SWSDI Novice Tournament Ballots

The ballots for the last round of the SWSDI Novice Tournament are available here:

swsdi-novice-ballots

The Board members of SWSDI hope you had a wonderful experience, and are looking forward to seeing you throughout the year!


Judge Training Opportunities

There are a couple of judge training opportunities available coming up. All are welcome. Please send your judges so that they may be ready for the upcoming season.

On September 13, there will be a judge training at Mountain View High School. It will be in room 725, at 6:30 PM.

On September 21, Tempe Preparatory Academy will host a training at 6:30 PM.

In addition, the SWSDI Novice tournament will hold a judge training session at the start of round 1 for all new judges.

We want to have as many trained judges as possible.


AIA SSDAC Meeting 9/7

The Agenda for the AIA SSDAC Meeting tomorrow is as follows:

 

Call to Order

Minutes

Introductions

Conference Representative Reports

Reports:  ASDCA, NFL, Thespians, NFHS

Other Reports (conference reports—elections, tournament sites, etc)

Old Business

  1. Convention proposals (1) Coding of competitors, 2) Tabulation of PF, 3) Congress cap)
  2. Hall of Fame discussion
  3. Novice policy debate case materials
  4. Calendar changes
  5. Divisions discussion from the Convention
  6. Handbook changes

New Business

  1. Items from the floor

Adjourn

 

 


ASDCA Coaches Convention 2016!

It’s that time again!  Our 2016 ASDCA Coaches Convention and Workshops will be held on August 20 at Brophy College Prep.  Details, fees, and registration are available at http://www.joyoftournaments.com/az/convention/info.asp.  Come learn about the new year, meet with your colleagues, and have your judges and students learn about the world of Speech and Debate.

Additionally, our New Coaches Meeting will take place at Mountain View High School on August 27th.  Details are available on the Convention website, and more information and registration for the meeting is available by emailing Meg Howell-Haymaker at mailto:mmhowellhaymaker@mpsaz.org.

See you there!


ASDCA Middle School State Tournament

Congratulations to Phoenix Country Day School who won the ASDCA Middle School State Sweepstakes championship. Scottsdale Preparatory Academy was the runner-up team. The Arizona students of the future got a wonderful taste of what awaits them in high school. Thank you to treasurer John Wolnisty for his continued organization and support of this tournament.


2016-2017 Speech, Debate, and Theater Calendar

Arizona Interscholastic Association
State Speech and Debate Advisory Committee
2016-2017 Sanctioned Events Calendar

 

August 13 – AZ Thespians Convention
August 20 – Arizona Speech and Debate Coaches Association Coaches Convention – Brophy College Prep
August 27 – New Coaches Workshop – TBD
September 7 – AIASSDAC Meeting – AIA Office
September 17 – Southwest Speech and Debate Institute Practice Tournament – Horizon HS
September 24 – Prep School Congress – Scottsdale Prep Academy
October 7-8 – Lost Dutchman – Red Mountain HS
October 21-22 – Jim Fountain Classic – McClintock HS
November 11-12 – Toro Country Classic – Mountain View HS
November 18-19 – Dobson Invitational – Dobson HS
November 18-19 – Arizona Thespians State Festival – Phoenix Convention Center
December 2-3 – ASDCA Winter Trophy –                Division 1 – Arizona State University

Division 2 – Greenway

 

January 5-7 – ASU Southwest Championships – Arizona State University
January 13-14 – Prep School Tournament – Chandler Prep Academy
January 18 – AIASSDAC Meeting – AIA Office
January 21 – Grand Canyon University Speech Tournament – GCU
January 21 – Southern Arizona Acting Festival – University of Arizona
January 28 – Northern Arizona Acting Festival – TBD
January 28 – Central Arizona Acting Festival – TBA
February 10-11 – Bobcat Bonanza – Central HS
February 18 – State One-Act Play Festival – TBD
February 25 – National Speech and Debate Association Congress Qualifier Tournament – GCU
March 3-4 – SWSDI Tournament – Hamilton HS
March 17-18 – AIA State Tournament – Division 1 – ASU

Division 2 – Paradise Valley HS
March 24-25 – NSDA National Qualifier – Phoenix Country Day School
April 19 – AIASSDAC Meeting – AIA Office


TOC Final Round Qualifiers

UK Tournament of Champions

Congressional Debate

 

Congratulations to the following students who will compete in the final round tomorrow.  The round will start shortly after the Awards ceremony at the Campbell House tomorrow:

XAE Wettach

XKZ Seabrooks

XGY Hedayatnia

ACP Osaba

XGR Estel

XMR Wainer

XJC Kumar

ACX Bevard

XCR Kleinle

AGP Love

ACD Haq

XBK Hunschofsky

 

The following students will serve as Presiding Officers:

 

ADS Gordon

ALH Kannegieter

XAE Fadool

 

Would the following judges report to the Mason Headley room tomorrow by 10:30

 

Tracy Harrington

William Fritz

Harry Yu

Linda Dolan

Deborah Nicholls

Kathryn Stewart

Veneta Gilchrist

Nick Klemp

Jeff Harkleroad

Chris Harrow

Jay Stubbs