Rim 2 Rim
2022 — Twin Falls, ID/US
Presented by the
Magic Valley Forensics Association
Dear Debate & Speech Coaches:
The Magic Valley Forensics Association cordially invites to attend the 2022 Rim2Rim. The tournament will once again be held at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls.
Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th
As always, we offer “east meets west” competition for students, and this year we are proud to welcome back the legendary hospitality of the Judges’ lounge as hosted by Mrs. Darlene Eslinger.
The lack of entry limits on events reflect the large number of rooms available at the College and we will do our best to accommodate all participants. Students may double enter in speech events (except those marked *). There will be a stand-alone Friday session of Congress for debate-only competitors. Awards will be given based on preliminary results.
After Dinner Speaking
Program Oral Interpretation
* Single entry
Novice/Open Public Forum
Novice/Open Lincoln Douglas
Friday Congress (no speech cross entry)
According to Idaho's definition, the novice division will be restricted to students in their first year of competition.
We will follow the Idaho Debate Code.
For our full evidence rules please see Idaho/NSDA Debate Code.
Registration: The deadline is 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. We will be using Tabroom.com; please upload your entries online.
Limits & Conflicts: Speech events will occur in one division of open competition. Schools may enter a maximum of 6 students in each speech event. Students must single enter in panel, radio, retold, and extemporaneous events. Students may double enter in other speech events. When double entering students, keep in mind, the campus is large and students are required to make it to rounds within the time window or risk forfeit. To ensure the tournament runs on time, no exceptions can be made.
Debate will be offered in novice and open divisions. Schools may have entries in each division and form of debate. Congress will be offered in one open division, and will have both a Friday offering with a single session, and a Saturday offering with two sessions. Debate and congress students are welcome to compete in Friday Congress, but they cannot also enter in individual events. On Saturday, students may enter only one type of debate in either division or congress, but not both.
Be sure to register early as this tournament fills fast. We may increase event caps based on waitlist, and we will determine event limit increases one week before the tournament. We may need to change or cancel certain offerings if they are under-enrolled at the registration deadline.
You (the coach) have complete freedom to drop and change up until the deadline of Wednesday, December 7th at 4:00 PM. After that a penalty fee of $25.00 is incurred for drops, and $5 for adds. Friday morning at 8:00 AM the change/drop penalty fee will increase to $45.00.
Judges: This tournament will continue its tradition of ensuring judges are fed and comfortable. Of course, the judge’s lounge will have light refreshments.
Each school must provide the following:
Speech: one (1) judge for every five (6) entries or portion thereof.
Debate: one (1) judge for every two (2) policy teams or portion thereof, one (1) judge for every four Lincoln-Douglas, or portion/combination thereof, and one (1) judge for every (6) congress entries or portion thereof.
We do not believe in limiting the education potential for students, and therefore we will not be charging judge fees. Instead, a school’s entries may be restricted if they provide fewer judges than required. Please make every effort to bring your required amount, and there are tournament judges for hire. If you help in covering your judge requirements, please contact Andy Orr Aorr@csi.edu.
We will hold a judge meeting concurrent to the opening ceremony being held for students.
Judges will be using electronic ballots and are expected to accept all ballots assigned to them. Additionally, school judges are expected to be available throughout the tournament.
Oral critiques will not be tolerated. The judge's school will be fined $50.00 per occurrence. Please discuss this with your judges prior to the tournament.
Dining & Concessions: The College of Southern Idaho will have plenty of options available for food. Our cafeteria, coffee shop, and concessions available on Friday for dinner and Saturday for breakfast & lunch.
Cafeteria: The cost is $8.50 flat rate for an entree, dessert, and drink (no longer all-you-can-eat). Meals will be offered at the following times:
Friday Dinner: 5:00 – 6:30 Saturday Lunch: 11:00 – 12:30
Saturday breakfast is available on demand, alert the Tournament director if you intend to buy breakfast in the cafeteria, that way we can let the kitchen know to prepare sufficient food.
Coffee Shop: The Eagle’s nest café will be available on Friday until 2:00 PM, and Saturday morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. They have grab-n-go breakfast.
Concessions: The gym will have snacks, popcorn, burgers, & hotdogs available
Friday from 4-6 PM Saturday from 12-2 PM
Additionally, UberEats and DoorDash both deliver to the student union building. Food can also be delivered from the following restaurants:
® Jimmy Johns 208-733-5338
® Dominos 208-734-3960
® Pizza Hut 208-734-9063
® Wok-N-Grill 208-734-6898
Locations: Students may be dropped off in the bus-station circle in between the Taylor and Fine arts Buildings. From there, they will walk to the gymnasium. Buses can park anywhere on campus.
The opening ceremony and awards will be held in the in the gymnasium on the main floor. Students are to remain on the mezzanine level at all other times (they may not go downstairs to the main gym floor).
All postings will be made electronically.
All students should remain in the gymnasium common area between rounds and are expected to show respect toward CSI facilities as well as all students, faculty, and staff. A coach or school designated representative should chaperone competitors during non-event times.
No food or drink is permitted in CSI classrooms (except water). This rule applies to both judges and students.
** No competitor may enter a room prior to the assigned judge or they will be dropped from the tournament. **
Hotels: We have reserved a block of rooms and have a group rate at the three local hotels on Fillmore St. Rooms must be booked by December, 1st to receive the rate.
® Hampton Inn: $99
® Quality Inn and Suites: $75 standard $79 suites
® Holiday Inn and Suites: $99 standard $109 suites
For these three hotels call Tami Goedhart, Director of Sales, 208-733-2098
Other hotels are located near campus on Blue Lakes Boulevard or Pole Line Road.
® Best Western 208-736-8000
® Holiday Inn 208-733-7545
® Red Lion 208-734-5000
® Sure Stay 208-734-5801
® La Quinta 208-736-9600
® Fairfield 208-734-8444
Schedule: This year we will be offering a traditional schedule with speech on Friday and debate on Saturday. There will be two awards ceremonies, one each evening. To accommodate the extra time needed to walk between buildings, rounds are slightly longer than normal. The tournament will take place. We are committed to running on time and have removed elimination rounds to ensure we end as scheduled.
There will be three rounds of speech or one session of congress on Friday. Awards will occur in the gym following the third round. We will recognize the top three finishers in each event.
We will offer five rounds of debate or two sessions of congress on Saturday. Awards will occur in the gym following the conclusion of the final round of debate.
We will recognize the top three schools in speech, debate, and overall categories. The speech and debate categories will be calculated on points earned, while the overall category will be calculated by team efficiency.