South Oregon District Tournament
2020 — US
South Oregon District Qualifier
for the 2020 National Tournament
It's time once again to test ourselves and decide who is off to Albuquerque! Please read over this page as well as the pages for each of the Tournament Series events, and email or call me with questions. We really want to field our strongest team possible.
As always, I would encourage you to fill your slots.
This not only helps us qualify others, but also gives younger competitors a glimpse into the qualification process at a time when they are not under the same pressure to perform as they might be in subsequent years. With the addition of events (notably Big Question and World Schools), more kids are going to Nationals than ever before. This is not only exciting, but it also makes it a little easier for some of our less experienced competitors to move up into vacated slots.
CONGRESS and BIG QUESTION: Saturday, February 29, 2019, North Valley High School
8:45 Oath of Office and chambering
9:00 – 12:00 Congress Session 1 (multiple House chambers of 18 or fewer)
9:00-10:00 BQ Round 1
10:00: WSD coach discussion in room C-4
10:00-11:00 BQ Round 2
11:00-12:00 BQ Round 3
12:00 – 1:15 Lunch
1:30 – 4:30 Congress Session 2 (House finals)
1:30-2:30 BQ Round 4
2:30-3:30 BQ Round 5
3:30-4:30 BQ Round 6
4:30-5:30 BQ Round 7 (if needed)
5:30 Awards (WSD team will be announced at the Speech and Debate Qualifier)
SPEECH & DEBATE: Friday, March 13th, Central Oregon Community College
10:00-11:30 Round 1: Debate
11:30-1:00 Round 2: Debate
1:00-2:30 Round 1: All Speech Events
2:30-4:00 Round 2: All Speech Events
4:00-5:30 Round 3: Debate
5:30-7:00 Round 3: Partial Speech Events (no final rounds held)
7:00-8:30 Round 3: Partial Speech Events (no final rounds held)
SPEECH & DEBATE: Saturday, March 14th, Central Oregon Community College
8:30 – 10:00 Round 4: Debate
10:00 – 11:30 Round 4: All Speech Events
11:30 – 1:00 Round 5: Debate
1:00 – 2:30 Round 5: All Speech Events
2:30 – 4:00 Round 6: Debate
4:00 – 5:30 Round 6: Speech and Round 7: Debate as needed
6:00 Speech and Debate Awards
Both schools and competitors must be members 7 days prior to the tournament date. The number of entries allowed is based on the formula as of that date, which you can find by clicking on the District Info tab in your NSDA Account. Big Question (BQ) and World Schools have unlimited entries. Note that all competitors in BQ qualifier must also be NSDA members.
Student of the Year
Each school attending the NSDA tournaments may nominate one senior for the honor of South Oregon District Student of the Year. Please complete the form available on the NSDA website and bring it with you. All submissions are due at registration to the Speech and Debate portion of the series.
High School Coach of the Year
Each school attending the NSDA tournaments may nominate one coach for the honor of South Oregon District Student of the Year. Please complete the form and letter of recommendation. All submissions are due at registration.
The only school forms you need to bring to the tournaments this year are Single Entry Letters of Intent and School Consent forms, both printable from Tabroom.com.
$40 school fee (owed only once for the tournament series)
$15.00 per speech or debate event
$10.00 per congress entry
$5 per Big Question debate
Judging fees: $15 per uncovered speech, debate (inlcuding BQ and Worlds) entry
Please make checks payable to:
South Oregon NSDA
c/o Kayla Crook
10th and Ingersoll
Coos Bay, OR 97459
If you owe fees to NSDA National, please be sure you bring a separate check or proof of payment to the meet.
Please bring qualified judges with you, as we would like to finish on time. This can only be done with a large pool willing to judge all events.
Congress, Speech and Debate Expectations: 1-6 entries: 1 judge, 7-12 entries: 2 judges, 13+ entries: 3 judges (congress judges may wind up judging BQ if they are affiliated with a team).
BQ Expectations are 1 judge per 2 entries.
Coaches are expected to judge. Please make yourself available for all rounds your students advance to, plus 1 round after. For both judging and official reasons, please check with the tournament director if you need to leave for any reason.
If you bring judges beyond your obligation, they can be paid on a per round basis.
All rounds will use electronic ballots on Tabroom.com this year. Every judge should bring an internet capable device (phone, tablet, laptop, etc). We will not have computers available to judges. All judges will need to set up accounts on Tabroom.com to receive and return ballots. There will be several people on-hand to help train judges new to the system.
Kayla Crook, Marshfield High School, Chair
Caroline Campbell, South Medford High School
Mat Marr, Ashland High School
Brandon Johnson, South Albany High School
Kristen Sullivan, Crater High School
Kayla’s Contact Information:
Marshfield High School
10th and Ingersoll
Coos Bay, OR 97420
National Speech & Debate Association Harassment and Discrimination Policy
The National Speech & Debate Association is committed to providing its participants, judges, coaches, and staff the opportunity to pursue excellence in their endeavors. This opportunity can exist only when each member of our community is assured an atmosphere of mutual respect. The NSDA prohibits all forms of harassment and discrimination. Accordingly, all forms of harassment and discrimination, whether written or oral, based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by any applicable federal, state, or local law are prohibited, whether committed by participants, judges, coaches, or observers. Individuals who are found to have violated this policy will be subject to the full range of sanctions, up to and including removal from the tournament premises.