Tournament FAQs:

Q: What are the different rounds/patterns?
A: Patterns just mean that students will compete in different events at different times. It allows for a tournament to host more events. Rounds mean that students will be performing the SAME SPEECH three different times, for different judges. Scores are averaged across rounds to determine final placings.

Q: How many events can I sign up for?
A: You can double enter in speech, which means you can do two events. The only exception is if you’re doing Extemp or Spar, then you can ONLY do that event.

Q: What is I have something in the morning/afternoon the day of the tournament?
A: That’s ok!! If you have something in the morning, you don’t have to be at the tournament until 2! If you have something in the afternoon and are interested in doing Congress in the morning, talk to Jasmin or Yilin.

Q: Will there be practice in class next week?
A: Yes. We'll be working on your events up until the tournament. If you feel like you need extra help, we will also be having online coaching sessions the week of the tournament.

Q: I need help writing a speech/getting suggestions or edits for my speech.
A: If you have a speech you've written and you want some feedback, you can put your speech in a Google doc and share it with Coach Jasmin at jasmin@modernbrain.com and she will give you some suggestions.

Tournament Info:

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Tournament Address: Claremont High School: 1601 N Indian Hill Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711

Dress code: Formal (Suit and tie for guys, suit or formal dress for girl)

Events (double entry allowed for everything except spar and extemp): Prose, OO, Extemp, Impromptu, HI, DI, Dec, Info, Storytelling, Spar, and Elementary Spar

Please arrive at 7:45am if you are competing in Congress.
Everyone else: Arrive at 2:00pm.

Tournament fee: $55/student. Please talk to Jasmin or Yilin to pay fee.

SPAR Rules for this tournament:

SPAR timing format
1 minute for preparation. (Both students will prep at the same time.)
2 minute for Affirmative/Pro speech
2 minutes for Negative/Con speech
5 minutes open cross examination (audience is also allowed to ask questions)
2 minute for affirmative rebuttal
2 minute for negative rebuttal



4/13/2019 Claremont Tournament

Address: 1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711

Dress Code: Formal

Time: If you do Congress, please meet at 7:15 am

If you do only speech: please arrive before 2 pm

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Online Session Schedule:

Monday, April 8th 6-8pm: INTERPS: HI, DI, Storytelling, Prose, & Duo
Tuesday, April 9th 6-8pm: PLATFORMS: Dec, OO, & Info
Wednesday, April 10th 6-8pm: LIMITED PREP: Impromptu, Spar, & Extemp
Thursday, April 11th 6-8pm: Everything!
Friday, April 12th 6-8pm: Everything!



How to Log in to Zoom

  1. Login to Zoom.us

  2. Click on Join a meeting

  3. put in our meeting ID: 6317906120

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