2019 GGSA IE State Quals
Dates: 3/3/2019

GGSA Member Schools, 

On Sunday, March 3, 2019, the Golden Gate Speech Association will be hosting its Individual Events State Qualifying Tournament at James Logan High School, 1800 H Street, Union City, CA. Map. The qualifying tournament for debate will be held March 2-3, 2019 with registration on tabroom.com.

This tournament is only open to GGSA member schools that have paid their 2018-19 GGSA and CHSSA dues. Please note that your school's CHSSA dues must be paid no later than Saturday, February 16, 2019 in order to be eligible to compete at this tournament. Please reach out to league president, David Matley for assistance.

Coaches are responsible for ensuring their competitors are familiar with and follow the CHSSA Rules for Speech, which may be different from NSDA or invitationals. Coaches should email Kristen Plant with questions.

Event & Registration Information

  • The tournament will offer varsity level students the opportunity to qualify to the CHSSA State Championship Tournament in individual Events:
    • Original Events include: Original Oratory, Expository (similar to NSDA’s Informative), Original Advocacy, Original Prose and Poetry
    • Interpretive Events include: Humorous Interp, Dramatic Interp, Program Oral Interpretation (formerly Thematic Interpretation), Duo Interp, and Oratorical Interp
    • Limited Preparation Events include: National Extemp, International Extemp, and Impromptu
  • The tournament will offer 10 bids in IX; 9 bids in NX; and 8 bids in IMP, OA, Expos, OO, OPP, DI, HI, POI, OI and DUO.

  • We ask you enter only competitors whom you believe have the potential to qualify to the state tournament. Students must be committed to compete at the state tournament if they win a qualifying slot.  Do not use the qualifier as an opportunity to get your novice speakers experience. This is a varsity-only tournament.

  • Double Entry:

    • Students may double-enter at their own risk, but must submit the signed single entry letter of intent (see tab above) at tournament registration. Per our bylaws, students who qualify in duo interp must compete at State in duo unless both partners qualify in another event and indicate that preference on their letter of intent.  

    • Any student who misses a round due to double-entry will be given a 5 in that round. Students may not triple-enter.

    • Impromptu exception to double entry rule

      • Students at the IE qualifier who enter in impromptu as a second event, must have competed in varsity impromptu at least once during the current school year at a GGSA preliminary tournament.

      • Students for whom impromptu is their only event may enter without having competed in that event during the year.  

  • There will be three preliminary rounds and a semi-final round. For 2019, given the number of available bids in each event, we will advance 14 students to semi-finals in every event. The top 8, 9, or 10 students, depending on event, will receive bids for State. For more details, see our league by-laws.

  • Entry fees are $22 per event, $32 per Duo Interp team.

  • Please email Kimberly Fradelis if any participants (including judges) have special needs, as we want to create an inclusive environment with access for all.

  • In addition to the judging requirement, each team must bring one adult, usually and preferably the coach, to assist with the running of the tournament. Tournament directors will communicate many assignments in advance, but all coaches are asked to pitch-in on the day. Head coaches should not be in the judge pool and should be in attendance for this important tournament.

  • Entry Deadline

    • This tournament has unique registration requirements. In addition to the Friday, February 15, 2019 deadline for all entries ...

    • All cover sheets and scripts are due by Friday, February 15, 2019. Drops made by Wednesday, February 27, 2019 will be credited 50% of the entry fee for those drops.

    • No credits will be issued for drops made after 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

    • Students who qualify in a debate event on Saturday, March 2, 2019, will have their drop fees waived. Coaches must notify Kimberly Fradelis in the tab room before you leave so we can log the drop and panel Round 1 before we leave for the night. Drops in the morning will incur the drop fee.

    • All competitors must be registered by February 15, 2019. There will be no name changes or additions after this deadline.

  Script Submission/Review

  • For all scripted events (everything other than Impromptu and Extemp), scripts with COMPLETED CHSSA cover sheets must be submitted by the entry deadline, Friday, February 15, 2019.
  • Warning: Incomplete or illegal scripts may lead to disqualification, so please make every effort to submit only complete and legal scripts. After reviewing the information on this website (see SCRIPT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES tab), contact GGSA Vice President Janet Hansen with questions.
  • Contact Janet Hansen if you can attend our script review session at the Cal Invitational on February 16-17, 2019. All coaches submitting more than 10 scripts asked to attend.
  • Don't forget to add your titles to the registration page of Joy of Tournaments. This allows for pieces and titles to be printed on the ballots.

Tournament Logistics

  • Coaches, check in with the tabroom between 8:00 - 8:10 a.m.
  • Extemp will draw at 8:30 a.m. and the first round will start at 9:00 a.m.
  • Judges need to be present for instructions and ballots by 8:30 a.m. Judges are required to be available to judge the semi-final round.
  • A schedule is posted in the SCHEDULE tab; however, rounds will go off as soon as they are ready.
  • Results need to be audited before we can begin the semi-final round. If everything goes as planned, the The semi-final round usually starts by 5:00 p.m., with the awards ceremony occurring as soon as possible thereafter.
  • Remind your students to not leave campus for lunch. We will always try to begin rounds as soon as we are ready and not what the schedule says.
  • Food will be provided for the students for a fee. Coaches and judges will have food provided for them at no cost. The complimentary food and beverages is for judges and coaches only.

  Student Expectations

  • Students must show respect for the facility and each other.
  • Do not enter a room without a judge present.
  • No videos or use of phone allowed during the rounds.
  • Students must contact their coach with concerns in their round. Coaches may bring those concerns to the tournament directors.
  • Students are encouraged to dress for the professional occasion. Ties, dress shoes, skirts/pant suits, etc...

Judges

  • Every team must fulfill their judging requirement of one judge for every two entries. If you have three entries, you need two judges. Normally, our league is pretty lax on schools that fail to bring enough judges. However, at this tournament, if a school does not bring their required allotment of judges, we will reduce a school's entries to equal the number of judges present. This will be done in a manner that is easiest for tabbing and will save the most judges.
  • Head coaches should not be in the judge pool.
  • Please share the judging instructions and campus map (above) with your judges before the tournament. The CHSSA IE judging video is a great resource to share. View on YouTube.

Thank you for empowering students through speech!  

Sincerely,

Kimberly Fradelis, Justin Kurup, and Kristen Plant
GGSA Directors of Individual Events  

 

 


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