2023 — Gillette, WY/US

2023 Bolt Blast Tournament

Friday and Saturday, January 6 & 7, 2023

Welcome to the 2023 Bolt Blast Tournament Tournament. We are very excited to be holding our tournament in person this year. We will be accepting entries as usual on a first come basis. Four entries per event per school to start, but please put any others you have on the waitlist and we will take them as we can. Usually all waitlist entries are accepted.


We will be offering our usual events in two patterns. You may double at your own risk except for those competing in CX Debate.

D Pattern: LD, PF, CX, Duet, Drama, POI and Senate

HOPE Pattern: Humor, Oratory, Poetry, Extemp, Informative, Impromptu and House

There will be three preliminary rounds, a semi and a final in all events except Congress. In the Senate and House there will be two preliminary rounds and two super sessions.

Please have your initial entries in by December 30.

We ask that you have names entered and entries finalized by Tuesday, Jan 5, 2023. We will freeze the fees on Wednesday Jan 5, 2023.


We will award trophies to the top 3 places, places 4-6 will get a medal and to the top 3 places (all semifinalists) in debates. There will be sweepstakes awards in 4A, 3A, and 1A/2A divisions.


We will be asking for schools to bring a few judges. Basically, one judge for every 8 entries. If you have debaters entered, a judge who will do some debate would be greatly appreciated.

We look forward to seeing you in January!