While this posting is mainly for my team, this information applies to anyone in Colorado.
The following link is for the CHSAA handbook governing speech and debate in Colorado. It’s long – 124 pages – and much of it is of interest only to coaches in the state. CHSAA rules govern only the district tournaments that qualify competitors for the state championship tournament, and for the state championship tournament. While they do not officially apply to invitational tournaments, those tournaments traditionally use the CHSAA ballots.The qualifying tournaments for Nationals (NSDA/NFL) are a whole different matter and this information does not apply to those tournaments.
(For my team: Colorado is divided into two levels – Tournament and Festival – with each having their own specific set of events offered. Broadly speaking, larger schools do Tournament events, and smaller schools do Festival events. Schools are allowed to ‘compete up’ – and we’re one of those. Our enrollment numbers put us in the Festival category, but we choose to compete as a Tournament school – in no small part to have the full range of debate events available to us. Use the Tournament schools section of the document to answer any questions you might have.)
Relevant pages: These numbers apply to the PDF page count, which differs from the numbers on some of the pages in the document itself. You can use these page numbers to jump to the exact point you want.
General rules: Laptop rules 18; Evidence rules 21-22; Extemp rules 19; PF rules 24-25; LD rules 22-23; CX rules 23-24.
Sample ballots: The first page number is what the CHSAA ballot looks like: the second page number is the official event description.
IX (FX) 88-89
(Rubric for evaluating CX 123)