Mountain View Toro Country Classic
2022 — Mesa, AZ/US
Welcome to the 31st
TORO COUNTRY CLASSIC
presented by the
MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL
SPEECH AND DEBATE TEAM
November 10-12, 2022
It is our distinct pleasure to again offer the Toro Country Classic. We believe that high-quality competition is the key to advancing the competitiveness of Arizona Forensics, and we hope your team will choose to attend our tournament.
Please download and read the complete invitation.
We are offering World Schools Debate this year. If you cannot field a full team, feel free to team-up with another school to put together a team of 3-5 students. We are pooling World Schools Debate in with the LD judges as a result, any judge signed up to judge LD could also be assigned a WSD ballot and visa versa. If you are bringing WSD teams OR LDers, please make sure your judges have watched BOTH of the attached videos. This is less than a 10-minute obligation.
All participants have the option to wear masks. No one will be discriminated against for doing so even while speaking in a round.
We are pleased to announce that the Toro Country Classic is a Bid Tournament to the University of Kentucky Tournament of Champions in both Congressional Debate & Speech. We are also a bid tournament to the NIETOC!
UKTOC: This year the TOP 6 FINALISTS in CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE will receive a bid to the UKTOC. IMPORTANT INFO: Due to the length of debate required by the TOC for the Congress bids, Round 1 will be held on Thursday afternoon, November 10th with Round 2 and the final round on Friday, November 11th. Please see the schedule.
Bids are also available in the following speech events: (EX, OO, DI, HI, POI, Duo Interp, & OI (Prose/Poetry). NOTE: *In order for a student to qualify in OI (Prose/Poetry) from a tournament that offers Prose and Poetry as separate events, that student must obtain bids in BOTH Prose and Poetry individually in order to be fully qualified. The two bids may be gained at the same or separate UK TOC qualifying tournaments.
UK TOC IE Bids are offered at the following levels:
24 or fewer entries--TOP 3 receive bids.
25 - 72 entries--All FINALISTS receive bids
73+ entries--All SEMI-FINALISTS receive bids
NIETOC: Bids to the NIETOC are offered in the following events: (EX, OO, INF, DI, HI, Duo, POI, Duet).
NIETOC Bids are offered at the following levels:
We want all competitors, coaches, and judges to have the best experience possible, but we reserve the right to limit entries based on room availability. Because of this, we ask that you get your entry in as soon as possible. All entries above 10 competitors in Congress and above 6 in all other events will be added to the waitlist. On the evening of November 4th, I will pull all entries we have room to include off the waitlist. Additionally, if you know a competitor will not be available to compete in outrounds, please let us know this at registration, so we can pull up the next qualifier when we are doing breaks.
Congressional Debate Round 1 will be on Thursday, after school, with Round 2 and Finals on Friday morning and afternoon. High School Debate prelims will be Friday afternoon/evening, with outrounds occurring after lunch on Saturday. IE prelims will begin on Saturday morning and continue with outrounds in the afternoon. All Middle school events will take place on Saturday only.
We will present awards to the top three in the Debate events, the top six in the Congress, all IE and Duo events, and all Congressional Debate finalists. Sweepstakes trophies will be awarded to the top three schools with entries of 18 or more and to the top 3 schools with 17 or fewer entries. Only the top 3 scoring competitors in each event will count toward sweepstakes. Additionally, we will award an Individual Sweepstakes Award to the individual earning the most sweepstakes points for their team. The Outstanding Legislation award will go to the school that submits the best-written piece of legislation. Criteria for this award are included in the Legislative Debate section.
While AIA Rules and Guidelines will be the foundation for the operation of this tournament, please be advised that they will not apply in all situations. We have clearly noted any diversions from the AIA rules in the event information section.
Please contact us at one of the contact methods below, and I will be glad to fax or email you any information you might need.
Mountain View High School Forensics
Meg Howell-Haymaker, Speech and Debate Team Coach
Cell #: 480-294-7455, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org