University of Wyoming Brown and Gold Round Robin

2022 — Sandy, UT/US

The University of Wyoming will invite 10 policy teams to participate in the UW Brown and Gold Round Robin in South Jordan, UT, 12/4-5. Two pods of five teams will break to a finals round. The round robin will be held the Sunday and Monday directly following the Alta Silver and Black Invitational. Only two rounds, the last preliminary round and finals, will be held on Monday in order to allow teams to depart at a reasonable hour on Monday. The tournament will be tabbed by Nick Ryan, the Assistant Director of Debate at Liberty University. Participation at the Alta Silver and Black is not required, though it is encouraged. 

If you wish to apply a team, please fill out the application here. We can accept up to two applications from the same school, though you may apply as many as you wish.

Our goal is to establish a prestigious Round Robin in the Mountain West. We expect to make additional announcements about the tournament soon that we hope will draw you to the Silver & Black and Brown & Gold.

 

Location & Tournament Hotel

The UW Brown & Gold Round Robin will be held in-person in South Jordan, UT (right next to SLC and Alta High School). The tournament will held in the conference rooms of the Embassy Suites by Hilton at 10333 South Jordan Gateway, South Jordan, UT, 84095.

We humbly request teams participating at both Alta and the Round Robin stay at the Embassy Suites by Hilton. This will help us keep costs manageable and ensure we can host again in the future. If for financial reasons staying at the Embassy Suites is not viable for your program, we entirely understand.  

The University of Wyoming room block can be booked here until November 1st. You can also arrange rooms by calling the Embassy Suites by Hilton and asking for the University of Wyoming room block at (801) 617-4040 or by calling Emma Tuitavuki Tukuafu at (385) 395-9190. The block does include an option for queen beds. If the website isn't showing that, it may be easier to call. 

 

Fees & Judging Requirement

There are no fees for schools from the Mountain West. Schools from outside the Mountain West and schools that would like to opt-in to supporting UW's efforts to bolster Mountain West debate may pay a $75 entry fee by Visa or Mastercard here. There is no judging requirement. UW is proud to have a history of providing some of the best judging in the country at previous round robins we have hosted, and we will continue to do so at the Brown & Gold.

If you wish to pay by check, please make them out to ‘University of Wyoming Debate' and send to:
 
Matt Liu
Communication and Journalism
University of Wyoming
1000 E University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071 

 

Awards

The UW Brown & Gold Round Robin is an evolution of the Western States All Stars round robin. Thus, we will continue to award the same championship traveling trophy. Our traveling trophy is the custom made cast bronze sculpture of the Teton Range pictured as the tournament logo on this homepage. We will also award silver bowls to the tournament finalist, pod runner-ups, and top speaker. The second and third speaker will receive plaques. 

 

Selection Process

A committee of UW Debate coaches will determine who is accepted to the tournament. We will look to accept the most competitively successful teams applying, although we will also prioritize accepting teams from a diverse array of Mountain West states. 


Disclosure Requirement

All teams agreed to provide, at a minimum, open-source disclosure of 1ACs they have read as well as common negative arguments they have already read. On the day of the tournament, we expect the aff to disclose what the aff will be 1 hour before the start of the first round of the day (and immediately after the end of the previous round for subsequent rounds). Pairings will be released in advance to encourage significant preparation, in-depth research, and argument innovation. Of course, disclosure is only required for arguments that a school has already read. We fully expect and encourage teams to break new arguments to catch their opponents off guard.

 

Tentative Schedule
Sunday 12/4
Round 1: 8:00am
Round 2: 11:30am
Round 3: 2:00pm
Round 4: 5:30pm

Monday 12/5
Round 5: 8:00am 
Finals: 11:30am

 

Please direct any questions to:
Matt Liu, University of Wyoming Director of Debate
mliu6@uwyo.edu