Bethel Park Black Hawk Invitational

2021 — NSDA Campus, PA/US

This year's invitational is special. Amidst all of the restrictions and unimaginable events we have lived through since our last time together, I am so grateful for the chance to bring great people together to create great things! I look forward to our virtual visit.

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Events that are offered are the official National Speech and Debate Association events -
Lincoln-Douglas Debate*
Public Forum Debate*

Congress*
Extemp*: International & US will be in alternating rounds
Original Oratory*
Informative*
Dramatic Interpretation of Literature*
Humorous Interpretation of Literature*
Duo Interpretation of Literature*
Programmed Oral Interp*
Prose*

Poetry*

LD, PF,  Congress, and the Extemps will be synchronous
We will use NSDA Campus for these real time rounds. We plan to begin(ideally) by 3:30pm on Friday February 12, 2021.

All others will be recorded and submitted by noon on Wednesday February 10, 2021
All times are in Eastern Standard.

*TOC bids are awarded for these events.  For PF: 1st and 2nd will receive division gold bids and 3rd and 4th will receive silver bids.
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Judging requirements so that we can attempt to single flight as often as possible are as follows:

All the debate events -
1 judges for one or two entries (2-person debate is 1 entry)
 

Congress & Speech events – judges in congress could be placed to judge speech
1 judges for 1 to 5 entries.  Please inform your Speech/Congress judges of this grouping.

Async events will be judged on Thursday and Friday before the "live" - synched part of the tournament begins, and will need a separate set of judges! Be sure that your judges for these events can complete their judging requirement on Thursday and Friday as well as Saturday.