& Individual Events
March 1-2 Huron High School
About the Tournament
here to listen to the final Class
"AA" policy debate
Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking
Champion - Jon Hoadley,
Runner-Up - Robert Haar, Deuel
Third Place - Amy Finnegan, Deuel
Finalists- Clay Campbell, Madison; Kristen Egger,
Beresford; Tainna Hayes, Vermillion
Champion - Varsha Ramakrishnon, Vermillion
Runner-Up - Anders Fremstad, Vermillion
Third Place - Morgan McNickle, Groton
Finalists - Tony Dahle, Milbank; Josh Uecker, Madison;
Dustin Schley, Groton
Champion - Elisabeth Slagle, Vermillion
Runner-Up - Deepti Naik, Vermillion
Third Place - Amanda Tuchscherer, Milbank
Finalists - Abigail Kittelson, Madison; Teresa
Krueger, Groton; Sally Loeschke, Milbank; Tessa Hempel,
Champion Debaters - Robert Haar & Amy
Runner-Up Debater - Jon Hoadley & Elizabeth
Semi-Finalist Debaters - Morgan McNickle & Dustin
Schley, Groton; Anders Fremstad & Deepti Naik,
Champion - Dan Ring, Vermillion
Runner-Up - Wayne Booze, Madison
Semi Finalists - Patrick Weber, Montrose;
Lindsey Kjensted, Deuel
Quarter Finalists - Emily Sippel, Groton; Jeff Amert,
Madison, Tammie Dyer, Groton
Class - AA Results
Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking
Champion - Brennan Bilberry,
Rapid City Stevens
Runner-Up - Justin Goetz, Aberdeen Central
Third Place - Chris Roby, Watertown
Finalists - Micalann Sharp, Watertown; Christine Knieff,
Brookings; Kerianne Studioso, Mitchell
Champion - John Rapinchuk, Watertown
Runner-Up - Jayson Tischler, Rapid City Central
Third Place - Nicole Buseman, Sioux Falls Roosevelt
Finalists - Darin Gully, Watertown; Jesse Jensen,
Rapid City Stevens; Alex Bladwin Mitchell
Champion - Victoria Bures, Aberdeen Central
Runner-Up - Stephanie Chase, Brookings
Third Place - Grace Mlady, Mitchell
Finalists - Lindsey Hoff, Watertown; Emily Slama,
Watertown; Amanda Melham, Sioux Falls Roosevelt
Champion Debaters - Mark Werner & James
Runner-Up - Joel Stjernholm & Marc Anderson, SF
Semi Finalists - Lindsay Blair & Brady
Shelbourn, Aberdeen Central; Jeff Billion & Drew
Sendelbach, SF Lincoln
Quarter Finalists - Mike Stolp & John Rapinchuk,
Watertown; Yashreeka Huq & Angie Terry, RC
Central; Amanda Melham & Nicole Buseman, SF
Roosevelt; Nick Hartman & Chris Timmerman, SF
Champion - Adam Hoier, SF Washington
Runner-Up- Darin Gully, Watertown
Semi Finalists -Michelle Cain Huron, Brett Mischke,
Quarter Finalists - Rhino Zhang, Yankton; Seth Stadler,
SF Roosevelt; Josh Mahoney, SF O'Gorman; Megan
"A" Home Class
Each "AA" school may enter two, 2-person
switch-side teams in policy debate and two contestants
in each of the three individual events. All other
schools after the largest 16 will be considered Class
"A" schools and may enter a single 2-person
team, two 2-person teams, a single 4-person team or
two 4-person teams in policy debate. Class
"A" schools may also enter two contestants
in each of the three individual events. Class
"A" and "AA" schools may enter
either one or two Lincoln-Douglas debaters in the
State Tournament. Pairings for the State Debate
Tournament are drawn randomly for the first three
Policy Debate Resolution Class
Resolved: That the United States federal
government should establish a foreign policy
significantly limiting the use of weapons of mass
"AA" and Class
"A" schools shall use the cross-examination
style of debating
for their state tournaments.
debate, Each speaker shall give a constructive
speech, serve as a witness, serve as a cross-examiner,
and give a rebuttal speech.
shall be eight minutes in length, the
shall be three minutes in length, and the
rebuttal speech shall be five minutes in length. There
be a total of 5 minutes allowed each team for prep time between constructive
arguments, cross-examination and
rebuttal arguments. The debate shall open with a constructive speech by the
affirmative. Constructive speeches
shall be given alternately by the affirmative and the negative with the final
constructive speech by the negative.
Following each constructive speech there shall be a three-minute
cross-examination period. The first speaker for
the affirmative shall be cross-examined by one member of the negative team, and
the first speaker of the negative shall
be cross-examined by one member of the affirmative
team. The second speaker
for the affirmative shall be cross-examined by
the other member of the negative team, and the
second speaker for the negative shall be
the other member of the affirmative team. Each
cross-examination shall occur immediately after the constructive speech
involved. Following the final cross-examination, the rebuttal speeches are
opened by the negative
and alternated, with the final one being given by the affirmative.
Lincoln-Douglas Debate Resolution
The resolution shall be the proposition used
in January and February competition. All
Lincoln-Douglas debates will follow
the following prescribed format:
Speech 6 min.
of Affirmative 3 min.
Speech 7 min.
Cross-Examination of Negative 3 min.
Affirmative Rebuttal Speech 4 min.
Negative Rebuttal Speech 6
Affirmative Rebuttal Speech
* Each debater will be
given a total of three minutes for prep time
during the course of the debate.
In arriving at
a decision, the judge shall consider the following
1. The ability of
each debater/team to interpret and analyze the proposition,
discovering its meaning and boundaries and determining
the main issues, reducing the question to the form
of a logical brief.
2. The ability of
the debater/team to establish or overthrow a case by
means of proof, involving skill in the selection and application of evidence.
3. The ability of
each debater/team to reason logically, conclusively,
and persuasively toward definite and valid conclusions.
4. Power of
adaptation. Ability of the debaters throughout the
debate in adapting their arguments to those of their opponents to insure
clearness, logical relations, points of agreement
and difference and necessary clash. 5.
Adequacy of sources of evidence.
extemporaneous ability of the speakers.
7. Manifestations of
alertness, keenness, and originality of thought
in accurately presenting essential points of refutation.
8. Mental attitudes
of the speakers in relation to the question,
opponent and audience.
ability of the debaters in following the course of the arguments as the
debate progresses, along with fair play,
honesty and accuracy in handling opposing arguments.
10. The ability of
the debaters as effective speakers, including
audience contact, correct use of language, and control
of voice and body as agents of delivery.
Class AA -
AA - domestic
Class A -
A - domestic
Suggested topics will
be selected from the leading articles in the issues of
Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News
which are published during the five months immediately
preceding the contest. Extemporaneous speaking at the
for both Class "AA" and Class "A",
will be divided into
two contest types: a)
United States Extemporaneous Speaking with domestic topics.
Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking with topics of an international nature.
Each member school shall
be entitled to enter two contestants in each extemporaneous
speaking event: Domestic or Foreign. No student
is allowed to enter both contest divisions at the
State Tournament in
the same contest year. Contestants are given a choice
of three topics thirty minutes before the contest is
to begin in seven minute intervals. After the
contestants have drawn and selected their topic, they shall remain in the
room, until they are released by the chairperson
to go to the contest room and give their seven-
minute speeches. The top
four contestants will be ranked accordingly, all
others will rank a 5.Contestants will be ranked
according to their ability
to answer the question, organizing and outlining the
material, originality of treatment, degree of
conversational quality effective use of voice and
action in delivery, diction, making audience contact.
student-written, original orations must be memorized.
The oration may be written on any subject that the student desires, but it
must have a title. An
oration may not contain more than 150 words of quoted
material. The judge
shall consider the originality
of the composition, the style, the structure, the speaker’s sincerity,
poise, and audience contact; their control
and effective use of the voice; their bodily action; and their application of
all other principles necessary to a proper
presentation of the oration. Contestants will be
ranked 1, 2, 3 & 4. All others will receive the
rank of 5.
Trophies shall be presented
to the schools and the members
of the 1st and 2nd place teams in Class "AA"
"A" Debate/Lincoln Douglas. Plaques shall be
presented to each of the teams eliminated
in the semi-final round. Medals shall be presented
to the individual team members of the semi-finalist teams and to the members of
each losing debate teams
in the quarter-final round. Participation certificates
will be presented to all
contestants at the State Debate, Lincoln-Douglas and Individual Events.
be presented to the Class "AA" and Class
2nd and 3rd place speakers in each of the
events and Original Oratory. Medals shall be presented
to the individuals placing
4th through 6th in the final round of each event.
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