Welcome to the home page for the 2019 Trapper Rendezvous tournament hosted by Northwest College on Sep 20-21, 2019 for College students.

Status: Tournament Completed


Dear Colleague:

The Northwest College Forensics Program and the Charlotte Patrick Speech and Debate Society extends to you a cordial invitation to attend the 50th ANNUAL TRAPPER RENDEZVOUS FORENSICS TOURNAMENT to be held in Powell, Wyoming, on September 20-21, 2019. This is a different date than in the past, and we hope that this new date will allow more of you to attend. Our goal is to provide good competition at a reasonable price and in a reasonable amount of time.

Please note that this year we will utilize a centralized topic announcement process, with topic being announced in the second-floor lounge area of the Yellowstone Building. Additionally, please note that NWC operates a closed tab room.

The 2019 Rendezvous will feature: 6 preliminary and 2-4 elimination rounds (depending on entries) in two divisions of parliamentary debate and one division of IPDA. PLEASE NOTE: Students will not be able to enter both IPDA and Parliamentary Debate. Should the need arise (if there are less than 2 novice teams) we reserve the right to collapse divisions in parliamentary debate, but our intention is to have novice competitors only debate other novice competitors. In addition, the Rendezvous will feature two preliminary rounds and two elimination rounds in one open division for eleven individual events. Please note that all individual events will follow NIET rules and format.

This year we also offer an open division of British Parliamentary Debate, facilitated by Brent Northup from Carroll College.

This invitation includes a copy of the regulations, a schedule of events, and contact information. A motel list for Powell and Cody is included, and we encourage you to make early reservations. The tournament entry should be received no later than Tuesday, September 17. Entries will be facilitated by the Forensicstournament.net website.

We look forward to hosting you and your squad.


Dr. Jeannie Hunt                                                                                                                                Dr. Bob Becker

Director of Forensics                                                                                                                        Division Chair

Charlotte Patrick Speech and Debate Society                                                                              Department of Communication