Welcome to the home page for the 2023 Western States Communication Association Tournament tournament hosted by WSCA/Arizona State University on Feb 17-19, 2023 for College students.

Status: Tournament Completed


February 17-19, 2023

Hosted by

Arizona State University

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Dear Friends,


On behalf of the Western States Communication Association and Arizona State University, we invite you to Phoenix, Arizona for the WSCA Forensics Tournament. The tournament will be held on February 17-19, 2023. This year, we plan to offer in-person competition opportunities in individual events, IPDA, NPDA, NFA-LD, and BP.


As the only remaining tournament sponsored in conjunction with a regional communication conference, we also encourage attendees to participate in the WSCA Conference. On Friday, February 17, 2023, undergraduate students will have the opportunity to present their original research at the Undergraduate Scholars Research Conference (please see www.westcomm.org for submission deadlines and details). Additionally, the Western Forensics and Argumentation interest group will sponsor a showcase of IE events during the WSCA convention.


We looking forward to seeing you in Phoenix!


Averie Vockel                                                   Professor Adam Symonds

WSCA Speech Activities Coordinator             Director of Forensics

University of Utah                                           Arizona State University



Our tournament will be held out of Durham Hall (DH) and Social Sciences (SS). 


There is NO free parking on campus. 

The closest parking lot is the Stadium or Fulton lots. These lots are just south of DH and SS. In the slight chance that the arm is raised at the entrance on Saturday and Sunday, parking is free. However, free parking CANNOT be guaranteed.


Campus Map 




Important Rooms

Tab/ Registration - Durham Hall 202

Extemp Draw - Durham Hall 216

IPDA Draw - Durham Hall 210



Friday, February 17th

1PM-1:30PM: Registration (Durham Hall 202)

2PM: IPDA Rd 1

4PM: IPDA Rd 2

6PM: IPDA Rd 3


Saturday, February 18th

7AM: Late registration for schools not competing in IPDA.

7:45AM: EXT Draw

8AM: Pattern A round 1

9:30AM: Pattern B round 1

11AM: IPDA Rd 4

1:00PM-1:45PM: Lunch Break

1:45PM: Pattern B round 2

3:15PM: IPDA Elim 1


3:45PM: EXT Draw

4:00PM: Pattern A round 2

5:15PM All IE Finals

6:30PM or ASAP Awards

7:00PM or ASAP IPDA Elim 2


Sunday, February 19th

10:30-11:45AM: Forensics Spotlight Panel

The spotlight panel will be held at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix.

(122 North Second Street Phoenix, AZ 85004) Second Floor, Room Remington A&B

* If you have students interested in participating in the panel, please let us know at registration. *


Conference Program 



  • Tue 02/14/23 11:00 pm
    Drops only (no new entries or changes allowed)
  • Wed 02/15/23 11:00 pm
    Close registration (schools can not edit their registration)