2019 Cheyenne East Holiday Classic
Dates: 12/20/2019 - 12/21/2019

CHEYENNE, WYOMING   82001-5762

Dear Coaches,

      The Cheyenne East Speech and Debate Team is happy to welcome you to another edition of the East High Holiday Classic which will be held December 20 and 21, 2019.  This year our tournament has been chosen as a qualifier for the 2020 NIETOC hosted at Frank Dobie HS, Houston, TX. The fourth round will not be held for those events with large enough numbers to qualify at the quarter final level. We will again be a qualifier for the Public Forum TOC in finals as well.  Last year our tournament filled, and we closed registration before Thanksgiving. We plan on a great tournament and a festive time so we hope you can join us.

     We try to provide a great judging pool and you can help us by bringing accompanying judges. We will pay college students $5.00 per round for judging policy debate. The novice and varsity events will be run on opposite schedules, and you will be required to supply varsity student judges for the novice events. We consider a novice to be a first year competitor so notify us before you enter any second year student in the novice division of any event.   We think judging can be very educational for many of your varsity members.  Please remember varsity members cannot double in both patterns and be available to judge.  No student may double in debate and another event in the same pattern.

      All events should be memorized with no notes.  Novices may use scripts without penalty so please advise your varsity student judges of the differences in rules.  Advise your novices that memorization may be preferred by some judges. 

The LD topic will be: Resolved: The United States ought to eliminate subsidies for fossil fuels. (Nov/Dec topic). 

The CX topic will be: Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce Direct Commercial Sales and/or Foreign Military Sales of arms from the United States. If you are entering novice policy teams be sure to check additional rules found in this invitation.  They may debate only the four case areas selected for the novice 2019-20 season.  

The PF topic will be: Resolved: The benefits of the United States federal government’s use of offensive cyber operations outweigh the harms. (Nov/Dec topic). 

      As noted earlier, we will again be a TOC Qualifier in PF so it is even more important to enter early.  It is not legal to enter novice competitors in both divisions of any debate event.  It is also not legal to enter any student in more than one debate event.  Students may not get all of their preparation time on Saturday if they enter both extemporaneous speaking and debate.  It is their responsibility to get to their rounds on time.

     We will have a concession stand open during the tournament selling pizza, chili, and a variety of other items.  You can work with us on team charges at the concession stand if that is easier for you.  This year, we will offer a dinner option for competitors on Friday night for $6.00 (Chick Fil A sandwhich, chips, and a soda). We will also serve a lunch on Saturday at a cost of $6.00 (Silver Mine sub, chips, and a soda).  We think this is a highlight of our tournament and the best deal in town.  Please be sure to enter the number of lunches on your entry.

     If you are still looking for a hotel, we have a special rate with Little America on Cheyenne. Following is information if you would like to make reservations:


Hotel: Little America Cheyenne

Group Block Name: Speech and Debate HS Tournament

Dates: December 20 through December 22, 2019 (pre and post-dates available)

Last Day to Book at Discounted Rate: December 2, 2019

Discounted Deluxe Rates: $69.00   (Preferred offered at $99.00)

Check-in: 3:00pm // Check-out: Noon

Our toll free number for you to call to make a reservation is 800-235-6396

Or you can use the link below to book online:



     We have enjoyed hosting this tournament in the past. It is a large meet, and if you have not attended before, please try to get some kind of preliminary numbers in to us.  Good luck to your squad this season.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

Marcus Viney                  Matt Prevedel           Ashley Schulz             Allen Pino          Jeff Pope

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