2017 Searcy Lion's Pride Classic
Dates: 2/24/2017 - 2/25/2017

Searcy High School

2015 Lion’s Pride Classic

February 24-25, 2017



Dear Coach,

We would like to cordially invite you to the Searcy High School Lion’s Pride Forensic and Debate Tournament. Please do not arrive on campus before registration at 4pm! The first event will begin at 4:30.  We are using Joy of Tournaments for registration this year.  Have entries in by Wed., Feb. 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm.  


Checks should be made payable to Searcy High School Drama. 

If mailing, please mail to              Mandy Taylor, SHS Drama

Searcy High School,

301 North Ella St.

Searcy, AR 72143


We will only be hosting High School events (no Jr. High Events).  Sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.  Slate students in no more than three events per pattern.  We will follow the ACTAA State Tournament rules for competition. These can be found on the ACTAA website.

Debate Fri-Sat:  IPDA, PF, LD

Friday IE’s: POI and Informative Speaking

Group Events Friday: Words and Music, Reader’s Theatre

IE’s Saturday will have one prelim round & will then advance to the appropriate elimination round

Pattern A:  Oratory, DUO, DI, HI, IX, DX

Pattern B: Poetry, Prose, Storytelling, Duet Improv

There will be no refund for any team or entry dropped after the deadline (11:59 PM Thurs. Feb. 23). You must bring a qualified judge for every 2 debate teams entered and a qualified judge for every 10 individual event entries.  Other qualified judges are always appreciated (and fed)! Please have judges sign the judge’s agreement found on the ACTAA website (Tournament page).  Judges will be instructed to remain in rounds for the duration of the allotted time. Contestants should notify the judge of a double/triple entry.


Concessions will be provided in the cafeteria.  We would appreciate your business!  Costs will be kept to a minimum.  Please tell your students NOT to take food out of the cafeteria area.  A coaches/bus driver’s lounge will be provided as well.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at mtaylor@searcyschools.org, (school) 501-268-8315, or (my cell) 501-207-3745.

We are looking forward to hosting, and hope to see you there!                                        Sincerely,

Mandy Taylor

Searcy High School

Theatre Department

Lion’s Pride Tournament Tentative Schedule

Friday, February 24, 2017

4:00---------------------------------   Registration

4:30-6:15--------------------------- Reader’s Theatre, Friday IE (POI and Informative) Prelims

6:15-8:00--------------------------- Words and Music, Friday IE (POI and Informative) Semis

8:00-10:00--------------------------  Reader’s Theatre Finals (if needed)

                                                            Words and Music Finals (if needed)

                                                            Friday IE (POI and Informative)  Finals

Saturday, February 25, 2017

7:30 am-----------------------------  Extemp Draw

8:00-9:30--------------------------    Prelim Pattern A

9:30-11:00--------------------------  Prelim Pattern B

10:30--------------------------------  Extemp Draw

11:00-12:30-------------------------  Semi Pattern A 

12:00--------------------------------  Improv Draw

12:30-2:00--------------------------  Semi Pattern B 

1:30---------------------------------   Extemp Draw

2:00-3:30---------------------------  Finals Pattern A 

3:00---------------------------------   Improv Draw

3:30-4:30--------------------------- Finals Pattern B


5:00ish----------------------------- Awards Assembly in Auditorium


Debate – Tentative Schedule


LD, PF, Big Question



4:30 Round 1

Draw at 4:30

5:00 Round 1


6:00 Round 2

Draw at 5:30

6:00 Round 2


8:00 Round 3

Draw at 7:30

8:00 Round 3





9:30 Quarters

Draw at 9:30

10:00 Quarters


12:00 Semis

Draw at 12:00

12:30 Semis


3:00 Finals

Draw at 3:00

3:30 Finals


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