2018 Fort Smith Southside High School Tournament
Dates: 3/2/2018 - 3/3/2018

This tournament has been canceled.

A Proclamation Issued for

Southside Forensic Olympiad

March 2nd and 3rd, 2018


The Triumvirate would like to extend their personal invitation to scholars and their gladiators to attend the 2018 Southside Forensic Olympiad. 

 We are an ACTAA State Tournament of Champions qualifying tournament - coaches must follow ACTAA TOC qualifying guidelines to determine who may enter.  Schools may enter both a sweeps and non-sweeps slate. Debaters may enter IE's as the schedule allows, but rounds will not be held for debaters who break - they may have to make a choice.

Multiple slates are welcome, but one qualified judge for every ten individual event entries must be provided. Entries in each individual event will be capped at 10 per event. In Reader’s Theatre and Words and Music, each school may submit only one entry per event. Coaches MUST have proof of performance/royalties with them at check-in time.


It is best to register on Joy of Tournaments but you may also EMAIL YOUR ENTRIES to Jason Bugeja at jbugeja@fortsmithschools.org.  If entries are clearly typed, a second option would be to text 479-561-4355.  I will notify you by email that your entry has been received.  You may mail your dues early, pay at Registration, or bring a copy of your purchase order.  Please follow up on late payments.  Cash or checks will be accepted. Please make all checks payable to SHS Drama.

DROPS:  SFO cannot refund any drops after the entry deadline, but please notify us of any drops AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  


  Registration will begin Monday, Febuary 12th 2018. Each I.E. will have one prelim round. Semis and finals will be determined by number of enteries. We will offer a sweepssteak award.

Pattern A events will consist of HI, DI, Oratory, Duo Interp.

Pattern B events will consist of Poetry, Prose, Duo Improv, and Story Telling, and International & U.S Extemp.

RT and WM will be held before pattern A Friday Afternoon.

Debate offerings will be champs and novice in IPDA, and Lincoln Douglas, Public Forum.  We will also be hosting Big Question Debate.  Prelims will consist of 3 rounds held on Friday night. (If we don't have enough debate entries in either corasponding event, we will collapse division of Novice & Champ

There's no cap on amount of entries, however please make sure students understand, NO ROUND WILL BE HELD TO ACCOMADATE LATE STUDENTS.

Registration will begin at 4:00 pm.

Please use the SFO Food Court.  There are no restaurants close to Southside, and we are working hard to provide a variety of foods and snacks for gladiators at reasonable prices.  Please, NO BUSES ON CAMPUS BEFORE 4:00 PM FRIDAY.

Emily Stouffer, Student Coordinator
Jason Bugeja, Tournament Director          
Southside High School, 4100 Gary Street, Fort Smith, AR  72903
Auditorium Phone 479 646-1179    Southside Fax  479 648-8204
Jason Bugeja’s Cell Phone 479-561-4355





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