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General information

This is a High School tournament in Missouri.

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Tournament Schedule


Friday January 11th, 2019

*Please do not arrive before 2:00*

Carthage                                                                   Webb City

2:00 – 3:00 Registration in Commons                       2:00 – 3:00   Registration in Commons

3:15              Extemp Draw                                    3:00              Extemp Draw

3:45              Round 1 Individual Events               3:30              Round 1 Individual Events

4:45              Extemp Draw                                    4:30              Extemp Draw

5:15              Round 2 of Individual Events           5:00              Round 2 Individual Events

7:00              Round 1 of Debate                           6:30              Round 1 Debate

8:30              Round 2 of Debate                           8:00              Round 2 Debate


Saturday January 12th, 2019


Carthage                                                                   Webb City

8:00              Extemp Draw                                    8:30 Extemp Draw

8:30              Semifinals Individual Events            9:00 Semifinals Individual Events

10:00            Round 3 Debate                                   10:30   Round 3 Debate

11:30            Round 4 Debate                                   12:00   Round 4 Debate

1:00              Extemp Draw                                    1:30 Extemp Draw  

1:30              Finals Individual Events                     2:00 Finals Individual Events

3:00              Quarterfinals Debate                         3:30 Quarterfinals Debate

5:00              Awards @ Webb City                       5:00 Awards @ Webb City

5:45              Semifinals Debate                             5:45 Semifinals Debate

6:30              Finals Debate                                    6:30 Finals Debate






General Tournament Rules


1.      Each school must be accompanied by a school approved adult sponsor.

2.      A school may enter two contestants in each event with extra entries based on space.  See Individual Event rules for further clarification.

3.      A student may enter two individual events and one form of debate.

4.      A novice shall be defined as a student in his/her first year of competition.

5.      Trophies will be awarded to the top six places in I.E.’s and the top four in debate. Sweepstakes will be awarded to the top three schools and first overall in combined.      

6.      Coaches may be used as judges if the tournament is in need in order to run on time.  At the novice level, a student that has met the NSDA’s minimum requirements to judge may be used.

7.      No refund for cancellations will be will be made after January 08, 2019 at 3:00 pm. Any drops or additions are still to be paid to the host school.

8.      Webb City and Carthage High School regulations apply for all schools participating in the tournament. The regulations strictly forbid any tobacco products, any alcoholic beverages and any form of weaponry (this includes horrid vocals and bad taste in music which will be considered an assault on my ears).

9.      Due to vandalism to the school in the past, all participants are asked to remain inside the building at all times unless loading or unloading buses and in the commons when not competing.

10.    No playing of music without the use of headphones.  No musical instruments are to be played.

11.    Concessions will be sold in our commons. No food or drink should leave the commons unless it is WATER.

12.    Any disputes will be solved in the quickest fashion possible by the tournament director.

13.    PLEASE CALL IN ALL DROPS BY NOON on Friday, January 11, 2019!!!

14.    At Carthage, students must stay in the commons area until 3:15 pm Friday.  Extemp draw is accessible from the commons area.



Individual Events Rules

MSHSAA rules apply for all MSHSAAevents.


1.         Extemp: Topics will be current events on National and International issues.  Time limit is 7 minutes. No notes/cards may be used during speeches. A student may not be entered in both IX and USX.

2.      Oratory: The speech must be written by the student. It must be memorized.  Time limit is 10 minutes. No more than 150 words may be direct quotation.

3.         Interpretation: Selections must be memorized and have literary merit.  Time limit is 10 minutes.

4. Storytelling: Must be narrated in the student’s own words; the student must SIT in a tournament provided chair for the performance. Story should be intended for children. Time limit is 8 minutes.

5. Student Congress: We will be running 2 prelim sessions and finals.  Finals will take place during the final round of IE’s.  The NSDA January docket will be used. Presiding Officers will be provided by the tournament.



Debate Rules

1.       Policy: The policy topic will be Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce its restrictions on legal immigration to the United States.

a.      Please, nothing crazy.  We would like to keep our judges coming back!

b.      For Novice Policy Debate at Webb City:

         i.      Affirmative cases are to be limited to the following areas:

  1. A path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants

  2. Expansion of the H-1B visas for skilled workers

  3. Lifting the Trump Travel Ban (We know that the courts have blocked much of it)

  4. The Dream Act

        ii.     Teams are not to use kritiks or counter plans.

        iii. If a team believes their opponent has violated the rules listed above, they should:

1.      Continue to debate the round

2.      Inform their coach immediately after the round

3.      Coach should contact the tournament director

4.      All final decisions will be made by the tournament director

5.      Teams found in violation will receive a loss with ranks of ¾.


2.      LD: We will use the resolution for January/February announced on Dec. 1.

3.      Public Forum: We will use the January topic announced on Dec. 1.

4.      All MSHSAA rules concerning laptops and evidence will be followed!

5.      Any team more than 10 minutes late for a round will forfeit, unless the tournament is responsible. Any team disqualified for any reason will result in a win for the opposition.

6.      After preliminary rounds, the top eight teams will advance to quarterfinals.

a.       Breaks for CX and PF will be as follows: Win-Loss, Speaker Points, Loss Opp, Total Opp record, and Opp Opp record.

b.      For LD, breaks will be as follows: Win-Loss, Loss Opp, Total Opp record, Opp Opp record.

7.      Debaters may not be entered in more than one type of debate.

8.      A team is composed of two people and will have the opportunity to debate both sides of the resolution.  Debate team personnel must remain constant throughout the tournament. In the event of an illness or other issue, a team may continue to debate should personnel change but will not be eligible for advancement from preliminary competition.

9.      No visual aids will be allowed in a debate round.




        Debate Win                                       5 points

        Qualify for Quarterfinals                  15 points

        I.E. Break to Sem’s                           5 points

        I.E. Break to Finals                           10 points

        Trophy Points                                   1st - 15 points

                                                                    2nd - 10 points

                                                                    3rd - 5 points

Manager contact information

Ashley Rouse
Email address: arouse@wcr7.org
Phone number: (417) 291-6861

Mailing address

621 N. Madison
Webb City, MO 64870

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