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This is a High School tournament in Colorado.

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TOP REASONS TO ATTEND!
1. At Least 5 Prelim rounds in Both Speech and Debate!
2. TOC Final Bid in Public Forum as well as a TOC Events Bid!
3. NIETOC BID Tournament in Humor, Drama, Duo and Oratory!
4. Hardware for All Break Rounds!
5. Multiple Break Rounds in both Speech and Debate!
6. Power Matched Debate Rounds begin after Round 2!
 
The following events will be offered: CX Debate, JV CX Debate, LD Debate, Public Forum Debate,Mixed Draw Extemporaneous Speaking, Drama, Humor, Poetry, Duo, Original Oratory,Informative Speaking,POI,Impromptu Speaking and Congressional Debate. 
 
Congress will have 3 sessions.
Novice Policy will have 5 prelims and break to Finals
Varsity Policy will have 5 prelims and break to Semifinals. 
LD and PF Debate will have 5 prelims and break to Quarterfinals. 
Mixed-Draw Extemp will have 6 Prelims and break to Quarterfinals** (depending on entry numbers) 
All Other Speaking Events will have 5 prelims 
 
***Impromptu the draw will occur in the rooms.  The students will have a total of seven minutes.  They can use the time as they wish.  They can prep for two minutes and speak for five minutes, or they can prep for 4 minutes and speak for three.  
 
 
Registration: All registration will occur at www.speechwire.com Registrations are handled on a first-come, first-served basis. We will close registration when the tournament fills.
 
Rules:
We will use all current NSDA (NFL) topics in each of the debates.
NSDA (NFL) Congress rules will be used for Congress.
 
Doubling Rules:
CX, PF, and LD Debaters may not double-enter.
Congressional Debate students may not double-enter.
Students in events may enter multiple events. 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.
 
 
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.
 
Entry Numbers:
we will allow up to 5 entries in both Speech and Debate events and unlimited entries in congress. Once you have reached your five entries students may be put on a wait list where students will be brought into the tournament on a first come, first serve basis.   
 
SCHEDULE
Registration will take place on Friday, November 10th from 3:00pm to 3:30pm.  All rounds will begin at 4pm.   Saturday, November 12th – rounds are scheduled to begin at 8:00am.  Awards are scheduled for 8:00pm on Saturday.  
PLEASE CALL IN DROPS ON FRIDAY BEFORE REGISTRATION BEGINS 
 
BREAKING & FINALS IN SPEECH EVENTS
At the conclusion of the fifth preliminary round, the top 12 students in each event will advance to a semi final round.  To determine the students who break to semifinals we will first evaluate cumulative ranks.  Any ties will be broken first by speaker ratings and then by speaker points.  
 
 
BREAKING & FINALS IN DEBATE
 
At the conclusion of the fifth preliminary round, all undefeated teams will advance to the quarter (see the tie-breaking scheme below). 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 Ranks (CX/PF),
4) Speaker Points.    
 
 
Fees and Payment: 
The entry fee will be $20.00 per student in events and $10.00 per student in Congress, based upon the pre-registration numbers on Friday, November 3rd. Note: At a normal three round tournament, you will pay between $10 and $12 an entry, this works out to 3.34 to $4.00 a round.  Because we are offering five preliminary rounds, we are equating that to $4.00 a round you are paying for.  
Changes in pre-registration will be reflected in the final entry fees if made via the web site by November 3rd.   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 GWHS Speech and Debate. Please mail payment to Maryrose Kohan, George Washington High School, 655 S. Monaco Pkwy Denver, CO 80224.
 
Team Fee: There will be a team fee of $50 that each team will be charged.
IF YOU FILL OUR JUDGING REQUIREMENT, THE FEE WILL BE WAIVED.  This is an incentive for you to bring judges and thus, not have to pay the team fee.  We would rather have your judges, than have your money.  
 
Judging:
The tournament will be paying all judges $10 a round in cash.  Teams are heavily encouraged to fill their judging quota so that their team Fee can be waived.   If you have students competing in debate events you must provide a judge that can judge debate rounds while your students are still competing.  Your judges are responsible for one round after your team has been eliminated.  If you get a student to qtr finals in PF, then you must have a judge who is available to judge the semifinal round.  
NOTE: You CAN have a judge cover both Events and PF entries.  
      A judge cannot cover LD and Events or CX and Events.
      A judge can cover PF and LD/ CX
 
You many have two people split the judging commitment.  They can split the day, but they will not count as two judges toward your allotment.  
 
NOTE: A full commitment is from the start of the first waves through the start of Finals.  Judges must be available throughout the entire tournament time.   
The quotas are as follows:
PF – 1 Judge for every 4 entries
CX  -- 1 judge for ever 2 entries
LD – 1 Judge for every 4 entries
Congress – 1 Judge for ever 10 entries
Speech events – 1 Judge for ever 7 entries
 
Awards: We will provide awards for all competitors who break to quarterfinals or better. 
 
DETERMINATION OF TEAM AWARDS
•    All Events and Debate:
o    1st Place = 6pts; 2nd place = 5pts; 3rd Place = 4pts; 4th Place = 3pts; 5th Place = 2pts; 6th Place = 1pt    Qtr finalists 1 pt in Debate, Semi-finalists in Debate and Speech – 2pts
•    Congress – finalists 2pts each
o    Outstanding Speaker = 6pts; Superior Speaker = 5 pts; Nomination = 1pt
 
Final Registration: Final registration will be from 3:00-3:30 on Friday November 10th, with rounds beginning at 4:00 PM. Please plan to arrive at registration early. Schools not registered by 3:30 pm may be dropped from the tournament. Awards are scheduled for 7:30 PM.  If you are running late, please call me at 720-891-2818.
 
Congressional Debate: Please submit bills and resolutions by October 27  by email to maryrose_kohan@dpsk12.org in PDF format or Word format. The docket will be available on www.speechwire.com on or before November 3rd.
 
 
Hotel for Out of Town Teams. 
Holiay Inn Denver-Cherry Creek
455 South Colorado Boulevard, Denver, Colorado, 80246, United States 
 
Sorry for the Awkward Link.  If you cut and paste it into your browser you will be directed to the group rate page. 
 
 https://www.holidayinn.com/redirect?path=rates&brandCode=hi&localeCode=en&regionCode=1&hotelCode=dencb&checkInDate=10&checkInMonthYear=102017&checkOutDate=12&checkOutMonthYear=102017&_PMID=99801505&GPC=sdt&viewfullsite=true
 
 

Manager contact information

Maryrose Kohan
Email address: Maryrose_kohan@dpsk12.org
Phone number: 7208912818

Mailing address

Maryrose Kohan C/O George Washington HS
655 S. Monaco Pkwy
Denver, CO 80224

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