GGSA Individual Events 2

2022 — San Francisco, CA/US

Golden Gate Speech Association Tournament Invitation and Information

GGSA Member Schools,

On Saturday, December 3, 2022, the Golden Gate Speech Association will host Individual Events 2 at Lowell High School for its member school.


Event & Registration Information

  • The tournament will offer the following CHSSA Individual Events:

    • Original Events include Original Oratory, Informative, Original Advocacy, Original Prose, and Poetry.

    • Interpretive Events include Humorous Interp, Dramatic Interp, Program Oral Interpretation, and Oratorical Interp.

    • Limited Preparation Events include National Extemp, International Extemp, and Impromptu.

  • Double entry is not allowed at regular-season GGSA IE tournaments.

  • There will be Varsity and Novice divisions in each event if entry size allows. Students who have advanced to the final round in a novice division must compete in the varsity division of similar events such as interps, prepared speeches, and limited prepared speeches. For example, if a student was second in novice HI and then switched to Duo, they would not be able to compete as a novice. However, as beginning speakers, they could try novice extemp.

  • There will be three preliminary rounds and a final round unless a division is too small to warrant a final round. Trophies will be given in both Varsity and Novice divisions.

  • Entry fees are $10 per event and $20 per Duo team.

  • Entries must be entered here on by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 25, 2022, at which time entry fees will be assessed. All entries made by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 25, 2022, will be admitted to the tournament. Late entries will be wait-listed and accepted as space is available. This is the day after Thanksgiving, so do try to get your students' entries in before they leave for the break!

  • Drops that are made by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, schools will be credited 50% of the entry fee for those drops. No credits will be issued for drops made after 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

  • Drops on the day of the tournament slow the tournament down and can hurt the competition pool. Please drop students on this website or email Kimberly Fradelis the night before. We cannot accommodate additions or event changes on the day of the tournament.

  • In addition to the judging requirement, each coach must sign up for a tournament job/shift to assist with the running of the tournament. Tournament directors will communicate many assignments in advance, but all coaches/advisors at the tournament are required to help!

  • Coaches/Advisors must handle any communication between the tournament directors and students. No students may be listed on the school contact page, and we request that the coaches/advisors act as the point person between the school and the league.

  • Note the deadlines and drop fees.

Tournament Logistics

  • Coaches/Advisors, check in with the tab room before 8:15 a.m.

  • Extemp will have a mandatory meeting in the Extemp Prep at 8:15 a.m. Draw at 8:30 a.m., and the first round will start at 9:00 a.m.

  • All ballots will be online. Remind judges to be prepared with devices to access the internet.

  • Judges need to be present for instructions and ballots assignment by 8:30 a.m.

  • A schedule is posted in the blue menu to the right.

  • If judges submit ballots on time, the final round should begin by 2:30 p.m., with the awards ceremony beginning before 5:00 p.m.

Student Expectations

  • No videos or use of a phone (timers/stopwatch excluded) are allowed during the rounds.


  • Every team must fulfill their judging requirement of one judge for every six entries or a fraction thereof. If you have seven entries, you need two judges. More judges are highly encouraged.

  • Please invite your judges to visit this page and preview the judging resources before the tournament. We recommend theCHSSA IE judging videoand theNSDA and NFHS free course.

  • Judges should use an iPad or laptop to enter their ballots.

Thank you for empowering students through speech!


Kimberly Fradelis,,and Justin Kurup,

GGSA Directors of Individual Events