Climb the Mountain

Online Speeches & Debates

For High School Events

 

Welcome to our speeches and debates—online!

Email jim hanson your skype name/contact as soon as possible.

NEVER share skype name/contact info from this tournament with others besides tournament participants.

Update and test your Skype and confirm with Jim Hanson at jim@climbthemountain.us or hansonjb.tab@gmail.com you are ready to go by 12:55pm.

 

 

Debaters/Speakers in the Puget Sound and throughout the U.S., Canada, anywhere can join us.

Speak online from anywhere with an internet connection.

2017-2018 Schedule

Oct. 8    Nov. 4     Dec. 10     Jan. 21     Mar. 4

Apr. 22 Championship

HS LD, PF, IE SCHEDULE

12:45 Check-In

  1:00 Round 1

  2:15 Round 2

  3:30 Round 3

  5:00 Finals

  6:15  Awards

All times shown are Pacific Coast Time.
   How to Online Debate!
(note—this document will be updated)

 

ENTRY DUE TUES. THE WEEK OF THE TOURNAMENT

Oct 8 Climb Speeches, Interps, and Debates

Nov 5 Climb Speeches, Interps, and Debates

Dec 10 Climb Speeches, Interps, and Debates

Jan 21 Climb Speeches, Interps, and Debates

Mar 4 Climb Speeches, Interps, and Debates

Apr 22 Climb Speeches, Interps, and Debates Championships

 

FEES

No School Fee

Debater/Speaker Fee: $20 per debater/speaker ($10 at the Oct. 8 event if you attended the Bellevue Climb Clinic)

Judging Fees: $40 per uncovered LD debater, PF team; $20 per uncovered IE speaker (you need 1 judge per 2 LD debaters; 1 judge per 2 PF teams; you need 1 judge per 4 IE speaker entries)

Partial commitment judges are expected to judge all rounds and for rounds beyond commitment, fees are reduced.

If you need to hire judges, please tell Jim at least one week before the tournament starts at hansonjb@gmail.com

AWARDS*

Mailed to online participants.

Stuffed animals for those placing (top half of speakers; debaters that advance to elims).

Silver Stainless Steel Platters for first place.

DIVISIONS

LD and Speeches (HS)

Novice (debaters who have competed at 8 or less debate tournaments)

Open (open to any participant).

Public Forum (HS)

Novice (teams with debaters who both have competed at 8 or less debate tournaments)

Open (open to any teams)

We can add Policy-CX if there is demand.

Exception? We want your students to have the right opportunity. Contact Jim Hanson at hansonjb@gmail.com 

 

PREP TO BEGIN THE TOURNAMENT

By 12:45 pacific coast time, Check-in

1. Coaches-students confirm to Jim Hanson that all debaters/speakers and judges are online or at the tournament building and are ready

2. Coaches-students report any errors in the pairings to Jim Hanson asap

3. Every debater and judge views this:

Judge – Coach Expectations PPoint

Student – Observer Expectations PPoint

4. Every debater, speaker and judge tests tech to make sure it works.   Seek help from X for tech issues

 

 

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HIGH SCHOOL EVENTS

LD Speaking Times:

·        Lincoln-Douglas Debate, one on one debate on the topic for the month (Oct 8 will use Nov topic)

·        6-3-7-3-4-6-3 with 4 minutes of prep for each side.

·        Affirmative constructive speech (6 minutes)

·        Negative cross-examination of affirmative (3 minutes)

·        1 minute prep for neg.

·        Negative constructive speech (7 minutes)

·        Affirmative cross-examination of negative (3 minutes)

·        1 minute prep for aff.

·        Affirmative rebuttal (4 minutes)

·        1 minute prep for neg.

·        Negative rebuttal and summary (6 minutes)

·        1 minute prep for aff.

·        Affirmative summary (3 minutes)

PF Speaking Times:

·        Public Forum, two vs two debate on the topic for the month (Oct 8 will use the Nov topic)

·        4-4-3-4-4-3-2-2-3-2-2 with 4 minutes of prep for each side.

·        Pro Case (4 minutes)

·        Con Case (4 minutes)

·        Crossfire (3 minutes)

·        Pro Rebuttal (4 minutes)

·        Con Rebuttal (4 minutes)

·        Crossfire (3 minutes)

·        Pro Summary (2 minutes)

·        Con Summary (2 minutes)

·        Grand Crossfire (3 minutes)

·        Pro Final Focus (2 minutes)

·        Con Final Focus (2 minutes)

Speech-Interp Speaking Times

·        Interps: 10 minutes with 30 second grace period.*

--Interpers can use any kind of interp for this event.

·        Expos-Oratory: 10 minutes with 30 second grace period.*
--Students can do either Expos (informative speech) or Oratory (persuasive speech) for this event.

·        *if your Expos/Interp Reading is 8 minutes—just tell the judge.

·        Extemp: 30 minutes prep with 7 minute speech; Impromptu: 6 minutes for prep AND speaking.
--Students can do either impromptu or extemp speaking for the Extemp-Impromptu event.

 

Email Jim Hanson (Tab) questions at hansonjb@gmail.com or hansonjb.tab@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

External Links

Climb the Mountain Speech and Debate Foundation

IPDA Debate