2019 MHSAA Championship Speech & Debate Championship
Dates: 5/3/2019 - 5/4/2019

 

 SWEEPSTAKES SCALE

 

The top three (3) teams at the MHSAA State Championship Tournament, as well as the top three (3) teams in Debate Events and the top three (3) teams in Speech Events, will be determined by the system of team sweepstakes points outlined below.  The team accumulating the most points from their top 25 entries will be declared the “MHSAA State Champion Speech and Debate Team.” This rule is for the state championships only.  Appropriate trophies will be awarded to the top three (3) teams as well as the top three (3) teams in Debate and the top three (3) teams in Speech.

 

SWEEPSTAKES FORMULA

 

            Platform Events

            1.         First Place Finalist                                =          5 points

            2.         Second Place Finalist                            =          4 points

            3.         Third Place Finalist                              =          3 points

            4.         Fourth, Fifth, Sixth Place Finalists        =          2 points

            5.         Non-Advancing Semifinalists                 =          1 point

 

            Debate Events

            1.         First Place Finalist                                =          8 points

            2.         Second Place Finalist                            =          6 points

            3.         Non-Advancing Semifinalists                 =          4 points

            4.         Non-Advancing Quarterfinalists             =          3 points

 

            Congressional Debate

            1.         First Place Finalist                                =          8 points

            2.         Second Place Finalist                            =          6 points

            3.         3rd and 4th Place Finalists                      =          4 points

            4.         5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Finalists                  =          3 points

            5.         Non-Placing Super Congress Finalists    =          1 point

 

Ties

 

Counting the number of First Places each team has earned will break ties; a tie will be broken in favor of the team with the greater number of First Places.  If the teams have an equal number of First Places, then the number of Second Places will be counted and used as a tiebreaker.  Placings through Sixth Place will be used in turn as tiebreakers.  If the teams remain tied after counting all of the First Places through Sixth Places that each team has earned, the tie shall be declared unbreakable, and two trophies shall be awarded

 

 

RULES FOR STATE CHAMPION INDIVIDUAL PERFORMER

 

The top six (6) individual performers who accumulate the most points in all of the events which they enter at the MHSAA State Championship Tournament will be determined according to the system of points outlined above.  The individual student performers, competing in at least four events, and accumulating the most points will be declared The MHSAA Top Individual Performer and trophies will be awarded to the top six (6) finishers.

 


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