Heart of the Rockies Panopoulos Bowl NIETOC QUALIFIER

2022 — Hybrid, WY/US


I would like to thank you for taking the time to check out our tournament and hopefully, we will see you in December!  Please read the entire invitation for some exciting changes to our tournament.


#1:  You will see for our tournament that we are offering a varsity on-site tournament providing an opportunity for your whole team to attend the tournament!  With four guaranteed rounds for each competitor in each division, this is sure to be fun for each of your schools.  We will then move to a semifinal for varsity members culminating in a final round. 

#2: There are no entry limitations per school.  However, we are limited in space.  Each event does have a cap.  As soon as the cap is reached, entries will be placed on a waiting list.

#3:  In an effort to accommodate those that are still hesitant in coming to an in-person tournament, or if you just want to participate from a distance, we will be also offering a RECORDED OPTION FOR SPEECH EVENTS ONLY.  We will have those individuals competing in the virtual side of the tournament, which is separate from the in-person option.  For those point-conscious coaches…the answer is yes.  This does mean you can enter your in-person entries and double them on the virtual side of the tournament.  (Example:  A varsity member could enter in VOO recorded and participate in VOO on-site thereby receiving points for both.)  These recorded events must be entered (with links to presentations) by Monday, November 28th by 5:00 pm.  We will be disseminating those rounds early Wednesday morning to judges.  We will only be offering this at an open/varsity level. 


Awards:  We will be awarding first-sixth place for each of the events, with the first place receiving the Panopoulos Bowl/Panopoulos Trophy.  These awards will be awarded in the following divisions:  Varsity On-site and Varsity Recorded. 


Sweepstakes:  Sweepstakes awards will be separated into three classifications: 4A, 3A, 2A/1A.  We will be recognizing the top three schools in each classification.  Sweepstakes will be tallied from both asynch varsity and live varsity events. 


Debate Topics:

PF Debate:  November/December

LD Debate: November/December

Policy Debate: 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.



·       All Varsity entries will be charged a fee of $11.00.  Duo and PF teams will be charged a fee of $22.00

·       All Varsity policy entrants will be charged a fee of $25.00

·       All congress entrants will be charged a fee of $10.00.


Please make checks/vouchers/purchase orders out to:

Cheyenne Central Speech and Debate c/o Andy Dennis

5500 Education Dr.

Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82009


If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  We are grateful for your support and look forward to seeing you soon.


Andy Dennis                             Taelynn Cain                             Whitney Brooks


Head Coach                              Assistant Coach                         Assistant Coach