Kamiak Invitational

2021 — Online, WA/US

Dear Debate Coaches,

            You are invited to Kamiak High School's Twenty Third Annual Invitational Debate Tournament to be held on January 22-January23, 2021.  Enclosed in this e-mail you will find:  the list of events; rules for the tournament; the schedule; and registration form for the  Kamiak High School Invitational.  .  I would like to bring three  specific points to your attention.   First we are having novice divisions  in  all state events  (with novice case restrictions in Policy applying).  Second, our tournament is a qualifier for state for District One in all events.  Third, we will be offering a finals round in both Debate and Individual  Events.    Registration will be on tabroom.com  and we will be using Cascade Commons as our platform  for the tournament.    Hope to see you there.




Steve Helman

Kamiak H.S. Debate Coach



The Events




Cross Examination Debate

            1.  We will offer two divisions, Novice,  and Open.

            2. Novice teams must use the novice case areas approved by the WSFA


Lincoln Douglas Debate

            1.  We will offer two divisions, Novice,  and Open

            2.  We will be using the Jan/Feb Lincoln Douglas Debate topic.


Controversy/ Public Forum

            1.  We will offer two divisions, Novice and Open.

            2.  We will be using the January Public Forum  Topic.








Individual Events

Two divisions will be offered in I.E.'s. Novice and Open.


            Extemp, Expository, Dramatic Interp,  Dual, Editorial  Comment,

            Impromptu, Interpretive Reading, Oratory, Humorous Interp, Slam Poetry


Student Congress  (Note  We will use the W.I.A.A. Spring Student Congress Packet located on the WIAA website.  Schools may sponsor bills from that packet .  Schools who  actually wrote those bills will have preference in authoring those bills


 Rules.  State rules apply to everything.  Refer to W.I.A.A. handbook.


Who can judge?  Second year debaters may judge novice division debate and Individual events as long as they are not competing in the tournament.  All other divisions must be judged by students no longer in high school and adults.  Coaches are expected to bring qualified judges in all divisions.





Thursday  January 21st  All IE’s  ( except Extemp and Impromptu) will be asynchronous..  These asynchronous IE’s will be assigned to judges on Thursday night and will be  due  back by 9 pm Friday night).

Friday January 22nd

            Registration  3- 4 p.m.

            Rd 1 Debate   4-6 p.m.                                    Student Congress

            Rd 2 Debate    6-8 p.m.                                               4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

            Rd 3 Debate    8-10 p.m.


Saturday  January 23rd


Rd 1 Extemp/ Imp      8:00 a.m.—9:30  a.m. 

            Rd 4 Debate                9:30 a.m.—11:30  a.m.  Super Congress  9:30 a.m..—11:30 am

            Rd 2 Extemp/Imp       11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m.                                                   .                  

            Rd 5 Debate                1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.  Super Congress  1pm—3 pm

            Rd 3 Extemp/Imp       3:00 p.m.—4:30 p.m..       

            Hidden Finals Debate 4:30 p.m.—6:30 p.m.

            Extemp/Imp Finals     6:30 p.m.---8:00 p.m.  Asynchronous Finals ballots due 6 p.m.

            Awards                        ASAP 



Individual Events.  Top 10%

Debate.  1st, 2nd, 3rd, plus finalist awards if the numbers warrant.