Evanston Mojo Dojo Casa House

2024 — Evanston, WY/US

We cordially invite you to the 2024 Evanston Mojo Dojo Casa House tournament on Friday and Saturday, February 16-17 (RESCHEDULED from January 12-13)


We will be offering the following events:

Pattern A (HOPE pattern)

Humor (HI)

Oratory (OO)

Poetry (PO)

Extemp (EX)

Congress (CD)

Informative (IN)

Impromptu (IMP)

Pattern B (D pattern, plus POI)

Public Forum (PF)

Lincoln-Douglas (LD)

Policy Debate (CX)

Drama (DI)

Duo (DUO)

Program Oral Interpretation (POI)

  • In all HOPE pattern events, we will have three preliminary rounds. The debate events in the D pattern will have a 4th preliminary round.

  • Humor, Oratory, Drama, and Duo must be memorized.

  • Extemporaneous questions, both international and domestic, will be taken from the January, December, and November NFHS (link is in the monthly state newsletter) and NSDA questions (available on the NSDA website.)

  • For Debates, Extemp, and Congress, competitors may use the Internet subject to the NSDA Internet rules. We will provide WiFi access, but note that there is no guarantee that competitors can access material when they need it. An offline backup is strongly encouraged.


Registration will close on Tuesday, February 13 at 12pm.

Please register early, as entries will be limited. Once limits are reached, entrants will be wait-listed. We will likely be able to accommodate all potential entrants, but space is limited.


All individual events will be assessed a $12.00 fee per entry. Partner events will be assessed a $18.00 fee per entry.


Students may double or triple at their own risk. Students doubling in extemporaneous speaking may not receive complete prep time. Students may double in any debate except for Policy, but risk forfeiture if they are more than 15 minutes late for their debate round (this is especially important with flighted debates.)

Debate Resolutions:


Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its security cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in one or more of the following areas: artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cybersecurity.


We will be using the January/February topic:

Resolved: The United States ought to substantially reduce its military presence in the West Asia-North Africa region.

Public Forum

We will be using the February topic:

Resolved: The United States federal government should ban single-use plastics.

Ties in debate will be broken by power of opposition first, followed by speaker points.


We will be using paper ballots for this tournament. Ballot bags will be available for teams at the awards ceremony.


Trophies will be awarded to the 1st place competitor in each event. Finalists in 2nd-6th place will receive a medal. Sweepstakes trophies will be awarded to the first and second place teams in Small School (1A/2A) and Large School (3A/4A) categories.


We will have dance cards indicating when each coach or accompanying judge will be scheduled. Coaches may be asked to judge during the course of the tournament. Accompanying judges are VERY welcome.

Contact Info

Katie Pollard - kpollard@uinta1.com

Aaron Dalton - adalton@uinta1.com

EHS Speech and Debate Coaches

We look forward to seeing you in Evanston!

Friday, Feb. 16
2:00-3:00 PM Registration
3:30 PM D Pattern - Round 1
5:00 PM HOPE Pattern - Round 1 (extemp draw embedded)
6:30 PM D Pattern -Round 2
8:00 PM HOPE Pattern - Round 2
Saturday, Feb. 17
8:00 AM Round 3 H Pattern
9:30 AM Round 3 Ds
11:00 AM Semis H Pattern
12:30 PM Semis D interp, Rd 4 Debate (no cx needed)
2:00 PM Finals H Pattern
3:15 PM Finals D Interp, semis LD & PF
4:15 PM Finals LD & PF
5:00 PM Awards