East Mountain Congressional Debate Scrimmage

2020 — Online, NM/US

East Mountain High School Congressional Debate Scrimmage

Saturday, Sept 19th


Awards at 12:15 at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89070618928?pwd=YTlSWkNzUmlDNjczYWlaQ1lIZU5Xdz09


Student entries and judge names due on Tuesday, Sept 15 at 5:00 PM. There are NO DROP FEES, so just enter people by Tuesday, and drop them later if you need to :)

Registration/zoom check in: 8:30 AM

Round: 9:00 AM --12:00 PM 
*This is a single round scrimmage.

Awards: 12:15

Offering both Varsity and Novice Congressional Debate

Legislation: Email to hflake@eastmountainhigh.net . One piece per school, maximum. Deadline: Friday, September 11 at 5:00 PM. Legislation pack will be emailed Saturday morning, and placed on this tabroom site. If school submissions are meagre, NSDA or EMHS written bills may be added.

Cost: $5 per entry--Please send check to East Mountain High, c/o Speech & Debate, PO Box 340, Sandia Park NM, 87047

Judges Required: Please provide at least one judge for every fifteen students you enter. I will likely not use every judge, so please just let me know if you're having a hard time finding someone. Judges are required to have a linked tabroom account so they can access the online ballots. 

Judge Training: Direct your judges to these links:
Using tabroom online ballots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_0-QHikCBg
Judging congressional debate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOQR9zm_sb0&t=105s

Judge Assignments: As this is a scrimmage, EMHS may assign varsity students to judge & parli (and PO, if needed) in novice chambers. 

EMHS students will be participating in this scrimmage, but will not be eligible for awards.

Placards: Please have your students make their own placard, a folded in half (longways) piece of paper or cardstock with their last name on it in big letters. 

Platform: Zoom

Coaches will receive an email Saturday morning (about 8:15) with zoom links for the different chambers. as well as chamber assignments. Coaches need to then forward these to their students. The rooms will open at 8:30 for caucusing. 

Coaches and assistant are welcome to enter the zoom rooms to observe. Parents may not enter the zoom rooms. Students who are not competing may not enter the zoom rooms. Just have the students sign up to compete if they want to experience a round!