RCHS Scrimmage

2023 — Richmond, VA/US

Richmond Community High School Scrimmage

Richmond Community High School (RCHS) is proud to host an in-person speech and debate scrimmage on Thursday, October 19th, 5:30—8:00pm, at RCHS (201 E. Brookland Park Blvd). Our scrimmage will be a quick exhibition where students will be able to compete in various VHSL categories of speech and debate. While we will not declare overall “winners” at this scrimmage, participants and coaches will get feedback on the ballots. This is a particularly good opportunity for students newer to speech and debate. This is also an excellent opportunity for judge training!

The Topics are as follows:


Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee the right to housing.

Public Forum

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its military presence in the Arctic.

We are also offering many speech events!

· Extemporaneous Speaking

· Humorous Duo Interpretation

· Humorous Interpretation

· Impromptu

· Original Oratory

- Original Spoken Word

· Poetry Interpretation

· Prose Interpretation

· Serious Dramatic Interpretation

· Serious Duo Interpretation

· Storytelling


Tabroom registration due by Tuesday, October 17th at 4pm



Check In: 5:30pm-5:45pm

Judges Meeting: 5:30pm-6:00pm

Extemporaneous Speaking Draw: 5:45pm-6:15pm

Debate Round 1: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Speech Round 1: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Debate Round 2: 7:10pm – 8:00pm

Speech Round 2: 7:10pm-8pm

Judge Requirements

Debate: 1 Judge Per 2 entries

Speech: 1 judge per 5 entries


Please contact Vincent Simone at vsimone@rvaschools.net