Mustang Classic

2021 — NSDA Campus, WY/US

Mustang Classic -Natrona County High School

 

The Natrona County High School Speech and Debate Team invites you to the Virtual Mustang Classic to be held January 29-30, 2021. 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 8 entries per event. We will accept waitlist entries as we have space and judges.

 

Registration website:

 

http://natronacountyhs.tabroom.com

 

Events:

 

We will use NSDA Campus. We will be offering the following events:

 

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

Pattern H: Humor, Oratory, Poetry, Extemp, Info, Impromptu, 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, January 28). 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.

 

Debate:

 

Lincoln-Douglas Debate – 2021 January/February Topic

Resolved: States ought to ban lethal autonomous weapons.

 

Public Forum Debate – 2021 January Topic Area: Data Privacy

Resolved: The National Security Agency should end its surveillance of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents.

 

Policy Debate – 2020-2021 Topic

Resolved: 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.

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

 

Speech:

 

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

 

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. 

 

Congress:

 

Legislation will be chosen from the Wyoming State database corresponding to competitors who are entered on Tabroom.com by Friday, January 14, 2021. Competitors outside of Wyoming wishing to have legislation considered must submit bills to Allen Pino (pino.allen@gmail.com) by this same date. We will release the docket on Monday, January 18, 2021. Super Congress legislation will be taken from various sources and will be released along with the regular docket.

 

Judging:

 

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 and a fee of $10 per round uncovered. If providing enough accompanying judges is an issue, please contact the tournament director, Lisa Gray, 307-272-0430. 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:

 

Mustang Classic Judge Signup:

https://forms.gle/7oxju9gZmL7uM5kN9

 

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.

 

Deadlines:

 

Initial registration numbers are due on Friday, January 21, 2021. Final additions are due on Wednesday, January 23, 2021. Only drops or substitutions will be allowed after the final registration deadline (no more adds). All changes and drops should be done on Tabroom.com.

 

Drops on Friday, January 28, 2021 (the first day of the tournament), may be made online until 11:00am without penalty. They may also be made by calling or texting Lisa Gray at 307-272-0430 or Londe Gagnon at 307-699-0537.

 

Event drops after 11:00am on Friday, January 28, 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, January 28,202 1. 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.

http://nietoc.com/bid-school-by-state/

 

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

 

Awards:

 

Medals will be awarded to all finalists. First, second and third 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!

 

Sincerely,

 

The Mustang Classic Speech and Debate Team

 

Contact:

Lisa Gray, 307-272-0430 lisa553@myncsd.org

Catherine Kellick 307-259-8984 catherine_kellick@natronaschools.org

  

Londe Gagnon, 307-699-0537, lgagnon@tcsd.org

Emily Farwell, efarwell@jcsd1.us

 

 

Mustang Classic Schedule 2021

Friday, January 28 – Saturday, January 29

 

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

Pattern H - Humor, Oratory, Poetry, Extemp, Informative, Impromptu, Congress 

 

Friday

 

8-10am

Registration

11:00am

Pattern D Round 1

1:00pm

Pattern H Round 1

2:30pm

Pattern D Round 2

4:30pm

Pattern H Round 2

6:00pm

Pattern H Round 3

7:30pm

Pattern D Round 3

 

Saturday

 

8:00am

Pattern H Round 4

9:30am

Pattern D Round 4

11:30am

Pattern H Semifinals

1:00pm

Pattern D Semifinals

2:30pm

Pattern H Finals

4:00pm

Pattern D Finals

6:00pm

Awards