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This is a High School tournament in Colorado.

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If you still need to make hotel accomidations the Holiday Inn Cherry Creek is about 5 minutes away from GWHS and is offering a reduced rate and free breakfast if you say you are attending the George Washington Speech Tournament.  Ask for Cynithia Koe. 
303.388.5561 x7171

Prelim - Africa/Middle East, US Social Issues, Mixed Econ, The Americas, Education and Environment

Break Rounds - The Courts (QF, if needed), International Conflicts (SF), In the year 2019 (Finals)

Prelim - Proverbs, movie/tv quotations, book covers (will be a visual), quotations from world leaders, song lyrics 
Break Rounds- general quotations, inspirational posters (will be a visual)
1. 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, POI, and INFO.
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.
***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.
We will use all current NSDA (NFL) topics in each of the debates.
Doubling Rules:
CX, PF, and LD Debaters may not double-enter.
Students in events may enter 2 events per wave  Students are responsible for making it to their rounds and must not hold up the tournament. 
*Debate will run on it's own track*
WAVE A: Mixed Draw Extemp, Drama, Duo, Info, Poetry
WAVE B: Impromptu, Humor, Oratory, POI, 
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. 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.   
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.  
Fees and Payment: 
The entry fee will be $20.00 per student in each event. 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. 
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.  
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
Speech events – 1 Judge for ever 7 entries
Awards: We will provide awards for all competitors who break to quarterfinals or better. 
•    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 8:00 PM.  If you are running late, please call me at 720-891-2818.

Manager contact information

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

Mailing address

C/O Ian Hopkins @ Kent Denver
4000 E Quincy Ave
Englewood, CO 80113

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