Winter Invitational at Cumberland Valley
2023 — Mechanicsburg, PA/US
Cumberland Valley Winter Invitational
Sunday, January 15, 2023
Cumberland Valley High School
6746 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
To enter: Please enter Cumberland Valley from Dapp Lane. Turn into the parking lot and look for the tennis courts. Park at your convenience. Enter the building where you see the big "CV" letters and "Performing Arts Center and Natatorium" above a set of doors.
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Individual (Speech) Events: Extemporaneous Speaking, Commentary, Oratory, Informative, Prose, Poetry, Dramatic / Humorous, Duo, Declamation, Impromptu
Debate Events: Lincoln-Douglas, Policy Debate, Congress, Public Forum. Extemp Debate
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There will be 3 preliminary rounds in speech and debate events, and 2 sessions of Congress.
Novice divisions will be offered in select debate events (as numbers permit).
$10 per student per entry
Students may double in speech events. There is no double-entry in debate events or Congress.
Students will debate the NSDA December 2022 Congress Legislation (posted to this tournament tabroom page).
1 judge per every 4 IE/Speech or Congress entries
1 judge per every 2 Lincoln-Douglas entries
1 judge per every 2 Public Forum entries
1 judge per every 2 Policy teams
There are NO HIRED JUDGES available.
Rules and Conventions for Events:
Speech and Interpretation events will be judged using the rules and standards which govern the NCFL.
Congress will use NSDA rules.
Public Forum will follow the 4-4-3-4-4-3-3-3-3-2-2 format with 3 minutes of prep time. Novice & Varsity PF divisions will use the January topic from the NSDA.
Lincoln Douglas has 4 minutes of prep time (per debater). Novice & Varsity LD will use the January/February topic from the NSDA.
Policy has 5 minutes of prep time (per team).
Time violations in Speech Events: Each speech event has a 30 second “grace period.” If the judge in the round finds that the student has gone beyond the grace period, the student may not be ranked 1st, but need not be ranked last based on time. The ranking is up to the individual judge’s discretion. No minimum time is mandated.
Pizzas will be available via pre-order only through the tabroom concessions tab. Be sure to submit your orders by January 9th at 5pm.
For those wishing to provide other purchased food, options such as Wegmans, Chipotle, Neato Burrito, Panera Bread and Chick-fil-A are nearby. Unfortunately, many don't deliver so schools might need an extra person for pick-up in some circumstances.
Water Bottles (Bring one!)
To minimize plastic waste, we will not be selling or providing single-use water bottles. Please bring a refillable water bottle so that you can use the refilling stations located within our building.
Coaches -- please bring a mug for hot beverages.
Entering the Building
Please enter Cumberland Valley from Dapp Lane. Turn into the parking lot and look for the tennis courts. Park at your convenience. Enter the building where you see the big "CV" letters and "Performing Arts Center and Natatorium" above a set of doors.