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This is a High School tournament in Minnesota.

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Cotter High School LogoWelcome to the registration site of the 2021 Cotter Speech Tournament (March 27, 2021)
 
 
Cotter High School (Winona, MN) is excited to host a speech meet on Saturday, March 27, 2021!  
 
Our VIRTUAL tournament will use NSDA Classroom to run synchronously for 12 of the 13 MSHSL categories, and will require video recording for asynchronous presentation of DUO - thus this will be a Hybrid tournament.  We will also offer Program of Oral Interp (POI) and Impromptu (IMP).   Double entries are allowed.  Triple entries are allowed only if the third category is Impromptu (IMP).
 
 
Tournament Format:
There will be three preliminary rounds of competition followed by a Final consisting of students who ranked 1-6 in prelims.
 
 
MSHSL Categories:
Extemp. Reading (Prose): All Stories
Extemp. Reading (Poetry): All Poems
Storytelling: All Stories
Discussion: MSHSL Sub-Section Topics
 
 
Discussion Tasks:
We will be distributing Discussion tasks in-round.
 
 
Tiebreakers:
1 - Total ranks in Prelim or Final rounds
2 - Head-to-Head in prelims (MSHSL State Final style)
3 - Prelim Opponents Average Ranks (OAR)
4 - Reciprocals in this round
 
 
Entry Fees:
$6.00 per entry (Duos count as one entry).  Checks are payable to "Cotter Schools", with "Speech Meet" in the memo line.  
***Special Note:  You will be responsible for the full fee if you drop (as a team) past the deadline.
 
 
Registration Deadline:
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 10:00pm.
After that, all entries are frozen and thus drops will be assessed a fee of $6.00.
To help better plan the rooms, please have all preliminary entries in Speechwire by Friday, March 5, 2021 at 10pm.
 
 
Judging Requirements:
Teams are required to bring one judge for every six entries. Additional judges will be available to hire for $90.00 if teams cannot meet this requirement. Please contact Amy French as soon as possible if you anticipate you will need to hire a judge.
 
 
Scheduling:
We will be site scheduling this tournament, so please make all necessary changes to your registration on Speechwire until registration closes on Saturday morning. You may text any of your drops to Amy French (507) 450-2690.
 
 
Awards:  
There will be team sweepstakes trophies awarded to the winner and runner up in large and small school categories.  Individual awards will also be given for the Finalists in each category.  
 
We will award an overall "Grand Champion", regardless of school size.  This will be calculated by the Top 20 speakers from each school based on Final Round results.  This is being tried to balance the Quality of the speaker vs. the Quantity of the speakers brought to a tournament.  Please provide feedback after the tournament as this is a work in progress.
 
 
Please contact Amy French if you have any questions. We look forward to a great tournament!

Manager contact information

Amy French
Email address: amyjfrench516@gmail.com
Phone number: 507-450-2690

Mailing address

Cotter High School Speech Team
1115 W. Broadway
Winona, MN 55987

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