GGSA Individual Events 1 Online
2020 — Online, CA/US
Golden Gate Speech Association
Welcome to GGSA IE 1! We are so excited you are all with us today. You will find the competition rooms and the Judge Lounge are located in the GGSA IE 1 wings at tournaments.classrooms.cloud. Pairings will be posted above around 8:30 a.m. Review the resources linked to the right --->
Mandatory Extemp Meeting at 8:00 a.m. All IX and NX speakers, please report to the NX room at 8:00 a.m.
Judges, please be in the Judge Lounge by 8:30 a.m. for announcements and instructions. Even if you are an experienced judge, we need you to attend. Review the judge instructions and event information to be prepared.
Competitors, pairings will publish around 8:30 a.m. with rounds scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. Do not expect the judge to be ready before 9:00 a.m. If the judge and all competitors are present before 9:00, you may begin. Please designate one person in the room to send a help desk ticket if the judge is not present by 9:05. Please don't send a ticket before then. There is no need to come to the judge or tab room to report a missing judge. Tournament officials will be stopping by the rooms to briefly check to see if the rounds are underway.
We hope you have a great day! We've missed hearing your voices.
Tournament Invitation and Information
GGSA Member Schools,
On Saturday, October 24, 2020 the Golden Gate Speech Association will be hosting Individual Events 1 online using the tournaments.classrooms.cloud tournament platform.
Coaches are responsible for ensuring their competitors are familiar with and follow the 2020-21 amended CHSSA rules for online speech.
Please review the GGSA Individual Events tournament format. With online tournaments, all students must be linked in tabroom.com to their school. Students may request to be linked or coaches can add the student's tabroom.com email themselves. See tabroom.com help for more information.
Attendance in rounds for asynchronous prelims is optional, however, competitors must be present for the synchronous final rounds of all events.
Event & Registration Information
The tournament will offer CHSSA Individual Events:
Original Events include: Original Oratory, Expository (similar to NSDA’s Informative), Original Advocacy, Original Prose and Poetry. Competition will be asynchronous preliminary rounds and synchronous final rounds.
Interpretive Events include: Humorous Interp, Dramatic Interp, Program Oral Interpretation (formerly Thematic Interpretation), Duo Interp, and Oratorical Interp. Competition will be asynchronous preliminary rounds and synchronous final rounds.
Limited Preparation Events include: National Extemp, International Extemp, and Impromptu. All rounds will be synchronous.
Double entry is not allowed at regular season GGSA IE tournaments.
There will be Varsity and Novice divisions in each event, if entry size allows. Students who have advanced to the final round in a novice division must compete in the varsity division of similar events such as interps, prepared speeches, and limited prepared speeches. For example, if a student was second in novice HI and then switched to duo they would not be able to compete as a novice. However, as a beginning speaker, they could try novice extemp.
There will be three preliminary rounds and a final round, unless a division is too small to warrant a final round. Trophies will be given in both Varsity and Novice divisions.
Entry fees are $10 per event, $20 per Duo team.
Entries must entered here on tabroom.com by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2020, at which time entry fees will be assessed. All entries made by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2020 will be admitted to the tournament. Late entries will be wait-listed and accepted as space is available.
- Students competing in asynchronous events will need to have their piece uploaded to the classrooms.cloud website by Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.
Drops that are made by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, schools will be credited 50% of the entry fee for those drops. No credits will be issued for drops made after 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
Drops on the day of the tournament slow the tournament down and can hurt the competition pool. Please drop students on this website or email Kimberly Fradelis the night before. We cannot accommodate adds or event changes the day of the tournament.
In addition to the judging requirement, every team must have one adult online throughout the tournament - usually the coach/advisor - to assist with the running of the tournament. Tournament directors will communicate many assignments in advance, but all coaches/advisors are asked to pitch-in on the day!
- Coaches/Advisors must handle any communication between the tournament directors and students. No students may be listed on the school contact page and we request that the coaches/advisors act as the point person between the school and league.
Note the deadlines and drop fees.
Coaches/Advisors, check in with the tab room/online registration before 8:15 a.m.
Extemp will mandatory meeting in Extemp Prep at 8:00 a.m. Draw at 8:30 a.m. and the first round will start at 9:00 a.m.
All ballots will be online. Remind judges to be prepared with devices to access the internet. They may be more comfortable with a large screen or two devices to watch the round and type their comments/ballots in tabroom.com
Judges need to be present for instructions and ballots assignment by 8:30 a.m.
A schedule is posted in the blue menu to the right.
If judges are returning ballots on time, and tabroom.com or classrooms.com doesn't go offline, the final round should begin by 2:30 p.m. with the awards ceremony beginning before 5:00 p.m.
No videos or use of phone allowed during the rounds.
Every team must fulfill their judging requirement of one judge for every seven entries. If you have eight entries, you need two judges. More judges would be highly encouraged. It will allow for lower judging burdens and less screen time.
- Judges should use an iPad or laptop to enter their ballots. While a phone may work, we are discovering that many judges are struggling to get their ballots fully submitted when they are on a phone.
Thank you for empowering students through speech!
Kimberly Fradelis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Justin Kurup, email@example.com
GGSA Directors of Individual Events