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Dear Forensics Friends:
     The Southeast High School Forensics Program invites you to attend the HOLIDAY JOUST on Friday, December 18th, 2020.  Once again, we are a proud NIETOC National Qualifying tournament!
     We really enjoy running this tournament, and hope to make it a wonderful experience for everyone! Please read over the invitation and call or e-mail  - or text, for that matter - if you have any questions. We will run 3 rounds and finals, with finals divided into CHAMP and HONORS finals, as well as MERIT finals for any TOC event that has met the numbers criteria for MERIT.
     Speech events are Open division, but we will be recognizing High Novice in each individual event (Not DUO or OID). TRIPLE ENTRY IS ALLOWED IN ALL.  No quad entry.  There is a triathlon award for those who are triple entered - however, in the event of a tie, we will pick individual events first. As we are not limited by a physical building this year, there will be no entry cap per event (If I don't have the settings right when you enter, please let me know). However, only the top six from any school in any given event will be scored. Our events this year are POI, HI/HP, DI/SP, POE, DUO, ENT, INF, PER/OO, EXT, IMP, and OID.  
     We again will be tabbing without speaker points on the ballots.  Tiebreaking to decide who makes finals is based on 1) prelim round combined ranks, 2) opponent's strength, 3) head to head, 4) prelim reciprocals. Finals tiebreaking will be 1) rank in finals, 2) judge's pref in finals, 3) final round reciprocals, 4) prelim round ranks, 5) prelim round opponent's strength.
     We will also be using the NSDA overtime rule (those overtime simply cannot be ranked first).  There will be no ghost ranks.
     We also will be using BLAST capabilities for both competitors and judges - just helps with getting postings for rounds 2 and 3 out, as well as postings for finals. More information about how everyone can sign up will be coming the week of the tournament.
     Since we're working with teams that are using a variety of rules, we will allow 12 minute DUO and 10 minute INFORMATIVE.  Ballots are posted on this site under "Files posted by the tournament manager." 
     Again this year:  We using a judge selection process. If you've been coming to this tournament for awhile, you know I've been asking you to mark what your judges' *strengths* are, in an effort to have the best quality judging in each round.  I hope you've been as pleased with the results as we have.  In an effort to streamline the process (and to get all teams to participate) this year we are going to try to incorporate judge types.  You will be able to select one of three options. If a judge is most comfortable/competent in interpretation events, select INTERPRETATION JUDGE and they will only judge interpretation events.   If they are most comfortable/competent in public address events, select PUBLIC ADDRESS JUDGE. If a judge is comfortable/competent in all events, they should be marked as SPEECH JUDGEWe will attempt to follow those selections unless needed You are also encouraged to mark what a judge would like to judge for finals - it helps us ensure the best judges in final rounds, where it counts. 
     NEW THIS YEAR: I mean - everything is kinda new, soo.....  Seriously, the one thing I don't have worked out and we don't have a norm yet for is group events.  I'm planning at this point to run just DUO and OID asynchronously, so you will be submitting video links. 
     Our day will once again start with a coach zoom for registration at 3:00, which will be open all day.  We will have a separate Awards Zoom (also contemplating using this Zoom for Breaks).  Both will be sent out separately.
Please enter online at Speechwire.com
If you have any questions, here's my contact information:
Tommy Bender
402-436-1304 (School phone)
402-580-0537 (Cell phone)
From the NIETOC:
During with the 2018-2019 competitive season, bids are gained at the following levels:
0-19 contestants = FIRST PLACE BID
20-34 contestants = FIRST, SECOND & THIRD PLACE BIDS
35-50 contestants = FINAL ROUND BIDS

Manager contact information

Tommy Bender
Email address: tbender@lps.org
Phone number: 402-580-0537

Mailing address

Lincoln Southeast High School
2930 S 37th St.
Lincoln, NE 68506

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