CUSDC Gunnison Valley Clash at Gunnison Valley High School

2023 — Gunnison, UT/US

2023-2024 Central Utah Speech and Debate Circuit

Thank all of you for your interest in the CUSDC. This Circuit is meant to bring more and better speech and debate experiences to the students of Central Utah. Though all are invited to attend. The circuit will have cumulative awards at the end of year as well as awards for each tournament. Please read the entire invite for details on each tournament. The schedules and events for each tournament are the same the differences being dates and locations.. Look forward to seeing everyone at one, if not all, of our wonderful tournaments. The fee structure has changed this year as we are offering an annual circuit membership option for unlimited entries into all five tournaments and to be eligible for the end of circuit awards.

Thank you,

Jacob Neilson

CUSDC Director

Dates and Locations:

October 14, 2022 - Unnamed Tournament @ Gunnison Valley High School, Gunnison, Utah

November 11, 2022 - The Howl @ North Sevier High School, Salina, Utah

December 9, 2022 - Carbon Combat @ Carbon High School, Price, Utah

January 6, 2023 - Spartan Agoge @ Emery High School, CastleDale, Utah

February 3, 2023 - Templar Trials @ Manti High School, Manti, Utah


IE Panel: Original Oratory, Informative Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking, Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking, Duo Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Program of Oral Interpretation,

Debate Panel: Lincoln Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Policy Debate, Student Congress, and Spontaneous Argumentation

Double Entry: May enter 2 events IE panel (Except NX and FX) and 1 event in the Debate Panel

Judges: 1 judge for every 6 IE entries

1 judge for every 4 Debate entries

Topics: We will use the NSDA topics for Policy, Public Forum, Lincoln-Douglas debates

Congress Docket will be the Legislation from UDCA Congress Committee

SpAr Topics will come from local and national current events and issues

Extemp Topics will come from national and international current events and issues

Impromptu Topics will be 1st round of abstract, 2nd round famous/historical figures, 3rd

round quotes.

Monthly themes:

October - Classic Literature

November - Native American History,

December - World Philosophy/Religion,

January - Women’s History

February - Black History Month

The actual topics for SpAr, Extemp, and Impromptu will not be released prior to the tournament.

Fee Options:

Individual Tournaments: (checks should be made out to individual schools)

$15 school fee

$4 per student per event

$25 for each round missed by non-hired judge

$25 drop fee after deadline


Circuit Membership

$400 for unlimited entries to all five tournaments and eligibility for end of circuit awards

(Checks made out to Jacob Neilson Memo: CUSDC Tournaments) (W9 available upon request)

Food: Judges/Coaches- Snacks and Lunch on Saturday.

Students - Concessions will be available to purchase from the host school.


Sat. 7:00-7:55 am Registration

8:00-9:55 am Debate Rd 1 (CX, LD, PF, SC, SpAr)

10:00-11:25 am IE Rd 1 (POI, HI, DI, Duo, NX, FX, IM, OO, INF)

11:30-1:25 pm Debate Rd 2 (Powermatched)

1:30-2:55 pm IE Rd 2

3:00-4:55 pm Debate Rd 3 (Powermatched)

5:00-6:25 pm IE Rd 3

6:45 pm Awards

Awards - Individual Tournaments:

Small Trophies will be given for 1st-3rd in each event.

Team Trophies 1st-3rd

Awards - Circuit

Trophies for 1st-3rd in each event

Team Trophies 1st-3rd

Sweepstakes scoring: Points will be earned in reverse order for top 10, Duo, PF, and CX will be worth double points.

Circuit Awards are decided by accumulating sweepstakes points throughout the season. Highest totals in each event win.

IEs points per student: 1 pt per round competed, and 5 pts for 1st place, 4 pts. for 2nd place, 3pts for 3rd place, 2 pts for 4th place, 1 pt for 5th place, 0 pts for 6th place and below in each round

Debate points per student: 1 pt per round competed, 5 pts per win, 2 pts per loss.

Congress points: Inverted per composite rank in each session, max of 6