2018 Arkansas State University Tournament
Dates: 2/23/2018 - 2/24/2018
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HOWL YES! Tournament 2018

  

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01.19.18 - 01.20.18

Arkansas State University Debate & Forensics
Email: redwolfdebate@gmail.com

On behalf of Arkansas State University & the A-State Debate and Forensics Team, I am excited to invite you back to Northeast Arkansas for one HOWL of a tournament! The Second Annual HOWL YES! Tournament will take place Friday, January 19th & Saturday, January 20th, 2018 on the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro, AR. We've put together a monster of a schedule packed with more events, more cross-entry options, more hardware, and more great competition!

HOWL YES! 2018 is a qualifying tournament for the 2018 ACTAA State Tournament of Champions in April. Information about events, rule changes, and more can be found at www.ACTAA.net.

www.joyoftournaments.com

 The deadline for entries is Friday, January 12th, 2018.
First and last names should be on each entry. All entries must be specified upon registration.
NO ENTRIES WILL BE ALLOWED after the deadline. 

HY18 is going to be jam PACKED with events! Sooo many events! In fact, we estimate more than 125 awards and trophies will be awarded to programs, students, and possibly event judges/coaches! By necessity, WE WILL BE MERCILESS in keeping the schedule. All draws, pairings, resolutions, modifications to the schedule, etc. will be centrally announced and posted in various places. It is the responsibility of the competitor to check regularly for updates and to be on time to all events.

As always, additional judges are much needed and greatly appreciated. In an effort to foster a general interest in debate and forensics, A-State will again incorporate basic judge training into the curriculum for our Argumentation & Oral Com classes. Some of these students may be available to judge the tournament. However, they will do so on a volunteer basis only; we will not guarantee any number of judges to cover your entries. In order to avoid additional fees or having your teams removed competition, please make every effort to secure enough judges to cover your entries.

We will provide a hospitality room and refreshments for coaches and judges both days of the tournament; vending machines are available, but most campus restaurants are closed by 4:00pm on Friday. We will let you know if any food servicers will have extended hours for the event, but no guarantees. Food is not allowed in any classroom. Drinks without lids are not allowed in any classroom.

The next several pages contain most of the information you will need; the schedule is, of course, subject to change. Information about Parli-Limited and the new Spoken-word/Slam events we're hosting will be available soon. Updates will be posted on JOT and sent to those who have registered via e-mail.

Sincerely,

Michael J Gray
Director of Debate & Forensics
Arkansas State University-Jonesboro

CONTACT Baker Weilert | 417-684-3888 | bakerweilert@gmail.com 

OR Michael J Gray | 870-761-2042 | mgray@astate.edu 

 

*******Events & Fees*******

 

DEBATE

IE & TEAM

NSDA EVENTS

Public Forum (PF)

 

Lincoln-Douglas (LDCOUNTS AS 1 PATTERN B Policy (CX) - COUNTS AS 1 PATTERN B

PATTERN A:

Original Oratory (OO), Program Oral Interpretation

(POI), Duo Interpretation (DUO), Dramatic Interpretation (DI)

 

PATTERN B:

Informative Speaking (INF), Humorous Interpretation (HI) Extemporaneous Speaking (IX/DX)

ARKANSAS EVENTS

Public Debate (IPDA) - COUNTS AS 1 PATTERN A

PATTERN A:

Pose (PRO)

 

PATTERN B:

Poetry (POE), Story Telling (STO), Duet Improv (IMP)

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Words/Music (WM), & Readers Theatre (RT).

A-STATE INVITATIONAL

Parli-Limited (PL): The Delta Debate League is proud to host our 2nd Annual Dennis White Parli-

Limited INVITATIONA!

Spoken-word (SW/S): A-State PRSS is proud to host our first-ever HOWL YES! Spoken-word & Slam Poetry INVITATIONAL! - COUNTS AS 1 PATTERN B

FEES

Individual Debate $10
Team Debate $20
DDL-PL N/A

Individual $10 Team $20

PRSS-SW/S N/A

 

*****ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS FOR DROPS AFTER FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018 AT 9:00AM*****

 

*******Best Options & Event Restrictions*******

BEST OPTIONS

EVENT RESTRICTIONS

NO CONFLICTS

 

IPDA + PATTERN A + PATTERN B

IPDA PRELIMS COUNT AS 1 PATTERN A

PF + IX/DX + PATTERN A + PATTERN B

IPDA OUTROUNDS COUNT AS 1 PATTERN B

CX + IX/DX + PATTERN B

IX/DX COUNTS AS 1 PATTERN B

LD + IX/DX + PATTERN A + PATTERN B

LD COUNTS AS 1 PATTERN B

 

SW/S COUNTS AS 1 PATTERN B*

 

CX COUNTS AS 1 PATTERN B

 

PF DOES NOT COUNT AS EITHER PATTERN A OR B

PL + CX*

 

PL + LD + PATERN A*

 

PL + PF + PATTERN A*

 

 

STUDENTS MAY ENTER ONLY 2 INDIVIDUAL EVENTS FROM EACH

 

PATTERN

 

PL & SW/S ARE INVITATION ONLY EVENTS*

 

RT & WM MAY CONFLICT WITH SOME FINAL ROUNDS

*PL & SW/S are invitation events. See last page for details.

*SW/S & PL are invitation events. See last page for details.



 
*******Sweepstakes & Awards*******

DDL / PRSS

AWARDS

OVERALL

SWEEPSTAKES

PRELIM

SWEEPSTAKES

INDIVIDUAL

SWEEPSTAKES

INDIVIDUAL

SWEEPSTAKES

DEBATE

DENNIS WHITE TRAVELING TROPHY

Parli-Limited Grand Champion

TOP 4 RECORDS DEBATE

INCLUDING OUTROUNDS

 

ALL RECORDS PRELIM ONLY

 

FIRST

SECOND THIRD

DEBATE MODE AWARD

 

BEST RECORDS & SP FROM 2 DEBATE EVENTS

INCLUDING OUTROUNDS

 

TRIPLE-THREAT AWARD

 

BEST
RECORDS
FROM
ANY
COMBINATION
OF 3
EVENTS;
MUST HAVE
AT LEAST
1 DEBATE
AND 1 IE
EVENT.

IE

**FORTHCOMING**

TOP 4 RECORDS IE

 

INCLUDING OUTROUNDS

TRIATHELON AWARD

 

BEST RECORDS FROM 3 IE EVENTS

INCLUDING OUTROUNDS

 

 

 

 

 

 




 *******Judge Requirements*******

ALL JUDGES BOUND +1 ROUND AFTER THEIR LAST TEAM DROPS.

Each school must provide enough qualified judges to cover their entries. ADDITIONAL JUDGES APPRECIATED!

ONE qualified IE judge covers SEVEN individual event entries. Please be sure to have your judges complete & submit the ACTAA Judges Agreement.

  • ONE qualified Debate judge covers TWO debate entries. 

    Judge fees for prelim rounds and out-rounds will be assessed separately. 

  • There may be no A-State students available to judge; please do not assume that there will be. A-State student judges will be utilized at the tournament director's discretion and may not be available to cover commitments.

  • If your judge is missing and no judges are available to hire, you may have to concede a round to free up a judge.

  • Additional fees will be assessed if judges are not available for out-rounds.

  • *******JUDGE FEES*******

    REASON DEBATE Fee/Penalty IE Fee/Penalty

    Missing Lay Judge

    $25 for 3 Prelim Rounds

    $20 Per Round / Octs-Semi

    $35 Per Round / Final

    $20 for 2 Prelim Rounds

    $15 Per Round / Octs-Semi

    $30 Per Round / Final

    Missing Pro Judge (if required) Missing CX Judge

    $50 for 3 Prelim Rounds

    $40 Per Round / Octs-Semi

    $55 Per Round / Final





     

    DELTA DEBATE LEAGUE
  • DENNIS WHITE PARLI-LIMITED INVITATIONAL

    PERFORMANCE RHETORIC and SPOKEN-WORD SOCIETY

    POETRY INVITATIONAL

     *******AUTO-BID INFORMATION*******

    Your student is automatically invited to compete in one of these events, if ANY the following qualifications are met:  
  1. Has competed in a previous DDL or PRSS event at an A-State tournament.
  2. Is a graduating senior who has already committed to attending A-State.

  3. Is currently nationally-ranked in the top 50% of the field in this or a closely-related event (please specify).

  4. Finished last season in the top 25% of the field in this or a closely-related event (please specify).

  5. Was invited, but unable to compete, in a previous DDL or PRSS event at an A-State tournament.

If your student meets one of these qualifications, congratulations! You're already invited. Follow these directions to have your student(s) entered into competition:

  1. Send an email to redwolfdebate@gmail.com with the subject line: HY18 AUTOBID.¯
  2. In the e-mail, provide the following:

    • The event (PL or SW/S)

    • Student(s) name(s) and classification; solo (maverick for PL) or team

    • Which of the qualifications the student meets

  3. If you do not receive a response within 72 hours, please contact us.

If your student does not meet the requirements for auto-bid and would like the opportunity to compete, simply review the information & complete the bid directions on the following pages.





 

DDL Parli-Limited 

Although A-State Debate Team trains and competes in various forms of debate, Parliamentary Debate is what we focus on most. The National Parliamentary Debate Association is the largest intercollegiate debate organization in the United States, with hundreds of participating colleges and universities; it's very likely that some of your students will attend one of them.

Here's an opportunity for your students to try their hand at a more traditional Parli-esque style of debate, get direct feedback from A-State Debate Team members, & bring home some nice hardware.

*******THIS YEAR IT'S A BIT DIFFERENT*******

  1. Speed limits are in place. Competitors are expected to keep their rate of speech below 275 words per minute (175 to 250 is optimal for this event). Failure to respond to a legitimate speed call will be accounted for in the judging process.

  2. Clarity is expected. Competitors are expected to maintain a clear rate of speech. Failure to respond to legitimate clear¯ calls will be accounted for in the judging process.

  3. High School competitors should make every effort to use functional vocabularies at the F-K 10-16 grade level (this document is written at a grade level 9; words like fundamentalis¯ and hegemony¯ are grade level 12-14).

  4. Speech times have been adjusted and flex time has been added. Flex time may be used for anything the competitor/team wants. They may sit quietly, ask their opponents questions, prepare arguments, flip a pen, organize their notes, etc. (road maps do not use flex time; road maps do not use speech time).

  5. As always, no printed evidence is allowed in round. Additional Judging criteria/expectations & format specifics will be provided soon.

  6. Updates:

    1. New speech times are 5.7.6.6 | 3.5

    2. Each side has 3 minutes of flex time

    3. Flex time may be used by any individual/team immediately preceding their speech.

Here is an example round (from last season) provided by A-State Debate Team members. This is a "fun round" with some meta-debate and direct case clash. Not every PL round will be as "silly" as this, but we're not afraid to have a good

time: youtu.be/zk_1IfgBSR4 

*******DDL PARLI-LIMITED BID*******

  1. Send an email to redwolfdebate@gmail.com with the subject line: HY18 PL BID.
  2. In the e-mail, provide the following:
  • Student(s) name(s) and classification
  • A few sentences or paragraph detailing students debate or academic accomplishments
  • Briefly indicate the student's level of familiarity/proficiency with:
  1. Flowing
  2. Plan/CP/Permutation
  3. Topicality
  4. Kritik
If you do not receive a response within 5 days, please contact us.

NO FEE FOR REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT







 PRSS Poetry

The performance Rhetoric & Spoken-word Society of A-State is proud to host our first ever High School Spoken-word Poetry Tournament!

 *******HY18 SW/S RULES*******

 

  1. Students should avoid any original content that may be reasonably deemed inappropriate; the safe bet is that if it would be inappropriate for a traditional IE, it should not be included in this event.

  2. Poems may be on any subject & performed in any style, as long as rule #1 is not violated.

  3. Each poet must perform their own original work. The only exception to this rule is in cases where non-author team members join voices with author team members for vocal/performative emphasis.

  4. Poets are NOT required to perform the same piece each round, but no piece that is not approved by their supervising teacher/coach may be performed.

  5. Competitors may use the space in their immediate stage environment. Competitors may also use 1 chair and 1 microphone (each), if available; chair/mic are not required to be provided by tournament hosts.

  6. No musical instruments, singing, or pre-recorded music. No costumes are allowed. No other props allowed.

  7. Performances, whether solo or team, should be between 2:50 and 3:10 minutes in total. Point deductions for violating time limits should be exactly 1 point, whether over- or under-time. Judges should stop any performance that exceeds 3:30 minutes by saying, "Your time is up. Thank you."

  8. All performances, whether solo or team, will be given 1 score, which will be determined using a rubric provided by the tournament.

  9. A brief (no more than 1 minute) thank you¯ message may be offered by competitors ONLY in the final round. We ask that competitors refrain from thank you messages in preliminary rounds.

 *******HY18 Prelim Round Order of events*******

  1. There will be 3 rounds: 1 preliminary elimination with up to 18 competitors, 1 semi-final elimination with up to 9 competitors, and 1 final round with 3 competitors (determined by a composite of R1 & R2 scores).

  2. When competitors enter the round, they should check-in with the judge(s) and provide the title of their piece. There will be 1 judge in each prelim round and 3 judges in each round after that.

  3. Cross-entered competitors should request to go first or last, based on their schedule needs, before the round begins. Failure to do so may result in being dropped from the round.

  4. Judges will announce the competitor(s) name(s) and the title of their piece; competitors must take the stage in the order they are called. Competition for each round will end at the appointed tim.

  5. The appropriate method of applause at the end of each piece is to offer snaps,¯ rather than claps or knocks. Limited audience vocalizations to show approval are normal; judges should intervene by raising a hand if the audience becomes disruptive. If a judge raises his or her hand, audience members should immediately become silent.

  6. At the end of each round, judges will fill out their ballots, complete the scoring, rank each competitor, and return the ballot to the ballot table.

 

*******PRSS SW/S POETRY BID*******

  1. Send an email to redwolfdebate@gmail.com with the subject line: HY18 SW/S BID.¯
  2. In the e-mail, provide the following:
  • Student(s) name(s) and classification and if they are team or solo
  • A few sentences detailing students performance accomplishments
  • Attach a (complete) typed copy of each piece the student MAY perform (the student is not required to perform all listed pieces, but may not perform any piece not previously submitted)

If you do not receive a response within 5 days, please contact us.

NO FEE FOR REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT


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