13th Annual Saints High School Invitational February 14, 2015 Mt. Hood Community College 26000 SE Stark St. Gresham, OR 97030 On behalf of Mt. Hood Community College Forensics Team, I would like to invite you to the 13th annual Mt. Hood Community College Saints Invitational. We are offering a full-service tournament including individual events, Student Congress, and LD-V, Policy (CX), Parliamentary, and Public Forum debate. We are excited to see a high level of competition right before your district qualifying tournaments. o Please plan to be checked in by 7:30am (not the typical 8:00am) o CX, PF, and LD will use current topics provided by the National Speech and Debate Association. Parli will have a choice of three topics concerning domestic and foreign affairs from the past two months. o For complete descriptions of each event and rules, please refer to the OSAA speech and debate handbook. Our tournament will feature the presentation of the Michael Ramon Padilla Top Speaker Award. The recipient of this award will be the student who has earned the most sweepstakes points for his or her team. This award is named after Michael Ramon Padilla who was a colleague of mine from Clark College and Portland State University. Ramon was an exceptional speaker known for his leadership and was one who demonstrated impressive sportsmanship. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at (503) 491-7634 [email protected] We look forward to welcoming you to our campus for a great day of great competition! Sincerely, Shannon Valdivia Director of Forensics Micah Moore Assistant Coach 13th Annual Saints High School Invitational February 14, 2015 Mt. Hood Community College 26000 SE Stark St. Gresham, OR 97030 Registration/Tournament Information: • You can register your team on www.ForensicsTournament.net • Your Tournament Entry needs to be completed by Tuesday February 10th. (Judges and Students) All fees (including judging penalties) will be assets at this time. • We will cut off registration at 40 schools Enter early to assure your place at the tournament. • Tab: Coaches and Judges should check that morning at the College Boardroom located upstairs near the library. • Judges lounge will be in Conference Room. • Students area will be in the Vista Dining Hall • Food services will are not available on site. But plenty of eating options are within walking distance. Judging: We wish to keep forensics affordable. We also wish to run an efficient tournament that doesn’t overwork the judging pool that is available. None of these goals are possible without each school covering its judging requirement. Judging requirements: o Every school must bring at least 1 experienced full time judge/coach. o Each school entering a CX team must provide at least 1 CX judge. o Each judge covers 2 debate teams (or 4 LD entries) and 6 Individual Event entries. o PS anyone who can judge debate can judge CX. Requests to not judge CX will be considered. But not considered heavily. o If your judge can not attend all day, make sure to note it in registration. Only judges who are available all day will count at a “full judge”. o An uncovered IE entry will be charged $10.00 and an uncovered Debate $25 13th Annual Saints High School Invitational February 14, 2015 Mt. Hood Community College 26000 SE Stark St. Gresham, OR 97030 Events: Events will be run in accordance with OSAA and its rules toward proven excellence. At this point we intend to offer both Open and Novice division in debate ONLY. We will keep you informed if we need to collapse novice division in order to maintain proven excellence. Event Patterns: Pattern A: HI, DI, DUO, EXP, OO, RAD ADS, PRO, POE, IMP, EXT Pattern B: LDV, PFD, PARLI D, CX, and Libiell Congress runs on its own schedule. Multiple Entries and Conflicts: The Ramon Padilla award is awesome. But time management is a part of the test. So enter at your own risk. o Students may enter a maximum of 3 events. o Students may only enter in 1 kind of debate. o Students entered in Congress may not enter any other event. Students Entering Multiple Events: o Please explain to your students how to successfully and respectfully compete with multiple entries. This includes having someone check into rounds for them if they are double entered and politely requesting to go first in IE’s excluding Extemp. o Although ballots will be marked with double-entries, it is up to the student to attend their rounds in a timely manner. o We will not re-run rounds for students who fail to make it to rounds on time. o Extempers can not speak out of order and extra prep time will not be given. 13th Annual Saints High School Invitational February 14, 2015 Mt. Hood Community College 26000 SE Stark St. Gresham, OR 97030 Event Patterns: Pattern A: HI, DI, DUO, EXP, OO, RAD ADS, PRO, POE, IMP, EXT Pattern B: LDV, PFD, PARLI D, CX, and Libiell Congress runs on its own schedule. Extemp Prep in room The Day Starts at 7:00am 7:00am to 7:30am: Registration and Check-in in the MHCC Board Room 7:40am to 8:ooam: Opening announcements for coaches & students in Vista DH Judges Training in the MHCC Conference Room 8:00am to 9:30: RD 1 Pattern A (Extemp Prep Starts at 8:00am) 9:30am to 11:15am: RD 1 Pattern B 11:15am to 12:45pm: RD 2 Pattern A (Extemp Prep Starts at 11:15am) 12:45pm to 2:30pm: RD 2 Pattern B 2:30pm to 4:00pm: RD 3 Pattern A (Extemp Prep Starts at 2:30pm) 4:00pm to 5:45pm: RD 3 Pattern B 5:45pm to 8:30pm: Pattern A and B Finals Awards ASAP: As soon as everything is clean. As always the schedule is subject to change. Check postings often!!!
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