UHSAA 5A State Tournament
2019 — Woods Cross, UT/US
Dear 5A Coaches:
It is our pleasure to extend you an invitation to the 5A State Tournament to be held March 8th and 9th at Woods Cross High School. Congratulations to you and your students for a great season! Please read carefully through the following information:
A pairing meeting will be held at West High School at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, March 4th. All coaches are invited to attend. Anyone wishing to participate should email Moses Baca at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congress will use the most recent orders of the day posted on utahdebatecoaches.org.
Woods Cross High School
600 W 2200 S, Woods Cross, UT 84087
Hotel information can be accessed from the attached fliers here on tabroom.com
State Tournament Committee
Director and Region 6 rep
Moses Baca, West High School
Region 5 rep and Host
Brooke Gregg, Woods Cross High School
Region 7 rep
Patricia Kittel, Cottonwood High School
Region 8 rep
Rachel Billings, Skyridge High School
All head coaches are expected to attend a brief meeting that will begin as soon as each round 1 ballot has been distributed. The agenda of the meeting is as follows:
Assign other tournament responsibilities
discuss rules for the tournament and protocol for challenges and protests
voting for coach of the year
nominate host for 2019 tournament
Congress: Legislation will be a compiled from the dockets of region tournaments, and posted here once it is created.
Extemp: Questions will be taken from the state list sent out by NFHS from March, February and January. Please review the rules for Extemp, especially regarding the use of electronic devices.
Impromptu: Topics will consist of concrete nouns, current events, quotes, and abstract nouns.
Oratory: Please review the rules for Original Oratory. Also, All qualifiers to the State Meet must have submitted a copy of their original oratory one week in advance to the state forensic representative. This copy should be typewritten and double-spaced. All quoted materials should be so specified with an appropriate bibliography attached.
LD and PF will use March topics
Please observe the following with respect to the number of judges required, copied here from the UHSAA Speech and Debate Guidebook:
Section 16: Schools to provide Judges
Schools who fail to supply their allotted judges will be fined $100.00 per judge.
Schools are required to supply the following qualified judges:
One judge for one to two debate teams
Two judges for three debate teams
One judge for one to four I.E. contestants
Two judges for five to eight I.E. contestants
One judge for one to three L.D. contestants
One judge for one to three Public Forum teams
A full slate is required to bring a minimum of six judges.
Each judge must be available for assignments one round beyond the elimination of all students from that school. All judges must be available for all rounds held prior to the awards assembly. Each school must have one L.D. judge, one Public Forum and one Policy judge with entries in L.D., Public Forum or Policy available for elimination rounds. Failure to abide these rules will result in a penalty fine of $25.
Region Reps are responsible for securing Congress judges.
Judges will be expected to attend the mandatory judge’s orientation meeting to be held before the first round.
The meet director may make a reasonable effort to secure extra, for-hire judges from neutral institutions, but this does not release a school from its judging obligations.
Friday, March 8
Registration 2:30 – 3:00
PF, LD, Policy
Round 1 3:30-5:30
Round 2 5:30-8:00
Round 3 8:00-9:30
Session 1 3:30-6:30
Session 2 7:00-9:30
Saturday, March 9
PF, LD, Policy
Round 4 8:30-10:30
Round 5 11:00-1:00
Ballot Review 1:00-1:30
Break rounds 1:00
Round 1 8:30-9:30
Round 2 10:00-11:00
Round 3 11:30-12:30
Round 4 1:00-2:00
Ballot Review 2:00-3:30
Final rounds approx 3:00
To have a fair and enjoyable tournament, I think it’s important that each of us take the time and review the UHSAA Handbook at https://www.uhsaa.org/Publications/Handbook/ActivitiesSections/SpeechDebate.pdf.