Lions Classic Extemp Invitational

2017 — Moore, OK/US
Subject Tournament Updates
Sender Ishmael Kissinger
Recipients All Registrants of Lions Classic Extemp InvitationalVarsity Judges judges Policy Round Robin judges
Sent Tuesday 14 February 2017 at 1:56 PM
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Hello all,


I am looking forward to hosting you this weekend.  The 7 day forecast says it's going to be beautiful in Oklahoma this weekend.  We are looking at temperatures in the 60's and sunny. 

Food: I will have a lot of good food set out for the judges, I am also going to have lunch (Pizza) brought in for the students at lunch on Saturday.  If your students have food restrictions (vegan, vegetarian, kosher, etc) please notify me in an email so I can make sure to provide them with something they can eat.  There will be no food for students provided Friday night. 

Judging:  If you'd like to be a policy debate judge please put yourself in the pool and make sure you have a judge philosophy page at  and/or on  If you'd like to judge extemp instead of debate you may also do that.   Please contact me if you have any questions about the judges in the debate pool.

Competition:  We are at maximum capacity for debate! Yay! We will have 2 pods of 6 and everyone will debate everyone else in their pod.  The winner of each pod will then debate in "Finals."  Prep time will be 8 minutes, but prep stops when the flash drive is ejected (not when you start saving).  

In extemp,  there will be two rooms of 7 with 4 guaranteed prelim rounds and then a finals based on the composite score of the 4 prelim rounds.  I am still working on rounding up more judges, but right now, we are only going to be able to provide 1 judge in the back of each room (in prelims).  I AM GOING TO MAKE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT FRIDAY: But, students will only draw 3 questions from the envelope. Students are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to stay in the room that they competed in and watch the remainder of the students going after them.  

The Topic Areas will be:


Round 1: Politics in the age of Trump

Round 2: US Foreign Policy

Round 3: Energy and the Environment

Round 4: Social Issues

Semis: The Obama Legacy


Finals: Business and Technology


Round 1: Asia

Round 2: Europe

Round 3: Middle East

Round 4: Africa

Semis: Americas

Finals: International Relations



Round 1: US Politics

Round 2: Global Hotspots

Round 3: US Economics

Round 4: Foreign Economics

Semis: US Social 

Finals: Foreign Policy



Remember, round 1 starts at 4:30 which means everyone should be here by 4:00pm.  I look forward to seeing all of you on Friday.  Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions.


Ishmael Kissinger

Speech & Debate

Moore HS

All Registrants of Lions Classic Extemp InvitationalVarsity Judges judges Policy Round Robin judges