STATE DEBATE TOURNAMENT
TO: Debate Coaches
From: IHSSA & Nick Nelsen, Tournament Coordinator
RE: State Debate Tournament, January 4-5, 2013
Below is info for the 2013 State Debate Tournament which is to held at DMACC in Ankeny on January 4-5, 2013. The forms and their deadlines are as follows:
ALL ENTRIES ARE TO BE ENTERED BY DECEMBER 13, 2012 . NO CHANGES EXCEPT FOR DROPS CAN BE MADE AFTER JANUARY 3, 2013.
ALL DEBATE WILL BE HELD AT THE DMACC CAMPUS THIS YEAR. PLEASE EXIT I-35 AT EXIT 90 AND HEAD WEST ON ORLABOR ROAD. PARK IN THE NORTH LOT NEAR BUILDING 6. PLEASE SEE MAP FOR DIRECTIONS, HOME ROOM SPACE FOR STUDENTS, JUDGES, COACHES IS BUILDING 5 THE STUDENT CENTER.
DIVISION MANAGERS ARE: NICK NELSEN, POLICY DEBATE & L-D; TIM SHEAFF, PUBLIC FORUM; RICK HUNSAKER& ROBERT GALLIGAN, CONGRESS
DEADLINES MUST BE MET OR YOUR ENTRY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Some reminders of rules/regulations for the IHSSA tournament:
A. In order to enter Student Congress, the Intent Form must have been sent by November 16 with your Bills. If you did not receive the Student Congress Intent Form and wish to enter Congress, notify the State Office immediately.
B. Be sure to keep a copy of your entry forms for your records.
C. Coaches/judges/students are encouraged to remain on site for meals. There will be food available for coaches /judges/students.
D. If you have a Junior entry and did not receive a second set of forms, please duplicate the forms. A Junior membership is considered a separate school. No attempt will be made to keep its entries from being scheduled against the Senior High entries. All students in the Junior entry must be in the ninth grade. Also, if a school elects to have a Junior membership, no ninth grade student can be listed on the Senior High entry.
E. A school must provide judges/scorers to cover entries according to the rules- judges must be at least one year out of high school. If you are unable to provide the required number of judges/scorers, fees will be assessed at the rate of $175. (Read the Constitution for clarification) There are NO partial judges, nor can you combine entries from different divisions to calculate your judge requirement.
F. Each school will pay a refundable judges bond of $175. This bond must be received by the State Office prior to the state tournament and accompany their tournament entry form. The refund will occur after the completion of your school's judging obligation. This bond may be a separate school check or a personal check which will be held for return at the end of the tournament. If the bond is included in the entry fee, a check will be written for the refund amount. It will be mailed if not picked up.
G. Please list any judges/scorers who could be hired and paid by the IHSSA by sending an e-mail to the IHSSA State Office or a division manager.
H. Resolutions are as follows
Lincoln Douglas-- Resolved: Rehabilitation ought to be valued above retribution in the United States criminal justice system.
Public Forum-- Resolved: On balance, the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission harms the election process
Policy-- Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its transportation infrastructure investment in the United States
I. A confirmation of your entry and a schedule will be e-mailed to you.
J. A copy of the By-Laws WILL BE SENT TO ALL SCHOOLS THAT ENTER. Please take time to read them.
K. Students can be changed between categories until the tournament begins. If a student is substituted who is not listed on the eligibility form, a letter from your principal must be brought to the tournament stating that the student is eligible.
Registration for Policy, Lincoln Douglas, Public Forum debate will be in building #5 at 12:00 noon on Friday the 4th. Student Congress registration will also be in building #5 on Friday the 4th. Debating in Public Forum, L-D, and Policy will begin at 12:30 on Friday and 4 rounds will be debated that afternoon and night. Student Congress will begin with a General Meeting at 1:30 that afternoon. There is a schedule on this web site. All Saturday events will begin at 8:00 a.m.aturday events will begin at 8:00 a.m.