Cottonwood Classic

2023 — Albuquerque, NM/US

The Sixth Annual Cottonwood Classic Speech and Debate Tournament

November 10-11, 2023

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

Registration is online at

Entries are due 11/8/23 by 3:00PM

Events Offered:
Congress (unlimited entries in House, 2 per school in Senate)
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 10

9:30 AM- Registration
10:00 AM- 1:00 PM- Congress
2:00 PM Registration for those not in Congress
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 11

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 and PF Quarteres
3:00 PM NLD/PF Semis and VLD/CX Finals
5:15 PM NDL/PF Finals
7:30 PM Awards

United States Extemp Round Themes:
Round 1: Congress
Round 2: The President
Round 3: The Supreme Court
Finals: Economics

International Extemp Round Themes:
Round 1: Middle East
Round 2: Environment
Round 3: Africa
Finals: Human Rights

Storytelling Theme: Stories around the campfire

Congress Legislation: Legislation is due by October 30th at midnight. It MUST be emailed to Submission of legislation does not guarantee it will make the final docket. Each school can submit up to 2 pieces of legislation.

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

Tournament Specifics:
Judging Requirements
1 judge for every 10 Congress entries, 1 judge for every 4 debate entries, and 1 judge for every
4 speech entries


Double entry allowed in speech events, but only one 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.

Please make checks payable to:
CCPS with Speech and Debate in the memo line.
7801 Jefferson St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109