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November 2020

 

Dear Fellow Speech Coaches,  

 

The second annual Wayne High/Wayne State Classic will be held on February 6, 2021 on the Wayne State College Campus.  Again this year, the tournament is NIEOTC certified.  As of this writing, we are also planning on an in-person tournament, following whatever COVID protocols are in place in early February.

 

The tournament will be varsity only and run in a three-round, no-finals format.  We hope this style of tournament will help you significantly as a coach mid-season, particularly to reward hard-working JV kids with a chance to compete on the varsity level, thus fostering healthy intra-team competition.  We also hope the tournament will help you formulate an early look at your conference and district teams.

 

We have bolder ambitions, however.  If the number of judges (at least 60 total) is adequate, we will shift to a three-rounds-AND-finals format, with finals being in front of multiple judges.  This would mean your events could potentially go home with at least five ballots from high-quality judges.  This is our preferred format.

 

After a $25 entry fee, fees are $9 per entry, individual or group, while uncovered slots are $15 each.  However, as a financial incentive, the $25 entry fee will be waived for teams who enter only high-quality judges, which we define as head coaches, official assistant coaches, and NSAA-certified speech judges.  Please provide one judge for every six entries; teams are expected to provide a minimum of two judges, regardless of entry numbers.

 

While the per-entry fee is indeed high, we are attempting to guarantee a full day of strong competition for your varsity speakers.  

 

The top six individuals in each event will medal.  Places 7-12 will be given certificates.  Team scores will be calculated on the 12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 format for medalists, with runner-up and champion trophies being awarded.

 

To accommodate electronic balloting, all judges are expected to bring a working laptop, Chromebook, or tablet device.  No devices will be available for check-out.  Cell phones will not be permitted as a judging device.

 

Entries will only be accepted through SpeechWire.  Double and triple entries are accepted; quadruple or more are not forbidden but discouraged.  Extempers are allowed to triple-enter but no more than that.  In any case, please remember that this event will be held on a college campus, so there could be considerable distance between buildings, depending on individuals’ unique combinations of events.  Also, it being the first weekend of February, weather and surface conditions could be challenging for students with multiple entries or any students with mobility issues.

 

(In the event of inclement weather, the tournament will be rescheduled for February 13, 2021, also at Wayne State.  Committing to the Feb. 6 meet would not mean you must commit to the make-up date.)

 

There will be two deadlines.  Preliminary deadline for entries is Thursday, January 14, 2021, by noon.  By this date I would like to have your number of entries and judges fairly well set so that I can inform Wayne State of our room and lunch needs.  Changes will be allowed until the final deadline.

 

Final deadline is Thursday, January 28, 2021, by noon.  All entries and judges must be finalized by that time; these are the overall numbers from which your entry fee will be determined.  After this time, there can be no adds; you may drop events, but your entry fee will be unaffected.  Your school’s fee will be communicated to you sometime early the week of the tournament.  Fees will be due upon registration.  Judge drops/replacements must be handled on your end.

 

We would love to host you and your team at The Wayne High/Wayne State Classic this season.  Join us!

 

Three-Rounds, No-Finals Schedule:

7:00 a.m. Registration

7:45 Drop/Add Meeting; Extemp File Check-In

8:00 Round One, Flight A

9:15 Round One, Flight B

10:30 Round Two, Flight A

11:45 Round Two, Flight B

1:00 p.m. Round Three, Flight A

2:15 Round Three, Flight B

4:00 (or ASAP) Awards

 

Three-Rounds AND Finals Schedule (Preferred):

7:00 a.m. Registration

7:45 Drop/Add Meeting; Extemp File Check-In

8:00 Round One

9:30 Round Two

11:00 Round Three

12:30 p.m. Break

1:00 Finals

3:00 (or ASAP) Awards

 

Our e-mail addresses are dwspiek1@waynebluedevils.org and krmuir1@waynebluedevils.org.

 

Hope to see you in Wayne America on Feb. 6!

 

Dwaine Spieker Kristine Muir

Head High School Speech Coach Assistant High School Speech Coach

Wayne High School

611 West Seventh Street

Wayne, Nebraska 68787

 

School:  (402) 375-3150 ext. 1106

Personal Cell:  402-518-8813

 

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Dwaine Spieker
Email address: dwspiek1@waynebluedevils.org
Phone number: 402-518-8813

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Wayne High School
611 W. 7th
Wayne, NE 68787

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