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JFK HS and MS Speech and Debate Tournament

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This is a High School tournament in Ohio.

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Dear Speech and Debate Coach:
The Warren John F. Kennedy Speech and Debate Team cordially invites you and your team to attend the John F. Kennedy MS/HS Speech and Debate Tournament on October 30th, 2021!
*All events (except Congress) will have an initial cap of 4 entries per team to ensure that we have enough room for everyone that wants to attend. If you have more than 4, please add them and they will be placed on a waitlist. As we confirm there is room, we will release them from the waitlist*
Individual Events: We will offer a total of (3) rounds of competition of all individual events over 4 timeslots. 
Public Forum Debate: We will offer four (4) rounds of competition. We will follow the NSDA Topic for NOV/DEC. 
Lincoln-Douglas Debate: We will offer four (4) rounds of competition. Please follow the NOV/DEC NSDA topic. 
Congress: We will be hosting student congress at the tournament in both HS and MS. We will be utilizing the OSDA docket assigned for October 30th for legislation. We will have 2 preliminary sessions of Congress for HS and MS. We will be scoring based on judge preference/ranks. We will also be using direct questioning and precedence and recency will reset each session. We will break to a final chamber in both HS and MS and final session legislation will be determined the week prior to the tournament.
Individual Events: We will offer a total of three (3) rounds of competition of all MS speech events over 4 time slots. 
Extemp Debate: We will offer three (3) rounds of competition depending on entry numbers.
Public Forum Debate: We will offer four (4) preliminary rounds of competition. Please follow the November/December OSDA MS topic. 
Congress: We will have 2 preliminary sessions with a break to final chamber for experience. Specific docket will be forthcoming but will be from the OSDA yearly docket. 
Schedule: 7:45-8:15 Registration/Check-in- All head coaches will be responsible for add/drops for their team prior to checking in with Tab staff. All teams will have an assigned classroom to meet in prior to competition and all announcements will be made over the PA system prior to beginning. Please also note masks must be worn throughout the day by all competitors, coaches, and judges. Failure or refusal to wear a mask may result in removal from the tournament and appropriate fines imposed.
*An official schedule of rounds will be posted by Wednesday, October 27th after final entry counts are conducted.
Registration: Please register for the tournament on SpeechWire
Deadline to add entries: Monday, October 25th @ 9:00 p.m.
Deadline to add/edit judges: Thursday, October 28th @ 5:00 p.m.
Registration Fees: $4.00 per entry in both HS and MS (PF & DUO count as 2 entry fees). All checks should be made payable to John F. Kennedy High School- Speech and Debate(Fees may be paid at the time of registration or PO provided). 
Judge Requirements: 
IE:  One (1) judge for every five (5) IE entries (a Duo team counts as one entry) for either HS or MS.
Public Forum/LD/EXTD: One (1) judge for every 2 debaters/teams. 
Congress: One (1) scorer or parliamentarian for each school that has Congress entries. IF YOU HAVE HS AND MS CONGRESS YOU MUST HAVE ONE JUDGE FOR HS AND ONE FOR MS.
The fee for being short judges is $30.00 per judge.  This fee will be enforced. JUDGES DROPPED THE DAY OF THE MEET WILL RESULT IN A $30 FINE.
Food: There will be concessions at both campuses providing several options for students. There will be assigned tables for schools in the dining halls. Please ensure your school only eats at your designated tables.
Awards: Awards will take place in the gym. Again, schools will have designated seating areas. Trophies will be given to the top 6 finishers in each event.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at acatale@warrenjfk.com 
We look forward to seeing you all on October 30th!
Anthony Catale
Head Coach, JFK Speech and Debate

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Anthony Catale
Email address: acatale@warrenjfk.com
Phone number: 330-501-1471

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JFK Speech and Debate
2550 Central Parkway SE
Warren, OH 44484

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