Puget Sound High School Tournament 2024

2024 — Tacoma, WA/US

Campus Maps can be found at: https://www.pugetsound.edu/sites/default/files/2023-04/COM22CAMPUSMAP_R3.pdf

Tentative Tournament Schedule

January 5-6, 2023

IE Pattern: Expository, Extemporaneous, Dramatic Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Oratory, Impromptu, Humorous Interpretation, Programmed Oral Interpretation, Editorial Commentary, SPAR

Tentative Schedule

Friday January 5—Debate Friday January 5--Congress

8:00-10:00—Debate 1 10:30-1:00—Round 1

10:00-12:00—Debate 2 2:00-4:30—Round 2

12:00-12:30—Lunch 5:00-7:30—Round 3

12:30-2:30—Debate 3

3:00-5:00—Debate 4

5:30-7:30—Debate 5

Saturday January 6

8:00-9:45—IE 1

10:00-11:55—Debate 6

11:45-1:30—IE 2

1:30-3:30—Debate Elim 1

3:30-5:15—IE 3

5:00-6:15—Debate Elim 2

6:00-7:30—IE Finals

7:00-8:15—Debate Elim 3

8:30-9:45 –Debate Elim 4 (if necessary)

8:30 PM--Awards

Directors of Speech and Debate,

The Washington Alpha Chapter of Pi Kappa Delta National Forensics Honorary and the Communication Studies Department at the University of Puget Sound invite you and your students to participate in the 89th Puget Sound High School Forensics Tournament, January 5th-6th, 2024.

We are thrilled to host you and your students this coming year. We continue to receive a Semi-Finals Lincoln Douglas Debate bid, a Semi-Finals Silver Public Forum bid, and Finals Gold Public Forum bid to the Tournament of Champions. We continue to be a bid tournament for Individual Events. We are honored that the TOC recognizes the excellent competition of the region and the tournament as a site where such excellence is demonstrated.

We have made schedule and events changes for the 2024 tournament. Notably, we are adding two events to the tournament with Editorial Commentary and SPAR debate. Both will be slotted with individual events. All Individual Events will occur on Saturday only. All Congress will occur on Friday only. Debate events will span Friday and Saturday.

The tournament will be held in-person on the campus of the University of Puget Sound. All tabulation and balloting will occur via www.tabroom.com. You must register on this site. All judges must also have accounts with linked email addresses for use with online balloting. Please ensure all judges are ready to use the online system. If you have difficulties registering, please contact dbuescher@pugetsound.edu. Invoices will also be available through tabroom.com. If you have not used the site in the past, you will need to sign up.

The following information can be found on the tournament invitation:

  • General Information, Tournament Speech Statement, Explanation of Entry Fees, Tournament Schedule, Registration information, Puget Sound Program and Scholarship Information.

We hope you will join us in January for a friendly and competitive tournament experience that celebrates the University of Puget Sound's commitment to excellence in forensics education.


Derek Buescher, Phd Matt Coleman, JD