2019 Evanston High School Tournament
Dates: 1/25/2019 - 1/26/2019

We cordially invite you to the 2019 Speak of the Devil Invitational tournament on Friday and Saturday, January 25-26 at Evanston High School.


We will be offering the following events:

Pattern A (HOPE pattern)

Humor (HI)

Oratory (OO)                      

Poetry (PO)

Extemp (EX)

Impromptu (Imp)

Congress (CD)

Informative (IN)


Pattern B (D pattern, plus POI)

Public Forum (PF)

Lincoln-Douglas (LD)

Cross Examination (CX)

Drama (DI)

Duo (DU)

Program Oral Interpretation (POI)


  • In all HOPE pattern events, we will have three preliminary rounds. In the D pattern, there will be a 4th prelim round, except for drama,duo, and informative.
  • Poetry competitors must use a manuscript. Humor, Oratory, Drama, and Duo must be memorized.
  • We will have an initial entry limit of 5 per event but will accept entries off the waiting lists as space allows.
  • All Extemporaneous draws will be held in the library. Extemp will contain both international anddomestic questions.


All individual events will be assessed a $10.00 fee per entry. Partner events will be assessed a $16.00 fee per entry.

Debate Resolutions



Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce its restrictions on legal immigration to the United States.



We will be using the January/February topic:


Resolved: The United States ought not provide military aid to authoritarian regimes.

Public Forum

We will be using the January topic:  


Resolved: The United States federal government should prioritize reducing the federal debt over promoting economic growth.


Ties in debate will be broken by power of opposition first, followed by speaker points.


Students may double or triple at their own risk. Students doubling in extemporaneous speaking may not receive complete prep time.

Congressional Debate will occur in the HOPE pattern per Wyoming Forensic State Rules and there will be three sessions and a Super Congress. Students will NOT be allowed to double in Congressional Debate and any other event in the HOPE pattern (for the integrity of the event).



Registration is open now and will close at 2 a.m. the day of the tournament.


Please register early, as entries will be limited. Once limits are reached, entrants will be wait-listed. We hope to accommodate all potential entrants, but space is limited.



Meal information will be posted soon.


Trophies will be awarded to the top three (3) finishers in each event.  Debate will receive 1st, 2nd, and ties for 3rd. Sweepstakes trophies will be awarded to the first and second place teams in small  1/2A and 3A, 4A school categories.


Coaches may be asked to judge during the course of the tournament. More than likely, each coach will be judging one or two rounds. Please list accompanying judges on Joy of Tournaments. We hope to have cards indicating when each coach or accompanying judge will be scheduled.  Accompanying judges are VERY welcome.

Contact Info

Please contact Brian Hill with any questions – (208) 881-4448 or email bhill@uinta1.com

Clarissa Cole - ccole@uinta1.com

We look forward to seeing you in Evanston!


Brian Hill

Clarissa Cole


EHS Speech and Debate Coaches


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