Jack Howe Memorial Tournament

2017 — Long Beach, CA/US

Individual Events

Events Offered: We will offer all eleven CHSSA Individual Events: extemporaneous, impromptu, expository, original advocacy, original oratory, original prose/poetry, dramatic interp, humorous interp, oratorical interp, thematic interp, and duo interp. Each student may enter up to two (2) Individual Events.  It is the student’s responsibility to get to each round on time. We suggest that students sign the chalkboard in their rounds to be certain the judge is aware they are entered in the event.


Divisions: All Individual Events will feature Novice and Senior divisions only.


Elimination Rounds: Any event with less than 7 contestants will not have a final round. Events with more than 7 competitors will feature a final round. Events with more than 24 entries will advance to semifinals. On Sunday, the two IE elimination round slots are for both finals and semi-finals. We reserve the right to hold elimination rounds for events advancing directly to finals concurrent with IE semifinals. It is your responsibility to insure that your students arrive in time to compete in their rounds.


Advancing to Elimination Rounds: No more than half of the field will be advanced to finals. Students will be rank ordered first by highest cumulative rankings, then by the highest speaker points. All attempts will be made to make a clean break (by cumulative rankings).