The Canyon County Classic Invitational

2020 — Online - NIETOC - NSDACampus, ID/US

Welcome to the 2020 Canyon County Classic Invitational

Friday/Saturday - November 13 and 14

Hosted by Skyview High School, Nampa

THIS WILL BE AN ONLINE TOURNAMENT - NIETOC DESIGNATED

UPDATE - We have added a division of Novice Congressional Debate for our tournament as well as Big Questions in a Varsity division.  Only students in their FIRST YEAR of competition may enter this novice Congress division.  You may choose to enter first-year students in the Varsity division if you prefer. 

Overview:  We will hold speech events on Friday and debate events Saturday with all awards presented Saturday evening.  All 14 speech events will be offered in a varsity division only but we will recognize top novices.  Debate will offer both novice and varsity divisions in CX, PF, LD and Congressional Debate formats.  We will also offer Big Questions Debate in a varsity division only.  Events in speech or debate that do meet reasonable minimal entry numbers may be combined or dropped.

Entry Limits:  We will be limiting entry numbers in each event to help us plan for the required number of rooms needed and judge requirements.  If the tournament spaces fill early, the tournament host reserves the right to adjust event maximums to allow larger events to expand.   

Topics:  We will be using the November/December topics in both Public Forum and Lincoln-Douglas debate formats, the national topic in Policy, and the Fall 2020 District 3 Legislation Packet.  Schools not in D3 will be allowed to add 2 pieces of legislation to the packet is they are submitted to jstoppenhagen@nsd131.org by Friday, October 30th at 5:00 pm.  Legislation MUST use the appropriate templates from the NSDA or will be rejected.  

Changes/Adjustments to Extemp and Impromptu - please read the updated adjustments to Extemp and Impromptu under those events.  We will be using the same rules as Rocky Mountain for these events.

Schedule:  Due to starting later on Friday (due to school schedules), we will hold 3 prelims on Friday and the speech finals on Saturday morning.  Debate will start after speech finals are completed. 

Friday, November 13 

3:30 pm     Check-in, system trial run

4:15 pm     Round 1 - Speech

5:45 pm     Round 2 - Speech

7:15 pm     Round 3 - Speech

Saturday, November 14

8:00 am      Finals - Speech

9:30 am      Round 1 - Debate

9:30 am      Session 1 - Congress

11:45 am    Round 2 - Debate

12:15 pm    Session 2 - Congress

2:00 pm      Round 3 - Debate

2:45 pm      Session 3 - Congress

4:15 pm      Round 4 - Debate

6:00 pm      Super Congress

6:45 pm      Gold/Silver Round - Debate

ASAP           Awards Ceremony        

Fees:  The entry fees are an ESTIMATION of your actual fees.  At the conclusion of the tournament, the cost of the software usage and certificate awards will determine the costs per entry.  Schools will be contacted as to their actual entry fees to be paid the host school.  Fees will NOT be higher than what is posted on the website but could be lower.    

Judges:  Schools will be required to enter the appropriate number of judges to cover their entries or will be contacted to reduce their entry size to achieve a covered status.  Hired judges will not be available.  No-show judges will be charged at $100 per occurrence to the school entering them. 

Please let me know if you have any questions after reviewing the invite and we hope to see you, virtually, in November!