2018 Bobcat Invitational
Hot Springs County High School
Saturday, December 15th
*UPDATE: The topics for all debates (N/V) will be the Nov/Dec LD topic, the Nov/Dec PF topic, and the 2018-2019 CX topic (with no case limits).
Welcome everyone to the 2018 Bobcat Invitational!
We will be offering varsity and novice with a HOPE pattern as well as a "D" pattern along with congress. 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 under both as the tab room will be keeping track separately. (They're magicians!)
This year we will be incorporating rooms at our high school as well as our administration building. Depending on entries, we may expand to the elementary school as well. The administration building and the elementary school are just across the parking lot from the high school, so everything is within easy walking distance.
Registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. (apologies for the super early start) in the high school foyer with extemp draw at 7:45 and HOPE/Congress kicking off at 8 a.m. That will mean extemp will begin at 8:15.
A coaches'/judge's lounge will be in the high school with breakfast items and plenty of coffee available. Lunch will be provided in the lounge as well.
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. Yes, we will take vouchers at the concession stand.
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. Final moves will be made by 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12th.
HOPE, POI, Duo, and Drama will be limited to three (3) per school. Wait list entries will be accepted.
Congress will be limited to five (5) entries per school. Wait list entries will be accepted.
Policy will have no limits.
Lincoln Douglas and Public Forum will be limited to four (4) per school. Wait list entries will be accepted.
Drops will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 14th at 3 p.m. After this deadline, the entry fee will be forfeited.
**Congress** Please send a copy of each bill via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10th. Bills will be downloaded here for referral/printing by coaches. Please bring 30 copies of your student's bills for dispersal at the tournament.
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!
I would also like to ask the coaches to consider volunteering with congress. I am, admittedly, a bit rusty with it, so someone (or more than one someone) willing to volunteer for parliamentarian duties would be much appreciated.
As long as I keep my whip and chair handy and keep everything running on time, we will begin awards in the auditorium asap. 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.
Hope to see you all December 15th!
Hit us up with any questions or concerns!
Cindy and Lyle