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Greetings, Region II!

 

It’s time for our 2021 state qualifying tournament!

 

We‘ve consolidated some important information about the tournament for you here.  For complete details, please see the section of the 2020-2021 CHSAA Tournament Handbook on the regional qualifying tournament and CHSAA’s Virtual Rules addendum 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.  

 

Additional helpful info to review in the “Files for Download” section:

  • Helpful Links (PDF)
  • OO/Info Cover page
  • Double Entry Form
  • CHSAA Virtual Rules
  • Regional Qualifying Tournament section of the CHSAA Tournament Handbook

 

DATE:

February 26-27, 2021

 

LOCATION:

ONLINE -- using SpeechWire and NSDA Campus

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

Friday, February 19, 2021, 3:30 PM MST

Drops after this date will not reduce your entry fees.

 

EVENTS SCHEDULE:

Friday,
Feb. 26

Wave A

Events:

  • LIVE
    • National Extemp
    • Foreign Extemp
  • ASYNC*
    • Humor
    • Drama
    • Poetry
    • OO

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, Feb. 27

Wave B

Events:

  • LIVE
    • CX
    • LD
    • PF
  • ASYNC*
    • Duo
    • Info
    • POI

*We will release rounds of async events as we have judges--for example, if we don’t have enough judges on Friday evening to judge all Friday async events, some may be pushed to Saturday.

 

REVIEW ALL CHSAA RULES! THIS IS REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT THIS YEAR!

  • Refresh yourself on the CHSAA rules for all events! Information on all rules can be found in the 2020-2021 CHSAA Tournament Handbook
  • NEW FOR 2021 -- PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE review the CHSAA Virtual Rules (sent from CHSAA in an email on 12/9/2021 from Sandra Williamson).

I really, really don’t want to have to disqualify students for rules violations. Make sure you and your students know and follow all the rules for this year!

 

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.
        • For ASYNC event alternates, it is a VERY GOOD IDEA to have a video recorded and ready to go in the event that they are pulled in to replace a drop late in the week of the tournament.
      • 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!
  • ASYNC VIDEOS -- NEW FOR 2021
    • Async video URL submission window: Monday, Feb. 15 - Tuesday, Feb. 23 @ 5 PM
      • Video URL MUST be submitted by Tuesday, Feb. 23 @ 5 PM to avoid CHSAA late registration fees
    • AUTHENTICATION STATEMENT:
      • ALL ASYNC VIDEOS MUST BE NEW RECORDINGS FOR REGIONALS (STATE will require NEW RECORDINGS, as well)
      • Competitors MUST include an authentication statement (either verbal or written on paper that they will hold up to the camera before beginning their performance) 
        • STATEMENT: “My name is ______ and this is my [event] performance for the 2021 Region 2 State Qualifying tournament.”
      • Async videos will be previewed beginning Tuesday, Feb. 23  at 5 PM to Wednesday, Feb. 24 to ensure that:
        • Links have been provided
        • Links are valid and accessible
        • Performances meet event time limits (10 minutes + 30 second grace period)
          If we find issues with any videos, coaches will be contacted and will have 24 hours to resolve the problem if they wish to do so.
    • Helpful Hints for ASYNC videos:
      • If you are entering a URL for a file stored in Google Drive, upload the video in .MP4 file format for the most universal accessibility of videos. Try to avoid uploading videos in .MOV format (the standard format for Apple devices such as iPhones or Macs), as PCs and Android devices don’t run Quicktime.
        • How to avoid compatibility issues:
          • Use on online video converter (such as https://convert-video-online.com/) to convert .MOV files to .MP4 files
          • Upload video to a YouTube channel (or other video hosting platform) as an unlisted video
  • DOUBLE ENTRY
    • NEW AS OF 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. 45 [pg. 48 of PDF])
        • NEW FOR 2021: Double Entry Forms will be submitted via a Google Form (link to come)
        • 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 titles/topics on SpeechWire as part of the online registration process.
    • NEW as of 2020: You should have the ability to upload manuscripts files on SpeechWire.
      • Failure to upload manuscripts on time will result in late registration fees assessed by CHSAA.
      • If you have issues uploading manuscripts, a backup submission through a Google Form will be available.
  • 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 HAND AT THE TOURNAMENT! 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 per event
      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 12th for our region.
    • Drop Fee:  The drop fee for CHSAA Tournaments is equal to the registration fee.  Drops made after Friday, February 19, 2021, 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 2021)
      Resolved: States ought to ban lethal autonomous weapons.
    • PF  (Feb 2021)
      Resolved: On balance, the benefits of urbanization in West Africa outweigh the harms.
    • CX (2020-2021)
      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.
    • NOTE: All PF and LD debaters in all regions will debate the February topic to qualify for State. State competitors in PF and LD will debate the March topics at State.
  • COACHES:
  • JUDGES:

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

STATE INFORMATION:

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

March 19-20, 2021

ONLINE

Registration Deadline: Monday, March 8, 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 additional 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.

 

Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas for how we can make this a great virtual qualifying tournament!

Your co-directors,

Ms. Ashley McCulloch (she / her / hers)
English Teacher
Speech & Debate--Head Coach, CHSAA Region II Director
Eaglecrest High School
e | amcculloch2@cherrycreekschools.org
w | 720.886.1283
c | 303.884.6188

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

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

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