IHSSA State Debate

2020 — Ankeny, IA/US

Welcome to the IHSSA State Debate tournament held on January 10-11, 2020.

The tournament will be held at the Ankeny campus of DMACC.   

Building 5 will house the tournament headquarters and concessions. Please see map of the campus.

Please complete your entry by December 18. Fees will be assessed then. The site will be open for drops until end of school Thursday, January 9. Additions may be allowed with permission. Schools are allowed 6 entries per division. 

Registration will be in building #5 (Student Center) at 11:00.  Student Congress has a General Meeting at 1:30.  All Saturday events will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Division managers are:  Nick Nelsen, LD; Pete Clancy, Policy Debate; Tim Sheaff, Public Forum;  Rick Hunsaker & Robert Galligan, Student Congress

Some reminders of rules/regulations for the IHSSA tournament:

A. In order to enter Student Congress, the Intent Form must have been sent by November 15 with your Bills. If you did not receive the Student Congress Intent Form and wish to enter Congress, notify the State Office immediately.

B. Coaches/judges/students are encouraged to remain on site for meals. There will be food available for coaches /judges/students.

C.  A Junior membership is considered a separate school.  No attempt will be made to keep its entries from being scheduled against the Senior High entries.   All students in the Junior entry must be in the ninth grade.  Also, if a school elects to have a Junior membership, no ninth grade student can be listed on the Senior High entry.                       

D. A school must provide judges/scorers to cover entries according to the rules. If you are unable to provide the required number of judges/scorers, fees will be assessed at the rate of $200. (Read the Constitution for clarification) There are NO partial judges, nor can you combine entries from different divisions to calculate your judge requirement. Judges for LD and Policy should complete a judge paradigm. If judges have a paradigm posted on Tabroom, that may suffice. Check the forms posted on the info pages here to ensure those questions are addressed on the posted paradigm.

E. Each school will pay a refundable judges bond of $200. This bond must be received by the State Office prior to the state tournament and accompany their tournament entry form.  The refund will occur after the completion of your school's judging obligation.  This bond may be a separate school check or a personal check  which will be held for return at the end of the tournament.  If the bond is included in the entry fee, a check will be written for the  refund  amount.  It will be mailed if not picked up.

G. Please list any judges/scorers who could be hired and paid by the IHSSA by sending an e-mail to the IHSSA State Office or a division manager.