Copper Classic


Welcome to the Copper Classic Speech & Debate Tournament!

We hope that you choose to attend our tournament in the coming weeks! We aim to be one of the premier tournaments in Utah in terms of competition quality & 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 October 21 - 22, 2022!

There will be a Novice division for 1st year students and Open division for those outside of their first year of competition in each event category. Please enter your students accordingly; even if your student only competed in speech last year, they would still need to be entered in Open for debate this year and vice versa.

That said – anyone found cheating by knowingly misentering their students will have said entry dropped entirely from the tournament.

Speech Events (Friday 10/21):




National Extemp

Foreign Extemp

Humorous Interpretation

Dramatic Interpretation

Duo Interpretation


Debate Events (Saturday 10/22):

Policy (CX)

Lincoln Douglas (LD)

Public Forum (PF)

Congress (CON)

Asynchronous Events (Thurs - Sat AM):

Lip Sync



On the right hand side under Tournament Pages you will see the Round Schedule for the tournament that has estimated breaks included into it so you can plan accordingly -- please keep in mind these are the times we promise to adhere to as best we can, barring any shenanigans.. 


Students can (at their own risk) double enter in up to 2 live speech events and 1 debate event since events will be held on separate days. Students may also enter into all 3 asynch events in addition to the live events since there will be no attendance conflict. We will be strict with times though to keep the tournament running smoothly so student time management is key. 


Policy 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, and cybersecurity.

Lincoln Douglas will TBD by 10/5/2022.

Public Forum will use the September/October topic.

Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially increase its investment in high-speed rail.

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 and will primarily be pulled from the legislation uploaded to the UDCA website.


The tournament will be hosted in person at Bingham High School 

Address: 2160 South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, Utah, 84095

On Friday it is recommended that teams arrive at Bingham by 3:15pm. There will be signs directing teams to the cafeteria area where teams can congregate between rounds and also to where the Tab room, Coaches/Judges lounge, and concessions table for students will be located.

Round 1 on Friday will POST on Tabroom at 3:30pm. Extemp PREP will start at 3:45pm and Round 1 will START for everyone else at 4:00pm. PLEASE ask if you have ?s


The cost for all events is $4.00 per student, per day, and 8.00 per team, per day.

School fees are 20.00 per day.

There will be a $25 fine for drops after 8:00pm on Tuesday October 18, 2022.

** No Show Judges will incur a $25 fine on behalf of their school for each round missed**

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 patience and cooperation to run things smoothly and efficiently. :) 


On Friday we will have 3 preliminary rounds of Speech

On Saturday we will have 3 preliminary rounds of CX,  4 preliminary rounds in LD, PF, and BQ, and Congress will have 2.5 hour preliminary sessions and one 2.5 hour Bloodbath.


In order to run a timely tournament each school is required to bring a portion of judges.

Requirement Breakdown for entries in each event:

1 Public Forum Judge for every 3 Public Forum Teams (or fraction thereof)

1 Lincoln Douglas Judge for every 3 Lincoln Douglas debaters (or fraction thereof)

1 Policy Judge for every two Policy teams (or fraction thereof)

1 Speech Judge for every 5 Speech Entries (or fraction thereof; including asynch)

If you can bring extra, please do! We will use them!! Please use the W9 we have provided with your judges to secure payment with them accordingly.

I thiiiiiiiiink that covers everything.. But if I missed something you need to know or you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions!

Victoria Riggan - 801-783-6016 - text is faster and please leave me a message if I miss your call so I know that it is debate related - Thank you so much!