Iowa City Cross River Classic
2024 — Iowa City, IA/US
Iowa City West, Liberty and City High Schools welcome you to our tri-school tournament! The three Iowa City Community School District High Schools have combined their efforts to provide Policy Debate, Lincoln Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate and Speech Main Individual Events.
The Iowa City Cross River Classic provides Tournament of Champions Bids in CX currently.
Important note, we need your help to make it happen!
In 2025 we hope to have the following bids assuming we can increase numbers for this tournament!
Semifinals bid in CX [all teams with a winning record will advance to an appropriate elimination round]
Champion bid in LD
Gold & Silver Bids in PF
Individual Events NIETOC, & TOC
Based on our entry and judge numbers, we will offer an appropriate level of prefs and strikes in all forms of debate.
Independent entries will be admitted only with confirmation of these criteria:
Permission of the school administrator via a letter on school letterhead
Verification of parent permission via a letter
Certification of a judge who can judge the full commitment. This includes all elimination rounds that are required.
LD-January/February NSDA Topic
PF- February NSDA Topic
CX- Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase fiscal redistribution in the United States by adopting a federal jobs guarantee, expanding Social Security, and/or providing a basic income..
Note to CX coaches- Novice and Varsity will not have any limits. All arguments are open for debate.
Entry Fees and Payment Information
$85 per varsity Policy team
$50 per novice Policy team
$30 per open Lincoln Douglas team
$40 per varsity Public Forum team
$30 per novice Public Forum team
$10 per Speech Entry
$20 for Duo
Note: These prices are fixed for the 2024 calendar year, sign up early to lock in your entry!
Judge Info and Hired Judge Fees
Judging is done by team commitments. In all debate events, the ratio is 1 judge for every 2 teams. This is not the same as a round commitment system. If you are entered as a judge, you are obligated for the entire time your team is in. Judges are required to serve in all assigned rounds. For elimination rounds, judges are obligated for the first full elimination round (partial elimination rounds do not count) and one round beyond your team's elimination. So, if your team did not break, and the tournament breaks to a partial octofinal, you are obligated for octos. If your team broke and was eliminated in quarters, you are obligated for semifinals.
We have a very limited number of hired judges available. If you need a hired judge, please let us know ASAP. Until we confirm that we can meet your hired request, your request is not considered filled. Also, you are not allowed to hire out your team’s entire commitment.
HIRED JUDGE FEES:
Judge Replacement Fee per round a judge does not show up for: $125
Judge round off/ early departure requests after the judge deadline closes: $200
Fees will automatically be calculated and can be found on your Tabroom invoice.
All fees must be received before or at registration unless other arrangements are made prior to the tournament. Checks should be made payable to ‘Iowa City West Debate’ and can be mailed prior to the tournament to 2901 Melrose Ave, Iowa City, IA52246.
If it is impossible to pay ahead of time or at registration due to your district's financial protocols, please notifyJohn prior to the tournament, and we would appreciate a copy of a payment request be turned into us at registration. Thank you for your understanding.
All schools will be expected to provide a check at registration unless the check was mailed or arrangements were made ahead of time. Entry fees will be final as of Friday, February 12th at 5:00 PM.
Thank you so much for considering our tournament and please feel free to contact the tournament with any questions or concerns.
John H. Cooper, Iowa City West Director of Forensics
Drew , Iowa City City Head Debate Coach
Kalen McCain, Iowa City Liberty Head Debate Coach