Welcome to the home page for the 2023 Showdown in the Heights tournament hosted by Prairie State College on Nov 10-11, 2023 for College students.

Status: Tournament Completed

Welcome to the 2023 Showdown in the Heights Tournament! 


Prairie State College is excited to host both IPDA debate and individual events this year! 


·       IDPA will be held on CAMPUS on Friday, November 10, 2023

·       Individual Events will be on CAMPUS on Saturday, November 11, 2023


*Prairie State is hosting an open house event on Saturday, November 11, 2023 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Before and after, there will be set-up and take-down. Because of the tournament schedule, the event should overlap with only the round that begins at 10:00 a.m. We are going to be a popular place that day!



Please register in Room 3190 to confirm your entry:


·       Friday Registration in Room 3190 (10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.)

·       Saturday Registration in Room 3190 (7:45 a.m.-8:30 a.m.)




Watch THIS video before judging your Debate, Impromptu, or Extemporaneous Speaking round. 


Sample Ballot

Try out a sample eBallot ahead of time. 


  • Mon 10/02/23 12:00 pm Central
    Start registration (schools can begin registering competitors and judges)
  • Tue 11/07/23 5:00 pm Central
    Limit adds, changes, drops to existing schools only (no new schools can register)
  • Wed 11/08/23 12:00 pm Central
    Drops only (no new entries or changes allowed)
  • Wed 11/08/23 12:00 pm Central
    Close registration (schools can not edit their registration)