Silverton Overflow Tournament

2018 — Sandy, OR/US

Welcome to the Silverton Overflow Tournament


            For those that planned on a tournament the weekend of November 10th here is a chance to keep those hopes alive. Sandy High School would like to invite you to The Silverton Overflow Tournament.  It is fantastic that we have so many kids participating in Speech and Debate that we have to run two tournaments to fit them all!!


The Details


We will be offering 13 OSAA individual events (Extemp, Oratory, DI, HI, Poetry, Prose, Impromptu, Radio, ADS, POI, Informative, LIELL 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. 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 three 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).


Topics:  November/December Topics

·         Lincoln- Douglas Debate –

o   Open division – Resolved: In a democracy, the public’s right to know ought to be valued above the right to privacy of candidates for public office.

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.

·         PF Debate –

o    Both Open and Novice divisions will debate this resolution. Resolved: The United States federal government should impose price controls on the pharmaceutical industry



Medals will be awarded in open division for first place. Ribbons will be awarded to 2nd and 3rd place finishers in open and 1st-3rd in Novice. Sweepstakes will be awarded if 15 or more teams.


Double Entries:  

Each student may enter two individual events 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.  However, schools should plan on bringing enough judges to cover their entries.  One judge will cover 5 entries.



School Fee                               $25.00                        

Each IE                                    $5.00

            Each LD                                   $5.00

            Each  Debate Team                   $10.00



Please have entries in to by Thursday, November 8, 2018. 

Add/drop and fee deadline is Thursday November 8, 2018


Common Areas:

·         Upper and Lower Commons

·         Posting – Windows of Lecture Hall in Upper Commons

·         Lecture Hall –Judge/Coach Lounge

·         Leadership Room – Registration/Tab Room



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



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



Chris Meyers

Sandy High School


Silverton Overflow Schedule



Saturday, November 10, 2018



7:30 - 7:45           School/Judge Registration in the Lecture Hall.

7:45  - 8:00          Judge Instruction

7:45                     Extemp Prep

8:00 - 9:00           Individual Events Rd 1                   


9:00 – 10:30        Debate Events Rd 1


10:30 - 11:30      Individual Events Rd 2

11:30 – 1:00        Debate Events Rd 2

1:00 - 2:00           IE Event Rd 3

2:00-3:30            Debate Events Rd 3

3:30 -4:30            IE Finals

4:30-6:00            Debate Finals

6:00  Awards