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This is a High School tournament in Missouri.

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HELD AT EASTGATE 6th GRADE CENTER 4700 NE Parvin Rd, Kansas City, MO 64117

Tournament Schedule

Friday, November 22nd

  • PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE UNTIL 3:30. Buses will be in the way and you will not be able to unload until 3:30.
  • Then send extempers straight to draw to begin as close to 3:45 as possible.

Entries not confirmed by 3:45 WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DROPPED.

Amanda Dolinger cell 816-536-0926

 

Friday, November 22nd                                            

3:30-3:45 – Registration

3:45 – Extemp Draw for Round I

4:15 – Round I- Individual Events/Congress Session 1

5:15 – Extemp Draw for Round II

5:45 – Round II- Individual Events/Congress Session 2

7:00 – Round I – Debate

8:30 – Round II - Debate

 

Saturday, November 23rd

8:00 a.m. – Extemp draw for Semifinals

8:30 – Individual Events Semifinals/Super Session 1

10:00 – Round III – Debate                                               

11:30 – Round IV– Debate           

12:30 – Extemp draw for Finals                           

1:00 – Individual Events Finals/Congress Super Session 2                

2:30 – Debate quarterfinals

4:30 – Awards Assembly

ASAP Debate semi finals

ASAP debate finals            

Competition Information and Rules

  • Each school shall be guaranteed up to two entries in each competitive event offered.  Extra entries will be granted on a basis of space availability and order of submitted entries. 
  • A student may not enter both divisions of Extemporaneous speaking, nor may students enter more than one division of debate. 
  • A student may enter up to one debate event and two individual events. Students may not do Congress and another Individual Event.
  • Please do not allow students to triple enter in any other combination than the example given above. 
  • No Maverick teams will be allowed in any division of debate. 
  • Awards will be given to the top six entries in individual events and top eight in debate 
  • Overall Sweepstakes trophies will be awarded to the top three schools. 
  • A Quality Team Award will be presented to the school who earns the highest number of sweepstakes points per student.
  • Schools are financially responsible for all entry fees as of Wednesday November 20th, 2019.  This includes all entries that are dropped from the 20th until the conclusion of the tournament on the 23rd.
  • Entry fees are $8.00 per entry. 
  • All entries are due by 3:00 p.m. Friday, November 15th, 2019.
  • PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE UNTIL 3:30. Buses will be in the way and you will not be able to unload until 3:30. Then send extempers straight to draw to begin as close to 3:45 as possible.
  • All students are expected to remain in the common student waiting area between rounds (cafeterias or Gyms). All postings will be made public in this area.  Draw will be in the auditorium on the second floor.
  • We will be following the MSHSAA laptop use in debate and extemp prep. All debaters and extempers may now use laptops in rounds and prep.  However, no internet access is to be used.
  • A concession stand will be made available for students to curb their hunger during the run of the tournament.  However, the maid does not come in over the weekend, so please make sure students make an effort to clean up after themselves. 
  • A hospitality room will be provided for judges, bus drivers, and coaches, in the library.
  • Tab will be open throughout the tournament. Results will become permanent 10 minutes after final tabulation.
  • North Kansas City High School and Eastgate 6th Grade Center are non-smoking campuses. Please make sure students follow these regulations both inside and outside the building.
  • A student may not use the same selection for more than one event.
  • Formulas for determining breaks will be available in the tabulation room and at registration the day of the tournament.   
  • Each school must have an adult sponsor, able to judge, on site at all times.  All schools should bring 1 judge for every 10 entries (as a back up).
  • Sweepstakes trophies will be given for the top three schools in forensics and debate events combined.  Determining sweepstakes:  Points in debate from the best two teams in each division will be 5 points for each win and 15 points for placing in the top eight.  Points in individual events from the best two entries will be 15 points for finals, 10 points for 3rd place, 15 points for 2nd place, and 20 points for 1st place.

 

Tournament Events

 

POLICY DEBATE

The resolution will be the NSDA/MSHSAA approved topic. Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce Direct Commercial Sales and/or Foreign Military Sales of arms from the United States.

  1. Time limits will be 8-3-5.  Each team will be allowed a total of 5 minutes of prep time.
  2. Ties will be broken by looking at win-loss, speaker points, opposition record of the team they lost to, and total opposition record.
  3. No one person teams will be allowed to debate.  Team personnel must remain constant throughout the tournament.
  4. A team more than ten minutes late to a round will forfeit, unless it is the fault of the tournament.
  5. Debaters are allowed to use laptops in rounds and must follow MSHSAA rules.

Case Limits Reminder: NFHS case limits will be enforced.

 

LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DEBATE

The resolution for debate shall be the current NSDA/MSHSAA approved topic.
Resolved: The United States ought to eliminate subsidies for fossil fuels.

  1. Time limits for Lincoln Douglas debate will be: 6-3-7-3-4-6-3. 
  2. A total of 3 minutes prep time will be allowed per debater.
  3. Ties will be broken by looking at win-loss, speaker points, opposition record of the team they lost to, and total opposition record.
  4. A debater more than ten minutes late to a round will forfeit, unless it is the fault of the tournament.

6.   Debaters are allowed to use laptops in rounds and must follow MSHSAA rules.

7.   In Lincoln-Douglas debate, all contestants should report to the room at the beginning of the round in order to keep time for the opposite flight.

 

 

PUBLIC FORUM DEBATE

The resolution for debate shall be the current NSDA/MSHSAA approved topic.

Resolved: The benefits of the United States Federal Government’s use of offensive cyber operations outweigh the harms.

Time limits for Public Forum debate will be:  4-4-3-4-4-3-2-2-3-2-2. Each team will be allowed a total of 2 minutes of prep time.

  1. Sides will be determined by the flip of a coin at the start of the round.
  2. Ties will be broken by looking at win-loss, speaker points, opposition record of the team they lost to, and total opposition record.
  3. No one person teams will be allowed to debate.  Team personnel must remain constant throughout the tournament.
  4. A team more than ten minutes late to a round will forfeit, unless it is the fault of the tournament.

7.  Debaters are allowed to use laptops in rounds and must follow MSHSAA rules.

8.   In Public Forum debate, all contestants should report to the room at the beginning of the round to keep time for the opposite flight.

Breaks to quarters:

  1. Win/Loss record
  2. Speaker ranks
  3. Record of opponents lost to.
  4. Total opposition record
  5. Oppositions’ opposition record

 

 

 

HUMOROUS OR DRAMATIC INTERPRETATION – Selections must be taken from published literature (play, novel, short story).  NSDA guidelines will apply.  Selections should possess literary merit and be appropriate for a high school performance.  The performance, including introduction, must be memorized.  Time:  10 min. maximum

 

PROSE: Selections must come from published material. Literary quality is an important factor. Scripts should be used except during the memorized introduction. Selections may not be from a play or more than 50% dialogue. Performances may not exceed 8 minutes.

 

POETRY: Selections must come from published material. Literary quality is an important factor. Scripts should be used except during the memorized introduction. Programs are acceptable. Performances may not exceed 8 minutes.

 

DUO INTERPRETATION – Selections must be taken from published works including novels, short stories, plays, or poetry.  NSDA guidelines will apply.  The performance, including introduction, must be memorized.  Time:  10 min. maximum

 

INTERNATIONAL AND U.S. EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING - Drawing of current event topics will be conducted at five minute intervals.  A total of 30 minutes prep time will be allowed. No consultation with others is allowed during prep time. Time:  7 min. maximum.  Students are not allowed to enter both extemps.  Laptops will be allowed in the prep room, but no internet access is acceptable. Students are allowed the usage of one notecard during each speech. 

 

ORIGINAL ORATORY – This persuasive speech must be the original work of the contestant.  Not more than 150 words may be in the form of a direct quotation.  The speech must be memorized.  Time:  10 min. maximum.  A student may not repeat an oratory he/she used in any previous year of competition.

 

STORYTELLING – Selections must come from published material. The memorized introduction may be given in a standing or seated position. The contestant shall narrate the story in a combination of his/her own words and original essential phrases, and from a seated position on a chair or stool. Time: 8 min. maximum

 

STUDENT CONGRESS-We will be using the October 2019 NSDA legislation packet. The judges and parliamentarian will rank the students at the end of each session which determines who advances to Super Session.  Laptops will be allowed in congress, but no internet access is allowed during the sessions.

 

INFORMATIVE SPEAKING-Students deliver a self-written, ten-minute speech on a topic of their choosing. Not more than 150 words may be in the form of a direct quotation.  Informative speakers may use visual aids that comply with the NSDA informative speaking rules.. All topics must be informative in nature; the goal is to educate, not to advocate. The speech is delivered from memory.  Time:  10 minutes maximum.

 

 

Manager contact information

Amanda Dolinger
Email address: amanda.dolinger@nkcschools.org
Phone number: 816-536-0926

Mailing address

620 E 23rd Avenue
North Kansas City, MO 64116

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