KT Invitation

2016 — Park City, UT/US

K.T. Invitational at Park City

                 K.T. INVITATIONAL


                                      Friday, Oct. 14, 2017








The Park City High School Debate program is excited to invite you to the first annual K.T. Invitational Debate Tournament! We are looking forward to hosting this early-season, one day warm up for debaters to experience multiple novice and open rounds in a competitive environment.



Friday, October 14th, 2016, Park City High School, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City, 84060


Events & Divisions

Registration is on Tabroom.  We will have both open and novice in the following events:

Debate: Policy, Public Forum, Lincoln Douglas, Congress

Speech: Oratory, Impromptu, Dramatic Interp, Humorous Interp, Duo Interp, Foreign Exemp., National Exemp., SPAR

Double-entering is permitted with the exception of Extemp.  HI/DI/Duo will be one Open and one Novice division.

To keep the tournament a manageable size, there will be limits placed on each event.  Please feel free to waitlist if needed and we will clear them as we have space. 



2:45 Registration – Front Entry

2:45 Judges’ meeting – Faculty Lounge


-Debate-                      -Speech-                      -Congress-

3:15 – Round 1            3:15 – Round 1            3:30 – Round 1

5:00 – Round 2            4:30 – Round 2            6:10 -  Round 2

6:45 – Round 3            5:45 – Round 3                             

                                    7:15 – Round 4

9:00-9:30ish – Awards


Registration & Deadlines

Registration opens on Tabroom Aug. 23, 2016

Entries due by Monday, Oct. 10, 5:00 p.m.  Add/Drop deadline is Wed. Oct. 12, 5:00

Late drops will result in a $25.00 fine.


Entry Fees

The cost for the tournament is $15.00 per school and $3.50 per student entry and/or $7.00 per team.  Make checks payable to Park City High School Debate.



All current (Sept/Oct) topics from the NSDA will be used.  We will use both the Novice and Varsity topics in LD.  The Congress docket will come from the UDCA Congressional Legislation link and will be sent out to registered schools in September.



Please bring 1 judge for every 5 students in Congress/I.E.s and 1 PF/LD judge for every 4 teams (or any portion thereof).  Bring 1 Policy judge for every 2 teams (or any portion thereof).

Coaches, make sure your judges are trained in the events in which they will judge.  A $25.00 fine will be assessed for missing judges.  It is expected that judges stay for all rounds in the events to which they are assigned.  We are asking that judges do not disclose and that they share their critiques and comments only on the ballot, not verbally. 



There will be awards for the top 5 in each event.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will receive trophies; 4th and 5th will receive finalist awards.



Concessions – a variety of snacks, drinks and entrees like pizza and pulled pork sandwiches - will be available for purchase throughout the tournament. A meal will be provided Friday night for coaches and judges. 


Contact Information

If you have any questions about the tournament, please contact me!

Sharon Ellsworth-Nielson, sellsworth-nielson@pcschools.us, 435.496.9000