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The Patriot Games (George Washington)

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This is a High School tournament in Colorado.

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You are invited to the Patriot Games !


A virtual tournament hosted by George Washington High School on January, 7th and 8th, 2022.

The Patriot Games will be a hybrid tournament using speechwire tournament services. 

All rounds will be listed in Mountain Standard Time (MST)


We are excited to announce that once again we are a PF and IE bid for the TOC as well and an IE bid for the NIETOC! 

LIVE EVENTS: Held on Speechwire.com
Lincoln Douglas debate (4 prelims, quarters, semis, finals)
Public Forum debate (5 prelims, quarters, semis, finals)(Only PF has 5 rounds because of the TOC Bid)
Policy debate (4 prelims, quarters, semis, finals)
J.V. Policy debate (4 prelims, breaks will depend on entry size)
Mixed-draw Extemp (4 prelims, breaks will depend on entry size)
Drama (4 prelims, breaks will depend on entry size)
Humor (4 prelims, breaks will depend on entry size)
P.O.I. (4 prelims, breaks will depend on entry size)
Poetry (4 prelims, breaks will depend on entry size)
Duo (4 prelims, breaks will depend on entry size)
Original Oratory (4 prelims, breaks will depend on entry size)
Informative Speaking (4 prelims, breaks will depend on entry size)
 
ASYNCHRONOUS EVENTS: Held on Speechwire.com (prelims will run BEFORE the official start of the tournament)
Async Drama (4 prelims, breaks will depend on entry size)
Async Humor (4 prelims, breaks will depend on entry size)
Async P.O.I. (4 prelims, breaks will depend on entry size)
Async Poetry (4 prelims, breaks will depend on entry size)
Async Duo (4 prelims, breaks will depend on entry size)
Async Original Oratory (4 prelims, breaks will depend on entry size)
Async Informative Speaking (4 prelims, breaks will depend on entry size)
 
DEADLINE FOR UPLOADING ASYNC RECORDINGS IS WEDNESDAY JANUARY 5TH AT 7PM. 
 
Doubling: 
Students can enter as many asynchronous events as they want.  Students can only enter one LIVE/Synchronous event. Students can enter BOTH asynchronous events and ONE live event. 
 
Judges: 
We will not pay judges who are meeting a school’s judging requirement.  If you have students competing in debate events you must provide a judge who can judge all preliminary debate rounds, plus one round past the round when your students are eliminated.   You may have two people split the judging commitment. They can split the day, but they will not count as two judges toward your allotment. 
 
Judge Types:
Everything
Everything but cx
Async Speech only (Can judge before the tournament starts)
Async speech and Live speech (can judge before the tournament starts, AND during the tournament)
Live speech only (can only judge during the tournament)
Debate Only (you will have the ability to block cx)
PF and Events 
 
NOTE: A full commitment is from the start of the first round through the start of Finals.  Judges must be available throughout the entire tournament time (however you can split the commitment between multiple people) Please note the asynchronous videos will be judged over the course of Thursday- Saturday morning at the judge’s convenience. Judges who are pooled for this are considered part of your quota.
The quotas are as follows:
-1 judge for every 4 debate entries. (or portion thereof) 
-1 judge for every 6 asynchronous/live extemp entries. (or portion thereof) 
Not meeting your judge requirements will result in us dropping your entries to match these ratios, if you are having trouble meeting this obligation please contact us to arrange something.      
 
Entry Numbers:
Async Events: 10 per team per event
Live: 5 per team per event (but we plan to clear waitlists)
 
Waitlist clearance order
Previous 5280 and Patriot Game tournament attendance 
Diversifying the competition pool 
Having met your judging requirements.
Order you submitted entries
 
 
Rules and Resolutions: 
All rules and resolutions will align with NSDA for the month of January. 
 
JV/Varsity CX Rules:
•       Varsity CX Debate is open to all CX Debate teams.
•       JV CX is limited to freshmen and sophomore CX Debaters or students in their first year of competition.
•       In JV CX, no Kritiks or counterplans are allowed.
In JV CX, we will employ the NFHS Novice case limits.
 
BREAKING & FINALS IN DEBATE
 We will have three judge panels in break rounds and winners advance. We WILL NOT BREAK THE BRACKET.  The policy of the tournament is that the higher seed rolls over the lower seed if both teams are from the same school.
 
Tie-breaks will be determined by 1) W-L record, 2) Strength of Opposition, 3) Speaker Points 4) Speaker Ranks (CX/PF) 
 
Schedule 
This is a two day tournament on January 7th and 8th. The rounds on the 7th will begin sometime in the afternoon MST. Async prelim events will be judged between January, 6th and January, 8th so the JANUARY, 5TH 7pm upload deadline is firm. 
 
 
After the Tournament concludes, we will also be acknowledging both small entry and large entry sweepstakes awards. The breakdown for what makes a small entry or a large entry will be released closer to the tournament. This will be posted on speechwire and will be sent in a follow up email. 
 
We will be mailing newly designed awards post-tournament. Nearer to the start of the tournament schools will be asked to provide an address for ALL of the school’s awards to be mailed to. There can only be one address per school. 
 
Fees and Payment 
The entry fee will be
$16 for individual events.
$32 for CX, and Duo. 
$40 for PF.
 
 
These fees will be based upon the pre-registration numbers on Wednesday January 5th. Note: Changes in pre-registration will be reflected in the final entry fees if made via the web site by January 5th.  After that time, net increases in entries will result in increases in final entry fees, while net decreases in entries will not reduce your final entry fees.
 
 
 Please make checks payable to  GWSPO
 
Please mail payment to GWSPO ℅ Andrew Raabe, 820 south Monaco St. Parkway #4-B Suite #317, 80224. 
 
 
For Credit Card Payment please use the PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/GWSpeech
 
PLEASE NOTE IF YOU HAVE OUTSTANDING PAYMENTS FROM PREVIOUS TOURNAMENTS HOSTED BY GW YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE PATRIOT GAMES 2022 IF THEY ARE NOT PAID IN FULL. 
 
 
In Conclusion 
We are dedicated to having a fun, educational, competitive, and EQUITABLE tournament. More information on our commitment and action plan for ensuring these goals will come closer to the tournament date. However, if something is preventing your team from being able to join us in January please reach out to us at devinemilysarno@gmail.com and we will do everything we can to help ease those burdens! See you in January!
 
The Coaches of 
George Washington

 

Manager contact information

Maryrose Kohan
Email address: Maryrose_Kohan@dpsk12.net
Phone number: 7208912818

Mailing address

GWSPO ℅ Andrew Raabe
820 south Monaco St. Parkway #4-B Suite #317
Denver, CO 80224

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