Tournament Status: Tournament Completed

Welcome to the home page for the 2017 The Richest Hill on Earth 2 tournament hosted by Butte High School (MT) on Oct 27-28, 2017 for High School students.

Dear AA Coach:

You are cordially invited to the Butte High School "The Richest Hill on Earth" Speech and Debate invitational tournament on October 27-28, 2017.  Preliminary registrations are due to by Monday, October 16 at 5PM so we can get planning the tournament.  Changes to your roster are accepted until 12PM on Wednesday, October 25. Please email me any drops after that time. Adds might be allowed but not if it adds a section.  A registration fee of $5.00 for each student and event will be charged.  Team events are $10.00. Drops/adds the day of the tournament will result in a $20.00 surcharge. Registration packets will be sent electronically during the evening of October 26. Please check my work and notify me of changes.  We will bill your school for the registration fees. We ask that schools please include email so we can notify you of registration status immediately.

Entries will be limited to a total of 35 with no more than three entries in IEs, varsity LD, legi, and interps and three teams per event in Varsity Policy, PFD, and DUO. In novice, you get two LDers and two policy teams. Your novice entries count towards your 35 entries.  Team events count as two entries.  For example, if you bring two novice policy teams, that counts as four entries and three duos counts as six entries.  POI is offered but will not count in sweeps.  Please notify us of all coaches who will be attending along with their tabbing preferences.  Coaches who are not given tab assignments will be placed in the judge pool.  We intend to fill the novice judging positions first with community members then coaches if needed.  You may want to instruct your coaches how to judge debate events if they have not done so in the past.

MHSA rules will apply.  All events will be computer tabbed.  Events will be self-timed.  Please make sure all your students have their own timers.  Please instruct your PFD teams to fill in the judges' ballots to avoid confusion of sides and teams.  

Limited concessions will be offered.  Pork Chop Johns and Staggering Ox are within walking distance of the high school. Students may also go to Naranche Stadium and get concessions as there is a football game Friday night.

Speech/ Interp rounds are Friday at 4, 6, and 8.  Saturday rounds are 8:30, 10:30, 1 , and 3.  Debate rounds are Friday at 4, 6, and 8. Saturday rounds are 8, 10, 12 (Q), 2 (S), and 4 (F).  Debates will have five rounds and break to quarters at noon.  Depending on the number of novice debate entries, we will decide at the meet which outrounds they will have.  

Debate topics:

Legi: Foreign: Climate Change
Domestic: Immigration

LD: Resolved: In the United States, national service ought to be compulsory.

Policy: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its funding and/or regulation of elementary and/or secondary education in the United States

PF: Resolved: The United States should require universal background checks for all gun sales and transfer of ownership.

If you have any questions, please email me at or call me at 406-533-2173 between 2:00 and 2:55PM or leave a voicemail.  My cell is 491-7006.


Roger McCullough

  1. Billings Senior High School (Billings, MT)
  2. Billings West High School (Billings, MT)
  3. Bozeman High School (Bozeman, MT)
  4. Butte Central Catholic High School (Butte, MT)
  5. Butte High School (Butte, MT)
  6. Capital High School (Helena, MT)
  7. Charles M. Russell HS (Great Falls, MT)
  8. Flathead High School (Kalispell, MT)
  9. Glacier High School (Kalispell, MT)
  10. Great Falls High School (Great Falls, MT)
  11. Helena High School (Helena, MT)
  12. Hellgate High School (Missoula, MT)
  13. Missoula Sentinel High School (Missoula, MT)
  14. Skyview High School Silver (Billings, MT)
  1. A - Open LD (26)
  2. A - Open Novice-LD (18)
  3. A - Open Novice-Policy (10)
  4. A - Open Policy (12)
  5. A - Open Pub.-Forum (23)

Total Debate Entries: 89

Pattern - Event - (entries)

  1. A - Open Dramatic-Interp (23)
  2. A - Open DUO (11)
  3. A - Open Extemp (20)
  4. A - Open Humorous-Interp (19)
  5. A - Open Impromptu (23)
  6. A - Open Informative (16)
  7. A - Open Legislative-Debate (19)
  8. A - Open Memorized-Public-Add (24)
  9. A - Open Oratory (17)
  10. A - Open Prog-Oral-Interp (3)

Total IE Entries: 175

Pattern - Event - (entries)