Tournament Status: Tournament Completed

Welcome to the home page for the 2017 Western States Communication Association Forensics Tournament tournament hosted by University of Utah (UT) on Feb 17-19, 2017 for College students.

THE WESTERN STATES FORENSICS TOURNAMENT

February 17-19, 2017

Hosted by

The University of Utah

 

This year we are fortunate enough to be joining Dr. Michael Middleton and the Communication Department at the University of Utah.

 

Note: Beginning with the 2017 tournament, the Western States Forensics Tournament is following the Tournament Operating Procedures manual approved by WSCA.

 

EVENTS

 

NPDA: Junior and Open Divisions (with sufficient entries), NPDA format (7-8-8-8-4-5) Prep time 20 minutes (3 minute forfeit rule), NPDA eligibility guidelines will be followed.

 

Individual Events: Junior and Open Divisions (with sufficient entries). Competitors may enter a maximum of three events per pattern. Students with multiple entries in a pattern are responsible for getting to their competition rooms on time. Events with more than 30 participants will have a semifinal round. AFA competition rules and eligibility guidelines will be followed. In all IEs, a minimum of two rounds will be held.

 

IPDA: Junior and Open Divisions (with sufficient entries), IPDA format (5-2-6-2-3-5-3). Prep time 30 minutes, IPDA rules and guidelines will be followed

 

NFA LD: (6-3-7-3-6-6-3; 4 minutes prep) One open division (with sufficient entries.) 2016-17 resolution is: “Resolved: the United States Federal Government should substantially reduce the role of the United States Southern Command in Latin America.”

 

Patterns:

Pattern A: Extemp, Informative, ADS, Prose, Poetry; NFA LD

Pattern B: Impromptu, Persuasive, CA, DI, Duo, NFA LD

Tournament Documents

  1. Invitation
  1. California State University, San Bernardino (San Bernardino, CA)
  2. California State University-Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)
  3. Casper College (Casper, WY)
  4. College of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls, ID)
  5. Colorado State University - Pueblo (Pueblo, CO)
  6. Northwest College (Powell, WY)
  7. San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
  8. San Jose State University (San Jose, CA)
  9. University of Nevada, Reno (Reno, NV, NV)
  10. University of Texas at El Paso (El Paso, TX)
  11. University of Utah
  12. University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY)
  13. Western Wyoming Community College (Rock Springs, WY)
  1. C - Junior IPDA (6)
  2. C - Open IPDA (7)
  3. C - Junior Parli (7)
  4. C - Open Parli (19)
  5. D - Open NFA-LD (0)

Total Debate Entries: 39

Pattern - Event - (entries)

  1. A - Junior ADS (0)
  2. A - Open ADS (13)
  3. A - Junior Extemporaneous (9)
  4. A - Open Extemporaneous (17)
  5. A - Junior Informative (4)
  6. A - Open Informative (12)
  7. A - Junior Poetry (2)
  8. A - Open Poetry (4)
  9. A - Junior Prog-Oral-Interp (2)
  10. A - Open Prog-Oral-Interp (3)
  11. A - Junior Prose (7)
  12. A - Open Prose (14)
  13. B - Junior Comm-Analysis (0)
  14. B - Open Comm-Analysis (10)
  15. B - Junior Dramatic-Duo (0)
  16. B - Open Dramatic-Duo (5)
  17. B - Junior Dramatic-Interp (4)
  18. B - Open Dramatic-Interp (9)
  19. B - Junior Impromptu (13)
  20. B - Open Impromptu (17)
  21. B - Junior Persuasive (7)
  22. B - Open Persuasive (11)

Total IE Entries: 163

Pattern - Event - (entries)