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Rumble at the Jungle

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This is a High School tournament in Colorado.

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Dear Speech and Debate Coach:
You are cordially invited to participate in the Rumble at the Jungle at Rock Canyon High School on February 4, 2023.
Events:  The following events will be offered: CX Debate, LD Debate, Public Forum Debate, National Extemp, International Extemp, Drama, Humor, Poetry, Duo, Original Oratory, Informative,  and POI. Three rounds and finals will be held in all events. Events will be waved to best utilize space and judges.  When entry numbers are more set, waves will be established and the schedule will be updated on SpeechWire to reflect the structure of the tournament--THE CURRENT SCHEDULE ON SPEECHWIRE IS A PLACEHOLDER AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE!
Entries: A maximum of four (4) entries per school will be allowed in each event. Additional entries can be placed on the waitlist and we will accommodate those entries if space is available.
Registration: All registration will occur at www.speechwire.com. Registration will close at 5 PM on Thursday, January 23, or earlier if the tournament fills. Registrations are handled on a first-come, first-served basis.  As always, we would appreciate knowing of any drops in advance of the tournament, in order to help the scheduling of rounds.
Competition is open to 9-12 grade students representing the school in which they are officially enrolled and doing so with the permission of their school administration and/or coaches.
Debate Topics:
We will use all current February NSDA topics in each of the debates:
CX:  Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its security cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in one or more of the following areas: artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cybersecurity.
PF: Resolved: In the United States, right-to-work laws do more harm than good.
LD:  Resolved: Justice requires open borders for human migration.
CHSAA rules and event descriptions will be used for CHSAA events. 
Competitors double-entered in OO and Informative cannot perform the same speech in both events.
Doubling Rules:
CX, PF, and LD Debaters may not double-enter.
Students in events (Drama, Humor, Poetry, POI, Duo, OO, Info, Extemp) may double-enter in two events on Saturday. Students are responsible for making it to their rounds. Students must pay attention to the schedule because we may not be using a full wave system—some events may occur in the same time period.
Students can only enter one Extemp event.
Extempers that double-enter risk losing part of their prep time.
Fees and Payment: The entry fee will be $12.00 per student in events—$24 per team (PF, CX, Duo)— based upon the pre-registration numbers on Thursday, January 23. Changes in pre-registration will be reflected in the final entry fees if made via the website by 5 PM on January 23. 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 Rock Canyon High School Speech and Debate Team and mail payment to:
      Attn.: Mary Burnham
      Rock Canyon High School
      5810 McArthur Ranch Road
      Highlands Ranch, CO 80124
Inclusion Statement: The Rock Canyon Speech and Debate community echoes the CHSAA Inclusion Statement and 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 disqualification (competitors), forfeiture of judge pay (judges), and removal from the tournament premises.
Judging:  Each school must provide AT LEAST one judge who will be available to judge ALL day and is available to judge ALL events entered by their school.  Judges are responsible for checking for ballots at the appropriate times.  Hired judges will be paid $10 per round judged.  Please help us run on time and recruit some judges!  As you recruit judges, please enter their information into SpeechWire to expedite judge check-in on Saturday.
We all want tournaments to run quickly and efficiently, and that is not possible if we do not have a solid judging pool--please help by recruiting judges so we have a diverse and varied group of judges for our students to receive feedback from!
Awards:  Trophies and medals will be awarded to all finalists during our awards ceremony. Numerous superior and excellent ribbons will be given as awards with ballots.  
Final Registration:  Final registration on Saturday will be from 7:00 to 7:30 AM, with rounds beginning at 8:00 AM. Please plan to arrive at registration early. Schools not registered by 7:30 AM may be dropped from the tournament. If you are running late, please call 303-350-0900 so we can finalize first rounds as quickly as possible.  Awards are scheduled for 7:30 PM or sooner.
Food: Lunch and snacks will be served to coaches and judges. Concessions will be available for students to purchase throughout the day.
Miscellaneous Details: Please note that a responsible coach must be present on site with students at all times.  Please also note that Douglas County Schools bans all use of tobacco by students and adults in or on all school grounds and facilities.
Location: The tournament will be located at:
Rock Canyon High School
      5810 McArthur Ranch Road
      Highlands Ranch, CO 80124
Registration will be inside the front entrance.
Questions, Comments, Ideas:  Please feel free to contact Mary Burnham at Rock Canyon High School via email: mary.burnham@dcsdk12.org. 
We look forward to hosting this tournament and hope you will be able to join us!

Manager contact information

Mary Burnham
Email address: mcburnham@dcsdk12.org
Phone number: 303-350-0900

Mailing address

Rock Canyon High School
5820 McArthur Ranch Rd.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80124

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