Sandy Kickoff

2018 — Sandy, OR/US

Sandy Kickoff 2018



            October 6th, 2018 marks the 2nd Annual Sandy Kickoff Tournament.  The tournament will be held at Sandy High School on October 6, 2018.  We invite you to attend and make this tournament a part of your annual schedule.


The Details


We will be offering 12 OSAA individual events (Extemp, Oratory, DI, HI, Poetry, Prose, Impromptu, Radio, ADS, POI, Informative and Duo) and four debate events (CX, LD, Public, and PF).


Divisions and Rules

We will run novice and open divisions in as many events that warrant the separation.  Since it is early in the year, some events may need to be combined with others if there are not enough competitors to run that event separately. Any event with fewer than 6 competitors may be collapsed and combined. We will be following OSAA State Rules in open events; however, notes will be allowed in memorized novice events. Each event will have two prelim rounds and a final round (if the number of competitors warrants one). In the case where events are combined, awards will be given as if the events were held separately (i.e. first, second, finalist in each event).



·         Lincoln- Douglas Debate –

o   Open division – Resolved:  In the United States, reporters ought to have the right to protect the identity of confidential sources.

o    Novice division - Resolved: Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified.

·         Policy Debate - 

o   Both Open and Novice division will debate this resolution- Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce its restrictions on legal immigration to the United States.

·         Parli Debate –

o   Both Open and Novice divisions will get topics from current events within the last 3-4 months.

·         POFO Debate –

o    Both Open and Novice divisions will debate this resolution. Resolved: The United States should accede to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea without reservations.

·         Extemp -  Round one is domestic topics, round two is foreign topics, final round is mixed foreign and domestic.

·         Impromptu – One-word abstract, a question and a quotation with each draw.






Medals will be awarded in open division for first place. Ribbons will be awarded to all remaining open division finalists and all finalists in novice division.  We will not be doing school sweepstakes this early in the year.


Double Entries:  

Each student may enter two individual events per pattern and one debate event. CX, LD, Parli and PF do not conflict with individual event patterns.


Entry Limits:  

We have quite a few rooms available at Sandy so entries are wide open.



We will be supplying many judges from the community and local colleges.  However, schools should plan on bringing enough judges to cover their entries.  One judge will cover 6 IE entries, 2 CX/Public / PF teams and/or  4 LD’ers. If you have any alumni students or know of any extra judges, let me know.



School Fee                               $25.00                        

Each IE                                    $5.00

            Each DUO team                       $7.50

            Each LD                                   $5.00

            Each  CX/Public/PF team/Parli  $10.00

            Uncovered Event                      $10.00

                        (We would rather have the judges than the money)



Please have entries in to by

Monday, October 1, 2018. 

Add/drop and fee deadline is

Wednesday, October 3, 2018


Common Areas:

·         Upper and Lower Commons

·         Posting – Windows of Lecture Hall in Upper Commons

·         Lecture Hall – Registration and Judge/Coach Lounge

·         Leadership Room – Tab Room



The concession stand will be open throughout the day for students to purchase food.



If you have any questions call me on my cell (503)754-0454 or email me at



Chris Meyers

Sandy High School