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Chesterton Speech Tournament

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This is a High School tournament in Indiana.

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2021 Chesterton Speech Tournament
Live and In-Person! Open to all programs!

  • 4 Novice & Varsity Prelim Rounds
  • Varsity final round for all events|
  • All IHSFA events  + Improv Duo
  • Extemp combined into one event
  • "Novice" qualification: 1st year speechie OR 2nd year w/ fewer than 50 NFL points. Coaches may enter any student in varsity at their discretion.
  • Compete in up to THREE events, excluding Discussion, which is single-entry only.
  • Doubling between radio and extemp will require a forfeit for round one (but only round one) in either event because of overlapping prep times. Discouraged but allowed.
  • Further information to be posted for extemp, broadcasting, discussion, and improv duo.
  • Supply 1 judge per 5 entries. (1 judge covers your first 5 entries. At #6, bring a second judge. At #11, bring a third. Etc, etc, etc.)
  • ***CAVEAT: If schools with greater judging capacity are able to bring extra judges, smaller programs may be able to avoid cutting their entries, which is always a plus. Please consider helping small and developing programs by bringing additional judges***
  • ***CAVEAT: If your program is struggling to meet this judge quota, please communicate with us before you drop entries and we'll do everything we can to keep your students in the tournament***
  • November 01 - Attendance confirmation
  • November 05 - Soft deadline for entries/judges
  • November 10 - Hard deadline for entries/judges
  • Changes after November 10 should be emailed to Dakota McCoy at damccoy@duneland.k12.in.us
  • Trophies/ribbons for top novice & varsity
  • Sweepstakes trophy for top 5 non-host schools
  • Individual sweepstakes awards for top students entered in at least two events. (New this year!)
  • Masks required unless performing material, eating, drinking, or outside in courtyard w/ social distancing.
  • Social distancing encouraged when possible
  • Sanitizer available throughout building

There are no fees for this tournament.

Out-of-state programs are again welcome to attend

Broadcasting, discussion, impromptu, & extemp information will be released Monday, November 8.

Improv Duo Rules are posted in "Files for Download"

NEW: Judge Training Night -- Information in "Files for Download"


Manager contact information

Dakota McCoy
Email address: damccoy@duneland.k12.in.us
Phone number:

Mailing address

2125 S 11th Street
Chesterton, IN 46304

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