Tournament Status: Accepting Entries

Welcome to the home page for the 2018 Mile High - Part Two (GSL Half) tournament hosted by University of Utah (UT) on Jan 5-7, 2018 for College students.

Dear Colleagues:

The forensic programs at Texas Tech University and The University of Utah invite

you to the 12th annual Mile High Swing to be held on the campus of The University of

Utah, January 4-7, 2018. We are also pleased to announce that Joe Gantt, Director of

Forensics at Lewis & Clark College, has agreed to tabulate the tournament. PLEASE

NOTE: This year, the tournament will run over 4, not 3, days.


The Mile High Swing will feature 2 complete parliamentary debate tournaments. At

the first half (TTU), we will offer 5 preliminary rounds with a double-octafinal break

consistent with the NPTE, along with some other features similar to the NPTE, such

as pre-released topic areas. At the second half (Great Salt Lake), we will offer 5

preliminary rounds with a possibility of partial triple-octofinals, and we will utilize

random topics similar to the NPDA Championship tournament. The first half will

utilize mutual judging; the second will utilize strikes. Both tournaments will feature

two minutes of flex-time after the PMC and LOC, as well as one minute of flex time

after the MGC and LOR. This time may be used for prep, CX, drinking water, etc.

We expect these tournaments to be some of the most competitive in the nation and

we hope you will join us in Salt Lake City this coming January.


NEW IN 2018: In an effort to help you enjoy Utah’s “greatest snow on earth,” we

have identified an opportunity for all tournament attendees to take advantage of the

deep discounts on lift passes and equipment rentals offered by the University of

Utah so that you can partake in some of Utah’s world class skiing opportunities. For

approximately $100/person (prices subject to change and based on which ski resort

you choose), you can secure a lift pass and full set of ski gear (skis, boots, snow

pants and snow jacket). To learn more, visit:




The Mile High Swing will coincide with an IE/LD swing held at the University of

Utah. The schedule has been arranged to allow full-service teams to split their

competition between halves (e.g., PARLI/PARLI, PARLI/IE, or IE/IE). PLEASE NOTE:

PARLI competitors wishing to do IEs, must compete in PARLI during the first half

(Thurs/Fri) of the DEBATE (with IEs on Saturday) swing due to scheduling

constraints. The invitation can be found here:

Tournament Documents

  1. Invitation

Blog Posts

  1. Great Rates at the Tournament Hotel!

Related Tournaments:

  1. Bellevue College (Bellevue, WA)
  2. Boise State University (Boise, ID)
  3. Concordia University Irvine (Irvine, CA)
  4. El Camino College (Torrance, CA)
  5. Grand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ)
  6. Mercer University (Macon, GA)
  7. Rio Hondo College (Whittier, CA)
  8. Saint Mary's College of CA (Moraga, CA)
  9. San Diego State University (San Diego , CA)
  10. Texas Tech U (Lubbock, TX)
  11. University of Minnesota (Minneapolis/Saint Paul, MN)
  12. University of North Texas (Denton, TX)
  13. University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)
  14. Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA)
  1. A - Open Parli (37)

Total Debate Entries: 37

Pattern - Event - (entries)