VHSL 6A Forensics

2020 — Midlothian, VA/US

To:                          All VHSL Class 6 Region A Forensics Coaches, and Activities Directors

Date:                      January 27, 2020

Subject:                 VHSL Class 6A Forensics Tournament – Saturday, February 15, 2020


Dear Coaches,

Greetings to you all!   The VHSL Class 6 Region A Forensics Tournament will be held at Cosby High School on Saturday, February 15, 2020. We will run Option B in the VHSL Forensics manual – 3 consecutive rounds with 2 judges per round.  All competitors will compete in all 3 rounds.  Since there is no final round for this tournament:

·         All 6 ranks & scores will count unless dropping the worst rank is needed to break a tie in both rank and score (VHSL Handbook page 18)

·         For sweeps, a 5-3-1 scoring system will be used (VHSL Handbook page 18)        

Registration will be from 9:00 - 9:30 am outside of the Commons. Lunch, snacks and sodas will be available for competitors to purchase.  There will be a hospitality lounge for coaches and judges.

Our tournament schedule is as follows:

Registration:                       9:00 - 9:30 am

Judges Meeting:                  9:30 am

Extemp Draw:                     9:30 am

Round 1:                            10:00 am

Extemp Draw:                    10:45 am

Round 2:                            11:15 am

Extemp Draw:                     12:00 pm

Round 3:                             12:30 pm

Closed Coaches Meeting / Announcement of Awards                 2:30 pm (or earlier)

Open Awards Ceremony       After Coaches’ Meeting

Pizza will be available for purchase beginning at 1pm.  Lunch will be “closed-campus” during tabulation to expedite the day’s schedule.

Topics for Extemporaneous Speaking are as follows:

                Round 1:                      Checks and Balances among the 3 Branches of US Gov’t

                Round 2:                      Int’l Alliances and Agreements

                Round 3                       Climate Science

We will be utilizing Tabroom.com to operate this tournament. If you do not already have one, you will need to set up an account and complete all registration via this platform (I will forward our registration link shortly). As a formality, please also complete the VHSL Forensics Region Entry Form, and email it to William Waddell no later than Friday, February 7th.

Judging Obligations- Please secure 2 experienced judges for the tournament.  Coaches are welcome to serve as judges.  Any judges used will be paid an honorarium for their service (provided by the VHSL).  Please email contact information for your judges along with your registration form. We will notify you ASAP if there is a reduced need for judges.

Please let us know if you have any questions.  We look forward to seeing you all in February!  



William Waddell (William_waddell@ccpsnet.net)

Jaclyn Clark (Jaclyn_clark@ccpsnet.net)

Mary Cameron Brooks (maryc_brooks@ccpsnet.net)