Desert Hills Debate Tournament
2017 — UT/US
Desert Hills High Speech and Debate Tournament 2017
Where: Desert Hills High School
Contact: James Sparks
This tournament has a limit of twelve-ish schools with up to about 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 division only tournament
debate, three rounds -- policy, pf, ld, congress
IEs, three rounds– d interp, h interp, duo, extemp, oratory, impromptu, spar
LD December topic will be used.
Extemp November topics will be used.
Congress bills will be from Utah pre-selected pool.
School Fee $15 per day
Student Fee $4.00 per student per event (pf/cx/duo = $8.00)
Payable at check-in , based on registration numbers at Tuesday deadline.
Judge requirements: 1 judge per six i.e. entries ; 1 per four teams ld/pf entries and 1 per 2 for cx.
Please fill judge requirements; penalty of $15 per judge-forfeiture round.
-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.
-Double entries are acceptable for 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 (e.g. SPAR before oratory), etc.
-Extempers will draw from choice of foreign or domestic topics, and based on registration numbers, may compete in mixed rounds. Topics will be drawn from the monthly list released to Utah schools. For this tournament, NOVEMBER topics will be used. Easier and more difficult topics will be mixed together for both levels.
-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.
- Speech Events
Check in (our school day isn’t over until )
Rd 1Congress – orientation/swearing in
Rd 23:30ish – with half hour recess at midpoint of actual time
– Debate Events
7:45-8 Check in
Extemp prep for 1st Rd
IE Rd 1
Extemp prep for 2nd Rd
IE Rd 2
Extemp prep for 3rd Rd
IE Rd 3