Claremont Bargain Belt Invitational

2016 — Claremont, CA, CA/US

The 4th Annual Bargain Belt Invitational!

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016.


Hello Speech and Debate Coaches,

            Please accept our cordial invitation to the 4th annual Bargain Belt Invitational. Please note this is in addition to the Annual Wolfpack Invitational that we host in January. We look forward to hosting your team and providing a great Saturday of competition. Below you will find all of the specific details relating to the tournament. If you have any questions, please contact me via email at: or you can reach me by phone at 951-966-4417. We are pleased to be able to provide complementary Lunch for all competitors, judges and coaches. Dinner will be available for purchase from our snack bar.


Events and Divisions:

In debate we offer Open divisions in Public Forum debate, Lincoln-Douglas debate, Parliamentary debate and Congress. We will use the Sep./Oct. LD topic and the Sep./Oct. Public Forum topic.


In Speech we offer Open divisions in the events of all CHSSA Speech events, to include: Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Persuasive (OO/OA), Impromptu, Thematic Interpretation, Oratorical Interpretation, Original Prose/Poetry, Expository and Extemporaneous (combining domestic and international). Speech will break directly to finals.


Students may enter up to three events; consisting of one debate event and two speech events. Exceptions:

1. A student entering Extemp, may only single enter in the speech events; but may still enter one debate event.


Due to our tight schedule, Students in Extemp may have prep time reduced.


Awards and Recognition

Awards will be given to all Speech and Congress finalists. All quarter-finalists and higher in the debate events will receive awards.


Entry Procedure and Fees:

All tournament entry will be handled through the site: The deadline to add entries on the website will be Wednesday, Oct 19th at 11:55 pm. Any “Adds” after this deadline may be considered via email (

Drops may be made online or emailed without penalty until 6:00 pm Thursday, Oct 20th. Any drops after this second deadline will still be charged the regular entry fee.


Entry fees must be paid at registration.

Make checks payable to: Claremont High School ASB


School Fee:                             None!

Public Forum:                          $25.00

Parliamentary:                         $25.00

LD:                                          $20.00

Congress:                                $8.00

IE:                                           $8.00


Extemp & Parli Topic Selection and Congress Legislation

We invite the community to submit potential topics or topic areas for consideration and integration to the tournament. All topic selection decisions will be made by the Tournament Director. If you or your students would like to create congress resolutions, suggest extemp topic areas, or submit Parli resolutions, please email all ideas to ( Congress legislation must be received by Friday, October 7th, 2016 so that the congress bills can be posted online three weeks prior to the tournament. The deadline for Parli Topics and Extemp Topic Regions will be Tuesday, October 18th, 2016.


Online Information will contain all information for the tournament including schedule, campus map, and the Invitation document itself. Congress bills will be posted three weeks prior to the tournament.



Schools must provide one judge for every 6 speech and congress entries, and one judge for every 2 debate entries. Schools may choose to purchase judges at a rate of $75 per hired judge. You may enter your judges to cover both Speech and Debate patterns, but due to our schedule, they may be assigned back-to-back rounds all day.




To reach Claremont HS exit the 10 Fwy at Indian Hill Blvd. and travel North. About two miles north, after crossing Foothill Blvd., Claremont HS will be on the left side. Or, exit the 210 Frwy at Baseline and travel west on Baseline to Indian Hill Blvd. Turn left on Indian Hill Blvd. The high school will be on the right side. There is ample parking in the main lot. Registration will be in the teacher’s lounge (800 Quad).