Dear Forensics Coaches,
The Jackson Hole High School Speech & Debate Team would like to invite you to our annual Teton Invitational Speech Tournament to be held on Friday and Saturday, February 8 & 9, 2019. Schools wishing to attend our meet will be entered on a first come, first serve basis. There will be initial limits of 7 entries per school per event but only an inital entry limit of 3 per school for Big Questions. Please waitlist also as we will accept entries until space is full. Registration will take place at www.joyoftournaments.com. We hope to have the site open for registration by Monday, Dec 17th.
We will offer all State events as well as Extemporaneous Debate (in the HOPE Pattern) and Impromptu (D Pattern) and Big Questions (D Pattern). There will be 4 rounds of CX, PF and LD and 3 rounds of all other events.
Big Question Debaters will use the 2018-2019 topic:
Resolved: Humans are primarily driven by self-interest.
Lincoln Douglas Debaters will use the January/February topic:
Resolved: The United States ought not provide military aid to authoritarian regimes
Cross Examination Debaters will use the 2018-2019 topic:
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce its restrictions on legal immigration to the United States.
Public Forum Debaters will use the February topic:
Resolved: The United States should end its arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
In Public Forum we will be using two of the NSDA proposed changes by:
1. Locking sides, with each team debating the pro-side twice and the con-side twice, during the course of the tournament. (Thus teams will have the opportunity to run both of their cases.)
2. Pro will always speak first
These procedures will thus eliminate the coin toss except in semis and finals. Feedback on these changes will be requested at the end of the tournament so we can have informed opinions to share with NSDA.
Poetry and POI competitors must use a manuscript. All other events are memorized. Informatives may use visual aids.
Congressional Debate will be in the HOPE pattern. Legislation should be submitted by Jan 23, 2019 by emailing or sharing via google docs to firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com. Participants should bring copies of their bills as a backup. Order of the docket will be set by contestants by committee work in each chamber. Pre-submitted legislation will be considered for the docket first. We will post & email the docket via google docs by Jan 28, 2019 or sooner. Super Congress legislation will be taken from NSDA January Congress legislation resource packet. Please contact us if you have trouble accessing this.
Extemporaneous questions with be taken from February, January, and December NFHS (available through the link in the State Newsletter Londe sends out each month) and NSDA questions.
State rules will apply unless otherwise indicated in this invitation. Ties in debate will be broken by power of opposition first, followed by speaker points.
Most judges will be Jackson community members. We will attempt to minimize our judging requests for coaches. Most likely, we will need to use some of you for policy debate judges and for back-up in case of "no-show" judges. We will attempt to create dance cards for coaches and accaompanying which will be distributed in the packets at registration. Accompanying judges are always appreciated (especially for policy debate)! Please register them on JOY :)
ENTRY LIMITS AND DEADLINES
Schools wishing to attend our meet will be entered on a first come, first serve basis. There will be initial limits of 7 entries per school per event but only an inital entry limit of 3 per school for Big Questions. Please waitlist also, as we will accept entries until space is full. Most students may double within pattern at their own risk. However, EXTEMP DEBATE COMPETITORS CANNOT DOUBLE IN Extemporaneous speaking.
Initial registration numbers are due on Friday, 18 January 2019.
Final registrations are due on Wednesday, 6 February 2019. Invoices will be based on numbers recorded online as of 4:00 pm Wednesday, 6 February 2019.
Only drops will be allowed after the final registration deadline (no adds). Registration will be through www.joyoftournaments.com. All changes and drops should be done online, in accordance with the stated deadlines.
Drops on Friday, 8 February 2019, the first day of the meet, may be made online until 9 am, without penalty. They may also be made by calling or texting Londe Gagnon at 307-699-0537. (Back-up please text or call Peggy at 307-413-6779 as Londe's phone doesn't always get reception at the high school.) Please do not rely on email.
There is no refund for meals dropped after Friday, 1 February nor for event drops after 4:00 PM on Wednesday, 6 February.
Event drops received after 9:00 am on Friday, 8 February will be assessed a late drop fee of $10.00 each. First Round "no shows" will be considered late drops as well.
- Registration will be in the rotunda.
- Buses can drop students off at any entrance. Since there is school for students until 3:50pm busses should drop off and then leave school property and return after 4:10pm. .
- Students may enter the school at any time and should assemble in the cafeteria. They should stay contained in the cafeteria until the bell rings. Debaters will begin rounds before school is released but they should not wander on their way to rounds.
- Students are allowed to use the elevator to the second floor only if necessary.
- Congress participants should bring copies of their bills as a backup.
- Local restaurant information will be included in your registration folder.
Entry fees are $9.00 per individual event and $15 per team event.
There is no refund for meals dropped after Friday, 1 February or for event drops after 4:00 PM on Wednesday, 6 February.
To avoid event drop fees, please call Londe with your drops on Friday morning or record your drops online before that time. Drops received after the Wednesday deadline will still be assessed the entry fees of $9/ $15.
Event drops received after 9 am on Friday, 8 February will be assessed a late drop fee of $10.00 each. First Round no shows will be considered drops as well.
Trophies will be awarded to the first place finishers in each event. Medals will be awarded to the 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each event. Ribbons will be awarded to all other finalists.
First and Second Place Sweepstakes trophies will be awarded in 4A, 3A, and 1A/2A categories as determined by WHSAA.
All team entries count as a single entry towards sweepstakes.
Sweepstakes points will be awarded for semi and final round placements only.
On Friday we will offer a dinner from Bubba’s restaurant, consisting of pulled chicken, sloppy Bubba’s, beans, cole slaw, potato salad, and a drink. Each meal is $8.50. A veggie burger option will also be available at dinner. Dinner will be served from 5:00-7:15 on Friday.
On Saturday, we will offer a lunch consisting of 2 pieces of fried chicken, a side, a piece of fruit, and a drink. The price will be $7.50. Lunch will be served from 11:30 - 1:45 on Saturday.
Please indicate on the registration site the number of meals requested.
We need to charge you for meals requested and cannot refund meals cancelled after 4:00 pm Friday, 1 February since we have to pre-order from the vendors.
There will be a concession stand, providing popcorn, drinks, candy and other snacks, open during non-meal times.
The Jackson Hole High School Speech and Debate Team
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