Coaches of Senior Debate and Speech Teams,
Entries for the State Debate and the State Senior High Speech tournaments must be submitted by 5:00 PM Friday, February 23rd. Registration deadlines are firm. Please understand that only name changes should occur after this deadline. Any drops reported after the deadline will be subject to the fees outlined in the handbook. All fees must be paid at registration, including any applicable drop fees, for teams to be allowed to compete. The handbook indicates a “final deadline” as the “penultimate day” before the tournament. As the state debate tournament begins on Thursday, March 8, the “final deadline” will be 12:00 AM on Tuesday, March 6. This deadline will be the same for senior speech and the state debate tournaments.
State Debate and Speech Tournament Fee Schedule:
Drops before the Final Deadline but after the initial registration deadline – entry fees plus $10.
Drops after the Final Deadline but before on-site registration—entry fees plus $25
Drops during on-site registration—entry fees plus $50
Judge drops after registration deadline–$65 per day of obligation dropped plus $100 drop fee. If the judge drop brings the school’s judge coverage below its obligation AND no hired judges are available to cover the slot, the school’s entry may be reduced.