Frozeman Forensics Spectacular

2021 — Bozeman, MT/US

3 & 4 December 2018


Dear Colleagues:


You are cordially invited to attend the Frozeman Forensics Spectacular to be held at BHS and GHS on the 3rd & 4th of December. We will be utilizing for registration:  The site is very straightforward and will allow you to manage your entry until 8:00PM on Wednesday, Dec. 1, and complete your own drops until 4:00PM Thursday, Dec. 2.  However, we do ask that you complete a best estimate entry by 4:00PM on Wednesday, Nov.  17 and a final registration by 4:00PM Monday, Nov. 29, so that we can have judges and rooms sorted before the last second. You will be able to make changes until Dec. 1 without penalty, but having an idea of space and judging needs early will be crucial for a smooth tournament and for JV entries.  If you have former competitors in Bozeman who would like to judge, please pass along the following link and have them sign themselves up: Please send all additional inquiries to Adam Thane: and/or Lynn Holsinger:


Covid Protocols:

Ø  Competitors, Coaches, and Judges are expected to follow BSD7’s mask mandate. That means everyone should be masked when indoors except when speaking in round. Judges should sit at least 6 feet from speakers.

Ø  Teams should pick an area in the commons and should stay with their own teams between rounds.

Ø  Competitors are not allowed to shake hands with judges. Period.


Registration Information:

Ø  Debate events will be held at Bozeman High School – 205 North 11th. Speech Events and Legi will be held at Gallatin High School– 4455 Annie St. in Bozeman, MT

Ø  Initial registration due by Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 4:00PM

Ø  Final registration due by Monday, Nov. 29 at 4:00PM.

Ø  You may bring JV entries depending on space. Traditionally this is a massive meet, and we will make a final determination as to number of JV entries allowed based on the initial registrations on Nov. 17.  At that time, I will let people know whether the JV they have entered need to be dropped or trimmed.

Ø  If you plan to bring JV entries, be aware that a Google Doc will be shared with you to delineate which 42 entries (and/or which 4 in any given event) will earn varsity sweepstakes points. Your section of that Doc will need to be completed by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, Dec. 1.

Ø  Varsity and Novice divisions will be offered in Policy and LD.  All other events are open division.

Ø  We plan to run octafinal rounds for any varsity debate event with 32+ entries as of Nov. 17. 

Ø  Any Speech event with 24 or fewer entries as of Nov. 17 will break straight to finals

Ø  I will notify registered teams about elimination round configuration and the final schedule on Nov. 18.

Ø  JV debate entries will be blocked from hitting debaters on their schools’ varsity squads.

Ø  All MHSA sanctioned AA events will be offered. All events will be run according to MHSA rules and ethics guidelines. For those coming from out of state, that means different speech times and prep time for some events. Please familiarize yourselves and your competitors with the Speech and Debate rules in the MHSA Forensics Rulebook.


Fees & Logistics:

Ø  There will be no on-site registration. All double-checking and changes will be done by coaches via and, after 4PM on Dec. 2, via email. Please expect an e-mail on Thursday, 2 Dec. with final codes and registration.

Ø  There will be a $5.00 fee assessed per entry. Partner events count as two entries.

Ø  There will be no fees for drops, adds, or changes up to Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 8:00PM. Any changes after Wednesday 8PM will be assessed a $5.00 penalty. Changes on Friday, 3 Dec. will cost $20.00.

Ø  We will conduct all events according to the 2021-2022 MHSA Handbook, except as noted on this invitation.

Ø  In order to (hopefully) run on time, the first two rounds of all debate events will be pre-paired, and prelim rounds 3-5 will be paired based on results from 2 rounds previous (i.e., round 3 will be paired based on results from round 1, round 4 from rounds 1 & 2, Round 5 from rounds 1-3).  Elim rounds will be paired using all 5 prelims.

Ø  Semi-Finals and Finals of VLD and Forum will be single flighted





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


Lincoln/Douglas: Resolved: A just government ought to recognize an unconditional right of workers to strike.


Public Forum: Resolved: Increased United States federal regulation of cryptocurrency transactions and/or assets will produce more benefits than harms.


Schedule of Events

Friday, 3 December:


3:30 PM                      Extemp Draw for Round I in B217/B220


4:00 PM                      Round I begins for all competitors


6:00 PM                      Round II for all


8:00 PM                      Round III for all


Saturday, 4 December:


8:00 AM                     Extemp Draw for Round IV, Round IV Debate


8:30 AM                     Round IV Speech


10:00 AM                   Round V Debate


10:30AM                    Round V Speech


12:00 PM                    Octafinals/Quarterfinals for Debate


1:00 PM                      Semifinals/Finals for Speech


2:00 PM                      Quarterfinals/Semifinals for Debate


3:00 PM                      Finals for Speech


4:00 PM                      Finals/Semifinals for Debate


5:00 PM                      Finals for LD and PF if Octafinals are run


6:00 PM                      Policy Final if Octafinals are run


6:30 PM                      Awards Ceremony begins? If we do this live, there will likely be a separate ceremony at

                                    each school’s auditorium to ensure teams can stay separate from each other.


Students Gather in Commons at GHS (speech) or BHS (debate, assuming construction runs on schedule)


Extemp Draw in B217/B220 at GHS


Tab Rooms: 2nd floor of Library at GHS, Berg Library at BHS