2020 — Rexburg, ID/US
Welcome to the Bobcat Bash!
Madison High School is thrilled to announce the 2019 Bobcat Bash January 24th and 25th!
Speech Events* (We will use the IHSAA speech rules)
After Dinner Speaking
Program of Oral Interpretation
Radio Broadcast Journalism
Debate Events* (We will be using the NSDA rules--'tis the season)
Open Big Questions
Novice and Varsity LD
Novice and Varsity Public Forum
Open World Schools Debate
*We will evaluate the status of registration prior to the tournament to see if we have enough entries to warrant holding all events.
In order to make this tournament as feasible as possible for your teams, we are only charging $5 for individual events, $8 for team events, and $15 for World Schools.
***in the event that Madison is not hosting a tournament next year, you'll know we didn't break even, and I got fired.***
The IMPORTANT Stuff
We will be hosting the famous Madison Judge's Lounge complete with it's absurdly delicious rolls. We will serve dinner and snacks on Friday and Three Glorious Meals on Saturday.
Concessions will be available for students.
Friday, January 24th
1:45-2:15 Judge and Student Meeting
2:30-4:30 Debate Round 1 2:30-5:30 Congress Round 1
4:30-6:30 Debate Round 2 5:45-8:45 Congress Round 2
6:30-8:30 Debate Round 3
Saturday, January 25th
8:00-9:15 Speech Round 1
9:15-10:30 Speech Round 2
10:30-11:45 Speech Round 3
12:00-2:00 Debate Round 4 (Quarters for Policy) 12:00-2:30 Super Congress
2:30-5:00 Debate Quarters/Semis (single flight)
5:00-6:15 Speech Finals
6:30-7:00 Awards Ceremony
7:00-9:00 Debate Finals
World Schools Schedule
2:30-3:30 Round 1--This house supports the global elimination of barriers to free trade.
3:30-4:30 Round 2 Impromptu Round Prep
4:30-5:30 Round 2
5:30-6:30 Round 3--This house supports shortening the presidential election calendar in the United States.
6:30-7:30 Round 4 Impromptu Round Prep
7:30-8:30 Round 4
12:00-1:00 Quarter-Finals--This house would increase immigration quotas in nations with negative population growth.
1:00-2:00 Semi-Finals Impromptu Round Prep
3:00-4:00 Finals Impromptu Round Prep
4:00-5:00 Finals Round
Congress will use the Blacksnake Docket...in reverse!
Here is the link to the docket: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MBGJp_MqeRQjhxcuOKbkg_uLF_PSda7T/view?usp=sharing
(I did swap bills 4 and 5 in order to avoid a single school having half the legislation in Super Congress)
Round 1: What is the role of local municipalities in response to natural disasters?
Round 2: What approach should be taken in combating the Opioid Epidemic?
Round 3: Is Idaho's "Go On" campaign beneficial or should there be a change of focus?
Final Round: What can be done to mitigate partisan politics at the federal level?