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Speech and Debate Events 2018-2019

Informational Meeting for ASU Forensics 
Thursday, August 16, 4:30 p.m., 2018
Durham Language and Literature Building, Room LL 102

Sun Devil Invitational
September 15-17, 2018
ASU, Tempe Campus
Debate tournament – First tournament of the year for CEDA/NDT policy debate

Bob Mukai Invitational
Sep 29-Oct 1, 2018
Weber State University, Ogden, UT – Debate tournament

Kansas State
Oct 20-21, 2018
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS – Speech tournament. A “swing” tournament with one tournament Saturday and a second tournament Sunday. 

Las Vegas Classic
Oct 20-22, 2018
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV – Debate Tournament – Largest regional tournament in the Southwest. Top competition from the Southwest and all the Pacific and Northwest states.

Jesuit Invitational
Oct 27-29, 2018
Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA – Debate Tournament – One of 7 major national tournaments. Top competition from the entire country. 

Robert Barbera Invitational
Nov 2-4, 2018 
CSU Northridge, CA – Speech and Debate tournament – A rare regional tournament that hosts both speech and policy debate on the same campus. Swing tournament for speech. Novice/JV/Varsity divisions for debate.

L.E. Norton Invitational
Nov 3-4, 2018
Bradley University, Peoria, IL – Speech Tournament – One of a handful of national “showcase” tournaments for speech. Showcase tournaments draw the best of the best from around the country. Comparable to Fall Nationals.

Ray Dahlin/Griffin Invitationals (Not yet scheduled)
Nov 16-17, 2018
Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA – Speech tournament – Regional speech swing tournament.

Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) Winter Trophy - All Divisions
Friday, Nov 30, and Saturday, December 1, 2018
ASU Tempe Campus 
Fall championship tournament for speech and debate for all High Schools in Arizona

Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Invitational
January 4-6, 2019
This is the largest high school tournament in Arizona. In 2018, ASU welcomed 113 schools from 16 states. Approximately 1,500 students participated in the tournament.  Including students, judges, coaches, and parents, this event brought more than 1,900 people to the ASU campus.  Tournament information is available at