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This is a High School tournament in Ohio.

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The Hawken School Speech & Debate team cordially invites you and your team to attend the Larry H. Banks Memorial Invitational on Saturday, November 14th! We have named this event in honor of our team’s founder, Larry H. Banks and hope to put on a wonderful tournament in his honor. This will be the Fourth Annual Larry H. Banks Memorial Invitational!
 
The OSDA “welcomes everyone, regardless of age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or political affiliation, to participate with equal opportunity in the Speech and Debate community within our participation guidelines.” We stand by this promise during these challenging times, and we pledge to work harder to increase the diversity of our community and break down existing barriers for underrepresented and underserved groups.
 
IN THE INTEREST IF EQUITY, WE ASK ALL JUDGES TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
We are all influenced by implicit bias, or the stereotypes that unconsciously affect our decisions. When judging, our implicit biases negatively impact traditionally marginalized and disenfranchised students. Before writing comments or making a decision, please take a moment to reflect on any biases that may impact your decision making.  
 
This is a virtual on-line tournament in the Cleveland District.  All events for this tournament will be synchronous.
 
****PLEASE NOTE THAT BECAUSE THIS TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD COMPLETELY ON LINE, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT COACHES ENTER A VALID EMAIL FOR EVERY JUDGE AND COMPETITOR.****.
 
Tournament Location:
 
NSDA Campus via Speechwire Tournament Services
 
Tournament Events
 
Individual Events: We will offer a total of four (4) rounds of competition and double entry is allowed in all speech events except Extemporaneous Speaking.  There are no entry caps for this tournament.
  
Lincoln-Douglas Debate: We will offer four (4) rounds of competition. We will be using the November/December NSDA Topic, Resolved: The United States ought to provide a federal jobs guarantee. There are no entry caps for this tournament.
 
Policy Debate: We will offer three (3) rounds of competition. We will be using the 2020-2021 NSDA Topic, Resolved: The United States federal government should enact substantial criminal justice reform in the United States in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing. There are no entry caps for this tournament.
 
Public Forum Debate: We will offer four (4) rounds of competition. We will be using the November/December NSDA Topic, Resolved: The United States should adopt a declaratory nuclear policy of no first use.  There are no entry caps for this tournament.
 
Big Question Debate: We will offer four (4) rounds of competition. We will be using the 2020-2021 NSDA Topic, Resolved: Mathematics was discovered, not invented. NSDA awards will be given in Big Question for the champion and for second and third place.  There are no entry caps for this tournament.
 
Student Congress: We will be utilizing the November docket assigned from the OSDA for legislation.  That docket is available to all the schools on Speechwire. We will have 3 preliminary sessions of Congress (approximately 1hr 30mins each). We will be scoring based on judge preference. We will also be using direct questioning. There will be no entry caps for this tournament.
  
Schedule
We will ask that coaches make sure that their competitors and judges are in your team room 30 minutes before the first round and that they notify TAB immediately of any drops so rounds are not delayed.  
 
AT PRESENT, THE SCHEDULE FROM LAST YEAR IS STILL POSTED ON THIS TOURNAMENT SITE, BUT WE WILL BE MODIFYING THAT TO FIT OUR NEW FORMAT. We will post the final REVISED schedule soon and will email you just as soon as that is in place.
 
Awards - 4:00pm (Goal Time)
 
Deadlines:
Deadline to add/drop entries: Wednesday, November11th @ 8:00pm. 
Deadline to add/edit judges: Thursday, November 12th @ 8:00 p.m.
*ENTRY FEES LOCK AT 8:00pm on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11th – ANY DROPS AFTER THAT POINT WILL INCUR THE ENTRY FEE ASSOCIATED WITH THAT ENTRY BECAUSE WE WILL BE CHARGED FOR THAT ROOM SPACE FROM NSDA CAMPUS.*
 
Registration Fees:
$10.00 per entry in Policy, PF, and Duo and $5.00 per entry in all other events.
 
Judge Requirements:
IE:  One (1) judge for every five (5) IE entries (a Duo team counts as one entry)
PF/LD/CX/BQ: One (1) judge for every 2 debaters/teams.
Congress: One (1) scorer or parliamentarian for each school that has Congress entries.
 
HIRED JUDGING INFORMATION:
We will have some judges available for hire if you are unable to cover your judging commitment. ALL HIRED JUDGING REQUESTS MUST BE MADE PRIOR TO THE JUDGE ENTRY DEADLINE AND APPROVED BY THE TOURNAMET – Please Use the link that follows here to request a judge.  
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-1X38q6eK8nqjjvjGvWjj_Gk2FnnSVBuaiuGqkMhgLnRgAg/viewform?usp=sf_link
 
Fees are assessed by each uncovered entry:
$10 per uncovered CON entry
$10 per uncovered IE entry
$25 per uncovered LD/PF/CX/BQ entry
 
 
Awards:
Our tournament trophies are being created in the Hawken Fab Lab by Hawken students! We will deliver or send the awards to the coach at each of your schools for distribution to the competitors the week after the tournament.
 
Trophies will be awarded to the top six placements in all events.
 
School sweepstakes will be presented based on the top competitor in each event for each school. There will be a team sweepstakes trophy for the top 6 teams.
 
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Susan McGraw at susan.mcgraw@hawken.edu or Bob Shurtz at rhshurtz@gmail.com  
 
We look forward to hosting you on Saturday, November 14th!
 
See you soon,
Bob Shurtz, Susan McGraw, Becca Marks, Kate Mozynski, and the Entire Hawken School Speech & Debate Team
 

Manager contact information

Susan McGraw
Email address: cgrcofer@gmail.com
Phone number: 9548026142

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PO Box 8002
Gates Mills, OH 44040

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