The ballots for the last round of the SWSDI Novice Tournament are available here:
The Board members of SWSDI hope you had a wonderful experience, and are looking forward to seeing you throughout the year!
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.
The Agenda for the AIA SSDAC Meeting tomorrow is as follows:
Call to Order
Conference Representative Reports
Reports: ASDCA, NFL, Thespians, NFHS
Other Reports (conference reports—elections, tournament sites, etc)
- Convention proposals (1) Coding of competitors, 2) Tabulation of PF, 3) Congress cap)
- Hall of Fame discussion
- Novice policy debate case materials
- Calendar changes
- Divisions discussion from the Convention
- Handbook changes
- Items from the floor
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:firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you there!
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.
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
UK Tournament of Champions
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:
The following students will serve as Presiding Officers:
Would the following judges report to the Mason Headley room tomorrow by 10:30