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December 15, 2021

Dear Forensics Coach:


Another season is upon us and this year DeForest is proud to announce our regular season tournament.  Our tournament date is Saturday, January 29, 2022.  We anticipate a very good turnout again this year.



Schools may register at http://www.speechwire.com



Registration will close at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 21.  You may add and drop entries until midnight on Thursday, January 27.  We must limit entries due to space.  We will accommodate about 500 entries on a first come, first served basis. 



All schools are required to text their drops or confirm their attendance by 7:30 am on Saturday morning. We need to know of your drops or if everyone is present!!! Don’t feel comfortable texting? Have a student do it! A text should have: school name, Drop category, entry’s code and student’s first name.

A sample text might be like this:


Sun Prairie DROP prose ZZ99-Sally DROP Inform ZZ2-Jim


Sun Prairie all present

Thank you Elliott and John for the example!


Text to Tom August (608) 695-2705


Check in will start at 7:45 in the High School Office.  All participating schools are expected to be checked-in no later than 8:15 AM.



WHSFA rules will be used for all categories with allowances made for WFCA variations.   Duo Interpretation and OIL will also be offered. 



7:45                 Registration

8:30                 Radio/Extemp drawings begin in the LMC

8:35     Student meeting in Cafeteria and Judges’ Meeting

9:00                 Round I

10:30               Round II

11:45               Round III

1:15                 Power Rounds begin

2:45                 Awards in the auditorium


DOUBLE-ENTRIES    Double entries are allowed.



The top three in each category will receive trophies.  The remaining power round contestants will receive medals. Team trophies will go to the top five schools.  First and       Second place small team trophies will go to the schools with 6-14 original entries that earns the best average per entry.


FOOD: Students may purchase lunch in the high school cafeteria.  Food for judges and bus drivers will be provided.


FEES: A fee of $9.00 for each individual entry and $12.00 for Play Acting, Group Interpretation and Duo Interp based on your registration as of Thursday, January 23.

Refunds will not be made for drops after 12:01 AM on Saturday, January 29.   



Coaches can confirm their entries on http://www.speechwire.com

Please print out your students’ codes on Friday, January 28.


JUDGES: Each school must provide one judge for every five entries or portion of five entries. Each group, duo or play is considered one entry.  Bring your own judges.  If you are having problems filling a judging assignment, DeForest may be able to hire one for you at $100 per judge. If you wish to have a judge hired for you please e-mail me at taugust@deforestschoools.org by Friday, January 21. Schools are still responsible for their number of judges as of midnight on Thursday, January 27.   


JV TEAMS: We will accept JV entries. (Entries over 25 count as JV.) 


DeForest Forensics is very excited about our annual tournament.  We wish you all the best and hope to see you on a dry, warm and safe January 29.  If you have any questions, contact Tom August with the options provided below.


Tom August Head Forensics Coach

WORK (608) 842-6600 ext.6840. 

FAX (608) 842-6615

HOME (608) 845- 3505

Cell (608) 695-2705

E-Mail taugust@deforestschools.org



Manager contact information

Thomas August
Email address: taugust@deforestschools.org
Phone number: (608) 695-2705

Mailing address

815 Jefferson St.
De Forest, WI 53532

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