Golden Desert District Tournament

2023 — NV/US

Golden Desert District Qualifier

for the 2023 National Tournament
Advanced Technologies Academy (A-TECH)
Las Vegas, NV
Fri 3/24 Sat 3/25 HSE LD CX PF SEN
Las Vegas, NV
Fri 3/31 Sat 4/1 DI DUO HI INF IX OO POI USX

Extemp Topic Areas & Cross-Examination Procedures


Round 1:Asia: Central Asia & Indian Subcontinent

Round 2: Europe

Round 3: Americas


Final: Ukraine War

Quarterfinal (if necessary): Asia: East & Southeast

Semifinal (if necessary): Africa


Round 1: US Healthcare, Housing & Immigration
Round 2: US Politics
Round 3: US Business & Industry


Final: US Supreme Court & Legal Issues

Quarterfinal (if necessary): US Environmental Issues

Semifinal (if necessary): US Foreign Policy

Cross-Examination will be used in the FINAL round of both USX and IX.

Procedure: Each speaker shall be assigned a speaker order position. Drawing shall take place at 12-minute intervals. Thirty minutes after speaker first has drawn, speakers first and last shall enter the contest room. Speaker first shall give a speech and speaker last shall listen and may take notes. At the conclusion of speaker first's speech, speaker last shall question speaker first for two minutes. Speaker last shall return to the prep room and speaker first shall stay and question speaker second. Speaker second will question speaker third, etc. Unless it is unavoidable, students from the same school shall not cross-examine one another. Speaker order should be adjusted accordingly. (pg. 50-51 of the HS Unified Manual)