Organ Mountain High School Fall Extravaganza

2021 — NSDA Campus, NM/US


Organ Mountain High School Fall Extravaganza  October 22-23rd, 2021 Virtual

OMHS is so happy and excited to invite you to the Fall Classic tournament being held virtually on October 22-23, 2021.

Registration is online at  

When: October 22-23, 2021.

Where: Virtually hosted on NSDA Campus

Registration Deadline: Monday October 18, 2021, ASYNC Videos must be submitted by Wednesday October 21, 2021.

Entry Fees: $8 per event

Please make checks payable to OMHS with Speech and Debate in the memo line.

Congress Legislation: Schools may submit up to TWO (2) pieces of legislation for Congress, due by

3pm October 15, 2021. Please email legislation to

Judging Obligation: Each school is required to provide 1 judge per every 4 debate entries and 1 judge per every 4 speech entries. 

Live Events Offered:


United States Extemp               International Extemp

Novice Congress                      Varsity Congress

Novice LD                                Varsity LD

Policy                                        Public Forum

ASYNC Speech: OMHS is opting to host an ASYNC speech option for students in an attempt to allow for more entries in events. We are excited about the quality of judges we have available for an ASYNC speech option. *Please note that Storytelling will be offered as a LIVE event.


Humorous Interpretation              Dramatic Interpretation

Duo Interpretation                        Informative Speaking

Original Oratory                           POI

Friday, Oct 22-- Extemp and Storytelling Prelims

Friday, October 22- Congress


Extemp Draw

4:00- 6:00 Session 1


Extemp and Storytelling Round 1

7:00- 9:00 Session 2


Extemp Draw



Extemp and Storytelling Round 2



Extemp Draw



Extemp and Storytelling Round 3


                                 Saturday, Oct 23- Debate, Congress, and Speech Finals


Debate Round 1

(flight a 8:00, flight b 9:00)


Debate Round 2

(flight a 10:00, flight b 11:00)


Extemp Draw


Speech Finals


Debate Round 3

(flight a 12:30, flight b 1:30)


Debate Round 4

(flight a 2:30, flight b 3:30)


Debate Semis


Debate Finals


Awards on Zoom




Topic Areas:

Novice Lincoln Douglas

Resolved: Civil disobedience in a democracy is morally justified.

Varsity Lincoln Douglas

Resolved: The member nations of the World Trade Organization ought to reduce intellectual property protections for medicines.

Public Forum

Resolved: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization should substantially increase its defense commitments to the Baltic states.


Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its protection of water resources in the United States.



USX Round 1: COVID

USX Round 2: Space travel

USX Round 3: Education

USX Round 4: Extremism

IX Round 1: Germany

IX Round 2: Americas

IX Round 3: Asia

IX Round 4: Extremism

Double Entry:

A student may double in various events as long as the events are not scheduled at the same time. For example a student may enter in a-sync speech (no limit), congress, and debate. But a student could not double enter in extemp and congress.


Determining winners: Congress: Prelim session scores and parliamentarian’s ranking will be added together to determine the final winner in each chamber. Debate: After three preliminary rounds, the top two ranked students will compete in a final round to determine 1 st /2 nd place. The 3 rd and 4 th ranked competitors after prelims will also debate to determine 3 rd place. Speech events: A final round will be run in events with over 10 entries (take a clean break at 6, then 7, then 5, then 8). Prelim ballot ranks will be added to final ballot ranks and the lowest total will place first. Tiebreaks will be broken first by number of 1s, 2s, 3s, if still tied then by judge preference. If no final round is run, all participants will participate in a third round, where in prelim ballots will be added and ties broken as above.

Note on debate rounds: we may do a round four for all, or a final and consolation event.

Coaches will be notified once we determine, based on entry numbers and judge recruitment. Flighted rounds will be determined by number of entries and corresponding judges for each round.

This tournament defines novice/varsity in the following ways in order to protect new students:

Varsity Congress: A student who has competed in ANY SPEECH OR DEBATE EVENT or in CONGRESS previous to this school year.

Novice Congress: A student who has never participated in speech, debate or congress prior to August 2021.

Examples: A student who has never done congress before but who HAS done LD, CX, or PF debate previous to this school year would be considered varsity.

Varsity CX, LD, or PF: A student who competed in 11 or more rounds of debate in school year 202021; or, any student who competed in any debate rounds in school year 2019-20. If one person on a CX or PF team meets standards of Varsity, the team must be registered as Varsity.

Novice CX, LD, or PF: A student who has not competed before the current school year, or who competed in less than 11 rounds of debate last school year. If one student in a CX or PF team qualifies as Varsity, the team must compete as Varsity.

We are looking forward to this tournament and seeing all of you soon!

Any questions:

Elissa Contreras                                       Austin Martin-Likes