ShenVaFL 4 Online Forensics
2021 — NSDA Campus, VA/US
For details such as schedule, history, results, and more please go to our league home page of shenvafl.wordpress.com
If you are interested in joining the Shenandoah Valley Forensics League and entering this tournament please contact Steve O'Baugh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Otherwise, come tournament time any schools not recognized as a member of the league or not having made contact with Steve will have their schools and entries deleted from the tournament.
Stephen L. O'Baugh
(Specifics for this tournament - please do not forget to touch base with me so I know that you did not accidentally register.)
No double entry.
Script Use (ShenVaFL #2/#3/#4) - Any script use should result in not placing first in the room. Please assign points per their performance but do not award them the rank of 1.
Extemporaneous speaking topics (and their order)-
Round 1 - Domestic: The Biden Administration and Election 2020 Fallout
Round 2 - International: International Economics (and Economies)
Round 3 - Domestic: Covid and The Economy
If you, as the coach, are comfortable with them being in the same room but distanced (10 feet minimum) that is entirely up to you, but it is the position of this league for any and all events involving a partner that safety takes priority and so instructions and planning have been geared around partners being in separate locations.
"The VDH and NFHS mitigation recommendations are paramount. For example, if athletes break the 10' rule, they can be in procedural violation. Every school should have a mitigation plan that includes "performing, speaking, singing, etc" students not within 10'. If they separate the required 10' recommended by VDH and NFHS, the video/audio will be substandard. Each of my students (including Duo) will be in a separate room. Debate as well. We are allowing them to share google doc and phones for texting." - Mr. Edgerton of Fluvanna
-A great point brought forth by the venerable Mr. Bradley Walton of Harrisonburg - concerns student speeches and whether they will be standing or seated. While the preference is for students to be standing to make use of their space as if they are in person we must recognize that this may not be possible for a multitude of reasons:
-No open space available if competing at home.
-Microphones may not pick up audio if the distance required to see the body is too far away. (Remember we are not all using the same equipment and should not act as though we are.)
-Please be aware that if a competitor chooses to remain seated for technical purposes that this should not be held against them or result in points being docked. Everyone's home set-up is different and so we must be respectful of that just as we would if there were a competitor with a disability that would negate the ability to stand.
-Coaches, we are utilizing the online check-in system this year. You will need to be logged in to Tabroom.com and make use of your team room for check-in purposes. This team room is provided for you and your competitors. If there is a drop please e-mail or text me directly.
-Please avoid virtual backgrounds due to bandwidth concerns (judges and competitors).
-If not speaking keeping video/microphones off helps everyone involved. (Congress will need to try to keep the video on for motions, Points of Order, and the like.)
-Judges should keep their video on for hand signals and give the competitors someone to look at.
-Everyone's set-up is different and so if a headset is used realize that it may be the only way that they may use a microphone. The same goes for any handheld microphones although we don't expect this to be the case too often.
A wonderful judge joining us this season and who has been with ShenVaFL for some time, Mr. Ray Smith, has shared some excellent information that may be worth reviewing sometime before the tournament. (Down below under Information Items)
Judges should be sure to submit your 1st round ballot before working on your 2nd and then your 3rd. You CAN submit your rankings and points and go back to complete notes and comments later - until 8:00 p.m. to be exact.
(Disregard pages 4-6 since we are not using pre-recorded performances.)