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This is a High School tournament in Nebraska.

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2021 - 2022 Season
WE'RE BACK IN PERSON!
 
Dear Colleagues,
 
The Northwest Speech Team would like to invite you to the 2022 Viking Voice Speech Tournament on February 19th, 2022 held at Northwest High School.  We hope to offer a competitive tournament as teams prepare for both NSDA Districts and Conference meets.  The Viking Voice regularly hosts teams from Class A to Class D with many going on to garner awards on the individual and team level at State.    In addition, Northwest is once again a qualifying tournament for NIETOC.  The NIETOC Qualifying events are Humorous, Dramatic/Serious, POI, Duet Acting, Informative, Extemp and Persuasive(Oratory) and other supplemental events.  Check out http://nietoc.com/faq/ for more information.
 
EVENTS  Our tournament is an open competition (no novice), offering all nine NSAA Events as well as POI which is open to all classes at the Viking Voice.
 
For those out of state schools interested in Nebraska rules,  this is the link to our judges manual:  https://nsaa-static.s3.amazonaws.com/textfile/speech/spjudgeman.pdf
 
TOURNAMENT FORMAT
 
We will have two rounds of preliminary competition with one judge in one round, two judges in one round, 3 judges in champ finals and one in honors and merit finals.  In order to ensure students received three preliminary ballots, it’s imperative that we have enough judges.  We hire an incredibly talented pool of hired judges, but we need schools to provide judges as well.  We will offer Champs and Honors Finals for events with entries of 24 or more and add on Merit Finals for events that have 70 or more entries.  Six entries will advance to each final section including OID.  We will not be using speaker points at all but rank only using strength of schedule, head to head, and reciprocals to break ties.  We used this in past years, and it works quite well.
 
E-BALLOTS
 
We will continue to use e-ballots this year.  E-Ballots have proved to be an excellent way for judges to score and turn in ballots quickly.  
 
TRIATHLON/ENTRIES
We will be offering Triathlon competition for those entering in three events. We will award the top speaker of the day.  The only exception to students being allowed in three events would be students in both extemp and OID.  The logistics for students being in a third event with those two others is a logistical nightmare for both the student and tournament we’ve discovered. Competitors in OID and Extemp are NOT allowed to triple enter without special permission from the tournament director.
 
TEAM AWARDS
We will award plaques to the top two teams in Sweepstakes.  We will once again award a TEAM QUALITY AWARD where a team’s total Sweepstakes Points will be divided by their total number of entries.  Teams must have a minimum number of 12 entries to qualify for the quality awards.
 
PARKING: 
Please park on the East side of the school and enter through the Main Entrance.  Homeroom will be located in the Cafeteria and main hallway.  Awards will be in the auditorium on the Northwest side of the school.
 
SCHEDULE
7:30-8:30- Registration
 
8:30 - Extemp Draw Rd 1
8:40- Opening Meeting - Overview of E-Ballots
 
9:00- Round 1A-  POI, SER, OID, DA
9:30-  Round 1 EXT
 
10:30- Round 1B-ENT, INF, HUM, POE, PER
 
11:30 - Extemp Draw Rd 2
12:00 Round 2A- POI, SER, OID, DA
12:30  Round 2 EXT
 
1:30- Round  2B-  ENT, INF, HUM, POE, PER
 
2:30-  Extemp Final Round Draw
3:00-  Final Round A- POI, SER, OID, DA
3:30 - Finals EXT
4:00-  Final Round B-  ENT, INF, HUM, POE, PER
 
5:15 or ASAP-  Awards
 
ENTRY DUE DATE
Please have entries and judges submitted on SpeechWire by 7:00 PM on Monday, February 14th.  Changes can be made until Thursday, February 17th at 4:00 PM.  
 
FOOD
Northwest Speech parents will be running concessions in the cafeteria all during the day.  Our Family and Consumer Science classes will be preparing a wonderful meal for both coaches and judges.  Please keep drinks and food out of the auditorium.
 
FEES
Entry Fees are $8 per event.  Each school is responsible for providing one qualified judge for every six entries.  Please make every effort to bring not only judges to cover your entry but also qualified ones who will write educational and constructive ballots to help speakers.  For every entry not covered by a judge will incur a $15 judging fee. Entry fees will be locked at 4 PM on Thurs, February 17th.
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
Brian Gibson-  bgibson@ginorthwest.org 
 
The above information is subject to changes.  If there is a change, everyone will be notified immediately.
 
Looking forward to a great day of competition, fun, learning, and fellowship!!
 
Brian Gibson, Speech Coach
Robby Collins, Assistant Speech

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Brian Gibson
Email address: bgibson@ginorthwest.org
Phone number: 308-390-7549

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