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This is a High School tournament in Colorado.

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September 30, 2019

Dear Speech and Debate Coach,

You are cordially invited to the 9th Annual Cherry Creek Classic at Cherry Creek High School on November 2, 2019.

On Friday, we will host a World Schools Debate competition. The World Schools Debate information is in a separate document.

On Saturday, we will host the traditional Cherry Creek Classic Tournament with competition in 14 different events.

Schools and students may participate in the Friday WSD competition, or in the Saturday tournament, or in both events.

Events: We will be offering three rounds and finals in Drama, Humor, Poetry, Duo Interp, POI Program Oral Interpretation, National Extemporaneous Speaking, International Extemporaneous Speaking, Original Oratory, Informative Speaking, Varsity CX Debate, JV CX Debate, LD Debate, and Public Forum Debate. We will also offer Congressional Debate.

JV/Varsity CX Rules:

  • Varsity CX Debate is open to all CX debate teams.
  • JV CX debate is limited to freshman 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, meaning that all teams should limit themselves to these case areas:
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Small Arms and Light Weapons
    • Drone Exports
    • India

Doubling Rules:

  • CX, PF, and LD Debaters may not double-enter.
  • Congress students may not double-enter.
  • Students in events may double-enter in two 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 will occur in the same time period.
  • Students can only enter one Extemp event.
  • Extempers that double-enter risk losing part of their prep time.

Entries: A maximum of four (4) entries will be allowed in each event, except Congress, which will be limited to ten (10) entries per school. Additional entries may be placed on the waitlist and we will accommodate those entries if space is available.


  • Competition is open to 9-12 grade students representing the school in which they are officially enrolled and doing so with the permission of their school administration and coaches.
  • We will use all current NSDA topics in each of the debates. We will use the 2019-20 NSDA CX topic (Arms Sales), the November- December NSDA LD topic, and the November-December NSDA PF topic.
  • We will use the NSDA cross-examination format in the final rounds of National and International Extemporaneous Speaking.
  • CHSAA rules and event descriptions will be used for CHSAA events.
  • NSDA Congressional Debate rules will be used for Congressional Debate.

Registration: All registration will occur at www.speechwire.com. Registration will close on Friday October 25, or earlier if the tournament fills. Registrations are handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fees and Payment: The entry fee will be $12.00 per student in events and $9.00 per student in Congress, based upon the pre-registration numbers on Wednesday October 23. Changes in pre-registration will be reflected in the final entry fees if made via the web site by October 23. 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 CCHS Speech and Debate Team. Please mail payment to Marti Benham, Cherry Creek High School, 9300 E. Union Avenue, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.

Final Registration and Schedule: Final registration on Saturday will be between 7:00 and 7:30am. Schools should plan to arrive at registration early. Schools not registered by 7:30am may be dropped from the tournament. Awards are scheduled for 7:30pm.

Awards: We will be awarding trophies to all finalists. Additionally, numerous superior and excellent ribbons will be awarded. Team awards will be given to the top three schools. The host school is not eligible for team awards.

Congressional Debate: Please submit bills and resolutions by Tuesday, October 8 by email to mbenham@cherrycreekschools.org in PDF format or Word format. The docket will be available on www.speechwire.com on or before Friday, October 11.

Judging:  Each school must provide one judge who will be available to judge all day and available to judge all events entered by their school. Please assist in hiring judges for the tournament. Judges are responsible for checking for ballots at the appropriate times.

Concessions:  A concessions stand will be available for students. Meals and snacks will be furnished for coaches and judges.

Site:  The tournament is being held Cherry Creek HS, 9300 E. Union Avenue, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.

Lodging: Hotel information is included below.

Miscellany:  A responsible coach must be present on site at all times. Please understand that no smoking is allowed on school grounds. Please remind students that mistreatment of facilities may result in the cancellation of future tournaments.

Questions and Concerns: Please feel free to contact Marti Benham at Cherry Creek High School, 720-554-2216 (school), 303-921-9411 (cell), mbenham@cherrycreekschools.org


We look forward to having you join us!

Marti Benham                                   

Cherry Creek High School   

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Martha Benham
Email address: mbenham@cherrycreekschools.org
Phone number: 303-921-9411

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Cherry Creek High School
Cherry Creek Speech & Debate, Marti Benham, 9300 E. Union Avenue
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

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