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Andover Open Invitational (CANCELED)

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Hi folks,

We are so grateful that you made the Andover Speech tournament the choice for your team next Saturday, January 23. Unfortunately, as of this morning, the number of registered competitors is very low. There were several categories with fewer than six entrants, and we felt these numbers would not provide your students with the same level of engaging and energizing competition we’ve had at past Andover tournaments. After careful consideration this morning, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel our tournament next weekend.

Our hope is that our cancellation will strengthen the numbers for other tournaments this weekend creating a great experience for speech students.  We have reached out to tournament managers for two other online tournaments next weekend, and are both happy to host as many students as our teams would like to bring to their tournaments. The tournaments are slightly more expensive than ours per entrant, but our hope is that without transportation costs, these tournaments will still be within your budget:

  • Chanhassen Speech Tournament ($7/entry; $25 team fee)

  • The Odyssey: Your Speech Journey Begins Here (Orono/Mound/Westonka $8/entry; $25 team fee)

Both tournaments have a preliminary registration deadline of Monday, January 18, with no drop/add fees until Wednesday. 

We thank you for your flexibility.  This is a challenging school year, and we all want to do what is best for the students. We look forward to seeing you at other online tournaments this year, and we especially look forward to seeing you next year, in person, at our Andover tournament.  

Hannah Fortune, Eric Lindblad, and Michele Pinkham

Co-Head Coaches, Andover Speech

Andover High School's Open Invitational Speech Tournament
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Andover High School, Andover, MN
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 20 at 5:00pm
You are cordially invited to Andover High School's Open Invitational Speech Tournament on Saturday, January 23, 2021. We will offer all thirteen MSHSL events. Our tournament will be held virtually via Speechwire and NSDA Campus.
Things will look a little different this year as you would expect.  We will be running a mostly synchronous tournament using NSDA Campus.  We want to offer a fun and competitive opportunity for your speakers that can closely resemble a normal tournament, but in a virtual format.  More information will follow about specific scheduling.  
Registration:  Registration will be capped at 400 entries. Once we reach our cap, we will try to accommodate adds as drops come in up until the registration deadline. 
Entry Deadline: Please submit your initial entries by Friday, January 23. If you need to make changes, please submit drop/adds on Speechwire by Wednesday, January 27 at 5:00pm. Changes can still be made up until Saturday morning, but all drops after Jan. 2y will not result in a change on the statement. We are grateful for updates to your drop list the morning of the tournament, as this can be done on your smartphone and will help us to keep the tournament on schedule. 
Fees: $5.00 per entry (Duo is per pair). (FYI-Duo will be one category that will most likely be entirely asynchronous). Participants may double enter, but we request no triple entries.  Please mail entry fee checks to Andover High School--Speech Team, 2115 Andover Blvd. NW, Andover, MN 55304.
Judges:  One per 6 entries or fraction thereof. Preference of events is available during registration.  Uncovered judge slots will cost $100 each.  Please make every effort to provide the required number of judges based on your entries prior to drops.
Schedule and cutting information will be forthcoming.
Please contact me with any questions: michele.fennickpinkham@ahschools.us
We hope to welcome you to our virtual tournament on January 23!
Michele Fennick-Pinkham
Co-Head Speech Coach
Andover High School


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Michele Fennick-Pinkham
Email address: michele.fennickpinkham@ahschools.us
Phone number: 763-506-8463

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2115 Andover Blvd. NW
Attn: Michele Fennick-Pinkham
Andover, MN 55304

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