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Heart of the Rockies Panopoulos Bowl (CANCELED)

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This information is from a tournament in a past season!

This is a High School tournament in Wyoming.

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November 30, 2020

Dear Speech and Debate Coach,

You are cordially invited to the Cheyenne Central High School Heart of the Rockies Panopoulos Bowl held ONLINE by Cheyenne Central High School on January 8 and 9, 2021.

Events: We will be offering five rounds, semifinals, and finals in Drama, Humor, Poetry, Duo Interp, POI Program Oral Interpretation, Original Oratory, Informative Speaking. 

Asynchronous Recorded Events: Drama, Humor, Poetry, Program Oral Interpretation, Oratory, Informative Speaking, Duo Interp (Split screen format) FOR THIS YEAR ONLY.


  • For asynchronous recorded events, each competitor must record their performance. Recordings must be submitted by providing a URL link to the recording in Speechwire by Wednesday January 6, 2021 3pm. The URL must be a link that can be opened by anyone who clicks on the link.

Entries: There will be no cap on entries this year. Seeming that we are only running asynchronous events for the tournament for THIS YEAR ONLY, please feel free to bring as many competitors (videos) as you want. 

Registration: All registration will occur at www.speechwire.com. Registration will close on Wednesday January 6, 2021 or earlier if the tournament fills. Registrations are handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fees and Payment: The entry fee will be $9.00 per student in events.  Changes in pre-registration will be reflected in the final entry fees if made via the web site by January 5, 2021. After that time, net increases in entries will result in increases in final entry fees, while net decreases in entries will not reduce your final entry fees. Please make checks payable to CCHS Speech and Debate Team. Please mail payment to Andy Dennis, Cheyenne Central High School, 5500 Education Dr, Cheyenne, WY 82009.


·      Each school (administration, teachers, and/or coaches) is responsible for ensuring they have proper parental permission for students to participate in an online tournament and to use the designated competition platforms.

·      Competition is open to 9-12 grade students representing the school in which they are officially enrolled and doing so with the permission of their school administration and/or coaches.


ONLINE Rules or NEW Rules this Year:

·      Duo Interp must be recorded in a split-screen format.

·      For asynchronous recorded events, each competitor must record their performance. Recordings must be submitted by providing a URL link to the recording in Speechwire by Wednesday January 6, 2021 at 3pm.

·      All competitors and judges must have a speechwire account to log in.  Ben at Speechwire has provided video resources to explain the creation of student accounts, judging online, viewing ballots and competing online. Please check them out. https://www.speechwire.com/p-video-resources.php

Registration and Schedule:  Check-in will be held from 8:00- 8:15am. All schools must check-in by 8:15am. Rounds will begin promptly at 9:00am. Awards are scheduled for 5:30pm.

Awards: We will be awarding AMAZON GIFT CARDS in leu of our normal large bowls this year.  $25 to First Place, $10 to Second Place, and $5 to Third Place.  Additionally, large ribbons will be awarded to the rest of the finalists. Team awards will be given to the top schools in each Class.  The host school is not eligible for team awards.

Judging:  Each school is responsible for providing judges. Judges must be available for the three preliminary rounds and the final round. One judge must be provided for every two debaters. One judge must be provided for every 5 events entries. Judges must be entered in Speechwire by Wednesday, November 4. Judges are responsible for checking for ballots at the appropriate times. Judge fees will be imposed for missing judges and for judges who miss ballots.

Site:  The tournament is being hosted by Cheyenne Central HS, 5500 Education Dr. Cheyenne, WY 82009

Questions and Concerns: Please feel free to contact Andy Dennis at Cheyenne Central High School, 307-771-2680 (school), 307-220-0469 (cell), andrew.dennis@laramie1.org

We look forward to seeing you and hope you will be able to join us!






National Speech & Debate Association Harassment and Discrimination Policy

The National Speech & Debate Association is committed to providing its participants, judges, coaches, and staff the opportunity to pursue excellence in their endeavors. This opportunity can exist only when each member of our community is assured an atmosphere of mutual respect. The NSDA prohibits all forms of harassment and discrimination. Accordingly, all forms of harassment and discrimination, whether written or oral, based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by any applicable federal, state, or local law are prohibited, whether committed by participants, judges, coaches, or observers. Individuals who are found to have violated this policy will be subject to the full range of sanctions, up to and including removal from the tournament premises.

Digital Platform: 

We will use Speechwire for registration and tabulation purposes. We will use NSDA campus in conjunction with Speechwire as the platform for live virtual tournament competition.

·      Judges will be instructed not to allow video/sound equipment quality, physical location, or other elements not in control of individual students to affect their decisions.

·      Equity is a core value of the Cheyenne Central High School Speech and Debate. We understand that many students and judges do not have equal access to the internet and technology.

Rules for Events:

Asynchronous Events

  • Students competing in prepared events (Drama, Humor, Poetry, POI, Duo, OO, Info) will submit a recording by the established registration deadline. This recording will be used for adjudication throughout the tournament.

Duo Interpretation

  • Students competing in Duo Interpretation will be required to submit a split screen recording of the performance for adjudication.

Rules for Recordings (adapted from NSDA National Tournament rules)

Backdrops and Recording Equipment

Competitors may not use green screens, virtual backdrops, on-screen text, or professional equipment enhancements such as professional lighting kits or professional grade camera recording and audio devices (including things like softboxes or using an auditorium’s lighting system) during their performance in any event. Submissions or recordings may not be edited using any software; all submissions must be non-stop footage of the entire performance done through the permitted submission platform. The camera being used must remain stationary throughout the entire performance, and no zooming or panning is permitted. Other individuals may be present while filming, but audience interaction (laughing, applause, etc.) must not be included in the performance. Competitors may determine how close or distant the camera is set up in order to maximize both verbal and nonverbal communication. If possible, it is recommended that students and judges remove items that may be distracting in the background. Backdrops of a solid color with no special markings may be used by competitors and judges. 

Sending website links -- This doesn't work. Paywalls stop students from accessing evidence. Links are not copied correctly or wrong. You should attach the PDF to the email or if the PDF is too big for an email then you should save it in a Google Drive and send a link to the article in a Google Drive.

The rules for virtual competition shall be the ones that are followed.


Manager contact information

Andy Dennis
Email address: andrew.dennis@laramie1.org
Phone number: 307-220-0469

Mailing address:

Cheyenne Central High School
Cheyenne Central Speech & Debate, Andy Dennis, 5500 Education Dr. Cheyenne, WY 82009

Manager contact information

Andy Dennis
Email address: actr27@yahoo.com
Phone number: 307-220-0469

Mailing address

5500 Education Dr
Cheyenne, WY 82009

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