2018 Rim-2-Rim Rally
Dates: 11/30/2018 - 12/1/2018

2018 Rim2Rim Rally

Hosted by the

Golden Eagles Debate Institute

At the College of Southern Idaho


Dear Debate & Speech Coaches:

The Magic Valley and District 4 cordially invites you and your team to attend the 2018 Rim2Rim Rally.  This year the tournament will be held at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls. The tournament will take place on Friday, November 30th featuring Speech and Saturday, December 1st featuring debate. 

We are excited for you to join us and look forward to once again providing a chance for “east meets west” competition. While this tournament fills fast, please use the waitlist option and we will do our best to accommodate participants.

Speech Events:

Duo Interpretation

Humorous Interpretation

Dramatic Interpretation

Informative Speaking

Original Oratory

Oratorical Analysis

After Dinner Speaking


Program Oral Interpretation


Retold Story



Radio Speaking


Debate Events:

Novice/Open Public Forum

Novice/Open Policy

Novice/Open Lincoln Douglas



According to Idaho's definition, the novice division will be restricted to students in their first year of competition.


We will follow the Idaho Debate Code.


For our full evidence rules please see Idaho/NSDA Debate Code.


Registration: The deadline is 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.  We will use Joy of Tournaments software, please upload your entries online. 

Students may enter only one debate event and may double enter in speech (excluding panel and draw events) within the team limit of 6 entries per event.

Be sure to register early, and we may increase event caps based on waitlist. We will determine limits for the events offered one week before the tournament. We may need to change or cancel certain offerings if they are under-enrolled at the registration deadline.

You (the coach) have complete freedom to drop and change up until the deadline of Wednesday at 4:00 PM. After that a penalty fee of $50.00 is incurred. Friday morning at 8:00 AM the change/drop penalty fee will change to $75.00.

Judges: There are very few tournament judges for hire so please make every effort to bring your required amount. If you need to hire judges, please contact Jennifer Shumway shumway_jm@mtnhm.org or Andy Orr Aorr@csi.edu. A judges meeting will be held concurrent to the opening ceremony in the Fine Arts building, room 87.

Each school must provide the following:

Speech: (1) judge for every five (5) entries or portion thereof.
Debate: one (1) judge for every two (2) policy teams or portion thereof, one (1) judge for every four Lincoln-Douglas or Public Forum debaters, or portion/combination thereof, and one (1) judge for every 6 congress entries or portion thereof.

School judges are expected to be available throughout the tournament and are required to participate one round beyond their team’s elimination.

Judges provided by schools must pick up all ballots. Failure to pick up an assigned ballot for a round will result in a substitute judge being provided at a charge of $100.00.

Oral critiques will not be tolerated. The judge's school will be fined $50.00 per occurrence. Please discuss this with your judges prior to the tournament.

Dining & Concessions: The College of Southern Idaho cafeteria will be available on Friday and Saturday for lunch and dinner. Meals from cafeteria will cost $8.00 (includes tax) for all you care to eat. Meals will be offered at the following times:


Friday - Lunch: 11:30 – 1:30                  Saturday -     Lunch: 11:30 – 1:30

  Dinner: 5:00 – 6:30                                       Dinner: 5:30 – 6:30      


The bookstore will also be open and has a selection of snacks and drinks for purchase.  Additionally, there are vending machines available throughout campus.


Locations: Students may be dropped off near the Taylor Building. However, please have your buses park in the West Parking lots near the Harrett Center.

After the opening ceremony, held in the Fine Arts auditorium, students are to gather in the common area in the Taylor Building. This is where postings will be made.


All students should remain in the common area between rounds and are expected to show respect toward all CSI students, faculty, and staff. A coach or school designated representative must accompany competitors during non-event times.


No food or drink is permitted in rooms (except water). This rule applies to both judges and students.


** No competitor may enter a room prior to the assigned judge or they will be dropped from the tournament. **

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