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2022 Smithville Novice Invitational

 

Dear Speech and Debate Coaches and Teams, 

 

The Smithville High School Chapter of the National Forensics League cordially invites you to our novice invitational January 21st and 22nd. Lafayette High School will carry the varsity tournament for this weekend. 

 

Events at the novice tournament will include:

 

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Public Forum Debate 


 

Policy Debate 

US Extemporaneous Speaking 

Dramatic Interpretation

Oral Interpretation

International Extemporaneous Speaking 

Duo Interpretation

Informative Speaking

Humorous Interpretation

Original Oratory

Student Congress 

 

Policy Debate: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its 

protection of water resources in the United States.

Lincoln-Douglas: Resolved: January/February 2022 NSDA Topic

Public Forum: Resolved: January 2022 NSDA Topic

Student Congress:  December 2021 NSDA legislation.

 

We will guarantee 2 entries in each event and then all other entries will be waitlisted upon entry. Extra entries will be awarded as available and at the discretion of the host school. Entry fees will be 8.00/entry. 

Submit entries on SpeechWire: Smithville Novice Invitational. 

The deadline for entries is Wednesday, January 12th, 3 pm. Confirmations: 2 pm, Thursday, January 13th.

 

Masks: Per my athletic director, masks are optional. This means students are allowed to be mask-less at any point during the tournament. I know that this strays from what other tournaments are doing; however, this is direct from my athletic director.  My expectation is that you have conversations with your competitors about this and make a decision that is best for your team. This could change as we make our way through January, but as of December 17 2021, this is where Smithville School District stands on visitors masking. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Danielle Finch, Gavin Finch, and Adam Martin 

Smithville High School Tournament Administrators 

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

 

Friday, Jan 21

Saturday, Jan 22 

Registration: 2:30

Round I: 9:00am

Extemp Draw I: 3:30

Round II: 10:30am

Round I: 4:00

Round III: 12:00pm

Extemp Draw II: 5:00

Round VI: 1:30pm 

Round II: 5:30

Quarter-Finals: 3:00pm 

Extemp Draw III: 6:30

Semi-Finals: 4:30pm 

Round III: 7:00

Finals: 6:00pm 

 

Covid Protocols

Masking in Debate

Optional per Smithville School District Athletic Director. 

Masking in Speech

Optional per Smithville School District Athletic Director. 

Common Areas

Optional masking  per Smithville School District Athletic Director. 

Common Areas

Schools will be separated out in the cafeteria. Schools will be assigned designated tables marked by signs. 

Spectators/ Visitors

Competitors are expected to stay in their competition rooms during Speech Events unless double-entered. No one will be allowed to spectate in any competition rooms who are not assigned to be in the room by the tournament (competitors, judges, and timekeepers). We ask school sponsors to be diligent about keeping our occupancy low in your assigned common areas.

Format for IEs

The first two preliminary rounds of IEs will break to a hidden final in round 3. All students will compete in round 3. Students not advancing to the hidden final will be competing for places 7th-12th. “Semifinalists” will be calculated by cumulative rank from their 3 rounds.

Awards Ceremony

We will not be having an awards ceremony due to our Winter play. Coaches will pick up trophies in Tab. 

General Information and Rules

 

  • School will be released at 2:41. Please arrive between 2-2:30 pm OR after 3:00 pm.  Drop off will take place at our front entrance bus loop. Please instruct your bus drivers to park in the stadium parking lot, which is the first parking lot on your right when you make your way to the high school. 

 

  • Registration will be in the front lobby 

 

  • Tabulation Room: Tab will be open throughout the tournament in the Library Media Center on the 1st floor. 

  • Facilities and Concessions:

    1. Students should remain in the common area (Cafeteria) between rounds.

    2. All postings will be made in the cafeteria. 

    3. A concession stand will be available on Friday (will be shared with the basketball game) and Saturday. 

    4. Smithville High School is a non-smoking campus. 

  • Coaches, Judges, and Bus Drivers:

    1. A hospitality room will be provided for judges, bus drivers, and coaches on the second floor in Room 212. 

 

Competition Information and Rules

  1. 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. 

  2. A student may not enter both divisions of Extemp speaking, nor enter more than one division of debate.

  3. Students may not do Congress and another Individual Event. 

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

  5. MSHSAA rules of conduct will be enforced.

  6. WIFI will be made available to all competitors in debate and extempers.

  7. Please observe the COVID-19 protocols and help us enforce so we can continue to provide in-person Speech and Debate opportunities to our students. 

  8. Tab will be open for view throughout the tourney. Results will become permanent in 10 min. after the final tab.

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

  10. Each school must have an adult sponsor, able to judge at all times. Please have as many varsity members as possible and come and judge for us!   

  11. Sweepstakes and Trophies: Trophies will be given to the top six entries in individual events and the top eight in debate. Sweeps 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. 




 

Debate Events

 

LINCOLN DOUGLAS DEBATE

  1. Our tournament will use the NSDA 2022 January/February Lincoln-Douglas topic.

  2. Time limits for Lincoln Douglas debate will be: 6-3-7-3-4-6-3. 

  3. Each debater will be allowed a total of 5 minutes of prep time 

  4. Tie-breakers:  Win-loss, opposition loss, opposition record, and opp-opp wins.

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

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

 

PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE

  1. Our tournament will use the NSDA 2022 January Public Forum topic.

  2. PF debate will be:  4-4-3-4-4-3-3-3-3-2-2. Each team will be allowed a total of 4 minutes of prep time.

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

  4. Tie-breakers: Win-loss, opposition loss, opposition record, and opp-opp wins.

  5. No maverick teams will be allowed to debate.  

  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 substantially increase its protection of water resources in the United States

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

  2. Tie-breakers: Win-loss, speaker points, opposition record-of teams they lost to, and total opposition record.

  3. No one person teams will be allowed to debate.  

  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.

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

 

STUDENT CONGRESS- December 2022 NSDA legislation packet. The judges and parliamentarian will rank the students at the end of each session which determines who advances to Super Session. Criteria for advancing and placing in Student Congress will be as follows:

Advancing to Super Session:

1. Cumulation of judge in sessions one and two

2. Recips for ranks of judge and parliamentarian in session one and two

Placing in Super Session:

1. Cume of Super Session judges

2. Recips for Super Session ranks of judges and parliamentarian

Congress legislation will be included in the invite. We are using the December 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:

1. Round 1: Choose from Legislation 8-10

2. Round 2: Choose from Legislation 1-4

3. Round 3: Choose from Legislation 5-7




























 

Individual Events

 

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, with a 30-sec. grace period. NSDA Rules.

 

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, with a 30-sec. grace period. NSDA Rules.

 

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. Students are not allowed to enter both extemps. 

Time: 7 min. Maximum, with a 30-sec. grace period. NSDA Rules.

 

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 min. Maximum, with a 30-sec. grace period. NSDA Rules.

 

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.  A student may not repeat an oratory he/she used in any previous year of competition. 

Time: 10 min. Maximum, with a 30-sec. grace period. NSDA Rules.

 

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, with a 30-sec. grace period. MSHSAA Rules.

 

ORAL INTERP:  Must be performed using performance binder.  Selections may not be from plays.  Prose interp may only include 50% dialogue. Students may use poetry or prose selections for all rounds.  Time limit-8  minutes.

 

DUET ACTING – Selections must be taken from published works including novels, short stories, plays, or poetry.  MSHSAA guidelines will apply.  The performance, including introduction, must be memorized.  

Time: 10 min. Maximum, with a 30-sec. grace period. MSHSAA Rules.



 

Manager contact information

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

Mailing address

645 S. Commercial Ave
Smithville, MO 64089

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