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Dear Colleagues:
The coaching staff and students of the Eastern Michigan University Forensics Program and the School of Communication, Media and Theatre Arts cordially invite you and your team to attend the 48th Annual Judy Sturgis Hill Tower Invitational Swing taking place on Saturday, February 5th (synchronously), and Sunday, February 6th (asynchronously), 2022. 
Both tournaments will offer all 11 NFA Individual Events. Awards will be given to the top six I.E. finalists and to all elimination round participants if needed. We will also be acknowledging the top novice for each individual event. Finally, we will recognize the top 5 competitors entered in I.E. individual sweepstakes as well as the top three schools in I.E. team sweepstakes. 
Please find attached information regarding the projected schedule. This is a FREE tournament and we are very excited to announce that this year the theme of our tournament will be "Alice in Wonderland".  Prompts for extemp and impromptu will be posted on speechwire by 5pm Monday, January 31st. We are so excited to see all of you here. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Timothy Ward by either email tward12@emich.edu or phone 850-556-3091
Entries are due by 5 p.m. EST, Wednesday, February 2nd. We look forward to seeing you virtually! (videos for the asynchronous tournament are due with entry)
Timothy Ward               
Director of Forensics                  
Lily Schwab                                                         
Assistant Director of Forensics   
Aric Bird
Graduate Assistant
Alex Azzopardi 
Graduate Assistant
2022 Judy Sturgis Hill Invitational Schedule (Saturday)
(All times are EST)
9:00 AM Extemp Prep
9:30 AM Round 1 of Flight A (ADS, DUO, EXT, PER, POI, PRO)
10:45 AM Round 1 of Flight B (RC, DI, IMP, INF, POE)
12:15 PM Extemp Prep
12:45 PM Round 2 of Flight A
2:00 PM Round 2 of Flight B
3:15 PM Extemp Prep for Finals
3:45 PM  Final Round of Flight A 
5:00 PM Final Round of Flight B
Emu Alumni Tower Invitational Schedule (Sunday)
7:00am  All Ballots and videos released
10:00am – Round 1A ballots are due
11:15am – Round 1B ballots are due
12:30pm – Round 2A ballots are due
1:45pm – Round 2B ballots are due
3:30pm – FINALS A (collapsed if possible) ballots are due
4:45pm – Finals B (if needed)  ballots are due
The same video will be used for all rounds: 2 preliminary rounds and finals.
All entries must be received bv 5:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, February 2nd through 
Any adjustments made to the entry after the deadline but prior to the tournament will be subject to a $10.00 nuisance fee, as well as a $15.00 fee per dropped judge. Any changes at registration will be subject to a $25.00 nuisance fee and $100 per dropped judge.
Entry Limitations:
Students may enter three events per pattern in both tournaments. Overall school entry is unlimited. Judges will be instructed to allow double/triple entered contestants to perform first. 
A: After Dinner Speaking, Duo Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking, Persuasive Speaking, Programmed Oral Interpretation, Prose Interpretation 
B: Rhetorical Criticism, Dramatic Interpretation, Impromptu Speaking, Informative Speaking, Poetry Interpretation
One judge is obligated to cover six I.E. slots. We appreciate every effort to cover your slots.  Additionally, any judge who is an alumnus/alumna of EMU’s Forensics Team will cover eight IE slots instead of six. Please designate alumni on your entry form.
$0.00 for each I.E. slot (FREE) 
$10.00 for each uncovered I.E. slot
$10.00 per drop prior to registration/$15.00 per dropped judge
$25.00 per dropped slot at registration
$100.00 per dropped judge at registration
IE: Final team sweepstakes placement will be based on team points accumulated according to the table below.  Each school's top three speakers in each event will be used for tabulating prelims sweepstakes. Half of the total prelim points will be added to points based on finals placement. Team sweepstakes will recognize the top three IE programs. Individual sweepstakes awards will be given to the top five students entered in at least five individual events. 
Prelims – IE
1st- 3 pts
2nd- 2 pts
3rd-  1 pt
Finals – IE
1st- 12 pts
2nd- 10 pts
3rd- 8 pts
4th- 6 pts
5th- 4 pts
6th- 2 pts
Event descriptions:
Event descriptions for all eleven NFA events can be found at www.nationalforensics.org.
Emergency Contact:
Timothy Ward 


Manager contact information

Timothy Ward
Email address: tward12@emich.edu
Phone number: 850-556-3091

Mailing address

127 Judy Sturgis Hill Building
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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