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Webb City Varsity Winter Classic

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General information

This is a High School tournament in Missouri.

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 Tournament Schedule

Friday January 7, 2022

*Please do not arrive before 1:30PM for Webb City*

Webb City

1:30 – 2:30  Registration in Dome

3:00             Extemp Draw

3:30             Round 1 Individual Events

4:30             Extemp Draw

5:00             Round 2 Individual Events

6:45             Round 1 Debate

8:15             Round 2 Debate


Saturday January 8, 2022

Webb City

8:00              Extemp Draw

8:30              Semifinals Individual Events

10:00            Round 3 Debate

12:00            Round 4 Debate

1:30             Extemp Draw  

2:00             Finals Individual Events

3:30             Quarterfinals Debate

4:30             Awards @ Webb City

5:30             Semifinals Debate

6:15             Finals Debate



Debate Win: 5 points

Qualify for Quarterfinals: 15 points

I.E. Break to Sems:  5 points

I.E. Break to Finals: 10 points

Trophy Points

  • 1st - 15 points
  • 2nd - 10 points
  • 3rd - 5 points


General Tournament Rules

1.     Each school must be accompanied by a school approved adult sponsor.

2.     A school may enter three contestants in each event with extra entries based on space.

3.     A student may enter 2 individual events (but only 1 division of extemp) and 1 form of debate.

4.     A novice shall be defined as a student in his/her first year of competition.

5.     Trophies will be awarded to the top 6 places in I.E.’s and the top 4 in debate. Sweepstakes will be awarded to the top 3 schools.     

6.     Coaches may be used as judges if the tournament is in need in order to run on time.  At the novice level, a student that has met the NSDA’s minimum requirements to judge may be used. 

7.     No refund for cancellations will be made after Friday, December 17, 2021 at 3:00 pm. Any drops or additions (if they are granted) are still to be paid to the host school.

8.     Webb City and Carthage High School regulations apply for all schools participating in the tournament. The regulations strictly forbid any tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, and any form of weaponry.

9. Masks are recommended but not required.

10. Due to past vandalism to the school, all participants are asked to remain inside the building at all times unless loading or unloading buses and in the commons when not competing.

11.   Concessions will be sold in our commons. No food or drink should leave the commons unless it is WATER. Hospitality will be provided for judges.

12. PLEASE CALL IN ALL DROPS BY NOON on Friday, January 7, 2022!!!

13.   At Carthage, students must stay in the commons area until 3:15 pm Friday.  Extemp draw is accessible from the commons area.  At Webb City, students must stay in the Dome area until 3:00 pm Friday.  Extemp draw will be dismissed at 2:55 pm and escorted to the designated area.

Individual Events Rules

MSHSAA rules apply for all MSHSAA events.

  1. Extemp: Topics will be current events on national and international issues.  Time limit is 7 min. No notes/cards may be used during speeches.  A student may not be entered in both IX and USX.

  2. Oratory: The speech must be written by the student. It must be memorized.  Time limit is 10 min. No more than 150 words may be direct quotations. 

  3. Interpretation:  Selections may be taken from any published novel, play, or short story. Selections must possess literary merit and be in good taste. Selections must be memorized. An adequate introduction should be provided. Time limit: 10 minutes. 

  4. POI: Pieces should follow the current NSDA rules. Selections must have an introduction and be in good taste while combining 2 or more genres from the prose, poetry, and/or drama. Time limit: 10 minutes.

  5. Info:The speech must be the original work of the student. A visual aid may be used. No electronic visual aids of any kind are allowed. A student who uses electronic visual aids will be disqualified. The presentation must be memorized. Time limit: 10 minutes. 

  6. DUO: This is not duet acting. Selections should follow all NSDA rules and be from any appropriate novel, short story, or play. Performances should be memorized, use offstage focus, and performers should not touch. Time limit: 10 minutes.

  Debate Rules

  1. LD: We will use the resolution for January/February announced on Dec. 1.

  2. Public Forum: We will use the January topic announced on Dec. 1.

  3. All MSHSAA rules concerning laptops, internet usage, and evidence will be followed!

  4. Debaters may not be entered in more than one type of debate.

  5. Any team more than 10 minutes late for a round will forfeit, unless the tournament is responsible. Any team disqualified for any reason will result in a win for the opposition.

  6. No visual aids will be allowed in a debate round.

  7. A team is composed of 2 people and will have the opportunity to debate both sides of the resolution.  Debate team personnel must remain constant throughout the tournament.  In the event of an illness or other issue, a team may continue to debate should personnel change but will not be eligible for advancement from preliminary competition.

  8. After preliminary rounds, the top 8 teams will advance to quarterfinals.

    1. Breaks for PF will be as follows: Win-Loss, Speaker Points, Loss Opp, Total Opp record, and Opp Opp record.

    2. For LD, breaks will be as follows: Win-Loss, Loss Opp, Total Opp record, Opp Opp record.

  9. At the varsity level debate rounds will be flighted.


Manager contact information

Tiffany Bolin
Email address: tbolin@wcr7.org
Phone number: (816)507-2447

Mailing address

621 N. Madison
Webb City, MO 64870

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