***June 2nd, 2019: Orator’s Cup Tournament!!!***
Sign up w/ Yilin or Jasmin (WeChat: modernbrain, Phone: 949-441-8354, Email: email@example.com) ASAP! Every student should go!
Orator’s Cup Tournament Info
Date: Sunday, June 2nd. Arrive at 7:30am for warmups
Tournament Address: Pacoima Charter School: 11016 Norris Ave, Pacoima, 91331
Dress code: Formal (Suit and tie for guys, suit or formal dress for girl)
Tournament fee: TBD based on your events. Talk to Jasmin or Yilin to pay your tournament fee ASAP.
Pattern A: Congress, Original Oratory, Informative (5 min for 3rd-8th grades, 10 min for 9th-12th grades), ADS (5 min).
Pattern B: Impromptu, Spar, Spontaneous Duo (9th-12th grades only), Original Interp for 1 or 2, Spanish Acting (5 min, 3rd-8th grades only).
Pattern C: Dramatic Interp, Duo, Humorous Interp, Interp W/ Binder (Prose, Poetry, or POI; 7 min), Declamation, Storytelling.
***Double entry allowed in all patterns***
SPAR timing format
1 minute for preparation. (Both students will prep at the same time.)
1 minute for Affirmative/Pro speech
1 minutes for Negative/Con speech
3 minutes open cross examination
1 minute for affirmative rebuttal
1 minute for negative rebuttal.
Extra practice for Orator’s Cup! Please sign up for the sessions you will be at so we can schedule coaches accordingly!
How to Join online tournament practice:
click on Join a meeting
Our ModernBrain meeting ID is: 6317906120
General 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 in each pattern, which means you can do 6 events total.
Q: What is I have something in the morning/afternoon the day of the tournament?
A: This is an all day event, so you’ll have to be there the whole day.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and she will give you some suggestions.