Midtown HS Carter King Speech and Debate Tournament
2021 — NSDA Campus, GA/US
NIETOC Qualifier IE-TOC Qualifier
Dear Speech and Debate Coaches,
The Jesters Speech and Debate Team at Midtown High School is pleased to invite you to the 12th annual Speech and Debate Tournament “in” Atlanta, Ga. The tournament will be held on the NSDA Campus platform in a virtual setting.
We are pleased to be a qualifying tournament for the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions as well as the individual Events Tournament of Champions (KY).
The tournament will start on Friday, December 3 and end on Saturday, December 4, 2021
In Speech, Extemporaneous Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, Informative Speaking, Original Oratory, POI, Dramatic Interp, Humorous Interp and Duo Interp will be offered. There is one division of “Open” in Speech events
In Debate, Policy, Lincoln-Douglas and Public Forum.
The Rookie division is for policy debaters competing in their first four tournaments ever. This includes MS tournaments, camp tournaments, etc. We will follow the GFCA rules for rookies. Packet information: http://www.gaspeechanddebate.org/novice.
The Novice division is for students competing in their first year of high school speech and debate activities. We will follow the GFCA rules for the novice policy division, meaning debaters must utilize and are limited by the approved state GFCA Packet information: http://www.gaspeechanddebate.org/novice.
The JV division is for students in their first or second year of high school competition. If a student is competing in their third high school season or beyond, they are not eligible for this division.
Schools are limited to 4 entries per debate division and 6 entries in each speech division. Entries will be waitlisted beyond the cap. We will release entries off the waitlist on Monday, November 29. The cap exists to assure as many schools as possible who would like to enter may do so. While the tournament is virtual, a virtual setting creates its own… reality. We will keep the tournament entry numbers at a level where we feel we can run an efficient and competitive tournament.
Debate: one flavor of debate ONLY, no cross-entry. Speech: Triple-entry EXCEPT for Extemp. For students entering Extemp may only double-enter.
Independent entries are not allowed at the Carter/King Tournament. Should an entry manage to be accepted by mistake, the entry will be disqualified upon discovery and the entry forfeits its entry fees. A school authorized adult must be in attendance at all times at the Carter/King Tournament.
Speech: 1 judge for every 6 entries or portion thereof
Debate: 1 judge for 2 entries or portion thereof
We prefer you to bring judges!! Please do all you can to fulfill all judge obligation. If you are unable to, we have a limited number of judges for hire. The cost for judges not provided is as follows:
Public Forum- $100
If you have questions or concerns, please reach out! We know that so many expected to be back in person by now, but we will get there eventually. I hope our tournament can assist your program by providing a competitive and fun experience.