2018 GDSDA #4 Panther Classic @ Palo Verde
Dates: 1/26/2018 - 1/27/2018

January 2, 2018

Dear Colleagues and Student Debaters, 

On behalf of the administration and the entire Palo Verde Speech & Debate team, we would like to cordially invite your team to our sixteenth annual Panther Classic Speech & Debate Tournament. The tournament will be held January 26 & 27, 2018 and will feature the best competitors from the Southern Nevada, Utah & Arizona. 

Over the course of two days individual speech events, debate & congressional debate will be offered on the Palo Verde campus. Speech Events will be offered with two preliminary rounds tabbed all the way through to determine the top 12-14 finalists for events over 65 entries. The final round or third round for top 12-14 entries for all other events will receive awards for top 6  placings for the weekend’s competition. Oratory students will NOT be able to double enter and will have both semi & final rounds on Friday evening.  Please remember to have debaters sign in between 7:00-7:30am on Saturday morning with their coaches. team sign will occur by 7:30am in the Tab room.  There will be three preliminary rounds, out-rounds, and a final round in each debate event. Four debate formats will be offered. Students may  Junior Varsity or Varsity divisions in Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas debate and Public Forum; Congress rooms will be separated by JV House and Senate. 

Students placing in the top three within their event will receive a trophy at the awards ceremony on Saturday night. Other top finishers from the break round(s) will also receive recognition and a medal at the awards ceremony. Please remember that students receiving awards should be in tournament attire on stage.  Sweepstakes awards will go to the schools that place first through fifth and first through third in small school sweepstakes. 

Enclosed you will find detailed information concerning tournament rules and procedures, entry forms and deadlines, a schedule of events, and some reminders of proper tournament etiquette.  Please send entries by Wednesday, January 24th including adds & drops by 4:00pm.

If you have any questions or need clarification on anything contained in this packet, please contact us at PVHS -- (702) 799-1450 ext. 3315 -- contact Shiela Berselli via  bersesm@nv.ccsd.net 

We look forward to having you on campus for our tournament. See you in a few weeks! 



Shiela Berselli                          Darren Sweikert           Tyanne Hawthorne
PVHS Speech & Debate         PVHS Principal             PVHS Team President


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