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 14 & 15, 2020. 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, January 6.
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 2019-2020 topic:
Resolved: Objective morality exists
Lincoln Douglas Debaters will use the January/February topic:
Resolved: States ought to eliminate their nuclear arsenals.
Cross Examination Debaters will use the 2019-2020 topic:
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce Direct Commercial Sales and/or Foreign Military Sales of arms from the United States.
Public Forum Debaters will use the February topic:
Resolved: The United States should replace means-tested welfare programs with a universal basic income.
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.
We will be using Congress Packet E. This should be released in January, at which time we will attempt to post it on the Congress Legislation tab above.
Super Congress legislation will be taken from NSDA January Congress legislation resource packet. Please contact us if you have trouble accessing this. The link is on the Congress Legislation tab above.
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 (available on NSDA site).
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 (individuals only, no partners). 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, 12 January 2020.
Final registrations are due on Wednesday, 12 February 2020. Invoices will be based on numbers recorded online as of 4:00 pm Wednesday, 12 February 2020.
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, 14 February 2020, the first day of the meet, may be made online until 9 am, without penalty. They may also be made by calling or texting Peggy Gagnon at 307-413-6779. Please do not rely on email.
There is no refund for meals dropped after Friday, 7 February nor for event drops after 4:00 PM on Wednesday, 12 February.
Event drops received after 9:00 am on Friday, 14 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. There is no school for students on Friday so busses may stay on property if they wish.
- Students may enter the school at any time and should assemble in the cafeteria.
- Students are allowed to use the elevator to the second floor only if necessary.
- 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, 7 February or for event drops after 4:00 PM on Wednesday, 12 February.
To avoid event drop fees, please call Peggy 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, 14 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, 7 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
TOURNAMENT CONTACT INFORMATION