2020 RMHS Lobo Howl

2020 — Fort Collins, CO/US





Dear Forensic Coaches,


On behalf of the Rocky Mountain High School Forensics team, it is our pleasure to invite you and your team to participate in the 2020 RMHS Lobo Howl Forensic Invitational Tournament on January 25, 2020.  We hope you'll be able to join us.  Please visit www.tabroom.com to register.



A Wave                                                          B Wave

CX Debate                                                      LD Debate

PF Debate                                                       Poetry Interp

Humorous Interp                                            Duo Interp

Dramatic Interp                                              Extemporaneous Speaking

Original Oratory                                             Impromptu

Congress A                                                     Congress B                                        

Program Oral Interp                                       Informative Speaking                                    

One-on-One Value Debate                             Creative Storytelling


·         Doubling is encouraged, but only across (not within) waves

·         No doubling between CX and LD events is allowed. 

·         Students double entered in Extemp or One-on-One Debate may not receive their full prep time. 

·         Finals for all events will begin ASAP following the completion of preliminary rounds. 

·         All undefeated debaters will receive a 4th round provided enough judges are available.



·         4 entries are allowed in all events except Congress, for which there is no limit on entries. Additional entries will be accommodated if space is available and if you can bring judges with you. 

·         Current NSDA resolutions will be used for CX, LD, and Public Forum debates. 

·         RMHS is a non-smoking campus.  This includes electronic cigarettes.


JUDGING:  We feature a diverse judging pool of former competitors, community members and parents, and every attempt will be made to avoid the use of lay judges in CX/LD rounds.  Nevertheless, coaches may be asked to judge 2 rounds free of charge. Coaches who judge any additional rounds will be paid and thanked effusively.  If you will not be with your team, please send someone who is qualified to judge.  Coaches not wishing to judge may pay an additional $30 judging fee. Additionally, coaches are encouraged to bring judges with them in order to help ensure that the tournament will run on time. We will be paying $10 per round/session.


Facebook for judges:

**We now have a facebook page for Northern Colorado judges.  Please tell your judges to search for ‘Rocky Mountain North Forensics Judges’ and ‘like’ the page.  I will post details on that page about upcoming judging opportunities. 


FEES:  Registration costs are $10  per events entries; CX, PF, and Duo are $20; $6 for Congress. Fees must be paid according to pre-registration entry numbers as of Jan. 22nd .  Make checks payable to Rocky Mountain High School Forensics.


AWARDS:  Plaques will be awarded to all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners; 4th - 6th place will receive ribbons.  Superior and Excellent ribbons will also be awarded as merited.  In Congress, Outstanding and Superior speakers will be recognized and Presiding Officers will receive gavels.  Additionally, separate Sweepstakes trophies will be awarded in Public Speaking (CX, LD, Extemp, OO, PF, Congress, Imp.) and Interpretation (HI, DI, Duo, Poetry, POI, CS). Points: 10, 7, 5, 3, 2, 1. Congress points: Sup – 4, Outstanding – 3, PO - 3


LUNCH:  Lunch will be served to coaches and judges.  A concession stand in the commons area will serve pizza and snacks.  Additionally, a Burger King and several sit-down restaurants are within walking distance of RMHS (5-10 minutes).


PRE-REGISTRATION:  Please submit a preliminary registration by Friday, Jan. 17th on the www.tabroom.com web site.  Entries received after that time may not be granted entry depending on availability.  Numbers can be changed without cost until Wed., Jan. 22nd.


PLEASE PHONE IN DROPS!  To start the tournament on time, we ask that you inform us of your drops by 7:30 am on the 25th.  You may do so by either arriving at the tournament before then or be calling Paul

De Maret on his cell phone at 970-980-5507.  This will allow us to schedule much more quickly and get the first round off as close to 8:00 as possible (or before).


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:  Registration will be from 7-7:30 am.  Rounds will proceed as follows:

            8:00 am           A Wave Rd. 1             (CX and One-v-One Debate draw to begin earlier if possible)

            9:45 am           B Wave Rd. 1

            11:30 am         A Wave Rd. 2


            1:00 pm           B Wave Rd. 2

            2:45 pm           A Wave Rd. 3

            4:30 pm           B Wave Rd. 3


5:00 pm           Finals, A Wave events

            6:00 pm           Finals, B Wave events

            7:30 pm           Awards


LOCATION:  RMHS is located at the corner of Swallow and Shields in Fort Collins. 

·         From I-25 South:  Take the Harmony Rd. exit west to Shields.  Turn right on Shields for 1.5 miles.

·         From I-25 North:  Take the Prospect Rd. exit west to Shields.  Turn left on Prospect  for 1.5 miles.



If you have any questions or comments, please contact Paul at (970) 980-5507 or email Paul at pdemaret@psdschools.org.  We look forward to your participation in our tournament!





Paul De Maret and Carson Wray

RMHS Forensics




Make checks payable to RMHS Forensics.  Please submit by January 25th, 2019  to:


Attn: Paul De Maret                                                    email:  pdemaret@psdschools.org

Rocky Mountain High School                                    FAX: (970) 488-7001

1300 W. Swallow                                                       Work: (970) 488-7152

Fort Collins, CO  80526                                             Cell: (970) 980-5507