ASDCA Middle School Winter Cup

2023 — Ahwatukee, AZ/US

Welcome to the 2023 ASDCA Middle School Winter Cup!

December 9th at BASIS Ahwatukee

Important Information

  • A competitor may only double enter in two speech events. Competitors in BQ or Congressional Debate may not double enter in any other event.
  • The tournament is open to Arizona 6-8th Grade Students Only.
  • You do NOT need to be an ASDCA member school in order to attend this tournament. All Arizona middle school programs are welcome!
  • Congressional Debate will have three sessions starting around 8:00 AM. Two preliminary sessions will occur in the morning with a final's session in the afternoon.
  • BQ Debate, Storytelling, Impromptu and Declamation will begin at 8:00 AM. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to rounds.
  • BQ will host four preliminary rounds of with all winning advancing to afternoon elimination rounds.
  • Storytelling, Impromptu and Declamation will run three preliminary rounds. Entry size will determine if a semifinals will be held in the afternoon.
  • Coaches should be the one preparing the team's entry.
  • Juniors and Seniors with 250 NSDA points are welcome and encouraged to judge.
  • The Winter Cup will be held in person.
  • For all concerns, please reach out to

Campus Address

BASIS Ahwatukee

10210 S 50th Pl

Phoenix, AZ 85044

IE Event Times (all events utilize a 30-second over time grace period)

  • Storytelling: 5-Minute Performance (New Rule: All four legs of the chair must remain on the ground once the performance begins)
  • Declamation: 10-Minute Speech
  • Impromptu: 7-Minute Speech

BQ Resolution

Resolved: Belief in the supernatural is incompatible with belief in science.

Congress Legislation

Congress legislation can be found and downloaded here: UPLOAD UPCOMING.

Food & Snacks

BASIS Ahwatukee will have a concession stand open throughout the tournament with a variety of snacks and drinks. Hot meals will be available for purchase for competitors throughout the lunch hours. ASDCA graciously sponsors lunch and snacks for judges/volunteers throughout the day in the Judges' Lounge.

Tournament Directors

Jada Genter

BASIS Ahwatukee

Daniel Waks

BASIS Scottsdale