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The Raymond Central High School Central Players welcome you to our 35th Annual Mustang Invitational on January 15th, 2022.  
 
We are pleased to announce that we are a NIETOC bid tournament!!  
 
You may register for events via the speechwire website.  Our tournament will be flighted with registration running from 8:00 to 8:30 am.  A General Meeting will be held at 8:45 am in the Main Gym.
 
Each school may have up to five entries in each event except for Duet and OID, which may only have two.  Students may double enter in each flight.  NSAA rules will be followed, except regarding the time limit for Informative Speaking, which will have a 10 minute maximum.
 
POI--We are offering POI this year, but each school may only enter TWO entries.  You all know that we are always tight on rooms.  We want to offer everything we can, so we will do our best.  However, if rooms get tight, POI will be the first event closed down.  
 
Events:  We will be hosting open divisions in Humorous Interp, Dramatic Interp, Duet (although Duo will be included in this category and time limit will be 12 minutes to accommodate both), Poetry Interp, Original Oratory, Informative Speaking, Entertainment Speaking, Extemp Speaking. Program Oral Interp and Humorous Impromptu. If you have any questions on rules for events please see below and/or contact me. There are no novice divisions, but we will give a top novice award in all individual events. 
 
Triathlon: Students many triple enter and be eligible for a triathlon award in any 3 events. Please realize that getting to rounds on time is the speaker’s responsibility and the judge will not wait beyond the start time of the next round for any reason.
 
Awards: We will be giving awards for the top 12 in EXT, IMP, POE, POI and ENT if entries are over 50 (if under 50 we will break the top 6).  In the NIETOC events of  HI, DI, INF, EXT, OO, DUO awards will be determined based off  of entry numbers (top 12 for a sems bid, top 18 for a quarters bid, etc). In the past we have broken 12 to 18 in these events. Round ribbons will also be given for first and second place only. OID is the only exception to this. We will break the top 4 to Champs, the next 4 to Honors, and the next 4 to Merit for a total of 12 breaks. Championship and runner-up team sweepstakes trophies will be presented.  Triathlon awards will be given to the top three. 
 
You must furnish one judge for every 5 entries or part thereof.  (5 entries = 1 judge, 6 entries = 2 judges)  There will be a $15 charge per uncovered entries.  Remember, if you want to judge, you count as one judge.  All judges must be available for finals.  (Failure to do so will result in a $20 charge to your school.)
 
There will be two rounds and Finals.  We plan to have two judges present in one of the two preliminary rounds.  This can only happen if you bring your required amount of judges!
 
Entry fees are $8 for each individual event.  Group entries count as one entry.
 
Concessions will be available throughout the meet.  Our hospitality lounge will be open and available to coaches and judges.
 
ENTRIES ARE DUE BY 4:00 P.M. ON JANUARY 13, 2022.
 
Please enter online at   speechwire.com
 
If you have any drops after the deadline, you can e-mail/text them to:
Carolyn Enevoldsen at cenevold@rcentral.org or 402-499-6378
 
SCHEDULE:
 
8:00-8:30 Registration in the Main Entrance
 
8:30 Extemp Draw Round 1 in the Library
 
8:45 General Meeting in the Gym
 
9:00 Flight A--Round 1 (Humorous, OID, Informative, Poetry, Extemp)
 
10:30 Flight B--Round 1 (Serious, Entertainment, Persuasive, Duet, POI)
 
11:30 Extemp Draw--Round 2 (library)
 
12:00 Flight A--Round 2 with Extemp
 
1:30 Flight B--Round 2
 
2:30 Extemp Draw for Finals (library)
 
3:00 Finals Flight A
 
3:45 Finals Flight B
 
ASAP Awards in the Gym
 
 
Flight A Events:
 
Humorous Interp 
OID
Extemp 
Informative 
Poetry 
 
Flight B Events:
 
Serious Interp 
Entertainment 
Persuasive 
Duet
POI
 
EVENT RULES
 
Extemporaneous:  Topics will cover both foreign and domestic issues from the news since September 2021.  Thirty minute prep time. One 4X6 note card optional.  Internet usage is allowed. TIME LIMIT 5 to 7min.
 
Original Oratory: Must be an original work of the student to inspire, persuade, and/or convince.  Limit of 150 quoted words.  Script is optional.  TIME LIMIT MAX 10.
 
Informative Speaking: Must be the original work of the student. This is a speech intended to inform the audience on a subject. You are allowed to use visual aids. Access to electronic visual aids will not be provided.  One 4x6 note card allowed, no script. TIME LIMIT 10 min MAX.
 
Entertainment speaking: Must be the original work of the student. This is a speech intended to entertain the audience. It should be structured, sources are optional. You are allowed to use visual aids. Access to electronic visual aids will not be provided. One 4x6 note card allowed, no script. TIME LIMIT 8 min MAX.
 
Dramatic Interpretation:  A serious interpretation of an original cutting from prose or a play.  TIME LIMIT MAX 10.
 
Humorous Interpretation:  A humorous interpretation of an original cutting from prose or a play. TIME LIMIT MAX 10.
 
Poetry:  A serious or humorous interpretation of one or more poems.  If more than one poem is used, they must be based on either a theme or a single author.  Script is required.  TIME LIMIT 6 to 8min.
 
DUET:  An original cutting from a humorous or serious play, acted out by two individuals.  NSAA rules will be enforced. Two chairs and one table may be used, but will not be provided by the host school. Please understand that there will also be DUO Interp included in this event and your judges MUST judge accordingly, but not be biased by one event over the other.  TIME LIMIT MAX 12 minutes.    
 
Program Oral Interp - a program of prose, poetry and drama based on a theme. See NSDA rules/guidelines. Script required. Time limit 10 min max. 
 

Manager contact information

Carolyn Enevoldsen
Email address: cenevold@rcentral.org
Phone number: 402-499-6378

Mailing address

1800 West Agnew Road
Raymond, NE 68428

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