BGJHS Christmas Senior Virtual Tournament
2020 — Online, KY/US
2020 BG Christmas Virtual High School
Hosted by Bowling Green Junior High
Who: Senior High Speech Competitors (Grades 9-12) and Junior Speech Competitors with
What: Asynchronous tournament with All KHSSL Senior Events
3 prelim rounds & 1 final round
When: December 8-12, 2020
Where: Online via Tabroom
Contact: Janet Martin
270-746-2300 Ext 30409 (school)
How: Register & upload all videos by 5 p.m. 12/8
Fees: $6 per competitor per event
$40.00 fee for each judge you can’t provide.
(One judge covers six entries or fraction thereof.)
$10.00 drop fee for each dropped competitor per event
$50.00 for dropped judges
Make checks payable and Mail to:
Attn: Janet Martin
900 Campbell LN
Bowling Green, KY 42104
Entries: *Teams may enter an unlimited number of students in each event.
*Only the top 3 students on each team in each event count towards sweepstakes.
*Student video links should be set for “anyone with the link” to view
*Upload student video links to Tabroom through the “Entries” tab.
Awards: Team sweepstakes plaques for top 3 teams
The top finisher in each event will receive a medal.
Places 2-6 will receive a ribbon.
Next-out competitors will receive a certificate.
Awards will be mailed after completion of the tournament and receipt of your team’s entry fees.
Judges: *1 judge for every 6 entries or fraction thereof (7 entries = 2 judges; 13 entries=3)
*Should be familiar with KHSSL rules and ballots
*Must have a tabroom.com account
Events (Click link to see Rules & Sample Ballot)
● Broadcasting--Round 2--3 min student-prepared newscast script
● Declamation 9th & 10th grade students only per KHSSL Rules
● Extemporaneous Speaking--prompts sent to coaches 5 p.m. CST 12/7
● Impromptu Speaking --prompts sent to coaches 5 p.m. CST 12/7 (prep must be recorded)
● Improvisational Duo--prompts sent to coaches 5 p.m. CST 11/17 (prep must be record)
Coaches, competitors, and judges need Tabroom.com accounts for registration, online ballots, and video links for asynchronous events.
See making a tabroom.com account https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyTqMwhRJpo
Judges will use tabroom.com to access their ballots. And, after the tournament is over, students can see their ballots on tabroom.com and use those comments from their judges to help them improve their performances.
Asynchronous Tournaments & Students
Once a student submits a video to their coach for an asynchronous tournament, there isn’t anything else students need to do except watch out for awards and look at ballots at the tournament’s conclusion.
New Resources for Students & Judges
Tournament Etiquette for Live Online Rounds (like in Campus)---The Etiquette page is pulled from our Virtual Tournament Best Practices Guide a KHSSL committee wrote up earlier this year.
Filming Students for Video Competitions (video from KESDA)--How to Best Film Yourself guide for students filming competition videos -- a new video (that's lots of fun plus very useful) plus some text suggestions from the fine folks at KESDA -- thanks y'all
Filming Students for Video Competitions -- Guidelines (Text)--A text version of what the video in #2 covers.
Judging Virtual Tournaments
KHSSL Video for Judging Virtual Tournaments--Judges, be sure to watch this!
How to Judge on Tabroom--Another great video about judging virtual tournaments (from Oklahoma)
Tech Tip #1--use 2 devices: 1 for the video & 1 for your ballots. You can log into tabroom on each device. If you can’t use 2 devices, use 2 tabs and position them so you can see the video & type at the same time.
Tech Tip #2--try to use a fairly large screen to watch the videos. If you’re trying to watch videos on a phone, you may be losing facial expressions, etc. because the screen is so small.
See the KHSSL Tournaments Page for additional tournament information.
Speech Schedule (All times CST):