Bronco Bash

2024 — Blackfoot, ID/US

Dear Coaches and Competitors,

The Blackfoot High School Speech and Debate Squad cordially invites you to attend the Bronco Bash Speech and Debate Tournament on January 26th and 27th.

Events & Divisions

We will be offering Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Novice divisions of LD and Public Forum. And an open division of Policy Debate and Congressional Debate. Should enough teams sign up we will also host a novice division for Policy debate. Novice divisions are limited to competitors who are in their first academic year of competition. For this tournament the Junior Varsity division is limited to debaters who have not advanced to elimination rounds in Open/Varsity of any debate event.

We are also offering the following speech events: Impromptu, Informative, Original Oratory, Retold Storytelling, Sales Speaking, After Dinner Speaking, Duo Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Extemporaneous, Duo Podcasting, Communication Analysis, Program Oral Interpretation, and Original Spoken Word Poetry. Any event with less than 15 entries is subject to being dropped at the hosts discretion. Students will be able to double enter in two (2) speech events excluding those who double enter in two draw events. Fee information can be found under individual event registration. All deadlines, drop fees, and nuisance fees will be enforced after the deadline. The guidelines set out by the Idaho H.S. Activities Association, including the Idaho Debate Code, will be utilized to establish a standard of competition and evaluation. Rules can also be found under event descriptions.

The following IHSSA sanctioned events have been replaced for this tournament:

Panel Discussion is being replaced with Original Spoken Word Poetry.

Radio is being replaced with Duo Podcasting.

Congress Docket

Please email all congress legislation submissions to by January 10th at 8 PM. The docket will be released on January 12th. You must get a confirmation email from me saying I have received your legislation. If you do not receive a confirmation email please send the legislation again. The docket order will be randomized and the docket will be set.

Judge Requirements

Each school must provide one (1) judge for every two (2) policy teams or portion thereof, one (1) judge for every four (4)Lincoln-Douglas, and Public Forum teams or portion thereof and one (1) judge for every five (5) speech entries or portion thereof, and one judge for every Eight (8) congress entries or portion thereof.

No Show Policy

Do not enter judges unless you con confirm they will be at the tournament. No Show Judges will be fined $25 per round. Judge fees will be enforced.

Entering the tournament signifies agreement and understanding of these policies.