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General information

This information is from a tournament in a past season!

This is a High School tournament in Ohio.

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We invite you to attend the virtual Canfield Kiwanis Speech and Debate Tournament on Saturday, January 9, 2021.

All competition is live ("synchronous") using SpeechWire and NSDA Campus.
Students and coaches should be prepared for using this technology.

We will tentatively (entries permitting) offer the following competition:

High School Events:
Speech Events:   3 Prelim Rounds and Finals  (OSDA Speech Events Only)
LD / PF Debate:   4 Prelim Rounds
Congressional Debate:  2 Prelim Sessions and Finals

** If entry numbers are smaller, any determination about removing a final round would be communicated by January 5. **

Middle School Events:
Speech Events:   3 Prelim Rounds   (OSDA Speech Events Only)
PF Debate:   4 Prelim Rounds
Congressional Debate:  2 Prelim Sessions

We will NOT offer Policy Debate at this tournament.
We will NOT offer Extemp Debate at this tournament.
We will NOT allow double entry at this tournament.

By registering students to compete, the coach certifies that the school and parents/guardians permit the student to participate in this event.  Students participating in this event are 13 years of age or older, and/or head coaches are certifying that they have obtained all permissions and/or approvals required to allow the student to participate in this event.

Students and judges are expected to conduct themselves professionally at all Youngstown District Virtual Tournaments, which includes upholding the OSDA’s Ethical StandardsAdditionally, audio and/or visual recording of any round or saving images from any round at any Youngstown District virtual tournament by any participant is strictly prohibited. 

Please note:  An administratively approved coach must check in at registration and be available for each team throughout the tournament.

The registration deadline for competitors is Thursday, January 7, at 8:00 PM.
Beyond that time, entry fees will be charged for drops.

The registration deadline for judges is Friday, January 8, at 5:00 PM.

Fee:  $5 per student.
Checks made payable to "Canfield Local Schools".

Mail checks to:
Canfield Local Schools
Attn: Speech and Debate
100 Cardinal Dr.
Canfield, OH 44406

Any revisions will be communicated by Thursday, January 7.

7:30-8:00 AM:  Registration
(Teams can be dropped from the tournament if their coach has not checked in by 8:00 AM.)

7:45 AM - Extempers Report to Extemp Prep

8:00 AM - Judges Report to respective Judge Lounges in SpeechWire

Speech Events - Tentatively:
8:15 AM - Round 1
9:50 AM - Round 2
11:10 AM - Round 3
1:00 PM - Finals (HS only)

LD/PF Debate - Tentatively:
8:30 AM - Round 1
9:45 AM - Round 2
11:15 AM - Round 3
12:45 PM - Round 4

Congressional Debate - Tentatively:
8:30 AM - Report to Session 1
Session 1:  9:00-10:15 AM
Session 2:  10:30-11:45 AM
Finals:  12:15-1:45 PM  (HS only)

** Congress legislation is available on the OSDA website or in this tournament's "files for download". **

Awards - Tentatively: 
Begin at approximately 2:45-3:00 PM.
Coaches of each team will be provided with electronic certificates for students placing in the Top 6.

Team Sweepstakes (HS Teams Only):
Prelim Rounds Only.
The Top 10 entries for each team will count toward Sweepstakes.
Recognition will be provided in the awards ceremony for the Top 6 teams.

Quotas are listed in SpeechWire.  These are the standard judging quotas.

Youngstown District Judging Notes:
An individual cannot judge Congressional Debate if a close relative competes in Congress.
An individual cannot judge a particular Speech event if they competed in it last year or have a direct relative participating.
Students cannot judge any events - HS or MS.

If you have additional questions, please let me know.

I look forward to "seeing" you at the Canfield Tournament on January 9, 2021.

Jeremy Hamilton
Director of Speech & Debate
Canfield High School


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Jeremy Hamilton
Email address: JHamilton@CanfieldSchools.net
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100 Cardinal Dr.
Canfield, OH 44406

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