Forensics & Debate Tournament
January 27 - 28, 2017
Entry deadline Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 @ 3:30pm
The Cabot High School Varsity Forensics & Debate teams are pleased to invite you and your students to the Cabot Classic Forensics & Debate Tournament to be held on
January 27 - 28, 2017. The Cabot Classic is a qualifying tournament for the ACTAA State Tournament of Champions.
Each Pattern A (NSDA) event will have two prelim rounds, semis and finals. Each Pattern B (ACTAA) event will have one prelim round, semis and finals. High School and Jr. High RT and WM will be held Saturday afternoon. If we need to prelim RT and WM, prelims will be held Friday night. Debate offerings will be Policy, LD, PF, and Big Questions Debate. We will offer Novice and Varsity in Policy, LD and PF. Debate information will be under the debate tab. A tentative schedule is available under the schedule tab.
Pattern A: HI, DI, DUO, Oratory, Extemp, Informative, POI, Declamation, and Impromptu
Pattern B: Prose, Poetry, Storytelling, Duet Improv
We will offer sweepstakes awards to the divisions of large, small and junior high schools. Sweeps will be based on total points earned.
For Extemp Speaking (Both) - we are going to try something new this year. For each round, we will specify exactly what ONE topic area questions will be pulled from. This is in hopes that your kids can better their research and speeches will be improved. These topic areas can be found under the Extemp Tab.
We will offer two new events. Declamation Speaking (Offered to 9th and 10th graders ONLY.) and Impromptu Speaking. Please look under the tabs on the site to read more information and the rules for these events.
Registration will be through Joy of Tournaments.
There is no cap on number of entries; however, judges will not be asked to wait past the round time deadline. Please encourage your students to be realistic with the number of events they enter.
In order to promote fairness and efficiency please follow the judge commitment guideline of one judge per 25 IE entries and one judge per 4 PF and LD debate entries, one judge per 2 CX debate entries.
Registration will begin at 4:00 pm. Please do not arrive on campus before 3:45 pm.
Please direct questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org .