Tales of Two Cities Hybrid Tournament

2021 — NSDA Campus, Broomfield CO, CO/US

Dear Coaches,


“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . .” It was the age of virtual competition, it was the era of in person tournaments. You get the gist! 


You are cordially invited to the Holy Family & Kent Denver Varsity Invitational - The Tales of Two Cities! This competition will be held both IN PERSON with an additional VIRTUAL option for those schools who cannot attend in person on Saturday, November 13th. This will be a great place to practice for the NIETOC Qualifier at Greeley Central the following week!


** We are recommending masks for all spectators.  Unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to mask. Participants will be able to unmask to perform and have lunch. Thank you for your cooperation!


Tournament Highlights:

  • This tournament will be “I.E. Heaven”! Students may enter as many events as they think they can complete during a round (we recommend no more than 4 different events to allow for travel between rooms). All events are guaranteed 4 rounds. 

  • No Doubling in Debate. 

  • Also, we are also offering a VIRTUAL option that will begin on Friday afternoon and finish on Saturday morning to add flexibility and options for those who are not able to attend in person. This will have both Asynchronous & Synchronous Events for flexibility.

  • Do not miss this opportunity to try something new, get an extra competition run through before the NIETOC qualifier at Greeley Central, or just earn a lot of extra points for a day’s worth of competition. We cannot wait to see you here on November 13th!



IN PERSON Events: 

Combined Extemporaneous Speaking, HI, DI, POI, Poetry, Duo, Creative Storytelling, Info, OO, Impromptu, Congress

Doubling/Tripling for IN PERSON ONLY: Students who enter more than one event within a round must be able to complete all of their entered events within the time scheduled for each round. 

ONLINE Events: (begins on Friday)

Asynchronous Events: HI, DI, POI, Poetry, Duo, Info, OO

Video links should be submitted by no later than Thursday, Nov. 12th at 5pm. 

ONLINE Debate: (begins on Friday)

Synchronous: Public Forum, Lincoln Douglas, and Policy Debate formats. 

Synchronous: Character Congress 

Character Congress: Participants will be sent 4 character options and will choose who they would like to compete as in each session. Participants are able to maintain the same character for as many sessions or change once each session. Participants may also write legislation that affects their character or the world they live in. Participants are highly encouraged to wear costumes and engage the chambers in character. 



  • Congress and Character Congress: Legislation should be sent to angela.smith@holyfamilyhs.com by no later than Friday, November 5, 2021.

  • All Dockets will be compiled and posted on Monday, November 8, 2021 for students to begin researching and preparing.

  • No walk-on legislation will be allowed on the day of the tournament. 

  • Congress rounds will be limited to 1hour 15 minute sessions.

  •  Presiding Officer awards will go to the final person in each chamber who serves in this position.


Registration opens on Thursday, October 21st. Please make sure that your entries are registered on Tabroom - by no later than November 10, 2021.http://deviltiger.tabroom.com        




7:00am-7:45am: Registration FRIDAY: 

8:00 am: Extemp Draw Round 1 4:00pm-4:45pm: Registration

8:00am - 9:30am: Round 1 5:00pm - 6:30pm: Round 1

9:45am: Extemp Draw Round 2 7:00pm - 8:30pm: Round 2

10:00am - 11:30am: Round 2

11:45am: Extemp Draw Round 3 SATURDAY: 

12:00pm - 1:30pm: Round 3 9:00am - 10:30am: Round 3

1:45pm: Extemp Draw Round 4 11:00am - 12:30pm: Round 4

2:00pm - 3:30pm: Round 4 5:00pm: Awards

5:00 pm: Awards



We will be using ONLINE ballots so if you have a device and charger, PLEASE bring it with you!


1. All schools are asked to bring 1 judge for every 4 entries. Coaches may be asked to judge rounds if schools do not cover their judge entries.

2. We ask that all schools register their judges ahead of time on Tabroom. We would love to be able to pre schedule Round 1 prior to the tournament start if at all possible.

3. We will pay the judges you bring $10 per round and feed them great food all day. Just please guarantee they come!


Fees and Payment:

The entry fee will be $8 per student per event, per event ($16 per Duo) $6 per student for Congress.


Please make checks payable to “Holy Family High School Speech and Debate” and send them ATTN: Angela Smith 

5195 West 144th Avenue 

Broomfield, CO 80023


This tournament will be hosted at:

Holy Family High School 

5195 West 144th Avenue

Broomfield, CO 80023


Finally, we hope you are able to join us for a fun, competitive, and unique tournament early in the season. Additionally, hosting this tournament is a tremendous source of pride for the students and coaches of Holy Family and Kent Denver School are excited to be able to offer these different opportunities for the teams who are a part of this Speech and Debate community. We look forward to seeing you here!



Angela Smith & Seth Willden

Tales of Two Cities Invitational