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Scheidecker Memorial Tournament

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We would like to welcome you to the Metea Valley David D. Scheidecker Memorial Speech Tournament, scheduled for Saturday, January 30th, 2021.   Our tournament structure is currently slated to be a HYBRID structure  - all Prelim Rounds will be asynchronous rounds, and Final Rounds will be synchronous Zoom Rounds.
 
We will try and mirror what the IHSA expectations and guidelines will be, once those are determined and announced.
 
GOALS:
 
to forward - now more than ever - society’s need for competent and confident public speakers,
to hold valuable the effort and talent it takes to be successful in the world of public performance,
to make sure that we celebrate the camaraderie and lifelong friendships that participating in high school Speech creates,
to recognize the effort, sacrifice, and leadership that are demanded as students end their season and/or careers, 
to provide feedback in determining and sharpening your team’s postseason endeavors, and
to acknowledge the resiliency and resolve we all have shown this Speech season!
 
ENTRY:
There are no limits on entries per event. Coaches can triple-enter students; however, students should not be entered at other tournaments on Saturday, January 30.
 
Adds will be closed on Monday, January 25 at 7:00 pm at that time, entry and judge numbers will be locked in.
 
FEES AND JUDGES:
13 or fewer total entries = $100 
14-28 total entries = $150
29-42 total entries = $200 
43-56 total entries = $250 
57 or more entries = let’s have a conversation
 
Schools should bring 1 judge per every 6 entries (rounded up as needed).
 
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE:
ALL TIMES ARE SST (Speech Standard Time) - subject to change base don the fluidity of our tournament management!
 
Monday, Jan. 25 (7:00 pm) - entry and judge numbers in
Wednesday, Jan. 27 (mid-morning) - Limited Prep (RS, ES, IS) materials sent
Thursday, Jan. 28 (by 10:00 pm) - entry names and video link submissions* due
Friday, Jan. 29 (8:00 am) -  Tournament built, Schematics sent, Judging Assignments Released
 
Saturday, Jan. 30 (11:00 am) - ALL PRELIMINARY JUDGE E-BALLOTS SUBMITTED
Saturday, Jan. 30 (12:00 noon) - Final Rounds posted
Saturday, Jan. 30 (1:00 pm) - All Final Rounds Begin!
Saturday, Jan. 30 (3:00 pm) - Awards Ceremony (platform to be determined)
 
* DOUBLE AND TRIPLE CHECK ALL VIDEOS!  If there are any issues, judges will be instructed to give the students the rank of the lowest possible in that section.
 
 
LIMITED PREP RULES:
 
RADIO SPEAKING (RS) : Prelim packets will be released Wednesday morning by 12:00 noon.  There will be LIVE preps for break rounds on Saturday.
 
EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING (ES): Prelim questions will be released Wednesday morning by 12:00 noon.  In ES Prelims, students will have a choice of domestic or international news. There will be LIVE preps for break rounds on Saturday. In ES Finals, prep will be from Current Events.
 
IMPROMPTU SPEAKING (IS): Prelim questions will be released Wednesday morning by 12:00 noon. In IS Prelims, students will have a choice from one of three randomly generated prompts from our coaching staff’s diabolical minds. There will be LIVE preps for break rounds on Saturday. For IS Finals, see previous comment regarding “diabolical minds.”
 
 
DUETS:
Duet Prelims will be prerecorded videos. Finals will be synchronous with everything else! 
Duets must not record on different screens and cannot be in the same room, even if they are siblings.  
Duets can use 1 table and 2 chairs between the two screens.  
Duet videos must not be edited, except in putting the two videos together.   
 
 
AWARDS:
Individual awards for all finalists.  Charitable donations will be made in the name of the top five (5) teams in lieu of team trophies. 
 
As soon as we determine a platform for our awards, we will send out a link to that, but expect eit to be just as many of our very worthy and talented host schools have done. 
 
Yours in Speech,
Mark Simon, Matt Wolski, Derek Sturn, Hamdan Suhail, Norah Flaherty, and the entire Metea Valley Mustang Speech Team 2020-21
 
Socially Distanced But Better Together!

 

Manager contact information

Mark Simon
Email address: mark_simon@ipsd.org
Phone number: 630-677-1582

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1801 North Eola Road
Aurora, IL 60502

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