Northwest College Forensic staff and students extend to you a cordial
invitation to attend the 49th Annual
Trapper Rendezvous Forensic Tournament for
High Schools to be held on the Northwest campus in Powell, Wyoming, January
Trapper Rendezvous will feature six preliminary rounds of Cross Examination and
LD debate in varsity and junior divisions. We also provide the opportunity for
competition in one open division of Public Forum Debate. All debate teams with
winning records will advance to elimination rounds.
one open division of individual events, featuring competition in eight events
divided into two patterns. We will have three preliminary and two elimination
rounds, as entries warrant. The events are Extemporaneous Speaking, Dramatic
Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Program Oral Interpretation,
Informative Speaking, Duet Interpretation, Poetry Interpretation, and Oratory.
We also will hold three sessions of Student Congress.
Examination debate competitors will NOT be able to enter individual
events, public forum debate, or student congress (This allows us to run six
rounds in CX). Please note one policy that we believe will facilitate tournament
administration: LD and Public Forum debaters may enter only one IE event, which cannot be extemp,
but do so at their own risk. LD and PF competitors also may not enter student
congress. We will not make adjustments and it is up to students to make
sure they get to all of their rounds.
note that the Wyoming High School rules allow the use of laptop computers as
outlined in the latest NSDA National Tournament Manual.
entry will be facilitated through the website “forensicstournament.net.” Entries
must be completed by 10:00pm Tuesday, January 7, 2020. Also, please be advised
that you will need to make your motel reservations well in advance of the
looking forward to you and your squad joining us for our hospitality and for
the challenging competition.
Forensics Coaches Charlotte
Patrick Speech and Debate Society