SF Roosevelt Sweetstakes

2020 — Online, SD/US

You and your debate team are officially invited to virtually participate in the 2020 Roosevelt Sweetstakes Debate Tournament! We strive to host the best debate tournament possible and look forward to hosting you virtually on November 12-14!

We have been designated as a finals bid for the gold division and a semi-finals bid for the silver division to the Tournament of Champions in Public Forum debate!

 

Tournament Structure

We will be hosting elimination rounds in all Public Forum and Lincoln-Douglas divisions of debate.  Varsity Public Forum will hold 2 randomly paired rounds, followed by 4 High/Low powered rounds while all other events will hold 2 randomly paired rounds followed by 3 High/Low powered rounds. We plan on advancing winning records even if it means we have to add an elimination round. Partials in Varsity Public Forum will happen immediately Saturday morning (and we will announce who is participating so many of you may be able to sleep in!)  Seeding will not be broken and we will seed teams using the following tiebreakers:

1.       Total wins

2.       Speaker points after dropping the high and low score

3.       Total speaker points

4.       Opponent win total

5.       Judge variance

6.       Head to head

7.       Coin flip

 

Judging

We will be utilizing round burdens this year. A team must provide 3 rounds of preliminary judging for every entry and all judges are obligated to judge 2 elimination rounds.  We appreciate head coaches putting themselves in the judge pool for elimination rounds. To do this, simply enter yourself as a judge and then email me so I can put you in for 0 preliminary rounds (for some reason, it won’t let you do that yourself). 

Schools should note which events each judge is qualified to judge as we may need to move judges before the tournament.  First-year judges will be eligible to judge varsity competition; however, all first-year judges will be free strikes.  Please mark all your first-year judges in the note section so they can be marked as free strikes.  High School students may be allowed to judge novice if they have received approval from a tournament official.

 

 

Tabroom Policies

As always, our tabroom is open to all coaches—this year, tabroom will be in Room 1 of the Varsity Public Forum Zoom Room.

NOTE: This is not what competitors will use for a missing judge/team. To contact tab for a missing person or a tech issue, please email SweetstakesTAB@gmail.com

Coaches are welcome to join us in the tabroom even while we are pairing the tournament.  In addition, we plan on hiring a non-affiliated tabroom leader who must initiate all re-pairs, pairing adjustments, and judge movements in Varsity Public Forum.  Consequently, Roosevelt teams will be allowed to compete throughout the duration of the tournament.

 

Events

Public Forum

A varsity and novice division will be offered.  Varsity is open to all students.  Novice is open to students with 2 or fewer topics of experience.  We will advance all 4-2 records in varsity and all 3-2 records in novice (up to a full octafinal).  We will be using new time guidelines, including the new 3-minute summary speech and the new 3 minutes of prep time.  The topic will be the November/December topic announced by the National Speech and Debate Association on October 1st.

Resolved: The United States should adopt a declaratory nuclear policy of no first use.

 

Lincoln-Douglas

A varsity and novice division will be offered.  Varsity is open to all students.  Novice is open to students with 2 or fewer topics of experience.  We will advance all 3-2 records.  The topic will be the November/December topic announced by the National Speech and Debate Association on October 1st.

Resolved: The United States ought to provide a federal jobs guarantee.

 

Fees

Since we are using the ZRM process, we have reduced fees for Varsity Public Forum to $25. The rest of the events will be $15. The fees cover shipping costs, reduced concession funds, and extra judges we plan on hiring with the anticipation of potential tech issues.  We will fulfill as many hired judge requests as we can at $25 per preliminary round.

 

ZRM

We will be using a Zoom ZRM system to run this tournament. We believe Zoom is the most reliable and most user-friendly system currently available. The link to gain access to the room will be posted at the top of every schematic. The links will also be posted on the main page as well as sent out to the coaches. To help the tournament run on time, please get the most updated version of Zoom so you may self-select your breakout room!

Schedules

All times are in Central Standard Time

 

Varsity Public Forum

 

Thursday, November 12th

                                Posted                  Check-in              Start time            Decision Due

Round 1                3:20 p.m.             3:30 p.m.             3:40 p.m.             5:00 p.m.

Round 2                5:00 p.m.             5:10 p.m.             5:20 p.m.             6:40 p.m.

=========================Dinner Break=========================

Round 3                7:10 p.m.             7:20 p.m.             7:30 p.m.             8:50 p.m.

 

Friday, November 13th

                                Posted                  Check-in              Start time            Decision Due

Round 4                3:20 p.m.             3:30 p.m.             3:40 p.m.             5:00 p.m.

Round 5                5:20 p.m.             5:30 p.m.             5:40 p.m.             7:00 p.m.

=========================Dinner Break=========================

Round 6                7:40 p.m.             7:50 p.m.             8:00 p.m.             9:20 p.m.

 

Saturday, November 14th

                                Posted                  Check-in              Start time            Decision Due

Elim 1                    8:00 a.m.             8:10 a.m.             8:20 a.m.             9:40 a.m.

Elim 2                    10:00 a.m.           10:10 a.m.           10:20 a.m.           11:40 a.m.

=========================Lunch Break=========================

Elim 3                    11:40 p.m.          11:50 p.m.          12:00 p.m.          1:20 p.m.

Elim 4                    1:40 p.m.             1:50 p.m.             2:00 p.m.             3:20 p.m.

Elim 5 (if needed)       3:40 p.m.             3:50 p.m.             4:00 p.m.             5:20 p.m.

 


 

Varsity LD, Novice LD, and Novice Public Forum

 

Friday, November 13th

                                Posted                  Check-in              Start time            Decision Due

Round 1                3:30 p.m.             3:40 p.m.             3:50 p.m.             5:10 p.m.

Round 2                5:10 p.m.             5:20 p.m.             5:30 p.m.             6:50 p.m.

=========================Dinner Break=========================

Round 3                7:30 p.m.             7:40 p.m.             7:50 p.m.             9:10 p.m.

 

Saturday, November 14th

                                Posted                  Check-in              Start time            Decision Due

Round 4                7:40 a.m.             7:50 a.m.             8:00 a.m.             9:20 a.m.

Round 5                9:40 a.m.             9:50 a.m.             10:00 a.m.           11:20 a.m.

=========================Lunch Break=========================

Elim 1                    11:40 p.m.          11:50 p.m.          12:00 p.m.          1:20 p.m.

Elim 2                    1:40 p.m.             1:50 p.m.             2:00 p.m.             3:20 p.m.

Elim 3                    3:40 p.m.             3:50 p.m.             4:00 p.m.             5:20 p.m.

=========================Dinner Break=========================

 

Elim 4 (if needed)       6:00 p.m.             6:10 p.m.             6:20 p.m.             7:40 p.m.

 

If you have any questions, please message us at Luke.Cumbee@k12.sd.us and Grace.Gill@k12.sd.us