Welcome to the Simpson College Storm!
We are pleased to welcome you (virtually) to Simpson College for an early-season, full-service speech and debate tournament! While we regret that we cannot host you on campus or at Indianola High School as we have done in the past, we hope you consider joining us online. Please keep in mind that the times listed below are in Central Standard Time (CST). If you have any questions, please contact Spencer Waugh at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to help. We look forward to seeing you virtually Friday, October 9 and/or Saturday, October 10, 2020!
We will use the 2020 NSDA policy debate resolution.
We will use the September/October NSDA LD debate resolution.
NOVICE LD will use the NSDA announced novice topic:
Resolved: Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified.
We will use the September/October NSDA Public Forum resolution.
We will use the October NSDA legislation packet for Student Congress.
NSDA topics can be found at https://www.speechanddebate.org/topics
ENTRY and REGISTRATION
Enter on Tabroom.com. Initial entry deadline is Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, at 5 p.m CST. All drops must be submitted via Tabroom by Oct.7, 2020 at noon. All changes after that date and time must be emailed to Spencer at email@example.com
Entry and judge fees will be set on Tuesday, October 6, at 5 p.m. CST. You will be charged for any entries dropped or changed after this time.
We are not limiting school entries at this point. In the event that any one school has a majority of the entries in any one division, we will divide their entries into two separate color groups, and they will debate each other, possibly in front of their own judges.
Speech will be Friday only, 3 Prelims (final rankings determined by prelims only)
Varsity LD will be Friday and Saturday with 5 prelims + appropriate outrounds
Novice LD will be Saturday only
Student Congress will run both Friday-only and again as a Saturday-only event (independent tournaments)
Varsity and novice PF will be Saturday only
Novice & Varsity Policy will be Friday & Saturday with 5 Prelims + appropriate outrounds
Speech: $10 per individual event entry
PF (Varsity / Novice): $20 per team
Policy: $30 per team
Novice LD: $10 per entry
Varsity LD: $20 per entry
Congress: $10 per student per day
Speech: 1 judge per six entries. Each uncovered entry is a $10 judge fee.
Congress: 1 judge per eight entries. Each uncovered entry is a $10 judge fee (per day).
Public Forum: 1 judge per 2 teams. Each uncovered team is a $100 judge fee.
Novice LD: 1 judge per two entries. Each uncovered entry is $25 per entry.
Varsity LD: 1 judge per four entries. Each uncovered entry is $50 per entry.
Policy: 1 judge per two teams. Each uncovered entry is $100 per team.
Checks should be made out to Simpson College ATTN: Spencer Waugh
Mail fees to:
Simpson College, Attn: Spencer Waugh
701 N “C” St
Indianola, IA 50125
Policy debaters will use the 20-21 NSDA resolution, with 8 minute constructives and 5 minute rebuttals (8 minutes of preparation time per team).
Lincoln-Douglas debaters will debate the September-October NSDA resolution, using the 6-3-7-3-4-6-3 format with 4 minutes of preparation time. Debaters should be guided in their preparation by the NSDA topic description for LD debate. Novice debaters will use the Novice LD Special First Topic.
Public Forum debaters will debate the September-October resolution, using standard NSDA time format. Each round will begin with the coin flip, as prescribed by the NSDA event guidelines.
Friday 3:30 p.m. Team Check-In / Registration