Gabrielino Screamin Eagles GAB GAB GAB Invitational Speech Meet

2021 — San Gabriel, CA/US

2021 Gabrielino Screamin’ Eagles


Invitational Speech Tournament




August, 2021

Dear Friends,


You are cordially invited to the 5th Annual Screamin' Eagles Speech Tournament.


Our goal is to give your students a good opportunity to perform and watch speeches in the safest and most effective way.


This tournament is open to all high school degree-granting institutions.  


We are NOT accepting independent entries 


We will offer three rounds and a final in all California H.S. speech events: Oratory, Informative, Advocacy, Extemp, Impromptu, Drama, Humor, POI, OPP, Oratorical and Duo in both Varsity and Novice Divisions.


NOVICE student is any competitor in their first year of high school speech competition.


The first three rounds will be judged asynchronously by judges watching the videos submitted by students. 


The Novice final rounds will also be judged asynchronously.


Recording procedures are listed HERE

Duo / Extemp / Impromptu info HERE


The Varsity final rounds will be held LIVE, in person, in either our auditorium or our large multipurpose room on campus.   We will be running 1 event in each location at a time.



- Our theater has a large garage door behind the stage.  For the first time in the theater's 19 year history, live performances will be going on the stage with the garage door open.  

- All doors will be open (except the emergency exits) in both venues to provide, clean and fresh air.

- Multiple large, medical grade air purifiers will be in both venues.

- Five students will perform in each final round.  

- The final round will be clean slate scores. 

- At the conclusion of each final round, the five competitors will receive their awards.

- A brief intermission will take place in between each round so fans can be turned on to provide even more air circulation.


Goodson Theater @ Gabrielino HS - site of 2021 Final Rounds (with garage door and back door open)



HEALTH SCREENING:  All persons coming on the Gabrielino campus must fill out a health survey (specific info posted by September 20).   Persons who are sick or have any covid like symptoms must stay home and off the Gabrielino campus.  


MASKS and EATING and DRINKING:  As of August 26th, Gabrielino (and the San Gabriel Unified School District) requires masks for all indoor spaces and does not allow eating or drinking indoors.   The use of masks is suggested but not required in outdoor spaces where social distancing of three feet can be maintained.  Eating and drinking is allowed outdoors.


ADULT COACH/COACH  Each team must have a school approved adult coach/chaperone available for immediate contact throughout the tournament.


SCHOOL VERIFICATION:  Every school entering that is NOT a member of the Southern California Debate League (SCDL) must submit the School Verification form - located on the right side of this page - by October 1st or risk having their entire entry dropped.


*******Once School Verification form is signed, submit form HERE


JUDGESSchools are required to bring 1 judge for every 5 entries or fraction thereof. 

NOTE:  Varsity students can judge Novice Rounds

ALSO NOTE:  Novice students can judge Varsity Rounds.  

FINALS:   If your varsity students canNOT attend the live finals, they are still welcome to enter.  Let us know and if those particular students make finals, we will send a finalist ribbon to your school and put the next varsity student into the final round.



TIME                 AUDITORIUM            MULTIPURPOSE ROOM

8:am                           Duo                                   OI

9:30am                         Humor                             Extemp (prep begins at 9am outside F104)

11am                        Drama                             Impromptu

12: 30pm                      Oratory                              Advocacy

2 pm                        OPP                                  Informative

3:30pm                         POI


FEES:  Each entry (including Duo) is $10.    Fees will be frozen at 6pm (PST) on Friday, October 8th


PAYMENT:  Schools may mail checks Payable to Gabrielino High School to

Gabrielino Speech & Debate Team

1327 S. San Gabriel Blvd.

San Gabriel, CA   91776 


Credit Card payment will be accepted but will incur an additional 3% fee

More info on credit card payments will be posted after September 18th.

NOTE:  Gabrielino (San Gabriel Unified) W9 is posted on the right side ---->>>


CHAPERONES:  We ask if you are having students attend the in-person finals, please make sure they have an adult chaperone with them while they are on our campus.  



Ribbons will be given to the top 6 entries in each Novice event and mailed to coaches at the finalists’ schools.

Plaques will be awarded to the top 5 finalists in each Varsity event and awarded immediately following each of the in person final rounds.



Friday, October 8 

Entry Deadline

Payment due

School Verficiation form due

Video link submission Deadline

Judge Deadline


Sunday, October 10 (evening)

Prelim ballots released with video links


Wednesday, October 13 (10pm)

Prelim ballots due


Thursday, October 14 (evening)

Finalists announced


Friday, October 15 (7am)

Novice Final Round ballots released


Saturday, October 16

Final in person rounds (all day)

Novice Final Round ballots due (noon)


As with everything else, this is all subject to change based on guidance from the Los Angeles County Department of Health.




We look forward to seeing you at our tournament!!



Gabrielino Speech Team