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Chagrin Falls Tournament

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General information

This is a High School tournament in Ohio.

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The Chagrin Falls Speech & Debate Team cordially invites you to attend our (spooky) tournament on Saturday, October 30.


PLEASE NOTE: This will be virtually run on Speechwire using the NSDA Campus platform for all speech and debate categories. This is a bid tournament. We will be using online ballots at this tournament via Speechwire. So, when you enter your judges, you must enter an email for each judge. 


KEEP IN MIND:

Middle School competition will NOT be offered at this tournament. 

We will NOT have double-entries or allow mavericks in debate. 


ENTRIES: 

OSDA Speech Events:  Straight 4 Rounds

LD, PF Debate: 4 Rounds

2P Policy Debate, Congress: 3 Rounds


**We will be using the November/December topics for LD & PF. 


**Since this is a virtual tournament, there will be NO caps!


ENTRY FEES: $5.00 per competitor. $10 per DUO, 2P, and PF team. Please remember that all registration fees should be sent to: OSDA ℅ Carrie Cofer, 4470 Angela Dr., Fairview Park, OH, 44126.


COMPETITION NOTES:

Competitors: 

- Synchronous live speech and debate means competitors will login into their individual Speechwire accounts for each round. There, they will find links to the NSDA Campus rooms where they will meet their opponent(s) and judge(s). 

- All competitors must have an active linked Speechwire account present so that you can select them in the drop-down box on the registration page.

- In order to use the NSDA Campus platform, all devices must have the Chrome platform installed(or Jitsi App on cell phones). 

- We highly recommend that all competitors watch Ben Stewart’s video on how to compete in online tournaments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQgqptPqNtA&feature=emb_logo. 

- Please discuss with your team members ways that they can ensure best wifi connectivity. At a minimum, competitors should be as close to their wifi router as possible during the extent of each round. If possible, competitors can invest in a simple ethernet cable (with compatible adapter for Chromebook or other device) to plug directly into the router for best connection. We realize this is not possible for all competitors but know that the more information we can provide, the better overall experience everyone will have. 


Judges:

- Judges need to have an active Speechwire account. Please discuss with them how to properly create an account once you have submitted their email addresses.

- We are mandating that all judges watch this video for how to judge online tournaments: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14Qe0s4J3aLHhONIi3vkJ9K367rAOC_zF/view

- Here’s the link to the Cleveland District’s collection of judge training videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCabo2S-Y0NXV42JeuKC7QJA/videos

- In addition, judges can view the longer video created by Ben Stewart about judging online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJXxeVS-KgM

- Please discuss with your live judges ways that they can ensure best wifi connectivity. At a minimum, judges should be as close to their wifi router as possible during the extent of each debate. If possible, judges can invest in a simple ethernet cable (with compatible adapter for Chromebook or other device) to plug directly into the router for best connection. We realize this is not possible for all judges but know that the more information we can provide, the better overall experience everyone will have.

 

CONGRESS LEGISLATION(same as Novice tournament - see full legislation in "Files for Download"

The Medicare for All Act of 2021

A Bill to Ban the Gay/Trans Panic Defense 

A Bill to Establish the Federal Stand Your Ground Gun Law

A Bill to Legalize the Research and Medicinal use of Psychadelics

A Bill to Abolish the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

A Resolution to Amend the Constitution to create a Balanced Budget Amendment

 

DEADLINES: 

Deadline to add/drop entries and judges: Thursday, October 28 at 3 pm.  

Entry fees lock on Thursday, October 28 at 3 pm. Any drops after that will incur the entry fee associated with that entry. 

 

JUDGE REQUIREMENTS:

IE:  One (1) judge for every five (5) IE entries (i.e. a DUO team counts as one entry)

PF/LD: One (1) judge for every 2 debaters/teams.

Congress: One (1) scorer or parliamentarian for each school that has Congress entries.


SCHEDULE:

8:00 AM - Registration/Check-in. We will use a similar system to last year with Zoom room check-in. Link to follow in a separate email. 


9:00 AM - Round 1 begins

 

Full schedule available on Speechwire.

 

3:30 PM -  Awards


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We look forward to hosting you and your team on Halloween weekend! 


If you have any questions, please email me. 



 

 

Manager contact information

Ken Kasee
Email address: ken.kasee@chagrinschools.org
Phone number: 4192175920

Mailing address

400 E Washington St.
Chagrin Falls , OH 44022

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