2019 SAUSD Mardi Gras Tournament
Dates: 1/24/2019 - 1/26/2019

Speech and Debate
 2019 SAUSD Mardi Gras Tournament



What: Speech & Debate Tournament

 January 24, 2019 for Santa Ana Elementary Schools, Congressional Debate

When:  January 26, 2019 for all students grades 6-8

Godinez Fundamental High School
3002 Centennial Road
Santa Ana, CA 92704;   

School Tournament Fee - $50.00

Judging Fee - $100.00

Individual Event Fee - $10.00 per event

Team Events: Public Forum, Duo - $20.00

Student, Coaches, and Judges Food Provided

All entries must be in by January 18th without exception

Drops on January 22 - No Fee
Late Drop Fees after January 22 - $10.00

Late Drop Fees after January 24 - $20.00




Elementary Events 
Elementary Oratory
Elementary Declamation

Elementary Informative

Elementary Story Telling

Elementary Prose
Elementary Poetry

Congressional Debate


Middle School Events

Original Oratory
Impromptu Speaking
Public Forum Debate
Duo Interpretation
Dramatic Interpretation
Humorous Interpretation
Poetry Interpretation
Prose Interpretation
Spanish Prose
Spanish Poetry




General Information:

Each school may enter a maximum of 15 entries for each event. 
Schools will be allowed to enter 5 Public Forum teams per school.

Middle school students may enter more than one event but cannot double enter if they are competing in Public Forum or Congress.
Students entered in Pattern A (Public Forum and Congress)  may NOT double enter.

Students advancing to the semi-finals will receive medals. This is an open tournament,all students will be competing together regardless of experience level. Elementary students advancing to the consolation finals and finals will receive medals. Elementary Schools will be awarded three sweepstakes award for the top elementary teams.   

Public Forum Topic: 
d:  The United States federal government should prioritize reducing the federal debt over promoting economic growth.

Last Year Advanced Learning Academy won the Perpetual Trophy.  This year they went back to 0.  Below are the current standings for the trophy.

We will provide Intermediate Schools sweepstakes awards for the top five schools and top three small schools.

Sweepstakes Points are as follows:

Middle School Points




1st Place 40 pts

2nd Place 30 pts

3rd Place 20 pts

4th Place 10 pts

5th Place   8 pts

6th Place   6 pts

Semi – Finalist          4 pts
Quarter – Finalist   3 pts  

Elementary Points

1st Place 20 pts

2nd Place 18 pts

3rd Place 16 pts

4th Place 14 pts

5th Place 12 pts

6th Place 10 pts

7th Place 9 pts

8th Place 8 pts

9th Place 7 pts

10th Place 6 pts

11th Place 5 pts

12th Place 4 pts

13th Place 3 pts

14th Place 2 pts

Duo Interpretation and Public Forum events are double points.

Perpetual Sweepstakes Trophy Standings

MacArthur Intermediate 1862
Villa Fundamental 1746
McFadden Intermediate 1128
Advanced Learning Academy 1087
Sierra Preparatory Academy 1006
Spurgeon Intermediate 810
Lathrop Intermediate 687
Manuel Esqueda K-8 444
Carr Intermediate 334
Mendez Fundamental 311
Santiago 299
Willard Intermediate 93

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