are excited to invite you to the 2022 Viewmont Viking Clash, which will be hosted at Viewmont High School in Bountiful, Utah, on November 12th. We will offer the following events:
Program of Oral Interp
For all events, a single open division will be offered, with additional awards for top performing Novices. Please make sure that all novices are marked in tabroom for calculation of these awards.
Students may enter a single "exclusive event" or one event in "Round A" and one event in "Round B". In addition, a student may only enter a single event in the top row (Example, a student may enter LD and Impromptu, but may not enter LD and National Extemp).
Our tournament will follow this schedule, which may run faster at the discretion of the Tournament Director. Please be on time so we can start rounds promptly.
7:30 Judges Meeting
Traditional (A + B)
8:00 Round A1
9:00 Round B1
10:30 Round A2
11:30 Round B2
1:00 Round A3
2:00 Round B3
3:30 Round A4
4:30 Round B4
8:00 Session 1
1:00 Session 2
8:00 Round 1
10:30 Round 2
1:30 Round 3
3:30 Round 4
9:00 Round 0
10:30 Round 1
11:30 Round 2
1:00 Round 3 Prep
2:00 Round 3
3:30 Round 4 Prep
4:30 Round 4
Food and snacks will be available throughout the tournament. Lunch will be Empire Chinese, and will be offered for $6 a plate starting at approximately noon. Lunch will be provided for coaches and judges.
For events not listed here, please refer to the rules as posted by the UDCA and in the NSDA High School Unified Handbook. All standard rules will be observed, using November/December topics for LD and PF, and the 2022-2023 topic for Policy and Big Questions. Extemp topics will come from current events, with a heavy emphasis on the week of the tournament. In many cases, a quick glance at the Competition Events Guide and National Final Round Videos can help you prepare for the lesser-known events. In addition, practice topics for less common events can be found on the event page (Click on Events and Divisions in the sidebar).
World Schools - We are excited to offer World Schools Debate at our tournament. As World Schools is not generally run in Utah, we will offer a one hour clinic for competitors and judges to acclimate them to the unique format and judging requirements of World Schools, followed by a practice round using the prepared topic. Hybrid teams (from multiple schools) are allowed. We encourage everyone to send a team to enjoy this unique and stimulating form of debate. Additional details, including the prepared topic, can be found on the event page.
Congress - The docket and orders of the day are on the Congress event page. Please make sure to check these, as there are additional instructions for Congress participation.
Princeton Extemp - Like traditional extemp, speakers are given 30 minutes to write a 7 minute speech. Topics for Princeton Extemp are generally lighthearted in nature and require less research than traditional extemp (e.g If you are traveling at light speed and turn on the headlights, what happens?)
Shortform Interpretation - A combination of Storytelling, Poetry and Prose. Students should pick and present a piece of poetry, prose, or a single story, and present it as an interpretation. Sources must not be written by the student and must follow NSDA interpretation sourcing guidelines. The time limit is 5 minutes.
Speech or Debate Quadrathalon - In these events, the event changes each round to provide an ultimate test of speech and debate prowess. See the individual event pages for the specific events done each round. Students competing in these events are eligible to win the Valkyrie award at our tournament, see below.
To keep the tournament running smoothly, we ask all teams to provide 1 judge per 3 debate entries and 1 judge per 7 speech entries. Please ensure your judges are available throughout the day, even during events that your school is not competing in, unless communicated in advance to the Tournament Director.
For debate judging, all judges must be entered into at least one judge pool. Any judge may be entered in any pool, even if your school does not owe judges to that pool. The general pool judges all debate events except Congress, Policy, and World Schools. If you bring entries in these events, you must provide the indicated number in these specialized pools. Although judges covering specialized pools can be entered into other pools as well, we ask that you find a judge to cover each obligation (for instance, if you have a World Schools and a Congress obligation, you should bring two judges, even if both judges are in both pools).
Code of Conduct
Our tournament uses the UDCA Code of Conduct. By attending, you agree to this statement:
Our tournament is committed to providing its students, judges, coaches, and staff (participants) the opportunity to pursue excellence in their endeavors. This opportunity can exist only when each member of our community is assured an atmosphere of civility, mutual respect, generosity, and kindness.
Our tournament prohibits all forms of harassment and discrimination,whether written, oral, or performative. Accordingly, all forms of harassment discrimination,including presenting or evaluating arguments in round, based on a participant's race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by any applicable federal, state, or local law are prohibited.
Participants may not engage in any sexually explicit or illegal behavior and should refrain from the use of profanity. Participants are also bound by the code of conduct and any institutional rules of their own schools and should conduct themselves as if they are in a classroom environment.
Individuals who are found to have violated this policy will be subject to the full range of sanctions, including the loss of a round, disqualification, and up to removal from the tournament premises.
We will award 1st through 3rd in all divisions, with first place recipients receiving coveted Viking helmets. In addition, additional awards may be given to the top novices of any event.
The top performing students who enter quadrathalon events are also considered for the Valkyrie award. Students who entered and placed high in both quadrathalons will be picked first, followed by those who placed highly in one quadrathalon and an event from the opposing category (Example, Debate Quadrathalon and Oratory).
The top performing teams will be presented sweepstakes awards. We generally calculate this based on NSDA points earned and placings received. Schools will earn additional points towards sweeps by participating in World Schools or the Quadrathalon events.
Thank you for considering our tournament. We hope to see you here!