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Naperville Central's Tournament of Roses

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This is a High School tournament in Illinois.

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11/25 Update: Official times and formats posted. Updates to how the tourney will work.

11/6 Update:  The tournament has filled up! If you want to be added to the wait list, please let me know at jslin@naperville203.org

Welcome to the Naperville Central Tournament of Roses!

*This page last updated: 11/25



Timing for everything *NEW UPDATE* 

-Entries, Names, Adds = Due by Monday, Dec. 7.   Judges will be assigned based on numbers from Dec. 7. 
-Radio Packet, Extemp Questions, Impromptu topics = Released Monday, Dec. 7 via Google Doc + Speechwire.
-Judge Names + Emails = Due Wednesday, Dec. 9. 
-Video Links submitted by 7:00PM Thursday, Dec. 10. PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR LINKS TO MAKE SURE THEY WORK.

-Prelims will most likely be released Thursday, Dec. 10. I'm shooting for 9:00PM or earlier. 
-Make sure your judges have started judging by 8:00AM Saturday.
-Deadline for Prelims = 11:00AM Saturday, Dec. 12

-Finals will start at 1:00 PM (with radio/extemp prep starting @ 12:15 for Radio, 12:30 for Extemp). Extempers and Radios will be moved to breakout rooms within a Zoom call and be given their prep materials then. 
-Awards at 3 or 3:30; should be live streamed. We're going to try Youtube or Zoom for awards
-Medals, Plaques, and Trophies will be awarded...and eventually driven out to the coaches' houses/schools over Winter break.


2020 Tournament structure - Hybrid

Prelims:  *NEW UPDATE*
All events will be pre-recorded and judged asynchronously.  
Videos due: Thursday night (12/10 at 7:00 PM). Any entries with missing links will be dropped. 

Finals: *NEW UPDATE* All finals + next-in finals will be done live via Zoom. For Duets, we'll have students try this live.  IMP, EXT, RAD will all prep live prior to the final round. Make sure your students know that finals are live.  In cases of WiFi issues, missing people, or other reasons why we can't judge live, the students' prelim videos will be available. Finals will be 3 judges, next-in will be 1 judge. If students are double or triple entered and they're missing from a round, their video will be used instead.

Some notes:

  • Thank you so much for joining us this year! We know it's going to be different, but we're going to try our best to make this an interactive tournament
  • We are still figuring out finals, limited prep events, and duos.  Thank you for your patience.
  • We are currently allowing students to triple enter.  This said, please clear each instance of tripling with Jeremy Lin. Students who are tripled without my permission will be dropped from all 3 events. 
  • Please do not double/triple enter your students in Radio and Extemp. If they make finals for both, it will create problems.
  • Currently, the default entries will be that teams can go 3-deep (3 entries) per event.  If you need extra entries in specific events, please email me. Preference will be shown to schools who show NCHS the same courtesy. Otherwise, no extra entries will be granted. 
  • We're not limited by rooms anymore, so we can take a few more entries!. Just let me know!!!
  • Forgive the tournament timing and structure. Speechwire has me using this one from last year. The actual time table will be below.



Other guidelines:

-DUETS:  Please make sure these are not recorded in the same space. Students may not be in the same room as their partners. We want to encourage health and safety.  The videos that are produced can be edited together, but edits should NOT be used to enhance the performance (i.e. special effects, sounds, etc.)

-VIDEOS: Videos should be submitted via url. Please make sure that the url is accessible by everyone. We all know that Google drive has some wacky settings, so please make sure your students know how to make their videos accessible for all.  ***Note: videos should not be edited in any way except for HDA/DDA.  Videos should be filmed on a basic setting (for equity) and the background should not be distracting.  Judges will be instructed to disregard technology/background and focus on the performance. 

-JUDGES: MAKE SURE YOUR JUDGES KNOW TO BE AVAILABLE FOR FINALS + NEXT-IN FINALS. I only have 5 extra judges, and we'll need somewhere in the neighborhood of 55 judges.

-JUDGES pt2:I am going to enable the feature to allow coaches to mark their judges' preferences for events. Please know that these are just preferences; a judge will have to judge whatever they're assigned.  The system will take the judges' event preferences into account, but it may be a lower priority than other factors. 

ENTRY FEES:  1-14 entries - $150   15-28 entries - $200    29-42 - $250    43+ - $250 and extra judges.  55+ SEE LIN.  Please make checks out and send to: NCHS Speech Team,  at Naperville Central // 440 W. Aurora, Naperville, IL  60540  **IF MONEY IS HARD FOR YOU FOR THIS YEAR, PLEASE LET ME KNOW** I don't want money to be the reason why your kids don't compete.

DEADLINE for ADDS: After Dec. 7, any extra adds will need to be emailed to jslin@naperville203. I will not be adding extra entries after Dec. 7. ADDS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AT THE TOURNAMENT.
JUDGES: One judge per 6 entries. Please round up for judges. (Example: 14 entries = 3 judges) If you have over 42 entires, please ask Lin - you may need to bring a few more judges.  If you are unable to find judges, email me immediately. I only have a limited amount.
CHECKS:Please make checks out to:      

Naperville Central Speech Team
Attn:  Jeremy Lin
440 W. Aurora Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540


Thanks and looking forward to another great tournament!!
Jeremy Lin 
E-mail: jslin@naperville203.org


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Jeremy Lin
Email address: jslin@naperville203.org
Phone number: 630-696-7566

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440 W. Aurora Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540

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