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Welcome to this crazy time right now in the Speech world!  The Thornton Township High School Speech Team is pleased to invite you to the 36th Annual Thornton “Turkey” Tournament to be held on Saturday, November 21, 2020.  We are looking forward to a great tournament and are excited to run an efficient and organized tournament just as we have in the past.  
Preliminary information regarding the tournament is listed below.   The tournament will include three preliminary rounds and a final round.  Right now we know that the preliminary rounds will be asynchronous.  We are still deciding on the final and may have a synchronous final round on Saturday.  More details to come.  
 
Please indicate your interest by completing SpeechWire's registration by Friday, October 30th. 
We look forward to having you be a part of this tournament. There will be no cap on entries due to the nature of how the tournament will be run.  However, you will need to provide the proper amount of judges in order to cover all the entries so please keep this in mind.  There will be more information in the coming weeks regarding the setup of the tournament and when to submit links, etc.  If you should have any questions, feel free to call Brad Ablin at 708-269-9036 or Marie Wojdelski at 708-225-4129 or 708-705-0571. 
 
Sincerely,
Brad Ablin, Marie Wojdelski, and the Thornton Coaching Staff
 
36th Annual Thornton “Turkey” Tournament Information
Contest Rules
The Thornton “Turkey” Tournament will follow I.H.S.A. rules for all individual events with the following exceptions:
Team scoring: Preliminary round scoring will determine team placements. The top two scoring contestants in each event will count toward your total team point tabulation.  Due to the current situation, duets are invited to compete for individual awards but will not be counted in the team tallies.  Furthermore, any student competing in a duet is invited to be triple entered.  Triple entries will only be allowed if a student is competing in DDA or HDA.
Awards: The awards ceremony is TBD.  We are hoping to do a live awards show on a streaming service.  This information will be forthcoming.  
 
Judging: Each team will need to furnish the following number of judges based on individual entries:
1 – 6 Entries:         1 judge
7 – 12 Entries:        2 judges
13 – 18 Entries:       3 judges
19 – 24 Entries:       4 judges
25 – 30 Entries:       5 judges
31 – 36 Entries:       6 judges
37 – 42 Entries:       7 judges
43 – 48 Entries:       8 judges
If it is beyond these entries, please pay close attention to the number of judges needed to support your number of entries.  
 
Each team will be responsible for the number of judges based on the number of entries you submit following the submission deadline.  Also, to assure proper coverage, please advise all hired judges that they will need to be available for final round judging whether synchronous or asynchronous.  
 
CHECKLIST:
10 Topics for Extemp
10 Topics for Impromptu
PAYMENT:  Entry fee is $150.00 per team regardless of the number of event entries.
$150-0-28 entries
$250-29 or more entries
**Please send payment and topics as soon as possible upon registration!
Please make check payable to: Thornton Township High School
Return checks & entry forms: Marie Wojdelski, Thornton Township High School
                                             15001 S. Broadway Avenue
                                             Harvey, IL 60426
 

Manager contact information

Marie Wojdelski/Brad Ablin
Email address: wojdelski.marie@district205.net
Phone number: 708-269-9036 or 708-705-0571

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15001 S. Broadway Avenue
Harvey, IL 60426

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