Welcome to the home page for the 2020 Eastern A Montana Divisional Meet tournament hosted by Custer County on Jan 24-25, 2020 for High School students.

Status: Tournament Completed

Custer County District High School

 

CCDHS                                                                                                                                        Kyle Dunfee        

20 S. Center                                                                                                                                  Activities Director

Miles City, MT  59301

Phone: (406) 234-4920                                     

FAX: (406)234-4923                                                                                                                                    January 4, 2020

 

 

TO:                  ACTIVITY DIRECTORS AND COACHES

                        SPEECH, DRAMA, AND DEBATE

 

FROM:            HEATHER SCHMITZ, TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR

                        KYLE DUNFEE, ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR

 

RE:                  DIVISIONAL SPEECH, DRAMA, AND DEBATE TOURNAMENT

                       

Custer County District High School cordially invites you to compete at the Speech, Drama and Debate Divisional meet on Friday and Saturday, January 24th and 25th, 2020. 

 

REGISTRATION:

An entry fee of $5.00 will be charged for each participant. Registration will be through the Forensic Tournament website at: www.forensicstournament.net ending Friday, January 17th at 4 PM.  Check in will be at Custer County District High School Business Office between 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM.

 

*Please email an approximate count for lunch numbers for both days (for those desiring to purchase a lunch through the concessions) to Heather Schmitz hschmitz@milescity.k12.mt.us by January 15th so our concessionaire can get supplies ordered in time.  See FOOD: below for more information.

 

Each school may enter up to three entries in each event. A drop fee of $5.00 will be assessed for each contestant dropped after 4 PM on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020. If you have drops, please make sure to update your info at the Forensic Tournament, call or text Heather Schmitz’ cell at (406) 853-0055, or email them to her at hschmitz@milescity.k12.mt.us as soon as possible.

 

MHSA Rules: All events will be conducted according to the rules in the 2019-2020 MHSA handbook. ALL contestants will follow class A rules. Also, coaches are encouraged to watch rounds and may be asked to judge. Please familiarize your contestants with the timing procedures and be sure that each contestant has a digital kitchen timer.  Time will be counting up.

Public Forum Resolution (January topic):

            Resolved: The United States should end its economic sanctions against Venezuela.

 

LD Resolution (January/February topic):

            Resolved: States ought to eliminate their nuclear arsenals.

 

Policy Resolution (2019-20 topic): 

The United States federal government should substantially reduce Direct Commercial Sales and/or Foreign Military Sales of arms from the United States.

 

The January Extemp. topics will be used.

 

FOOD

Concessions and lunch will be available for students at the High School.  Concessions will be available until 2:00 or so.  Lunch will be served from 11:00 to 1:30 in the Gym Lobby.  School purchase orders will be accepted, and tickets provided at registration.  Please include the number of students who wish to buy their own lunches with your registration.  The menu will probably include hamburgers and hotdogs plus the usual fixings.  The last day to change purchased lunch numbers will be January 17th.  Lunch will be provided for judges, bus drivers, and coaches in room 6 (the home economics room).

 

COMPETITION SITE:          

 

All events will be held at CCDHS.  The gym lobby and the upper mezzanine in the gym will be used for the commons area for contestants.  Contestants should be there when not in rounds.  Remember contestants may not be in competition rooms unless a judge or coach is present.  At the end of the tournament, please ask your team members to pick up their area.  The awards assembly will be as soon as possible following finals and will be in the auditorium (4ish?).

 

COMPETITION:

 

There will be four preliminary rounds, a semis (if we can find enough judges) and finals in all events with more than 12 competitors. The schedule for the meet is:

 

Debate

Speech/Drama

Extemp Draw

Friday

10:00

10:00

9:30

 

12:00

12:00

11:30

 

2:30

2:30

2:00

Saturday

8:30

8:30

8:00

 

10:30

10:30

10:00

 

1:30

1:30

1:00

 

 

Policy Debate will be round robin for three rounds.  Final placement will be determined by win/loss record and points.

 

Extemp Draw will be in Room 401.

 

AWARDS:

Awards will be the awards that MHSA provides.

 

If you have any questions, contact Heather at hschmitz@milescity.k12.mt.us or call me at school 234-4920 ext. 244 during the school day or (406) 853-0055 (cell) in the evening. (Voicemail will be available if I am unavailable.)

 




Deadlines
  • Fri 01/17/20 4:00 pm Mountain
    Accepting Entries
  • Fri 01/17/20 5:00 pm Mountain
    Adds, Changes, Drops for Existing Schools only
  • Mon 01/20/20 4:00 pm Mountain
    Drops Only