Shady Side Academy

2021 — Online, USA, PA/US

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Welcome to our Shady Side Academy Speech and Debate Virtual tournament on NSDA CAMPUS. We are a private, coed school with grades pre-kindergarten through 12, offering a 5-day and 7-day boarding program at the Senior School. Our Senior School students come from 13 states and 9 countries.

Registration is on Tabroom.com and closes on Wednesday, January 13 at 5pm EST. Fees will be frozen at the same time.  All entries will be waitlisted initially and schools will be notified as they are removed from the waitlist, starting on January 4th.   Some speech events are LIVE while others are recorded. Debate events, Congress and a few speech events (Commentary, Impromptu, Prose and Poetry) will be LIVE. Recorded speech events include:  Duo, HI, DI and OO.

Video links are due Wednesday, January 13 by 5pm into Tabroom.com          

Location: NSDA Campus Online using the Eastern Standard Time Zone

Check-in: 7:00am EST – 7:30am EST

Cost: $6 per competitor. Checks are to be made payable to: Shady Side Academy. On the memo line, please indicate: S&D tournament. 

Events:

PF Debate

LD Debate

Parliamentary Debate

Commentary SYNC

Congress

DI  ASYNC

 

 

Duo ASYNC

 HI  ASYNC

Impromptu SYNC

Poetry SYNC

Prose SYNC

Original Oratory ASYNC

 

Rules: 

PHSSL rules and time limits will be used in all speech and debate events.  Double entries are allowed in the ASYNC events. We will have four rounds in speech and debate competitions, possibly finals in PF and LD.

Judges:

1 per 5 in speech and Congress, or fraction thereof
Separate judges are needed for the SYNC AND ASYNC speech events
1 per 2 in debate, or fraction thereof

Awards: 

Top 6 students in Speech and Debate events;
Congress-Presiding Officer, Outstanding and Superior Speaker.
Events that have fewer than 10 entries will have top 3 awards.

ASYNCHRONOUS SPEECH COMPETITION (Duo, OO, HI, DI)
Ballots released Thursday December 10 at 7:00 AM or sooner
Ballots due Friday December 11 at 11:59pm EST
All Awards - Saturday December 12 at 2:00 PM

 

Preliminary Schedule in Eastern Standard Time Zone

7:00am-7:30am               Check-in

7:45am                             Opening Meeting (link will be provided)

8:00am – 9:15am             Round 1

9:15am – 10:30am            Round 2

10:30am – 11:45am          Round 3

11:45am-12:30pm             Lunch

12:30pm – 1:15pm            Round 4

2:00pm – 3:00pm              Awards approximate time: link will be sent out

Congress sessions will run 8:00am-11:00am and 11:30am-1:30pm

Commentary topic areas:  Technology & Media, Education, Health, and Celebrities.

Parliamentary Debate: all extemporaneous topics

PROBLEMS ON SATURDAY?

TEXT GOOGLE VOICE 412-376-3490 IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS ON THE DAY OF THE SYNCHED TOURNAMENT! 

BE SURE TO GIVE US YOUR NAME AND BE SPECIFIC ABOUT YOUR QUESTION OR PROBLEM!!  (ROOM, ROUND, EVENT, ETC. )