The UNLV Debate Team hosts an annual high school debate tournament, the Golden Desert Debate Tournament.

High School Tournament

The 2022 Golden Desert High School Debate Tournament was hosted as an ONLINE tournament from February 5-7, 2022. We sincerely hope to resume hosting the tournament in-person in early-February 2023. This tournament is one of the biggest and best high school debate tournaments on the West Coast. We host novice and varsity divisions of Policy Debate and Lincoln-Douglas debate, and varsity-only divisions of Public Forum and Congressional Debate. The Golden Desert tournament is a Quarters bid to the TOC in Policy and Gold Public Forum, a Semis bid in Lincoln-Douglas, an Octos bid in Silver Public Forum, and we are petitioning for a TOC bid in Congressional Debate! 

Registration for and information about the UNLV Golden Desert Tournament appears on For questions about the tournament, please visit the tournament's website or email the tournament director at: