St Thomas More Cougar Classic
2020 — Lafayette, LA/US
Welcome to St. Thomas More High School's Cougar Classic
Dear Coaches and Competitors,
On behalf of the faculty, staff, parents, and Speech and Debate members at St. Thomas More, I would like to formally invite you to the 38th Annual Cougar Classic. We look forward to hosting an amazing tournament for all of you.
We ask that an official representative of your school attend registration.
All events will be governed by the Louisiana High School Speech League guidelines with the addition of a thirty-second grace period in Individual Events, Duet Acting, and Duo. Consult your manual for further instructions.
Please submit your list of qualified judges prior to the start of the tournament. Each school is required to have judges to meet the following quota:
Individual Events - one judge for every seven entries
Duet & Duo - one judge for every five teams
Debate - one judge for every three entries
Fees will be $12.00 for each duet or duo entry or policy or public forum debate team and $6.00 for each individual event entry and LD debate entry. Registration deadline can be found on the website.
THE DEBATE TOURNAMENT
Advanced Policy Debate (open to all levels of experience)
Novice Policy Debate (open to first-year debaters)
Advanced Lincoln-Douglas (open to all levels of experience)
Novice Lincoln-Douglas (open to first-year debaters)
Public Forum Debate (open to all levels of experience)
PUBLIC FORUM WILL NOT FLIP FOR SIDES
Policy debates will follow the 8-3-5 format with eight minutes of prep time.
Lincoln-Douglas debates will follow the 6-3-7-3-4-6-3 format with four minutes of prep time.
This will be a cumulative tournament for Individual Events, Duet, and Duo. Seven ballot ranks will be combined to determine the final rankings in each event.
We are planning to offer two preliminary rounds of all individual events. However, we reserve the right to hold a quarter-final round in place of round two on Friday evening if more than twenty-eight participants are entered in an event.
We look forward to seeing everyone!
Megan Broussard, Head Coach