Cottonwood Classic

2022 — Albuquerque, NM/US

The Fifth Annual Cottonwood Classic Speech and Debate Tournament

November 11-12, 2022

Contact Bill Torres at or at 505-280-9437 if you have any questions.

Registration is online at

Events Offered:

Program Oral Interpretation

Dramatic Interpretation

Humorous Interpretation

Duo Interpretation

United States Extemporaneous

International Extemporaneous


Original Oratory

Impromptu Speaking


Policy Debate (Novice and Varsity)

Lincoln-Douglas Debate (Novice and Varsity)

Public Forum Debate (Open Division)


Friday, November 11

2:00 PM Registration

2:30 PM Extemp Prep

3:00 PM Speech I

4:00 PM Debate I

5:30 PM Extemp Prep

6:00 PM Speech II

7:00 PM Debate II

Saturday November 12

8:00 AM Debate III

9:30 AM Extemp Prep

10:00 AM Speech III

12:00 PM Debate IV

1:30 PM Extemp Prep Finals

2:00 PM Speech Finals/NLD Quarters

3:00 PM NLD/PF Semis - CX/VLD Finals

5:15 PM NLD/PF Finals

7:00 PM Awards

Domestic Extemp Round Themes:

Round 1: The Environment

Round 2: Economics

Round 3: Foreign Affairs

Finals: Social Justice Issues

International Extemp Round Themes:

Round 1: Europe

Round 2: Asia

Round 3: Africa

Finals: International Relations

Storytelling Theme:

Stories Around the Campfire

Debate Topics

Lincoln-Douglas Debate – 2022 November/December Topic
Resolved: The People’s Republic of China ought to prioritize environmental protection over economic growth..

Public Forum Debate – 2022 November/December Topic
Resolved: The United States’ strategy of Great Power Competition produces more benefits than harms.

Policy Debate – 2022-2023 Topic
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its security cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in one or more of the following areas: artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cybersecurity.

Spirit Award!!

A spirit award will be given to the school who best decorates their table in a Fall and/or Thanksgiving theme in celebration of the upcoming holiday!!

Tournament Specifics:


Double entry allowed in speech events, but only one debate event! Yes, you can do up to 2 speech AND 1 debate event.

Entry fees of $10/student, Duo, Policy, PF is $20/team

We will have a judge’s lounge with food and beverages

Snacks will be sold in the student lounge as well as a map of restaurants in the area.

CCPS novice students will be able to compete, but WILL NOT be eligible for awards.

Please make checks payable to:

CCPS with Speech and Debate in the memo line.

7801 Jefferson St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109