Great Salt Lake Invitational - Jan. 19-21, 2019 - SLC, UT


Dear Friends,

On behalf of the University of Utah and The University of Texas at El Paso, we invite you to return to the Mountain West for the Great Salt Lake Invitational/UTEP IE Classic held at the University of Utah. The tournaments will be held on January 18-21, 2019. On Friday, January 18th and Saturday, January 19th, attendees will be able to participate in two complete IE tournaments, including entry options in IPDA and NFA-LD Debate. On Saturday, January 19-Monday, January 21, 2019, teams may also choose to participate in the concurrent debate tournaments, featuring competition in NPDA, BP, and CEDA debate formats. Full details about double entry restrictions are included in Part I of the invitation.

This year’s schedule has been revised with an eye toward wellness and providing an opportunity for you to enjoy all that Utah has to offer in January. In an effort to help you enjoy Utah’s “greatest snow on earth,” we have identified an opportunity for all tournament attendees to take advantage of the deep discounts on lift passes and equipment rentals offered by the University of Utah so that you can partake in some of Utah’s world class skiing/snowboarding opportunities. For approximately $100/person (prices subject to change and based on which ski resort you choose), you can secure a lift pass and full set of ski/snowboarding gear (skis/snowboard, boots, snow pants and snow jacket). Other equipment, including show-shoeing gear, is also available to rent. To learn more, visit:

SPECIAL NOTE: On Friday, January 18th, 2019, there will be a tournament reception held at the Hotel RL in Avenue 1 from 8pm until 11pm. We hope that you will join us to celebrate the end of the first day of competition and the 49th Great Salt Lake Invitational.

We look forward to seeing you in January and wish everyone the best of luck and safety in the upcoming competitive season.

Warmest regards,

Michael Middleton, Ph.D.
Director of Forensics
University of Utah

Carlos Tarin, Ph.D.
Director of Forensics
The University of Texas at El Paso
2019 GSL Invitation.pdf (305.4 KB)



Part 1 (IE, IPDA, LD) Registration Link:

Part 2 (IE, IPDA, LD, BP, NPDA) Registration Link:

Part 2 (Policy) Registration Link:


Just a reminder as we embark on our winter breaks.

Registration Closes: 1/14/19

Hotel Block Expires: 1/3/19

We look forward to hosting you.


To clarify once more, there is an error in the invitation. Registration closes on January 14, not December 14. See you next month.



Happy New Year!


Last Call: Entries due 1/14/19