Ashland Grizzly Invitational
2017 — Ashland, OR/US
UPDATE: Please note the updated schedule available in the sidebar or below.
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Dear Coaches and Students,
Ashland High School cordially invites you to participate in the 4th Annual Grizzly Invitational on January 27th and 28th at Ashland High School.
The Grizzly Invitational will feature both junior varsity and varsity divisions in debate and individual events. Junior varsity will be open to first and second year competitors and designed for students who are still learning that activity, while varsity is open to anyone. Each division of debate will be guaranteed a minimum of five debate rounds, with additional elimination rounds for teams that perform exceptionally well.Individual events will be run in the style of State with two judges as possible and semifinals for any event with over 16 entries. All elimination rounds will have three judge panels. Events with at least 8 entries will have a final round.
Individual events will be run in the style of State with two judges as possible and semifinals for any event with over 16 entries. All elimination rounds will have three judge panels. Events with at least 8 entries will have a final round.
We are excited to feature Big Questions debate, a newly promoted NSDA event that asks competitors to analyze complex worldview topics. The Big Questions topic for this year is "Big Questions debate will be held during all individual event patters, meaning students are unable to enter in any IEs if they are entered in Big Questions. Competitors can, however, enter in both Big Questions debate and one of the other debate forms offered. We will follow all NSDA rules for Big Questions.
Students that will not compete in Big Questions debate are able to enter two IEs per pattern. Patterning will be as follows:
Program Oral Interp
After Dinner Speaking
We will offer a semifinal round for individual events with more than 16 competitors (four total rounds are possible for students in those events who earn a place in finals). Extemp prep will take place 30 minutes into all pattern A. Based on prior entries, we do not expect extemp to require a semifinal round, but the schedule will be adjusted as needed.
We will follow all OHSSL guidelines unless otherwise noted.
Additionally, Ashland High School has partnered with Point of Information to offer a parli-only tournament to run side by side with the Grizzly Invitational on January 28th and 29th. For more information on the State of Jefferson 4x4, please visit the tournament invitation: https://www.tabroom.com/index/tourn/index.mhtml?tourn_id=6494.
Friday, Jan 27th
Registration Begins for Parli Teams -- 11:30am
Parli Round 1 -- 12-1:30pm
Registration for All Teams -- 1:30-2:00pm
Debate Judges Training -- 1:45-2:00pm
Debate Round 1 and Parli Round 2 -- 2:15-4:00pm
Debate Round 2 and Parli Round 3 -- 4:00-5:45pm
Dinner Break -- 5:45-6:15pm
Debate Round 3 and Parli Round 4 -- 6:15-8:00pm
Debate Round 4 and Parli Round 5 -- 8:00-10:00pm
Saturday, Jan 28th
IE Only Registration -- 8-9:30am
Debate Round 5 and Parli Quarters -- 8:00-9:30am
IE A Round 1 -- 9:30-10:30am
Extemp Prep -- 10:15am
IE B Round 1 -- 10:30-11:30am
IE A Round 2 -- 11:30am-12:30pm
Lunch and Equity Forum (Lunch Provided) -- 12:30-1:30pm
Extemp Prep -- 1:20
IE B Round 2 -- 1:45-2:45pm
Debate Semifinals -- 2:45-4:15
Extemp Prep (if needed for semis) -- 3:45pm
IE Semifinals (Events with 16 or more competitors) -- 4:15-5:15pm
Debate Finals -- 5:15-6:45pm
Extemp Prep -- 6:15pm
IE B Finals -- 6:45-7:45pm
IE A Finals -- 7:45-8:45
9:00 or ASAP -- Awards