Dixie Speech and Debate Tournament

2017 — St. George, UT/US

Dixie Debate and Forensics Tourney 2017

Oct. 27-28, 2017, Dixie High, St. George, UT

Dustin Drake   435 632-0306   dustin.drake@washk12.org


This tournament has a limit of twelve-ish schools with up to forty competitors per school. Exceptions for larger schools with past attendance at our tournament may be made with a randomized forty students counted toward sweeps.


Open and novice division for each event, numbers permitting

Friday debate, three rounds – policy, pf, ld, congress

Saturday IEs, three rounds -- d interp, h interp, duo, mixed extemp, oratory, impromptu, spar


LD national novice topic and restrictions will be used.

Utah Novice policy set will be used in novice rounds.

Congress bills will be from Utah pre-selected pool.


School Fee $15 per day

Student Fee $4.00 per event

Payable at check-in Friday, based on registration numbers at Tuesday deadline.


Judge requirements: 1 judge per six i.e. entries Friday; 1 per four teams ld/pf entries and 1 per 2 for cx.

Please fill judge requirements; penalty of $15 per judge-forfeiture round.

Don't bother entering judges in tabroom.




-We want you to start the year off with a wonderful debate experience. We don't take ourselves too seriously and expect the same from everyone. In all, our goal is to get newer debaters excited to be a part of something great. Keep it low key, and leave the drama for the drama teachers.


-Encourage classiness and cleanliness from your kids and make sure they respect property by keeping areas clean, not touching classroom items, and staying out of rooms with no adults. Students in classrooms without adult will forfeit events for student and sweepstakes for team.

-Each school allowed up to eight entries per event per level counted towards sweeps (example: eight novice DI & eight open DI).


-Double entries are acceptable for Fri. ie's. (except no double entry for extemp).

Students must sign in at second event before going to first. Make sure students know efficient double entering strategy such as going to smaller round before more crowded round, faster event before sluggish event (eg spar before oratory), etc.

-Extempers will draw from choice of foreign or domestic topics but will compete in mixed rounds. Topics will be drawn from the monthly list released to Utah schools. Easier and more difficult topics will be mixed together for both levels.


-For novice i.e. events, judges will reward memorization, but won't eliminate outright as last place for referring to script. No scripts or speaking notes for varsity i.e. entries.


-Novice is defined as having zero experience or no more than a single tourney in previous years in any events at all.


-Congress participants bring own copies of all bills to the tournament.

-Spar: 1) Winner of coin flip decides ahead of seeing topics whether he/she will select topic or select speaking order. 2) Three topics are drawn and one is then selected -- like impromptu. 3) Other speaker chooses to speak first or second.



2:55-3:10 Check in (our school day isn’t over until 2:45)

3:30     debate Rd 1                 Congress --   4:00 orientation/swearing in

5:15     debate Rd 2                                         4:15ish-8:30 with half hour recess at midpoint of actual time

7:00     debate Rd 3



7:45-8 Check in

8:15 Extemp prep for 1st rd

8:30     IE Rd 1

10:00  IE Rd 2

11:30  IE Rd 3

1:30     Awards