2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV

2016 — NV/US


On BOTH Saturday and Sunday, the tournament will provide all participants a light breakfast, snacks throughout both days, and two delicious catered lunches. We have altered our tournament fee structure slightly in order to bring our fees closer to other tournament fees and to more closely align with tournament hosting expenses, labor, and other outlays.

Varsity Policy Team-$110/team

Novice Policy Team-$100/team

Varsity LD -$75/debater

Novice LD-$70/debater

Varsity Public Forum-$100/team ($75 team fee + $25 judging fee, described below)

 Fees must be paid in advance to move your registration from “wait list” to “confirmed” status.  If you have entries on the wait list after January 8, 2016, and have not yet paid, those entries will be removed.

DROP FEES: Drops may occur with full refund until midnight January 8, 2016. Note: processing refunds through the UNLV accounts payable office is likely to take a painfully long time.  Beginning January 9, 2016, drops will accrue the loss of entry fees and a $10 per contestant drop fee (teams will be charged $20).  After midnight January 22, 2016, the drop fee will increase to $20 per contestant ($40 per team).

 HIRED JUDGING: (must be requested by Dec. 18, 2015): $60 covers 1 round of policy debate or 1 round (2 flights) of Lincoln-Douglass Debate. You may only hire up to one full commitment judge (6 total rounds). Hired judging requests must be made by midnight December 18, 2015, and must be paid for at the time of the request. Schools within a 300-mile radius of UNLV may NOT request hired judging.  No hired judging fees will be refunded, even if you drop the entry/entries that the hired judge is covering.

SCHOOL FEEA $100 per school fee will automatically be added to your tournament invoice on tabroom.com.  The purpose of this fee is to encourage tournament attendees to stay in our host hotels.  If you do so, and contact me, I will remove this fee from your invoice. Please email me at jacob.thompson@unlv.edu with the name of the tournament hotel where you are staying, as well as the name that the reservations are under, and I will waive the fee. Our intention is not to make any money from this fee.  We just need to fill our hotel blocks so we can continue to utilize them for tournament competition space on Monday, and are not charged for not meeting our attrition rate.

PUBLIC FORUM JUDGING FEE: The tournament will secure a judging pool for public forum debate. No school needs to supply judging for their public forum entries. To offset our costs associated with securing this judging pool, a small per-team judging fee of $25 has been added to each $75 team entry fee.

CHECKS: Make all checks payable to: “Board of Regents, UNLV”

UNLV’s federal tax ID number is 88-6000024.

Checks must be mailed to:

Dr. Jacob Thompson

Dept. Comm. Studies, UNLV

4505 S. Maryland Pkwy

Box 454052

Las Vegas, NV 89154-4052