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Speech On The Beach 2020 - Fri/Sat

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This is a College tournament in Texas.

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Speech Tournament

It’s a Swing!!!!!

Hosted by Del Mar College and San Jacinto College



Dear Director of Forensics:


On behalf of Del Mar College and San Jacinto College, I would like to extend a sincere invitation for you and your students to attend the Spring 2020 “Speech on the Beach” Tournament.  The tournament will include all individual events and NPDA, and will be held on the Del Mar campus February 21 – 23, 2020.  

The tournament hotel is the Emerald Beach Hotel located at 1102 South Shoreline, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401.  They are holding rooms at a group rate of $89.00 per room per night plus city tax (9%=$8.01).  The total per room should be $97.01 per night with state tax exemption (you will need to bring a tax exemption form for your school).  This is an excellent rate considering that we are in Corpus Christi at the beginning of the Spring Break season.  This rate includes a complimentary breakfast and free parking.  PLEASE SIGN IN FOR YOUR COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST BUFFET WHEN YOU CHECK IN


We are very excited about using this hotel.  It sits directly on the beach and for those teams with free time on Friday during debate rounds or those who have time Saturday night, there is a nice game area for the students to use as well as a large indoor pool and hot tub in the event of inclement weather.  For reservations, please call (361) 883-5731 and mention GROUP CODE “SOB20.”   Texas schools should also bring your tax exempt number if you do not wish to pay state tax.  Reservations must be made by February 6, 2019


The tournament will be held in the Coles Building.  Consult the campus map for directions.


The forensics program at Del Mar College has been preparing for what is sure to be a competitive, enjoyable, and educational tournament.  We look forward to seeing you on February 23, 2018 for some outstanding competition.




Sarah Contreras                                           Floyd H. McConnell                             

Director of Forensics                                    Director of Forensics          
Del Mar College                                          San Jacinto College North
361.698.1566                                               281.451.1104 (direct)

Justin Blacklock

Director of Forensics/Tournament Director

San Antonio College









Each college or university is expected to provide one qualified judge for every two debate teams entered.  Judges should plan to judge one round beyond the point of elimination of their students.  ALL DEBATE JUDGES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR THE FIRST ELIMINATION ROUND.  

For individual events, each judge covers four entries.  Uncovered entries require an additional judging fee of $12 per entry.  ALL INDIVIDUAL EVENTS JUDGES WILL BE ASSIGNED AND/OR HELD ON STAND-BY STATUS FOR ELIMINATION ROUNDS. All judges are expected to be qualified and familiar with the event rules. 





1.     Entry fees for the tournament are $10.00 per IE slot. 

2.     Each uncovered slot will be charged $12.00. 

3.     The fees for debate entries are $75 per NPDA team. 

4.     Each uncovered debate team will be charged $75.00. (The tournament director has the right to refuse entries that are not covered by judges.)

5.     Each judge covers 2 debate teams and 4 IE slots. 



Entries are due on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

Changes are due on Thursday, February 20, 2020 by 12:00 pm.


Schedule – SOB (Tentative)

Schedule for a Swing


12:00-1:15           Round 1 Parli

1:15-2:30              Round 2 Parli

2:30-3:45              Round 3 Parli

3:45-5:00              Round 4 Parli

5:00-6:15              Semis

6:15-7:30              Finals



7:30                        Extemp Draw

                                IPDA Draw for Flight A

8:00                        Round 1 Pattern A: CA, DUO, EXT, PER, POE, POI

                                Round 1 IPDA, Flight A

                                IPDA Draw for Flight B

8:30                        Round 1 IPDA, Flight B

9:15                        Draw for IPDA Flight A, Round 2

                                Round 1 Pattern B: ADS, DI, IMP, INF, PRO

9:45                        Round 2 IPDA Flight A

Draw for IPDA, Flight B Round 2

10:15                     Round 2 IPDA Flight B

11:00                     Extemp Draw

                                IPDA Draw for Flight A, Round 3


11:30                     Round 3 IPDA, Flight A

                                Round 2: Pattern A: CA, DUO, EST, PER, POE, POI

                                Draw for IPDA, Flight B

12:00                     Round 3 IPDA, Flight B

12:30                     Lunch Break

                                Finals Parli                          

1:15                        IPDA Draw for Flight A, Round 4

                                Round 2: Pattern B: ADS, DI, IMP, INF, PRO

1:45                        Round 4 IPDA Flight A

                            Draw for IPDA, Flight B

2:15                     Round 4 IPDA, Flight B

2:45                     Extemp Draw for Finals

                             Draw for Quarters IPDA

3:15                     Finals for Pattern A

                             Quarters for IPDA

4:30                      Finals for Pattern B

                              Draw for IPDA Semis

5:00                      Semis IPDA

6:15 (or ASAP)     AWARDS

ASAP                    Finals IPDA


Day 2 Tournament – Sunday

7:30                                Extemp Draw

8:00                                Round 1 Pattern A: CA, DUO, EXT, PER, POE, POI

9:15                                Round 1 Pattern B: ADS, DI, IMP, INF, PRO

10:30                             Extemp Draw

11:00                             Round 2: Pattern A

12:15                             Round 2: Pattern B

Lunch Break

1:30                                Extemp Draw for Finals

2:00                                Finals Pattern A

3:15                                Finals Pattern B

4:45                                Awards        



Justin Blacklock, TIFA VP/Director        Sarah Contreras                

Director of Forensics                             Director of Forensics

San Antonio College                              Del Mar College


Manager contact information

Justin Blacklock
Email address: jblacklock@alamo.edu
Phone number: 361-816-1455

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