2017 GGSA Congress/PuFo/Policy 3 @ San Marin
Dates: 1/21/2017

 IMPORTANT -- ONLY THOSE SCHOOLS THAT HAVE PAID THEIR 2016-17 CHSSA AND GGSA DUES WILL BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE AT THIS TOURNAMENT.

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On Saturday, January 21st, the Golden Gate Speech Association will be hosting its third Student Congress plus Policy Debate and Public Forum Debate tournament of the year at San Marin High School.

• The school is located at 15 San Marin Drive, Novato, CA 94945.

• This tournament will offer Congressional Debate, Policy Debate and Public Forum Debate.

• This tournament will NOT offer Parliamentary Debate or Lincoln Douglas Debate.  Instead, those events will be offered in February at our tournament at Lowell High School.

• There will be Varsity (A), Junior Varsity (B) and Novice (C) divisions in Policy Debate and Public Forum Debate, if entry sizes allow.

• There will be three rounds of debate in all divisions.  Please see the schedule tab for detailed information.

• Arrive by 8:30AM, with the first round to start at 9AM. The final round usually starts around 4:15 PM, with the awards ceremony immediately following its conclusion.  Note: For debate events, 15 minutes after the round is posted, all late teams will forfeit their first round.

• Entry fees are $13 per Student Congress entry and $23 per Debate team (Policy Debate and Public Forum Debate).

• Food will be provided for the students for a fee. Coaches and judges will have food provided for them at no cost.

• Students will be expected to dress appropriately, ties and dress shoes for boys and modest skirts or pants-suits for girls. Students must show respect for the facility and each other.

• Every team must fulfill their judging requirement of one judge for every two Policy Debate teams and one judge for every four Public Forum teams.  In Student Congress, each team must provide one judge for every 15 House entries and one judge for every 5 Senate entries.

• In addition to the judging requirement, every team must bring one adult -- usually the coach -- to assist with the running of the tournament.

 

AS ADOPTED AT OUR MAY 2013 COACHES MEETING, THE FOLLOWING ENTRY DEADLINES AND DROP FEES WILL NOW APPLY TO ALL GGSA TOURNAMENTS -- PLEASE READ VERY CAREFULLY!

• Entries must be received -- at this website -- by 5pm on Friday, January 13th, at which time entry fees will be assessed. All entries made by 5pm on Friday, January 13th will be admitted to the tournament, but late entries may be wait-listed.

• For drops that are made by 5pm on Wednesday, January 18th, schools will be credited 50% of the entry fee for those drops.  No credits will be issued for drops made after 5pm on Wednesday, January 18th.  Drops on the day of the tournament are frowned upon.  Adds the day of the tournament are myths, like Bigfoot, alien abductions and that man from Nantucket.

• The tab room will require few people to run at full efficiency. Everyone else will be in judges.

See you there.

-Nick Abbott

-Steve Clemmons

-Dan Leahy

Co-Directors of Debate
Golden Gate Speech Association

-Dave Matley

Director of Student Congress
Golden Gate Speech Association


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