Snow Canyon High School Desert Duels

2015 — UT/US

Thank you for your interest in competing in Snow Canyon Desert Duels Tournament. Snow Canyon debate is now under the direction of Delsy Nielson. We are offering Novice and Varisty divisions in each event (if numbers allow). There will be the normal fee of $15.00 per day for each school, and a $3.50 fee for each entry, with double fee for events with two competitiors. Payable at check-in on Friday. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you this year. 

Judging requirements: 1 judge per six I.E. entries Saturday. 1 judge per four teams LD/PF entires and 1 per 2 Policy teams Friday. Please make sure that you cover your judges both days for all rounds.

There are no entry limits. Please feel free to bring as many in each event as you would like as long as you follow the double-entry restrictions listed below with regard to extemp.

The novice and varsity section of HI, DI, and DUO will be collapsed.  There will be no double-entering within foreign and national extemp. Period. It slows the tournament down. Please make sure that if you have any extempers that they be ready to enter the extemp room promptly at 3:00 on Friday. We will begin the draw at 3:00. From past experience, if we start the draw on time, the rest of the tournament will run more smoothly.

- Congress will be run as a debate event. There will be two regular Congress rounds. These will both be 1.5 hours each. There will also be a blood bath only if we have enough participants to warrant this.

- Policy novice topic and all restrictions set forth by the NSDA will be observed.

- All other rules and restrictions as set forth by the NDSA and UDCA will be observed.

- LD and Public Forum will use the December topic.

- Extemp will use the November topics. Extemp will not be mixed. we offer both foreign and national extemp (just like state.)

-Oratories should be memorized at this point in the year. The judges will be allowed to penalize non-memorized speeches.

-Congress bills will be from the Utah pre-selected pool.

-We strongly encourage classiness and cleanliness from your kids and we need them to respect all Snow Canyon property. Please talk to them about keeping areas clean and not entering a room with any food or without a judge present. Students in classroomswithout a judge will forfeir events and sweepstakes for the team.

***Final rounds are available as needed.


Friday - December 4th

I.E. ROUND 1 - 3:30 pm (Extemp draw-3:00)

I.E. ROUND 2- 4:30 pm

I.E. ROUND 3- 5:30 pm

Dinner- 6:30-7:30 pm

Finals (If necessary) 7:30 pm


Saturday - December 5th

Debate ROUND 1 - 8:00 am

Debate ROUND 2 - 9:30 am

Debate ROUND 3 - 11:00 am 

Lunch- 12:30 - 1:30

Debate Finals (If there are no clear winners) 1:30-3:00


CONGRESS ROUND 2- 10:15 am

CONGRESS Blood Bath- 1:30

AWARDS 3:30-4:30