University of Wyoming High School Tournament

2021 — Online, WY/US

The full tournament invitation can be found highlighted in green at the top of the sidebar on the right. 

 

TAB ROOM CONTACT INFO

Matt Liu, mliu6@uwyo.edu, 703-554-4628

Nick Ryan, nryan2wc@gmail.com, 540-604-0143

There will be an open tab room Zoom during the tournament. 

 

PLATFORM

Registration, pairings, and ballots will be on Tabroom.

All events will take place live on Zoom.

UW staff will facilitate the use of Zoom during the tournament.

If your school district is hostile towards Zoom, please reach out and contact me. I am happy to get on the phone with your district’s tech coordinator to make the case for an exception (this worked at States). 

Please consider me to be on-call 24/7 for any questions you have about the tournament both in the lead-up to the tournament and during the tournament.

 

ZOOM NAMING CONVENTION

A uniform naming convention on Zoom helps us to do room check efficiently and make sure everyone is where they are supposed to be, preventing delays. Every participant at the tournament should use the following naming convention:

X-School-Name

X should be C, J, or O, for Competitor, Judge, or Observer.

Examples:

J-UW-Matt Liu (he/him)

C-LHS-Amar Johnson

O-East-Marcus Viney

Please remind all of your participants to adopt this naming convention on Zoom.

 

DEBATE EVENTS: DISCLOSURE

Judges in policy (CX) and LD should write a paradigm on Tabroom.com describing how they judge.

We highly encourage argument disclosure and evidence sharing in LD & policy (CX).

You can read our take on argument disclosure here: https://wyodebateroundup.weebly.com/blog/the-case-for-argument-disclosure

Similarly, we believe that in all debate events, sharing evidence before speeches creates better debates. To facilitate this, debaters can email each other the evidence they plan to read in their speech. In policy debate in particular, rigorously scrutinizing evidence is what sets this event apart. Evidence cannot be rigorously scrutinized if it cannot be viewed.

Finally, disclosure of decisions and oral feedback is strongly encouraged for any judge that feels comfortable with it. You can find our full take on decision disclosure and oral feedback here: https://wyodebateroundup.weebly.com/blog/the-case-for-oral-disclosure-and-feedback

 

FRIDAY 12/10 (MOUNTAIN TIME)

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                      Online Check-in (Tabroom.com) – all head coaches must complete

2:00 p.m.                                              Round 1 Policy (CX), LD, PF

3:15 p.m.                                              Extemp Draw

3:45 p.m.                                              Round 1 Humor, Oratory, Poetry, Extemp, Info, Congress

5:15 p.m.                                              Round 2 Policy (CX), LD, PF

                                                              Round 1 Duet, Drama, POI

6:30 p.m.                                              Round 2 Extemp Draw

7:00 p.m.                                              Round 2 Humor, Oratory, Poetry, Extemp, Info, Congress

 

SATURDAY 12/11 (MOUNTAIN TIME)

7:30 a.m.                                              Round 3 Policy (CX), LD, PF

                                                            Round 2 Duet, Drama, POI

8:45 a.m.                                              Round 3 Extemp Draw

9:15 a.m.                                              Round 3 Humor, Oratory, Poetry, Extemp, Info, Congress

10:45 a.m.                                           Round 4 Policy (CX), LD, PF

                                                           Round 3 Duet, Drama, POI

12:00 p.m.                                            Semifinals Extemp Draw

12:30 p.m.                                           Semifinals Humor, Oratory, Poetry, Extemp, Info, Super Congress Session 1

2:00 p.m.                                              Semifinals Policy (CX), LD, PF, Duet, Drama, POI

3:15 p.m.                                              Finals Extemp Draw

3:45 p.m.                                              Finals Humor, Oratory, Poetry, Extemp, Info, Super Congress Session 2

5:15 p.m.                                              Finals (CX), LD, PF, Duet, Drama, POI

 

 

7:15 p.m.                                              Awards