2018 Mountain View Toro Country Classic
Dates: 11/9/2018 - 11/10/2018

             Welcome to the 27th

 

TORO COUNTRY CLASSIC

presented by the

MOUNTAIN  VIEW  HIGH  SCHOOL

 

SPEECH AND DEBATE TEAM

November 9 - 10, 2018

 

It is our distinct pleasure to again offer the Toro Country Classic. We believe that high quality competition is the key to advancing the competitiveness of Arizona Forensics, and we hope your team will choose to attend our tournament. 

 

We are pleased to announce that the Toro Country Classic is a Bid Tournament

to the University of Kentucky Tournament of Champions

in both Congressional Debate & Speech.

 

 

 

 

The 2019 UK TOC tournament will be held in Lexington, Kentucky on April 27th - 29th, 2019.

 

 

This year the TOP 6 FINALISTS in CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE will receive a bid to the UKTOC. IMPORTANT INFO: Due to the length of debate required by the TOC for the Congress bids, competitors who enter in congress will be required to drop their debate entry if  they want to compete in the Congress final. Alternately, if they decide to give up their Congress final slot in order to debate, the next competitor will be pulled up. We will ask coaches and students to sign a document before the begins indicating which option the student prefers in the event that student breaks to the Congress final.

 

Bids are also available in the following speech events (EX, OO, DI, HI, POI, Duo Interp, & OI (Prose/Poetry).   *In order for a student to qualify in OI (Prose/Poetry) from a tournament that offers Prose and Poetry as separate events, that student must obtain bids in BOTH Prose and Poetry individually in order to be fully qualified. The two bids may be gained at the same or separate UK TOC qualifying tournaments.

 

 Bids are offered at the following levels:

 

     24 or fewer entries--TOP 3 receive bids.

     25 - 72 entries--All FINALISTS receive bids

     73+ entries--All SEMI-FINALISTS receive bids

 

We want all competitors, coaches and judges to have the best experience possible, but we reserve the right to limit entries based on room availability and to double-flight the Novice Debate events. Because of this, we ask that you get your entry in as soon as possible or some of your entries might be put on a waiting list. Additionally, if you know a competitor will not be available to compete in out rounds, please let us know this at registration, so we can pull up the next qualifier.

 

HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT: We will offer Congressional Debate during the day on Friday, prelims of Policy Debate, L-D Debate, Public Forum Debate, and Big Questions Debate on Friday afternoon/evening, followed by all remaining events and debate outrounds on Saturday. 

  

For the High School Tournament, we will present awards to the top three in the Debate events, and the top six in the Senate and the House finals and all IE and Duo events. We will also recognize the top 10 speakers in each debate division and all semi-finalists with certificates. Sweepstakes trophies will be awarded to the top three schools with entries of 18 or more and to the top 3 schools with 17 or fewer entries. Only the top 3 scoring competitors in each event will count toward sweepstakes.  Additionally, we will award an Individual Sweepstakes Award to the individual earning the most sweepstakes points for their team. The Outstanding Legislation award will go the school who submits best written piece of legislation. Criteria for this award is included in Legislative Debate section.
 

MIDDLE SCHOOL TOURNAMENT: Due to the low entries in IEs and WSD last year, we will only offer Congressional Debate at the MS level. We will run this event on Saturday morning with the HS IE events. For the Middle School Tournament, we will present medals to the top 6 competitors in finals.

 

While AIA Rules and Guidelines will be the foundation for the operation of this tournament, please be advised that they will not apply in all situations. We have clearly noted any diversions from the AIA rules in the event information section.

 

Mountain View High School is located on the corner of Lindsay Road and Brown Road. If you need detailed directions see the Logistics tab and for suggestions for hotel information, see the lodging tab. Please contact one of us at one of the contact methods below, and I will be glad to fax or email you the needed information.

 

Sincerely,

Mountain View High School Forensics

 

Meg Howell-Haymaker

Speech and Debate Team Coach

Office #: 480-472-7010

Cell #: 480-294-7455

E-mail: mmhowellhaymaker@mpsaz.org


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