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This is a College tournament in Minnesota.

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COVID Tournament Protocols from our hosts Minnesota State University-Mankato 

We’re sharing these specific policies at the behest of Student Affairs:

  • Campus hosts should inform visitors that we currently have a masking mandate, if we are designated substantial or high case counts (https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view).
  • Beginning October 4th students who participate in select campus activities will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or proof of weekly testing. Successful demonstration of proof of vaccine or weekly testing will allow forensic and debate students to perform unmasked. 
  • Visitors to campus should be informed of the proof of vaccine and weekly testing requirement as they plan their visit. No proof of vaccine or a recent test will be collected.
  • Any student, visitor, or employee should refrain from coming to campus if they have COVID symptoms.

 

Tournament Schedule 

hosted at Minnesota State University -

 

Day 1: IES Only February 25

3:30pm Registration 

4:00 pm Extemp Draw

4:30 pm Round 1 

5:30 pm Extemp Draw

6:00 pm Round 2

7:30 pm Finals

Day 2 (IES & Parli) Feb. 26

9:00 am Round 1 A:ADS, DUO, IMP, INFO, PRO, Parli  

10:15 am Round 2 A:ADS, DUO, IMP, INFO, PRO Parli 

11:15 am Lunch Break

12:00 pm Draw 

12:30 pm Round 1 B: CA, DI, EXT, PERS, POE, POI, Parli 

1:30 pm Draw

2:00 pm Round 2 B: CA, DI, EXT, PERS, POE, POI Parli, SF

3:30 pm  Finals A/Parli Finals 

5:00 pm Finals B

ASAP Awards both days

 

 

Events and Conflict Patterns

The tournaments will be using the AFA Individual Events rules.

 

Flight A: Dramatic Duo, After Dinner Speaking, Prose Interpretation, Informative Speaking, Impromptu Speaking

 

Flight B: Program Oral Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Communication Analysis, Poetry Interpretation, Persuasive Speaking, and Extemporaneous Speaking

 

Parliamentary Debate: Those participating in Parliamentary Debate may not enter IEs on Day 2.

 

Individual Events: Students who are only entered in Individual Events may enter up to 2 events on Day 1 and may enter up to 2 events in both Flight A and Flight B. Triple Entries are discouraged in one flight pattern, but maybe allowed at the discretion of the tournament manager. This is to balance room and judge availability. 

 

Invite details

Dear Forensics Colleagues:
 
You are cordially invited to participate in the 3rd  and 4th Valley Forensic League Tournaments of 2021-2022, to be held Friday, Feb. 25, and Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, in Mankato, MN at Minnesota State University-Mankato. The competition will offer all 11 AFA individual events for each part of the swing and Parliamentary Debate competition will be held offered at VFL #2 on Saturday. 
 
The entry deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 22  at 5:00 p.m.  A nuisance fee of $10.00 will be assessed to changes made after 12:00 p.m. on Feb 23.  
 
The VFL will recognize the finalists in each event, the top novice competitor in each event, and the top 3 teams.  
 
• Membership in the VFL is $125 for this year. This fee covers all entry fees (but not uncovered judging fees) for the season and student refreshments. One judge covers six individual events slots or a portion thereof. Schools are asked to try to cover all slots to cut down on hired judging costs.
 
• All judges are expected to assist in judging final rounds. 
 
• Each uncovered individual event slot will incur a $15 fee.  
 
• A $20.00 fee will be charged for each slot changed at registration.  
 
We hope that you and your team will attend. If you have any questions, concerns, or need accommodations, please feel free to contact any member of the Executive Committee.
 
Registration will be via SpeechWire.com. 
 
Tournament Schedule 
 
Day 1: IES Only January 28
3:30pm Registration 
4:00 pm Extemp Draw
4:30 pm Round 1 
5:30 pm Extemp Draw
6:00 pm Round 2
7:30 pm Finals
 
Day 2 (IES & Parli) January 29 
9:00 am Round 1 A:ADS, DUO, IMP, INFO, PRO, Parli  
10:15 am Round 2 A:ADS, DUO, IMP, INFO, PRO Parli 
11:15 am Lunch Break
12:00 pm Draw 
12:30 pm Round 1 B: CA, DI, EXT, PERS, POE, POI, Parli 
1:30 pm Draw
2:00 pm Round 2 B: CA, DI, EXT, PERS, POE, POI Parli, SF
3:30 pm  Finals A/Parli Finals 
5:00 pm Finals B
ASAP Awards both days
 
COVID Tournament Protocols
 
1. Masks will be required in public spaces for all competitors, judges, and visitors. Students may perform without masks if they choose. 
 
2. Our host (MSU-Mankato) and the VFL  encourage everyone to be vaccinated or participate in weekly testing if they are not vaccinated 
 
3. Participants who are experiencing symptoms or feeling under the weather should not participate. 
 
 
 
Events and Conflict Patterns
The tournaments will be using the AFA Individual Events rules.
 
Flight A: Dramatic Duo, After Dinner Speaking, Prose Interpretation, Informative Speaking, Impromptu Speaking
 
Flight B: Program Oral Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Communication Analysis, Poetry Interpretation, Persuasive Speaking, and Extemporaneous Speaking
 
Parliamentary Debate: Those participating in Parliamentary Debate may not enter IEs on Day 2.
 
Individual Events: Students who are only entered in Individual Events may enter up to 2 events on Day 1 and may enter up to 2 events in both Flight A and Flight B. Triple Entries are discouraged in one flight pattern, but maybe allowed at the discretion of the tournament manager. This is to balance room and judge availability. 
 
Awards
Sweepstakes points will be given for finalists and elimination round participants only. Points will be allocated in the following way. 
 
IES
1st-12 points
2nd-10 points
3rd-8 points
4th-6 points
5th-4 points
6th-2 points
Parli 
1st-12 points
2nd-10 points
SF-8 points
 
On behalf of the VFL Committee, 
 
Andrea Carlile, Executive Secretary, South Dakota State University (andrea.carlile@sdstate.edu)
 
VFL Committee
Najla Amundson, Concordia College
Justin Foote, Northern University
Thomas Muscha, UND
 
 

 

Manager contact information

Andrea Carlile
Email address: andrea.carlile@sdstate.edu
Phone number: 2174141959

Mailing address

Pugsley 115, Box 2218
Brookings, SD 57007

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