Mounds Speech Tournament
2020 — Mounds, OK/US
Speak the speech, I pray you at
Mounds Speech Homecoming Tournament XXI!
Coach: Davida Smith
Cell: (580) 504-1230
When: Thursday, November 19 - Saturday, November 21, 2020
What: All events sanctioned by the O.S.S.A.A.
Who: 3A, 4A, & Novice Where: online - NSDA campus
Entries are due by Monday, November 16 at 5:00 p.m.
Please register on tabroom @ http://mounds.tabroom.com/
Adds will be taken until Tuesday, November 17 at 4:00 p.m.
All divisions will be assessed according to the original entry and O.S.S.A.A. guidelines.
Drops see O.S.S.A.A. rulebook.
ASYNC Videos must be uploaded by Wednesday, November 18 at 4:00 p.m.
Judges must be confirmed by Wednesday, November 18 at 4:00 p.m.
The judge requirements are listed below:
2 CX Teams = 1 judge, 3-4 teams = 2 Judges
4 LD Debaters = 1 judge, 5-8 = 2 Judges, 9-12 = 3
12 I.E. Entries = 1 judge, 13-24 = 2 Judges, 24-36 = 3, 37-48 = 4
$4 for each individual event
$5 for each LD debate entry
$8 for duets
$10 for each CX and/or PF debate team
PAYMENT: Make checks and purchase orders out to
Mounds High School
Mounds, Oklahoma 74047
You will be able to access your invoice on tabroom after the tournament.
AWARDS: Medals will be presented to the top three places in individual events and in debate. Sweepstakes certificates will also be awarded to the top three teams in each class.
Tentative Asynchronous Schedule:
Thursday: Asynchronous events 8:00 to noon, noon to 5:00, and 5:00 to 10:00
Friday: Asynchronous events 8:00 to noon, noon to 5:00, and 5:00 to 10:00
(Exact events and types (prelim or finals) in each of the six time periods will be determined based on number of events and available judges.)
We might also need to have some rounds on Saturday. If so, the same time schedule would be utilized.
Debate/Extemp will be on Saturday starting at 8:00.
Debate Judges will need to be available Saturday
A schedule will be shared later in the week.
Please note when your judges are available to judge each day. (A judge needs to be available at least three of the Thursday and Friday windows to count; you may combine partial judges to meet your required number. Please also note if a judge would be available for Saturday, if needed. We really hope to have all synchronous events completed by Friday night.)
Please make sure all your students are on the OSSAA website
All competitors & judges must have a tabroom account and be linked to your school.
Please make sure your competitors and judges are able to login into their tabroom account and can access their email and account at your school.
All Asynchronous performance will have to be linked in tabroom.
Jason Paris from Cherokee has put together a tutorial if you, your students, and/or your judges need help creating accounts, using, and judging on tabroom and linking student performances.
Here is the link to his tutorial videos.
Please make sure you, your students, and your judges test NSDA campus on the network you are going to use to judge and compete by going to https://campus.
When your students and judges test NSDA campus, have them find where they can adjust the video quality. Judges and competitors should adjust the video quality to low or standard definition to help the connection.
Debaters must be prepared to share evidence.
An easy way to share evidence is to use google docs.
Students can create a doc, label it the tournament, make the link shareable and put the link in the chat, then copy and paste the evidence in the doc. so both judges and opponents can pull it up. Students can use the test page to practice sharing evidence.
Please tell your students and judges to be patient and be prepared for possible problems because this will be the first time many students and judges participate in a virtual tournament.