CHSSA Rule Changes for 2018‑19

CHSSA Rules Updates, Sep 2018

 

Speech

TI
  • TI is now mostly, but not entirely, aligned with POI, and is scheduled to be renamed to POI.
  • TI/POI students are no longer allowed up to one-third original content; instead there is now a 150-word limit for use in the intro or any transitions, not counting the titles and author names.
  • All electronically sourced scripts must come from websites on the NSDA approved script list.  (See https://www.speechanddebate.org/approved-websites/) If your script is from a credible website not included by NSDA, you can petition NSDA to include it.
OI
  • All electronically sourced scripts must come from websites on the NSDA approved script list.  (See https://www.speechanddebate.org/approved-websites/) If your script is from a credible website not included by NSDA, you can petition NSDA to include it.
  • Downloaded scripts are now allowed. A downloaded TED Talk is allowed. TEDx is not allowed

Debate

LD/PF/Policy
  • Internet is now allowed in PF/LD/Policy for the sole purpose of file sharing with opponent(s) and/or partner. File sharing may be done through any method agreed upon by all competitors in a given debate, prior to the start of that debate. Any other use of the internet during the round is still not allowed.
  • Off-time roadmaps are now allowed in all debate events, as long as they stay under 15 seconds and are not argumentative in nature.
Parli
  • Parli speech times are changed from 7-7-7-7-5-5 to 7-8-8-8-4-5. This will take effect at our league tournaments this season. Invitationals are free to set their own speech times, but the ones that say they are following CHSSA rules should also use 7-8-8-8-4-5.