Westlake Thunderdome Online Invitational
2022 — NSDA Campus, UT/US
Welcome to the 2022 Westlake Thunderdome
Speech and Debate
NOTE: ALL ENTRIES MUST BE ASSOCIATED WITH A HIGH SCHOOL IN ORDER TO FOLLOW OUR STATE ASSOCIATION RULES.
Dates: October 14-15, 2022
Location: Online via NSDA Campus
Tournament Host/Director: Tanya Roundy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $25/day ($50 both days–note: Tabroom auto adds in these fees, I will remove after registration closes for teams only coming one day)
$4/person per event
Mail checks to address on invoice.
Speech 1:6, CX 1:2, Debates 1:2, Congress 1:6
(judges can judge both speech and debate events)
Asynchronous Speech Events---All Prepared Speech Events
Students may enter as many events as they would like, except Extemp with other live online events. They may however, do as many other prepared events as they’d like.
Students may only participate in one Debate event
Novice and Varsity Divisions Available in main events.
NOTE: Aynchronous Speech events:
Must be recorded (without any editing) and uploaded as an unlisted youtube/google drive file (don’t use a school drive as it often blocks access--suggestion-create a team email/drive account an use that for either drive or youtube–) IF a drive account, permissions need to be set to anyone with a link may view. I will not hunt down coaches to fix these during the tournament.
Speeches should be recorded that week and uploaded by Tuesday, judging to begin on Wednesday 8am through Saturday at 2pm. (note that Asynchronous Judges should plan accordingly and not wait until the last day-especially if they are judging other events)
Put the link for the video in the description/title section for that competitor’s speech in tabroom.
Yes to props, scripts, and having lots of fun. NO to Greenscreens, special affects, or editing.
Newscaster 1-2 people
Lip Sync 1-6 people
Storytelling, may or may not have book/script in hand, may use a chair. No Theme. No longer than 10 minutes. School Appropriate.
Online Live Events
Friday: Novice and Varsity Speech Events
BQ (Will combine if not enough entries)
Congress (First session will be a learning session as needed for novice)
World Schools (mixed nov/varsity teams ok) Prepared motions only, will release 1 month prior to tournament.
3pm Online Check in
3:30pm Judge Instructions in Judge/coach Lounge
Extemp Prep to Start at 3:30pm and 30 min before start of each round.
4pm Round 1
5:30 pm Round 2
7:30 pm Round 3
(we will run rounds faster as possible)
8-8:30am Check in
8:30am Judge Instructions
3 Rounds Double Flighted
Round 1 9am
Round 2 11:30am
Round 3 2pm
Round 1 10am
Round 2 12pm
Round 3 2:30pm
Session 1 9am-12pm
Session 2 1-4pm
Awards 4:30 pm–
Awards for top 5 in each event (Certificates provided and schools may pay for me to mail the dog tags and other awards if outside of Utah)
*School Size will be determined by number of students entered per school not number of entries
Large School Sweepstakes Award
Small School Sweepstakes Award
*Sweepstakes will be done using NSDA points (online and in person)
Speech: Points by placement per round
Debate: Points by win/loss per round
Congress: Points by placement overall