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Novice Ben Davis Debate Tournament

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This is a High School tournament in Indiana.

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Dear Coach and Speakers,

Welcome to the 2nd ANNUAL NOVICE BEN DAVIS DEBATE TOURNAMENT on October 13th, 2018.  The meet will be held at Ben Davis High School located at 1200 N Girls School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46214.  Doors open at 7:00 am.

Judges/Debaters Meeting at 7:45 am in cafeteria

DIRECTIONS AND PARKING

Please park in the front of the building.  Buses please use the bus lot.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

All Registration will be done on www.speechwire.com. No emails, faxes or paper entries will be accepted. We strongly encourage that entries be made as early as possible (like right now, so you don’t forget) Registration will be locked (meaning no adding of entries can be added) on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 at Noon.  Coaches will be able to make names changes and such until Friday, October 12, 2018 at Noon. 

TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE

This will be a novice only tournament with three rounds.  Goal is to let novice get their feet wet.

NOVICE debaters is defined as a first year debater who has no or limited debate experience. This does not mean a JV/Varsity speech student can debate as a novice. In fact, debaters should have 50 or less points in debate or speech for NSDA rosters.

Judges: any reasonable adult or varsity debate student is eligible to judge. We would like very well-written critiques. We will ask you to label your judges as either adult or student in speechwire as well.

*An event may be capped.  So enter quickly.

TOURNAMENT RULES:

We will follow the rules established for IHFSA.

Policy Debate: immigration topic with novice restrictions

Public Forum: October-Laws of the Seas topic

Congressional Debate: IHSFA Bills # 3, 2, and 7 docket set in this order

WSD: topics TBD and released in early October; round 1 and 3 prepared; round 2 impromptu

09/21/2018 Lincoln- Douglass - Please idicate which topic your student wants to debate by selecting Novice or JV.  This has nothing to do with your students apeaking experience.

  • Lincoln-Douglas A: national novice topic on civil disobedience (Select Novice)
  • Lincoln Douglas B [maybe listed as JV in Speechwire but it is not] October- Media Topic (Select JV)

DROPS

Call late drops to (317) 988-7188 by 7:15 am on 10/13

BALLOT RETURN

All judges should return their signed and properly scored ballots and completed critique sheets at the end of each round to the ballot table located outside of the library.  Judges are expected to stay for the entire meet.

CONCESSIONS

There should be no leaving the building as food for students will be served in the cafeteria. Complimentary food for judges, coaches and bus drivers will be provided.

JUDGE REQUIREMENTS

Judge requirement will be 1 to 4 ratio included for novice congressional debate. Therefore for example two public forum teams= 1 judge; five LD debaters= 2 judges.

Judges: any reasonable adult or varsity debate student is eligible to judge. We would like very well-written critiques. We will ask you to select the appropriate judge type: adult or student in Speechwire.

AWARDS

Individual awards are 1st through 12th place.

Questions: If you have any questions please email, gary.peters@wayne.k12.in.us the tourney host or fred douse, the tourney manager, fred.douse@wayne.k12.in.us. 

We want thank you for coming to the 2nd ANNUAL NOVICE BEN DAVIS DEBATE TOURNAMENT.

Warmly,

The Ben Davis GIANT SPEAKERS COACHING STAFF

 

Manager contact information

Gary Peters
Email address: gary.peters@wayne.k12.in.us
Phone number: (317) 9887188

Mailing address

1200 N Girls School Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46214

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