Hurricane Invitational Debate Tournament

2016 — UT/US

Hurricane Invitational Debate Tournament 

January 8th-9th, 2016 

Hurricane High School, St.George, Utah 



Thanks so much for your interest in the Hurricane Invitational Debate Tournament, to be held Friday and Saturday January 8 & 9! This tournament is open to all high schools.  We will provide the standard 4 debate events (Congress, PF,LD, CX) along with Individual Events (HI, DI, DUO, OO, IMP, Mixed Extemp, SPAR). Please be aware that we will be running IE and Debate events on both days. This schedule allows competitors to compete in a Debate event AND double enter in IEs (except for those doing Extemp). Triple IE entry will NOT be allowed.

We will be using January Extemp topics!

Thank you for your interest in this tournament.  Registration is now open and will close on the Wednesday before the tournament.  Please finalize drops and adds by Thursday Jan. 7 at 3:30 pm.

There are a LOT of fast food places near the HHS campus, so we won't be selling concessions. 2 meals and a continental breakfast and snacks will be available for coaches and judges.  We have plenty of vending machines.

Fees are $15 per school per day, and $3 per student entry ($7 for DUOs and CX/PF teams).  BRING JUDGES!!!!

We will have sweeps trophies for the top 3 schools, medals for the top 3 finishers in each event, and an award for Best Chair in Congress.


Friday 8th of January 

3:00 pm - REGISTRATION (the tournament will not start untill all school coaches have checked in, in the tab room)

3:45-5:45 pm - CONGRESS RD 1 (2-hour session; the 2-day docket is below; there are only 9/older bills so far, so if we don't find more from, tell your Cong-kids to debate each bill in depth!) 

3:45 pm - DEBATE RD 1

5:15 pm - DEBATE RD 2

7:00 pm - EXTEMP DRAW

7:00 pm - IE RD 1 


Saturday 9th of January

7:30 am - CHECK IN

8:00-10:00 am - CONGRESS RD 2 (2-hour Session)  

8:00 am - DEBATE RD 3 

9:45 am - DEBATE RD 4 


11:15 am- IE RD 2

12:15 pm- Lunch Break 


1:15 pm - IE RD 3

3:00 pm AWARDS

We wish, of course, to run on time.  PLEASE arrive at the tournament early so that we don't send everyone home late!  We love you!  Thanks again for coming!


Congress Docket:

A Bill to Halt Civil Asset Forfeiture Abuse:

A Bill to Protect Military Assault Victims:

A Bill to Fund the Mining of Asteroids:

A Bill to Reduce US Crude Oil Restrictions:

A Bill to Send Ground Troops to the Ukraine:

A Resolution Amending Constitution to repeal 17th Amendment:

A Resolution to Amend the Constitution to Regulate Campaign Finance:

A Resolution to Reduce Carbon Emissions through Establishing a National Renewable Portfolio Standard:

A Resolution to Send Aid to Puerto Rico: