2020 — Nephi, UT/US
Region 14 Tournament Invitation
Welcome to the Region 14 Speech and Debate tournament!
We will be using the Juab School District 6th Grade/Innovation center and Juab Jr. High. These are separate buildings. Most of the tournament will be on West Campus (Innovation Center), but students will have more room to spread out and get comfortable at the Main Campus (Juab Jr. High). Please let your students know that they can eat in the lunchroom at Juab Jr, but they cannot eat in the lounge area of West Campus or in classrooms.
Busses should park at the Juab Jr. High parking lot. There will be enough parking for judges and coaches in the same location.
Policy, Public Forum, Lincoln Douglas, Congress, Original Oratory, National Extemp, Foreign Extemp, and Impromptu.
Per UDCA rules, each team is allowed 4 entries in each event. Double entry is allowed for debates and speeches. Policy students CANNOT double enter.
Topics and Balloting
We will be using MARCH topics for PF and LD debates. Congress legislation will come from the UDCA approved bills. A formal docket and orders of the day will be sent out the beginning of February. All ballots will be online. There will be chromebooks available for judges if they do not have their own devices.
We will provide lunch for judges and coaches and a light breakfast. There will be concessions for students during lunch hours. In town, if you choose to provide your own food, there is a Main Street Pizza which does deliver. There are a few burger joints, a Chinese restaurant, and Little Caesar’s in town. They don’t deliver, but they do take phone orders and can be ready for pickup.
Check-In: 7:15 – 7:30
Judges/Coaches Instruction: 7:45
Instruction to Students: 7:40
**Extemp students be to prep rooms 15 minutes before each round starts
Round 1: 8:00 – 9:00
Round 2: 9:15 – 10:15
Round 3: 10:30 – 11:30
Round 1: 8:00 – 10:00
Round 2: 10:15 – 12:15
Round 3: 12:45 – 2:45
Round 4: 3:00 – 5:00
House 1: 12:15 - 3:15
*Students call for recess as needed. One chair per hour.
Round 1: 12:15 – 1:15
Round 2: 1:30 – 2:30
Round 3: 2:45 – 3:45
Round 4: 4:00 – 5:00
Awards 5:30 or as soon as humanly possible.
**As you can see, this is a pretty tight schedule, but this will be a really small tournament. We should be able to do it in this time frame (maybe faster) as long as we have enough judges. Please have enough judges there and early so we can start on time.
Debates will be round-robin style with no elimination rounds. There will be no blood-bath for congress, and no elimination rounds for speeches.
Qualifying for State
The following is copied from the UHSAA Policies and Procedures:
Section 4: 3A/4A/5A/6A State Qualification Limits
In 3A/4A/5A/6A regions, no school may qualify more than 26 participants for the state forensic tournament. The allocation may not exceed 3 policy teams, 3 Lincoln-Douglas debaters, 3 public forum teams, 3 congress participants, 2 original oratory participants, 2 foreign extemporaneous speaking participants, 2 national extemporaneous speaking participants and 2 impromptu participants. The only exception is when a school uses the “substitution rule” (Ch 3, Art. 1, Sect. 17).
Section 5: 3A/4A/5A/6A State Qualification
In 3A, 4A, 5A, and 6A regions, all schools in the region shall be rank ordered based upon sweepstakes points at the region tournament. The top 50 percent will qualify a full slate (Full Slate is defined as all 26 participants allowed per the event limits described in Section 6). Regions with an uneven number should round up to determine the top 50%. These schools should list alternates in each event. Alternates will be allowed to compete only in the events they entered at region meet. All individuals or debate teams finishing in the top ten in their event at region tournament will qualify for the state meet, unless the school exceeds the limitations set forth above. There may not be alternates for these individuals.