Utah Panther Pride HS

2023 — Salt Lake City, UT/US

Utah Panther Pride Debate Tournament
January 20-21, 2023

Sponsored by West High School in Salt Lake City

On behalf of our West High School SLC team, we would like to invite you and your team to attend the Utah Panther Pride Debate Tournament on January 20th & 21st in-person. In preparation of teams working towards attending NSDA Qualifiers and Nationals, we are proud to offer Supplemental Events (SPAR, DUO, Declamation, LipSynch, News-Anchor, and Storytelling) in addition to the Novice and Varsity levels of debate: Lincoln Douglas, Public Forum, Policy, and Congress. We will also be offering Novice and Varsity levels of Big Questions, Extemporaneous Speaking (Both National and Foreign), Original Oratory, and Combined Interpretation (Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, and POI), Informative Speaking, and Impromptu Speaking. What is also exciting is our event of World Schools! Our commitment to providing an efficient tournament with great hospitality, strong competition, and superior judging. We would be honored to have you be a part of this event.

The schedule or students to be able to branch out and try new and different events available. The structure of the tournament will be set so that those competing in debate events and do not "break" will also be able to compete in speech events and supplementals and vice versa. This includes students in Congress, World Schools, and Extemp who usually miss out on this opportunity the most. Please encourage your students to double enter across event classifications to help get large pools of participants to compete against for each event. Students may double enter in speech events as usual. That means a student has to opportunity to compete in a total of three events in a single weekend! Yay, more NSDA Points!!! Make the most of your 10 tournaments and get your students heaps of experience.

For Combined Interp please include your specific event on the title of your speech.

Please see tab on right side of website for Schedule information.

Explanation of Double Entry:

For this tournament it will be important to remember these three categories:

Debate: PF, LD, CX, Congress, World Schools, and Big Question

Speech: Original Oratory, Combined Interp (DI, HI, and POI), Informative, Impromptu Speaking and both International and National Extemp

Supplementals: SPaR, DUO, DEClamation, LIPSYNC, NEWS-ANCHOR, AND STORYtelling

Entry Fees and Fines

The entry fees are sanctioned by the UHSAA: $4 per student per day, and $15 per school per day.

CX Entry= $16.00

LD Entry= $8.00

PF Entry = $16.00

Hired Judges and Fines for Missing Judges: $50 per judge (no current high-school students may judge at this tournament)

This covers Tabroom, trophies, and tournament judge hires. Please mail your checks in advance.

Please make all checks payable to West High School. Checks can be sent to:

West High School
Attn: Susan M Raymond
241 N 300 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

We look forward to seeing you!


Susan M Raymond,Tournament Co-Director

Jason Daniels,Tournament Co-Director