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HSE's January Royal Blues Tournament

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HSE January Royal Blues Tournament 

Hamilton Southeastern High School would like to invite you to our January Royal Blues Tournament on January 13th, 2018.  We will be offering the following events: 


Original Oratory 




World School Debate 


Foreign Extemporaneous 

Public Forum Debate 


Domestic Extemporaneous 

Policy Debate 



Lincoln Douglas Debate 



Improvisational Duo 

Original Performance 




Here are the particulars: 


  1. The tournament will consist of 3 rounds and a final for the top 6 contestants along with a Next-in Round for 7 – 12 placements.  

  1.  Contestant will be able to double at their OWN RISK!  Discussion will be allowed to double because rounds will start with Extemp. Prep. 

  1. Domestic and Foreign Extemporaneous will draw ALL rounds.  Deadline for all entries will be Wednesday, January 10th at 3:30 p.m.

  1. Broadcasting (specifics will be released Monday of tournament): 

  1. Rd 1—5 minute News Program (Music Lead in/ Lead out, Commercial and Newscast) prepared by student. 

  1. Rd 2—2 minute Editorial.  Student written. 

  1. Rd 3—2 minute Prep/ 2 minute Broadcast On the Spot. 

  1. Final—Repeat of Round 1. 

  1. Debate Topics—Will be January Topics assigned by NSDA 

  1. Congress Bills:  To be announced 

  1. Discussion will be using Socratic Seminar ideology along with the proposed rubric.  Stimuli will be given the Monday prior to the tournament. 

  1. Impromptu will follow IHSFA State rules.  Topics will be a Word, Quote, or Current Event. 

  1. Extemporaneous  

  1. Each school may enter up to 6 contestants in each of the Individual Speech Events and Congress, 2 World School Debate Teams, and 4 entries per Debate Events. 

  1. All other IHSFA rules apply.  

  1. Food will be provided all day.  Please help us offset the cost of hosting by purchasing food and drinks.   

  1. Judge Requirements:  Speech judges is 1 judge for every 5 entries (6 entries = 2 judges, etc.); Public Form and Policy Debate judges 1 judge for every 2 entries (3 entries = 2 judges, etc.); Lincoln Douglas and Congress is 1 judge for every 5 entries (6 entries= 2 judges)


Manager contact information

Bob Hinshaw
Email address: rhinshaw@hse.k12.in.us
Phone number: 219-204-1625

Mailing address

13910 East 126th Street
Fishers , IN 46037

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