The Dowling Catholic Paradigm

2019 — West Des Moines, IA/US


What events are flight A and B in Individual Events?

Acting, Dramatic, Duo, Extemp, Info, and Prose - flight A

Humorous, Oratory, Poetry, POI, and Spontaneous - flight B

What is the tournament hotel?

The tournament hotel has moved! We will be using the Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel in downtown Des Moines. This change provides teams access to not just competitive pricing, but more options for feeding your students. Reservations need to be made by November 15 to secure the tournament rate of $104/night. To make reservations call 515-244-2151 and ask for the Dowling Catholic Paradigm rate. If you are bringing a charter bus please email Steve Schappaugh ( to discuss parking options. We have made special arrangements to accommodate a charter bus, however, we need to communicate about this in advance! If anyone runs into issues with the hotel, do not hesitate to reach out to Steve. 

When is legislation due?

Please submit all legislation by November 25 via email to You may submit three pieces of legislation. All submissions must be a word document. 

Where can I find the docket for Congress?