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CHSAA Region II Tournament

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General information

This is a High School tournament in Colorado.

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Greetings, Region II!

 

It’s time for our 2020 state qualifying tournament!

 

I‘ve consolidated some important information about the tournament for you here.  For complete details, please see the section of the CHSAA Tournament Handbook on the regional qualifying tournament to clarify rules.  For your convenience, I have uploaded a PDF of that section of the handbook for you--see the “Files for Download” section.  

 

Please also make sure to review the rules for the tournament, also uploaded in the “Files for Download” section.

 

LOCATION:

Strive Prep SMART

3201 W. Arizona Ave.

Denver, CO 80219

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

Friday, February 28, 2019, 3:30 PM MST

Drops after this date will not reduce your entry fees.

 

EVENTS SCHEDULE:

 

Friday, March 7

Wave A

Events:

Humor

Drama

Poetry

OO

National Extemp

Foreign Extemp

Double Entry rules:

  • Expanded double entry options for the Regional Qualifying Tournament: Students may enter a maximum of two events at the Regional Qualifying Tournament, but may choose to enter two “A wave” (Friday) events or two “B wave” (Saturday) events or one “A wave” event and one “B wave” event with the following restrictions:
    • Students entered in National or International Extemporaneous Speaking may not enter an additional A Wave (Friday) event, but may double enter in a B wave (Saturday) event. No student may enter both extemps.
    • Students in Public Forum, Cross Examination and Lincoln-Douglas Debate may not double enter in an additional B Wave (Saturday) event but may double enter in an A wave (Friday) event.  No student may enter more than one debate event.
    • Students must still complete the Double Entry form prior to their first round of competition.

Saturday, March 7

Wave B

Events:

Duo

Info

POI

CX

LD

PF

 

RULES FOR ENTRIES:

  • Each team can enter up to FOUR entries per event.
    • An alternate can be submitted in events in which teams have filled their four spots.
      • This alternate will be entered onto the waitlist on SpeechWire--I will send you an email if your alternate is pulled in to compete as soon as it happens.
      • Alternates will be pulled randomly into competition if there are drops after the registration deadline.
    • Please enter names for your entries in SpeechWire; however, you may change names up until the first round has been scheduled--information in SpeechWire once round 1 has begun is considered final--please review your registrations carefully!
  • DOUBLE ENTRY
    • NEW IN 2019:
      • Expanded double entry options for the Regional Qualifying Tournament: Students may enter a maximum of two events at the Regional Qualifying Tournament, but may choose to enter two “A wave” (Friday) events or two “B wave” (Saturday) events or one “A wave” event and one “B wave” event with the following restrictions:
        • Students entered in National or International Extemporaneous Speaking may not enter an additional A Wave (Friday) event, but may double enter in a B wave (Saturday) event. No student may enter both extemps.
        • Students in Public Forum, Cross Examination and Lincoln-Douglas Debate may not double enter in an additional B Wave (Saturday) event but may double enter in an A wave (Friday) event.  No student may enter more than one debate event.
        • Students must still complete the Double Entry form prior to their first round of competition.
      • DOUBLE ENTRY FORM: The participation of each student is limited to a maximum of two events at the Regional Qualifying tournament. The student may participate in only one event at the State Tournament. The student and his/her coach must decide prior to the first round of the Regional Qualifying meet which event to enter at the State Tournament should the student qualify in both. This decision must be identified on the Double Entry Form (page 44 and posted under “Files for Download”) and submitted to the Regional Tournament Director PRIOR TO THE FIRST ROUND OF THE REGIONAL QUALIFYING MEET. (TOURNAMENT HANDBOOK pg. 44 [pg. 47 of PDF])
        • Students who double-enter will need to complete a doubling form prior to the beginning of the tournament. Though they can qualify in both events, they must pick ONE event to compete in at State.
        • *Doubling forms will determine which event a student will compete in at State if that student DOUBLE QUALIFIES at our Regional tournament. If a student qualifies in one event and is an alternate in another, the doubling form does not apply, as they only QUALIFIED in one event.  If alternates are pulled in to compete at State in the event that the already-qualified student is an alternate in, that student would be skipped, as they will already be competing at State in the event they qualified in. 
  • OO/INFO MANUSCRIPTS:
    • OO and Info are different events, and therefore students who double-enter in both events should be performing two distinct speeches.
    • You will enter topics on SpeechWire as part of the online registration process.
    • NEW in 2020: You should have the ability to upload manuscripts files on SpeechWire.
      • However, please plan to bring a hard copy of OO and Informative manuscripts with completed OO/Info manuscript forms (in “Files for Download” section) to final registration on site, just in case.
  • INTERP:
    • You’ll need to enter titles and authors of ALL interp selections into SpeechWire as part of the online registration process.
    • HAVE ALL ORIGINAL SOURCES FOR ALL INTERP PIECES ON SITE AT THE TOURNAMENT! Have them on hand--if a piece's validity is questioned, it is in your student's best interest to have it with you so that we can confirm that it meets CHSAA rules.
  • FEES:
    • $13 per student
    • Please send payment to:
      CHSAA
      Attn: Sandra Williamson
      14855 E. 2nd Ave.
      Aurora, CO 80111
      NEW in 2020: Ensure that CHSAA receives your payment within two weeks following our regional tournament to avoid a late fee of $25. That's March 20th for our region.
    • Drop Fee:  The drop fee for CHSAA Tournaments is equal to the registration fee.  Drops made after Friday, February 28, 2020, 3:30 PM MST, do not reduce your team’s entry fee.  Drops noted on the regional director’s report will be invoiced to your school by CHSAA the Monday after the regional event. (Example: A student drops out of an Individual event: a drop fee of $13.00 would need to be paid)
  • DEBATE TOPICS:
    • LD  (Jan/Feb 2020)
      Resolved: States ought to eliminate their nuclear arsenals.
    • PF  (Feb 2020)
      Resolved: The United States should replace means-tested welfare programs with a universal basic income.
    • CX
      Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce Direct Commercial Sales and/or Foreign Military Sales of arms from the United States.
    • NOTE: All PF and LD debaters in all regions will debate the February topics to qualify for State (we are the last Regional tournament and the only one in March). State competitors in PF and LD will debate the March topics at State.
  • COACHES:
  • JUDGES:
    • Judges at regionals should have judged at least once during the season.
    • Please ensure that any judges you bring have taken the judge certification test on CHSAA’s website: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MWWZKYN
      • There will be computers on-site for judges to complete the test, but it helps us streamline the beginning of the tournament if they take it in advance.
      • They can take the test multiple times until they pass it with 100% to be certified.

Other helpful ino: http://www2.chsaa.org/activities/speech/

STATE INFORMATION:

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

March 20-21, 2020

Cherokee Trail High School

25901 E Arapahoe Rd

Aurora, CO 80016

Registration Deadline: Monday, March 9, 2020
You will only need to confirm your entries and fill out a little information for CHSAA once our tournament results are imported over to the State Tournament SpeechWire site.

 

Some reminders:

CHSAA Speech and Debate Mission:

The CHSAA mission in speech and debate is to provide opportunities and assist its participants in developing diverse communication skills while competing at the highest levels in high school speech and debate. The purpose of this is to instill discipline, teamwork, sportsmanship, honesty and integrity in a highly specialized activity. CHSAA Speech and Debate coaches teach their participants to respect the activity’s core values, work hard and compete honestly.

CHSAA Speech and Debate Inclusion Statement:

The CHSAA Speech and Debate community believes inclusion is vital to our community. We are committed to providing a safe and equitable learning and competitive environment that fosters a mindset of empathy, respect, and belonging for all involved in Speech and Debate, including, but not limited to students, coaches, judges and community members. We honor differences including races and cultures, genders and sexual orientations, abilities and aspirations, identities and affiliations, socioeconomics and worldviews. Embracing our diversity prepares our community to thrive. Individuals found to have violated this policy will be subject to the full range of sanctions, up to and including removal from the tournament premises.

Important tournament rooms

Tab 2 - 09
Extemp Prep - 120
Extemp Prep - 121
Judge's Lounge & Ballot Room - Gym
Tab Room - Main Office

Manager contact information

Ashley McCulloch
Email address: amcculloch2@cherrycreekschools.org
Phone number: w:720-886-1283 c:303-884-6188

Mailing address

CHSAA attn: Sandra Williamson
14855 E. 2nd Avenue
Aurora, CO 80011

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