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This is a College tournament in New Jersey.

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Dear Friends,


On behalf of the College of Communication and the Arts of Seton Hall University, the Brownson Speech and Debate Team, and SNAFU, we are delighted to invite you to the Annual Lucky 7 tournament swing (with AFA District 7) to be held on February 29 and March 1, 2020. The Lucky 7 tournament will be held on February 29 and the AFA District 7 Qualifier will be held on February 29 and March 1. We hope you will join us at Seton Hall University to share our gifts of oral expression with friends from near and far.

The tournament is open to all schools wishing to attend, and will feature the 11 AFA-NIET events.  All points and tabulations will be conducted according to AFA-NIET procedures. Two preliminary rounds of individual events will be followed by finals consisting of the top six contestants in each event. We will offer an Individual Speaker Award to the top three individuals who enter in at least four events in two genres of forensics. Sweepstakes awards will be given to the top three schools.


Enclosed you will find tournament information and the entry form. Please read the information carefully. Sam Ohrenberger-Hopkins will serve as this year’s tournament director.
Should you have any further questions please contact Catherine Zizik at 862-253-7886, Catherine.Zizik@shu.edu or Sam Ohrenbeger-Hopkins at 540-230-3507, Sam.Hopkins@shu.edu. On behalf of the team and coaching staff, we look forward to hosting you!


All the best,


Sam Ohrenberger-Hopkins, Head Coach

Catherine Zizik, Associate Professor, DOF





Seton Hall University          

SATURDAY, February 29, 2019


Registration                                         8:00 AM (Lower Level, Fahy, Rm 2)

Extemp Draw                                      8:15 AM

Round 1A                                            8:30 AM

Round 1B                                            9:45 AM

Lunch Break                                      

Extemp Draw                                      11:45 AM

Round 2A                                            12:00 noon

Round 2B                                            1:15 PM          

Finals Extemp Draw                           2:45 PM

Finals                                                  3:00 PM

Awards                                                ASAP 

Dinner break


Start of District 7 Tournament

District 7 Tournament Round 1B       7:30pm

* Schedule subject to change *

Students may enter up to 3 IE events per pattern. Students may enter 2 Duos so long as it is with 2 different partners and 2 different scripts, 2 Duos count as 2 events. Please let us know of any accessibility needs.

Pattern A: Extemp, Persuasive, Program Oral Interp, Duo Interp, Prose, and Informative

Pattern B: Impromptu, Dramatic Interp, After Dinner, Comm Analysis, and Poetry

All Entries are due Wednesday February 26th by 5pm Eastern Standard Time.  You can submit your entry through speechwire.com. If you experience any problems with your entry submission, please contact Sam Ohrenberger-Hopkins at 540-230-3507 or Sam.Hopkins@shu.edu.





We will present awards to all elimination round participants.  We will also provide awards for school sweepstakes and individual speaker. To be eligible for Individual Speaker, contestants must compete in at least two of the three genres of forensics (LP, PA and Interp) and in at least four events.

For sweepstakes awards, finalists will receive 12 points for first place, 10 points for second, 8 points for third, 7 points for fourth, 5 points for fifth, and 3 points for sixth.


Seton Hall University and SNAFU will use the current standing event definitions and time limits as published by the American Forensics Association.  We will offer a semi-final round for any event with 40 or more entries competing in both preliminary rounds of competition. 

Barring network outages, internet access will be provided for Extemp.


One judge covers eight IE slots.  Judging obligation is based on the initial entry to the tournament.

Seton Hall University Fees:

$ 10 per slot

$ 10 per uncovered slot  (8 IE slots)

$ 10 per dropped slot through Friday

$ 15 per additional entry after Wednesday, Feb. 26 (if room allows) 

$ 80 per judge dropped through Friday, Feb. 28

$ 25 dropped IE slots, and $125 per dropped judge at registration


Checks can be made payable to the following:  Seton Hall University:  Ed Leonard Memorial Fund. Please note that university policy will not allow us to make change from checks.


Manager contact information

Sam Ohrenberger-Hopkins
Email address: sam.hopkins@shu.edu
Phone number: 5402303507

Mailing address

None provided

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