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This is a High School tournament in Missouri.

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You are cordially invited to the 2020

Smithville Varsity 

Speech and Debate Tournament

 

Dear NSDA Squads and Coaches,

        

Smithville High School speech and debate team would like to invite you and your squad to our tournament. The synchronous debate portion of the tournament will be held January 22-23. Asynchronous individual event competition will occur the week prior.  We will be co-hosting this year with Lafayette High School where the novice competition will take place. 

 

Debate Offerings: Policy, LD, PF (undivided) 

IE Offerings: USX, IX, Congress, HI, DI, Duo, POI, Informative, Oratory 

In an effort to provide maximum opportunities for competition we also ask that each school provide ONE judge Friday and Saturday.

 

The deadline for receiving entries on Speechwire.com will be Wednesday January 13th  at 3:00PM.  Asynchronous speech links (unlisted Youtube videos) will be due by 8:00PM on Thursday, January 14th.  All entries will be waitlisted upon entry – we will grant what we can accommodate.  Entry fees will be 5.00/entry.  No trophies will be given but certificates will be sent for students placing. 

 

Direct any questions to Danielle Martin (832) 330-3686 or Dave Kratofil (816) 694-4093.

 

For an invitation to the novice tournament, please email Dr. Shane Heard at Lafayette, ShaneHeard@sjsd.k12.mo.us





 

Competition Information and Rules

·   Each school shall be guaranteed up to two entries in each competitive event offered.  Extra entries will be granted on a basis of space availability and order of submitted entries. 

·   A student may not enter both divisions of Extemporaneous speaking, nor may students enter more than one division of debate. 

·   A student may enter up to one debate event and two individual events. Students may do Congress and another Individual Event. 

·   Please do not allow students to triple enter in any other combination than the example given above. 

·   No Maverick teams will be allowed in any division of debate. 

·   Certificates will be given to the top six entries in individual events and top eight in debate 

·   Overall Sweepstakes will be awarded to the top three schools. 

·   Entry fees are $5.00 per entry. 

·   All entries are due by 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 13th.  All IE videos are due by Thursday, January 14th at 8pm. 

· Tab will be open for view throughout the tournament. Results will become permanent 10 minutes after final tabulation.

·   A student may not use the same selection for more than one event.

·   Each school must have an adult sponsor, able to judge, online at all times.  All schools should bring 1 additional judge for every 10 entries (as a back up).

·   Sweepstakes will be given for the top three schools in forensics and debate events combined.  Determining sweepstakes:  Points in debate will be 5 points for each win. From the best two teams in each division Non-advancing quarterfinalists get 15 points, Non-advancing semifinalists get  20 points, Finalists get 25 points.

Points in individual events from the best two entries will be 5 points for semi finals, 15 points for finals 4th and below, 25 points for 3rd place, 30 points for 2nd place, and 35 points for 1st place.





 

Virtual Tournament Procedures:

1. Speechwire tech videos: Please review the Speechwire tech help videos here: https://www.speechwire.com/p-video-resources.php 

2. Review NSDA Campus Manual: Please review the NSDA Campus manual here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hej13hqfKmSHEVDYU-rc6UiVlaK0xbp6uGgwBHtSXIQ/edit?usp=sharing

3. Register and Link All Tournament Participants in Tabroom: All participants must have a Speechwire account. Please follow these instructions to create a Speechwire account: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcGivaEKSuk

4. Asynch Video Uploads: Please upload your student performances by Thursday, January 14th by 8pm. If you can audit that the links work and are viewable before uploading, that would be wonderful!

5. We will be going by the MSHSAA Adopted Revisions for Virtual Competition document released by MSHSAA (i.e., pilot internet rules, extended prep time for debate, etc.).

6. Submitted competition videos should be “one take” with no editing or post-production and should follow all other MSHSAA Asynch Recording guidelines.

7. Please have all participants use Google Chrome as per NSDA Campus guidance.

8. Room Check-In Procedures: Please have debaters check in 30 minutes prior to the round when possible.  Mandatory check in 15 minutes before the round. Tournament staff will be monitoring each room.

9. Due to equity concerns, Duo Interpretation recordings must be split screen.

10.  Extemp Procedures:

a. We are requesting students to record one speech for prelims, 1 speech for semi finals, and 1 speech for finals. This is a total of 3 speeches. 

b. Please have students submit an unlisted Youtube link for each speech. Label each video with the Round, event, and the competitors name. 

c. Extemp questions will be sent out to all invited coaches by Friday, January 8th.  We trust coaches to fairly administer draw to their students.

d. Submitted competition videos should be “one take” with no editing or post-production and should follow all other MSHSAA Asych Recording guidelines.

e. Please have contestants submit all videos by the Asynch Video deadline, which is Thursday, January 14th at 8pm. 


 

11.  Congress Procedures:

a. We are requesting students to record one speech for prelim round 1, 1 for prelims round 2, plus one speech for super session. This is a total of 3 speeches. 

b. Please have students submit an unlisted Youtube link for each speech. Label each video with the Round, event, and the competitors name. 

c. Congress legislation will be included in the invite. We are using the NSDA January  2021 Congress Legislation Packet. As a coach, we are requesting that you assign students one piece of the legislation and side per round according to the following constraints:

i.  Round 1: Choose from Legislation 1, 3,5

Ii. Round 2: Choose from Legislation 2,4,6

ii. Super Session: Choose from Legislation 7,8,9

12.  Submitted competition videos should be “one take” with no editing or post-production and should follow all other MSHSAA Asych Recording guidelines.

13.  Please have contestants submit all videos by the Asynch Video deadline, which is Thursday, January 14th at 8pm. 


 

 

Asynchronous IE schedule

 

Monday, January 18th:                  IE Round 1 

Tuesday, January 19th:                  IE Round 1 

Wednesday, January 20th:             IE Semis

Thursday, January 21st:                 IE FINALS 

Friday, January 22nd:                   Awards sent out  

(Approximate schedule- will run as quickly as we can with judges available) 

 

 

 

 

Live (Synchronous) Debate Schedule:

Friday, January 22

2:45PM: Registration

4:00PM: Round 1 of Debate

6:30PM: Round 2 of Debate

 

 

Saturday, Jan 23

9:30AM: Round 3 of Debate

11:30 AM: Round 4 of Debate

2:00PM: Quarterfinals of Debate

4:00PM: Semifinals of Debate

6:00PM: Finals of Debate

(If we can push elimination rounds earlier, we will)

Synchronous Debate Events

Lincoln Douglas Debate

1. The resolution will be the current NSDA/MSHSAA approved topic. Resolved: States ought to ban lethal autonomous weapons.

2. A friendly reminder, our tournament will use the NSDA January Topic. Time limits for Lincoln Douglas debate will be: 6-3-7-3-4-6-3. 

4. Each debater will be allowed a total of 5 minutes of prep time (MSHSAA Proposed Rules for Virtual Competition in 2020-2021).

5. Ties will be broken by looking at win-loss, opposition loss, opposition record, and cumulative speaker points.

6. A debater more than ten minutes late to a round will forfeit, unless it is the fault of the tournament.

7.   Debaters are allowed to use laptops in rounds but must follow MSHSAA guidelines.

 

PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE

1. The resolution will be the current NSDA/MSHSAA approved topic. Resolved: The National Security Agency should end its surveillance of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. 

2. Time limits for Public Forum debate will be:  4-4-3-4-4-3-3-3-3-2-2 (NSDA Pilot Rules 2019). Each team will be allowed a total of 4 minutes of prep time ((MSHSAA Proposed Rules for Virtual Competition in 2020-2021).

3. Sides will be determined by a coin flip at the start of each round.

4. Ties will be broken by looking at win-loss, opposition loss, opposition record, and cumulative speaker points.

5. No maverick teams will be allowed to debate.  Team personnel must remain constant throughout the tournament.

6. A team more than ten minutes late to a round will forfeit unless it is the fault of the tournament.

 

POLICY DEBATE

The resolution will be the NSDA/MSHSAA approved 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.

  1. Time limits will be 8-3-5.  Each team will be allowed a total of 5 minutes of prep time.

  2. Ties will be broken by looking at win-loss, speaker points, opposition record of the team they lost to, and total opposition record.

  3. No one person teams will be allowed to debate.  Team personnel must remain constant throughout the tournament.

  4. A team more than ten minutes late to a round will forfeit, unless it is the fault of the tournament.

  5. Debaters are allowed to use laptops in rounds and must follow MSHSAA rules.

 

 

Asynchronous Tournament Events

(Pre-recorded with an Unlisted Youtube link submission)

 

HUMOROUS OR DRAMATIC INTERPRETATION – Selections must be taken from published literature (play, novel, short story).  NSDA guidelines will apply.  Selections should possess literary merit and be appropriate for a high school performance.  The performance, including introduction, must be memorized.  Time:  10 min. maximum

 

DUO INTERPRETATION – Selections must be taken from published works including novels, short stories, plays, or poetry.  NSDA guidelines will apply.  The performance, including introduction, must be memorized.  Time:  10 min. Maximum Students must submit a split screen recording. 

 

PROGRAM ORAL INTERPRETATION- Sections must be taken from 2-3 genres and from published literature (i.e., prose, poetry, drama, plays, novels, short stories, etc.). NSDA guidelines apply. Selections should possess literary merit and must be appropriate for a high school performance. The performances should include an introduction and must be memorized. All components must be verbally identified by title and author. Binders or folders must be used. Performances may not exceed 10 minutes.

 

INTERNATIONAL AND U.S. EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING - Drawing of current event topics will be conducted at five minute intervals.  A total of 30 minutes prep time will be allowed. No consultation with others is allowed during prep time. Time:  7 min. maximum.  Students are not allowed to enter both extemps. 

 

INFORMATIVE SPEAKING-Students deliver a self-written, ten-minute speech on a topic of their choosing. Not more than 150 words may be in the form of a direct quotation.  Informative speakers may use visual aids that comply with the NSDA informative speaking rules.. All topics must be informative in nature; the goal is to educate, not to advocate. The speech is delivered from memory.  Time:  10 minutes maximum.

 

ORIGINAL ORATORY – This persuasive speech must be the original work of the contestant.  Not more than 150 words may be in the form of a direct quotation.  The speech must be memorized.  Time:  10 min. maximum.  A student may not repeat an oratory he/she used in any previous year of competition.

 

STORYTELLING – Selections must come from published material. The memorized introduction may be given in a standing or seated position. The contestant shall narrate the story in a combination of his/her own words and original essential phrases, and from a seated position on a chair or stool. Time: 8 min. Maximum

 

 

 

STUDENT CONGRESS-We will be using the December 2020 NSDA legislation packet. The judges and
parliamentarian will rank the students at the end of each session which determines who advances to
Super Session.
Congress legislation will be included in the invite. We are using the NSDA December 2020
Congress Legislation Packet. As a coach, we are requesting that you assign students one piece
of the legislation and side per round according to the following constraints:
Round 1: Choose from Legislation 1, 5, 7
ii. Super Session: Choose from Legislation 3, 6, 9
(See above for recording instructions)

Manager contact information

Danielle Martin
Email address: martind@smithville.k12.mo.us
Phone number: 832-330-3686

Mailing address

645 S Commercial Ave
Smithville, MO 64089

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