Thunder Basin Novice Tournament
2019 — Gillette, WY/US
You are invited to the Thunder Basin High School– Gillette WY Novice Tournament.
NOTE: In order to qualify as a novice competitor, students cannot have competed in more than 3 tournaments in the past in ANY event. Even if they haven’t done a certain event, but they competed in more than 3 tournaments, they are varsity competitors.
NOTE: ALL OUR JUDGING WILL BE VARSITY MEMBERS FROM REGISTERED TEAMS. PLEASE REGISTER AND BRING YOUR VARSITY TEAM MEMBERS.
When: November 16th
Rounds start at 9:00 a.m. at Thunder Basin High.
Three rounds of debate and three rounds of IE with Finals in each.
Students may double enter within a pattern, but do so at their own risk. Students may NOT double enter if they participate in Student Congress or Debate. We will try to run a House and a Senate, but we don’t want kids going in and out of Congress sessions. And since Debates will be single flights, they can't be in both LD and PF at the same time.
Awards will be given to the top 6 competitors in individual events, and the top 4 in debates.
We should be done by 5:30 p.m.
Where: Thunder Basin High School – Come in Main Entrance
4001 Saunders Blvd.
Gillette, WY 82718
Cell: (307) 299-8195
Feel free to contact us with any question/concerns.
Judging: All of our judges will be made up of varsity students. They can receive NSDA service points for this. Please bring your varsity members to judge. Be sure to enter their names in the judge’s section.
Lunch is not provided, but you could always order in.
Congress: We will be running the __A__ docket. Dockets will be posted on the Wyoming Forensics website by November 5. Also, we will have people who will help with Parliamentary Procedure for novice sessions.
Lincoln Douglas Debate: We will be using the NSDA Nov/Dec topic.
Resolved: The United States ought to eliminate subsidies for fossil fuels.
Public Forum Debate: We will be using the NSDA Nov/Dec topic.
Resolved: The benefits of the United States federal government's use of offensive cyber operations outweigh the harms.