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Canfield Kiwanis Speech & Debate Tournament

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This information is from a tournament in a past season!

This is a High School tournament in Ohio.

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The Canfield Kiwanis Speech and Debate Tournament will be conducted on Saturday, January 6, 2024.

Please Register (or indicate your team is not attending) ASAP - TENTATIVE Registration by December 5 at 5 PM!
This will help us plan which buildings to use as well as an overall plan for logisitcs.
Any applicable updates to tournament logistics will be communicated soon thereafter.

We anticipate offering the following competition, contingent on the final registration numbers:
Speech Events:   3 Prelim Rounds and Finals
LD Debate:   3 or 4 Prelim Rounds and Finals  (in debate, finals could be:  1v2, 3v4, 5v6)
PF Debate:  Given a lack of participation in PF Debate locally, it is likely that we will not offer competition in PF Debate.
Congressional Debate:  Preliminary Competition and Finals

Double Entry WILL be offered at this tournament (memorized Speech Events only).

Electronic postings and e-Balloting will be used.

Middle School competition will NOT be offered at this tournament.

Policy Debate will NOT be offered at this tournament.

It is likely that Public Forum Debate will NOT be offered at this tournament.
A final determination will be made by Tuesday, December 5.  Unless there are at least 8 PF entries at that time, we will NOT run PF Debate.

Per OSDA policy, for each team, an administratively approved coach (on record with the OSDA) MUST check in by 8:15 AM and be in attendance throughout the entire tournament.Policy Debate will NOT be offered at this tournament.

The registration deadline for competitors is Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at 5:00 PM.
Entry fees will be invoiced for drops after the deadline.
An anticipated schedule will be communicated after the close of registration.

Registration Fees:

Checks payable to "Canfield Local Schools"
Attention: Speech & Debate
100 Cardinal Dr.
Canfield, OH 44406

Judge Information:
The registration deadline for judges is Friday, January 5, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

Youngstown District Judge Notices:
A judge cannot judge Congressional Debate if they have a close relative competing in Congress.
A judge in Speech Events must be blocked from any category in which they have a close relative competing.
We will use e-Balloting; judges should plan to bring electronic devices.

Food / Drink Considerations:
Generally speaking, per Youngstown District Policy, teams / participants are NOT permitted to bring outside food/drink to the tournament.

*** Teams CANNOT bring breakfast, lunch, or snack items for distribution. ***
Please note: Participants can bring a beverage with them to the tournament in the morning, and we will have concessions considerate of dietary preferences / restrictions.  Attendees with notable dietary restrictions are permitted to bring their own food for their individual consumption. 

Team Sweepstakes
At this time, we anticiapte "Team Sweepstakes" being determined as "Power Sweepstakes", given the placings in each category:
1st Place = 10 Points
2nd Place = 8 Points
3rd Place = 7 Points
4th Place = 6 Points
5th Place = 5 Points
6th Place = 4 Points 

More information will be communicated closer to the date of this tournament.
If you have additional questions, please let me know.

I look forward to seeing you at the Canfield Tournament on January 6, 2024!

Jeremy Hamilton
Director of Speech & Debate
Canfield High School

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Jeremy Hamilton
Email address: JHamilton@CanfieldSchools.net
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100 Cardinal Dr.
Canfield, OH 44406

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