2019 Hot Springs County High School Tournament
Dates: 12/13/2019 - 12/14/2019


2019 Bobcat Invitational

Hot Springs County High School

Friday & Saturday, December 13th and 14th

Welcome to the WILD WEST at the 2019 Bobcat Invitational!  We expanded to a two-day tournament this year, and we can't wait to see you all here! 

We will be offering varsity and novice for all events this year.  Depending on the number of entries we have, everything may end up mixed rather than separated into novice/varsity, but we WILL be giving awards for both divisions as the tab room will be keeping track separately. 

The tournament will be at Hot Springs High School.  

Registration will begin at 12:30pm on Friday in the commons.

A coach/judge lounge will be in the high school with snacks/meals and plenty of coffee available.

Students will be able to purchase snack items from the concession stand as well as hot dogs, nachos and pizza by the slice. A listing of restaurants and fast food places will be in each school's packet upon arrival. We will take vouchers at the concession stand too.

Pool Party! The Teepee Pool is cutting us a deal and giving us exclusive time in the hot pools for Speech and Debate competitors.  If students want to swim and soak in the healing mineral waters of the hot springs, it is $8 each on Friday night.  We will have the whole pool reserved for Tournament competitors from 8-10:00pm.  Please email us with rough numbers for students that you think will take advantage of the discounted entry and come swim with us!  

Entry fees:

Entry fees will be $7 per individual student, $14 for duet and debate debate teams.

We have to limit the number of entries per event (see below) due to room constraints, but please, put your students on the waiting list! I will move as many as I can into rounds as space allows. I will try to put in final moves/entries by 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11th.  

HOPE, POI, Duo, and Drama will be limited to three (3) per school for each event. Wait list entries will be accepted. 

Impromptu will be limited to three (3) per school. Wait list entries will be accepted.

Rules for Impromptu: In an Impromptu round the speaker draws three prompts from an envelope. After drawing the three prompts, the student must select one and begin brainstorming their ideas for the speech. In total, a student has seven minutes. This seven minutes may be divided up by the student however they see fit. For instance, they could brainstorm and outline their ideas for three minutes and then deliver a four-minute speech; or they could brainstorm and outline for one minute and speak for six minutes. There is no minimum amount of time required for brainstorming and no minimum amount of time for speaking. Therefore, the student should work to develop the best possible structure and reasoning in as short amount of time as possible. Sometimes kids think it’s more impressive to speak longer, but if the ideas aren’t clear or well developed, it can detract from the overall performance.


Congress will be limited to five (5) entries per school. Wait list entries will be accepted.

Lincoln Douglas and Public Forum will be limited to four (4) per school. Wait list entries will be accepted. 

Sorry, we are not offering Policy Debate this year.

Drops will be accepted through Thursday, Dec. 12th at 8 p.m. After this deadline, the entry fee will be forfeited. 

**Debate Topics** The topics for all debates (N/V LD & PF) will be the Nov/Dec topic.

**Congress**  Congress will be using the Fall A Docket.  These bills are in the Congressional Bills section above.


If you have judges you can bring with you, please, please do! If you have college students home for Christmas break, we can use them!


We will begin awards in the gym asap after finals. Medals will be awarded to the first three finishers in each event.  4th through 6th place will also recieve an award. Sweeps will be awarded as well for the top big school (4/A and 3/A) and the top small school (1/A and 2/A).

Hope to see you all December 13th and 14th!

Hit us up with any questions or concerns!

Cindy and Lyle



307-710-1516 (Lyle's cell)

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