Holiday Classic

2020 — NSDA Campus, WY/US


2020 Virtual Holiday Classic Invite 

Friday, December 18 - Saturday, December 19, 2020


The Cheyenne East High School Speech and Debate Team invites you to the first ever Virtual Holiday Classic on December 18-19, 2020. Schools wishing to attend will be entered on a first-come, first-served basis. We will prioritize entries from Wyoming. Schools will be allowed to enter 4 entries per event in both Novice and Varsity. We will accept waitlist entries as we have space and judges.


Registration website:




We will use NSDA Campus. We will offering the following events in Novice and Varsity:


Pattern D: Lincoln Douglas, Public Forum, Policy, Drama, Duo, POI

Pattern H: Humor, Oratory, Poetry, Extemp, Info, Congress


There will be four rounds, semifinals, and finals. If we can accommodate enough entries, we will have a quarterfinals round in place of a fourth round in events. All events will be synchronous EXCEPT for Duo. Duo will be asynchronous and links are due the day before the tournament by 5pm (Thursday, December 17). Help with recording duo can be found here.


Debaters are not allowed to double in Pattern D. All other competitors can double in either pattern, but do so at their own risk.




LD (N/V): The United States ought to provide a federal jobs guarantee.

PF (N/V): The United States should adopt a declaratory nuclear policy of no first use.

CX (N/V): The United States federal government should enact substantial criminal justice reform in the United States in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing.


We ask competitors to follow the internet usage rules as defined by NSDA.




Competitors in Poetry and POI must use manuscripts and they may be used as a prop. Novices may use manuscripts in all events. 


Competitors in informative may use visual aids in accordance with NSDA rules.


In Extemp, questions may be taken from NFHS, NSDA, and other sources. Competitors must have their cameras activated (but volume muted) during their prep time. 




Legislation will be chosen from the Wyoming State database corresponding to competitors who are entered on by Friday, December 4, 2020. Competitors outside of Wyoming wishing to have legislation considered must submit bills to Allen Pino ( by this same date. We will release the docket on Monday, December 7, 2020. Super Congress legislation will be taken from various sources, and will be released along with the regular docket.




Teams attending are required to provide 1 judge (or 6 rounds of judging) per every 8 entries. Teams must enter judges on Tabroom. Failing to do so may result in the loss of entries. If providing enough accompanying judges is an issue, please contact the tournament director, Marcus Viney, 970-310-0011. We strongly encourage Varsity members competing in one pattern only to enter as judges for novice rounds. All judges must have linked Tabroom accounts in order to judge.


We will recruit as many judges as possible in an attempt to avoid using coaches. Please help us by forwarding this Google Form to friends, family, and beyond:


Holiday Classic Judge Signup:


We will pay college students $10 per round of judging.


How to sign up as a judge on Taboom here.

How to use online ballots here.




Initial registration numbers are due on Friday, December 11, 2020. Final additions are due on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. Only drops or substitutions will be allowed after the final registration deadline (no more adds). All changes and drops should be done on


Drops on Friday, December 18, 2020 (the first day of the tournament), may be made online until 11:00am without penalty. They may also be made by calling or texting Marcus Viney at 970-310-0011 or Londe Gagnon at 307-699-0537.


Event drops after 11:00am on Friday, December 18 will be assessed a late drop fee of $10.00 each. First Round “no shows” will be considered late drops as well.


Miscellaneous :


Registration will be held online from 8:00am-10:00am on Friday, December 18, 2020. A zoom link will be sent to all registered schools. Entry fees are $10 for solo events, $20 for partner events. We are:


NIETOC Bid Qualifying Tournament 2020-2021.


PF Silver Bid Qualifying Tournament 2020-2021.


Bid-threshold will depend on the number of entries in a given event. We will announce levels at the beginning of the tournament.




Medals will be awarded to all finalists, novice and varsity. First and Second Place Sweepstakes plaques will be awarded in 4A, 3A, and 1A/2A as defined by WHSAA. 


We look forward to seeing you at the tournament!




The Cheyenne East Speech and Debate Team




Marcus Viney, 970-310-0011,

Matt Prevedel,

Ashley Schulz,

Allen Pino,


Londe Gagnon, 307-699-0537,

Emily Farwell,



Virtual Holiday Classic Schedule 2020

Friday, December 18 - Saturday, December 19


Pattern D - Lincoln Douglas, Public Forum, Policy, Drama, Duo, POI (Novice and Varsity)

Pattern H - Humor, Oratory, Poetry, Extemp, Informative, Congress  (Novice and Varsity)







Pattern D Round 1


Pattern H Round 1


Pattern D Round 2


Pattern H Round 2


Pattern H Round 3


Pattern D Round 3




Pattern H Round 4


Pattern D Round 4


Pattern H Semifinals


Pattern D Semifinals


Pattern H Finals


Pattern D Finals