Westlake Thunderdome 2021
2021 — Saratoga Springs, UT/US
Welcome to the 2021 Westlake Thunderdome Speech and Debate Invitational
IN Person Entries Require In Person Judges. Online Entries Require Online Judges
Out of state schools may participate online only.
This will be a mixed Hybrid Format. Schools who wish to attend in person may do so.
Those who cannot or wish to attend online will have their own divisions (Unless we need to collapse in which case we will figure out a blended version).
We will have an online Sweepstakes and a separate in person Sweepstakes
All events that are not listed as asynchronous will be held synchronous online.
Divisions may be collapsed as needed based on numbers.
As of Now, Online Interps are combined, but if gets big enough, will divide if needed.
Online Duo will be asynchronous to make it easier.
***NO RECORDING OF EVENTS WILL BE ALLOWED AT THIS TOURNAMENT****
Dates: October 8-9, 2021
Location: Westlake High School, 99 S 200 W Saratoga Springs, Ut 84045
Tournament Host/Director: Tanya Roundy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $15/day ($30 both days)
$4/person per event
Judges: Speech 1:6, CX 1:2, Debates 1:2, Congress 1:6
(judges can judge both speech and debate events)
Asynchronous Fun Speech Events---Lip Synch, Storytelling, Declamation, Newscaster
Students may double, triple or quadruple enter in Speech Events--at their own risk. Tournament will not be held up for double entries.
They may only participate in one Debate event
Novice and Varsity Divisions Available in main events.
Novice and Varsity LD will use the same current LD topic for Varsity:
NOVICE CX MUST USE THE UDCA APPROVED LIMITED DECK Please read through the handbook in the folder to know what is and isn't allowed in Novice Policy Debate.
NOTE: Aynchronous Speech events: Lip Sync, Newscaster, Storytelling, Declamation
Must be recorded (without any editing) and uploaded as an unlisted youtube/google drive file (don’t use a school drive as it often blocks access--suggestion-create a team email/drive account an use that for either drive or youtube)
Speeches should be recorded that week and uploaded by Tuesday, judging to begin on Wednesday through Friday.
Put the link for the video in the description/title section for that competitor’s speech in tabroom.
Will be judged in advance and must be turned in by Deadline.
Yes to props, scripts, and having lots of fun. NO to Greenscreens, special affects, or editing.
Newscaster 1-2 people
Lip Sync 1-6 people
Storytelling, may or may not have book/script in hand, may use a chair.
Events: (Both online and in person Divisions)
Friday: Novice and Varsity Speech Events
Interps (HI/DI/DUO/POI--Depending on number of entries will determine if they are combined or held separately.)
Congress (First session will be a learning session as needed for novice)
World Schools (mixed nov/varsity teams ok) 2 Prepared motions and 1 Impromptu Motion
2:30-3pm Online Check in
3pm Judge Instructions in Judge/coach Lounge
Extemp Prep to Start at 3:00pm and 15 min before start of each round.
3:30pm Round 1
5:30 pm Round 2
7:30 pm Round 3
(we will run rounds faster as possible)
8-8:30am Check in
8:30am Judge Instructions
Awards 4:30 pm
Awards for top 5 in each event
*School Size will be determined by number of students entered per school
Large School Sweepstakes Award
Small School Sweepstakes Award
*Sweepstakes will be done using NSDA points (online and in person)
Speech: Points by placement per round
Debate: Points by win/loss per round
Congress: Points by placement overall