2018 Jackson Hole High School Tournament
Dates: 1/26/2018 - 1/27/2018

 

 

Dear Forensics Coaches,

 The Jackson Hole High School Speech & Debate Team would like to invite you to our annual Teton Invitational Speech Tournament to be held on Friday and Saturday, January 26th and 27th, 2018. Schools wishing to attend our meet will be entered on a first come, first serve basis. There will be initial limits of 8 entries per school per event. Please waitlist also as we will accept entries until space is full. Registration will take place at www.joyoftournaments.com.  We hope to have the site open by Tuesday, Dec 12th. 

 

EVENTS    

We will offer all State events as well as Extemporaneous Debate (HOPE Pattern) and Impromptu (D Pattern).  

 

Lincoln Douglas Debaters will use the January/February topic:

 

Resolved: Plea bargaining ought to be abolished in the United States criminal justice system.

Cross Examination Debaters will use the 2017-2018 topic:

Resolved: The United States Federal Government should substantially increase its funding and/or regulation of elementary and/or secondary education in the United States. 

Public Forum Debaters will use the January topic: 

Resolved: Spain should grant Catalonia its independence.

 

Poetry competitors must use a manuscript.  All other events are memorized. Informatives may use visual aids.

 

Congressional Debate will be in the HOPE pattern. Legislation should be submitted by Jan 9, 2018. Participants should bring copies of their bills as a backup. Order of the docket will be set by contestants in each house. Only pre-submitted legislation will be considered for the docket. We will either email the docket or post it on this site by Jan 11, 2018. 

 

State rules generally apply unless otherwise indicated in this invitation. Ties in debate will be broken by power of opposition first, followed by speaker points.

 

Most judges will be Jackson community members.  We will attempt to minimize our judging requests for coaches. If it becomes necessary to use coaches as judges, we will create dance cards which will be distributed at registration.  Accompanying judges are always appreciated! Pleas register them on JOY :)

 

ENTRY LIMITS AND DEADLINES

Schools wishing to attend our meet will be entered on a first come, first serve basis. There will be initial limits of 8 entries per school per event. Please waitlist also as we will accept entries until space is full. Most students may double in pattern at their own risk however, EXTEMP DEBATE COMPETITORS CANNOT DOUBLE IN THEIR PATTERN. 

Initial registration numbers are due on Thursday, 12 January 2018.   

Final registrations are due on Wednesday, 24 January 2018.

Only drops will be allowed after the final registration deadline (no adds).  Registration will be through www.joyoftournaments.com. All changes and drops should be done online, in accordance with the stated deadlines. Invoices will be based on numbers recorded online after Wednesday, 24 January 2018.

Drops on Friday, 26 January, the first day of the meet, may be made online until 10am, without penalty. They may also be made by calling or texting Londe Gagnon at 307-699-0537.

 

There is no refund for meals dropped after Friday, 19 January or for event drops after 4:00 PM on Wednesday, 24 January.

 

Event drops received after noon on Friday, 26 January will be assessed a late drop fee of $10.00 each. First Round no shows will be considered drops as well.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Registration will be in the rotunda.
  • Buses can drop students off at any entrance. 
  • Students may enter the school and should assemble in the commons.
  • There is an elevator to the second floor. Students, with cause, are allowed to use it.
  • Congress participants should bring copies of their bills as a backup. 
  • Local restaurant information will be included in your registration folder.

ENTRY FEES 

Entry fees are $9.00 per individual event and $15 per team event.

There is no refund for meals dropped after Friday, 19 January or for event drops after 4:00 PM on Wednesday, 24 January.

To avoid event drop fees, please call Londe with your drops on Friday morning or record your drops online before that time. Drops received after the Wednesday deadline will still be assessed the entry fee of $10.00.

Event drops received after noon on Friday, 26 January will be assessed a late drop fee of $10.00 each. First Round no shows will be considered drops as well.

AWARDS

Trophies will be awarded to the first place finishers in each event.

Medals will be awarded to the 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each event.

Ribbons will be awarded to all other finalists.

First and Second Place Sweepstakes trophies will be awarded in the Large Schools and Small Schools categories.

(A breakdown of finishes in 4A, 3A, and 1A/2A will be handed out to all schools for their records). 

All team entries count as a single entry towards sweepstakes.

Sweepstakes points are awarded for semis and final round placements only.

 

 

MEALS 

On Friday we will offer a dinner from Bubba’s restaurant, consisting of pulled chicken, sloppy Bubba’s, beans, cole slaw, potato salad, and a drink. Each meal is $7.50. A veggie burger option will also be available at dinner. Please indicate on the registration site the number of meals requested.  Dinner will be served from 5:00-7:15 on Friday.

On Saturday, we will offer a lunch consisting of fried chicken, a side, fruit and a drink. The price will be $7.50.

Lunch will be served from 11:30 – 1:45 on Saturday.

We need to charge you for meals requested and cannot refund meals canceled after Friday, 19 January.

 

Sincerely,

The Jackson Hole High School Speech and Debate Team

 

TOURNAMENT CONTACT INFORMATION

 Londe Gagnon

lgagnon@tcsd.org

307-699-0537

Peggy Gagnon

52mgagnon@gmail.com

307-413-6779

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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