2016 — Belton, MO/US
Our mission is to graduate college and career-ready students
through engagement in personalized, relevant learning experiences.
We are ecstatic to invite you Back to Belton,
Belton High School’s Speech and Debate Team cordially invites you and your students to compete in the Belton Novice IE6. The tournament will take place at Belton High School: 801 W North Ave, Belton, MO 64012
Belton will host a novice tournament this year opposite of Grandview High School who will be hosting novice debate. Our tournament will bring your team six (6) rounds of preliminary forensics competition plus a final round to determine our tournament champions. Awards will be presented to the top six competitors in each event, along with team sweepstakes (top 3) and a traveling trophy to the overall top team.
We will are offering the following events: Original Oratory, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Prose, Poetry and Storytelling.
We will be using Tabroom.com, via the NSDA, to host our tournament. This program will allow you to link your NSDA account and register directly into the tournament and will auto post the results for you on the NSDA site. To register student entries and judges at: http://beltonie6.tabroom.com. Please let us know if you have any trouble using this site and we will assist you. You can also go to: http://docs.tabroom.com/Registration to get information on how to complete registration, should you need additional assistance. Live results will also be available at http://beltonie6.tabroom.com throughout the tournament.
Respectfully yours in education,
Coach Ellis, Coach McClain and Coach Pfefer
Team president: Rafael H. ; Concessions/Hospitality: Mrs. Hicks & Ms. Fyffe
Friday - October 28th
3:30 —IE Round 1
5:15 —IE Round 2
7:00 — IE Round 3
Saturday - October 29th
8:30 — IE Round 4
10:15 —IE Round 5
12:00 —IE Round 6
2:00 — IE Finals
3:30 —Awards Ceremony
General Tournament Rules and Information:
Students may enter two individual events. Students may not be triple entered in any individual events.
All students competing must be a novice student; a novice student for this tournament is one who has never competed in any speech, debate or forensics event in any previous school year.
This will be strictly enforced, any student who is found to have competed in any event in any previous year will be disqualified from the tournament.
JUDGE REQUIREMENTS: Teams must cover all entries with varsity students or adult coaches for every six (6) entries. In order to ensure we have enough judges please know that entries must be coved in the following fashion:
1-6 Entries: 1 Judge; 7-12 Entries: 2 Judges; 13-18 Entries: 3 Judges...ETC
Judges MUST be registered on http://beltonie6.tabroom.com
All schools with students competing in the final round, must provide judges using the same system as above to cover their qualified finalist.
Each student entry is $6.
All uncovered judge requirements will result in a $20 fee per day/per judge.
All missed judge rounds are $5 per round.
Fees are due for any cancellations or additions made after the deadlines posted on http://beltonie6.tabroom.com.
At least one adult sponsor must be on campus with your team at all times.
The hospitality room will be open to coaches, adult sponsors, drivers and adult judges.
Tab will be open to coaches, adult sponsors and tab staff only.
Overall Sweepstakes winner will get the amazing traveling trophy and a first place trophy to keep, trophies will also be given for 2nd and 3rd overall. Sweepstakes will be determined using the following criteria:
NO food or drink in the classrooms, please. Water is acceptable.
MSHSAA rules will be followed at all times. If MSHSAA has no rule, NSDA rules will be considered.
Final Round Tiebreakers:
Original Oratory: Speeches must be the original work of the contestant. No more than 150 words may be directly quoted. Speeches must be memorized, delivered from memory, and may not exceed ten minutes. Competitors are prohibited from performing oratories used in any previous year of competition.
Dramatic and Humorous Interpretation: Selections must be taken from published literature (i.e., play, novel, short story, etc.). NSDA guidelines apply. Selections should possess literary merit and must be appropriate for a high school performance. The performance, including the introduction, must be memorized. Performances may not exceed ten minutes.
Duo Interpretation: Selections must be taken from published literature (i.e., play, novel, short story, etc.). NSDA guidelines apply. Selections should possess literary merit and must be appropriate for a high school performance. The performance, including the introduction, must be memorized. Team personnel must remain constant throughout the tournament. Performances may not exceed ten minutes.
Prose Reading: Selections must be taken from published material, but may not be taken from a play and may not be more than 50% dialogue. Literary quality is an important factor. Scripts should be used except during the memorized introduction. Performances may not exceed eight minutes.
Poetry Reading: Selections must come from published material. Literary quality is an important factor. Scripts should be used except during the memorized introduction. Performances may not exceed eight minutes.
Storytelling: The contestant must narrate a story combination of her or his own words and original essential phrases. Selections must come from published material. The memorized introduction may be given in a standing or sitting position. The story narration must be performed while sitting on a chair or stool. Performances may not exceed eight minutes.
All schools are required to bring a judge (varsity student or adult) for every 6 entries. Round up.
1 - 6 entries = 1 Judge; 2 - 12 entries = 2 Judges; 13 - 18 entries = 3 judges.
Also, if you have judges who can only do one day or the other, there is a Saturday only and Friday only check box in the bottom right corner.