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Wrightstown ''Blue Rose'' Tournament

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This is a High School tournament in Wisconsin.

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Link to tournament info documenthttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1a-waeSH8zxNtnKK8gImMw2NIpRMcsSvnDakfSJKdWMA/edit?usp=sharing  (Has all the pertinant information for all students and judges!)













The Wrightstown High School forensics team and administration cordially invite you to the third annual Blue Rose Tournament on Saturday, March 26!  Due to ongoing construction, space is limited this year, but we will do our best to accommodate as many entries as possible.  Please note that we may run FOUR preliminary rounds; all entries will be assigned to three of the four preliminary rounds.


While we are running a WFCA tournament, we invite WHSFA schools to join us, too.



Masks:  Masks are required at all times except when eating/drinking.  Students may remove masks at the front of the room before they compete.


Rooms:  Each team will be assigned a gathering space to use prior to round 1 and after round 3.  Students are encouraged to carry personal items with them throughout the day.


Balloting:  We will use electronic balloting, so all judges should plan to bring a laptop or other suitable device.  Any judges uncomfortable with electronic balloting are allowed to use paper ballots; just please let us know in advance so we can plan accordingly.  



Teams may register up to 40 entries with up to the top 25 counting toward team sweepstakes points.  We welcome DOUBLE and/or TRIPLE-entry; however, students may not double/triple in BOTH extemp and radio.



In addition to standard WFCA categories, we will also offer oratorical declamation.  



We will follow WFCA rules for applicable categories with the following allowances for competitors from WHSFA schools:

- Demonstration Speaking: There may be two speakers 

- Oratory: One 4x6 notecard is allowed but not required

- Solo Acting: A single, stationary chair is allowed but not required

- Public Address entries should be entered in Oratory


WHSFA coaches: please let us know if you have any questions/concerns about rule variations.  


Oratorical Declamation will follow NCFL rules.



Please provide one qualified judge for every five entries or fraction thereof.  Hired judges are available at a cost of $25 per uncovered entry (for instance, if you have 17 entries and bring three judges, you’ll be charged $50 for the two uncovered entries).  You must provide the number of judges you indicate on your registration as of Wednesday, March 23rd and any additional judges to accommodate late adds.  Please contact us in advance if you have a judge who is uncomfortable completing online ballots.


$10 per individual entry and $15 per Duo, Group Interpretation, or Play Acting entry.  Please make checks payable to Wrightstown High School.



The top three finalists in each category will receive trophies.  All other finalists will receive medals.  The highest scoring double and triple entered students will also receive awards.  


Team divisions will be determined based on actual entries on Saturday, and team awards will be presented to the top three teams in each of three divisions. 



Concessions will be available for purchase by students.  Coaches, judges, and bus drivers will all be provided with a variety of food options throughout the day in the judges’ lounge.



Wednesday, March 23:  Entries due in SpeechWire by 7:00 pm.  Manage your own adds/drops until Friday.


Friday, March 25:  Entry fees lock in at 4:00 pm.  Any drops after this time should be texted/emailed to (920) 517-7676.


Saturday, March 26:  Showtime!

7:15 a.m. Deadline to text drops to (920) 517-7676.

7:15-8:00 a.m. Registration

8:00 a.m. Radio/Extemp draw begins

8:30 a.m. Round 1

9:45 a.m. Round 2

11:00 a.m. Round 3

12:15 p.m. Round 4 (if numbers require us to run flighted rounds)

Finals will follow ASAP

Awards will follow the conclusion of Finals


We’re enthused to host your team and hope to provide you with a quality final tune-up before state, whether you’re a WFCA or WHSFA school.  Please contact Coach Dave Winkler (winkler@wrightstown.k12.wi.us, 920-362-9559) with any general tournament questions or Michael Traas, tournament manager, with any SpeechWire questions (traasatae@yahoo.com).


Dave Winkler

Debra Weiher-Traas

Michael Traas


WHS Forensics


Manager contact information

Michael Traas
Email address: traasatae@yahoo.com
Phone number: 9205177676

Mailing address

351 High Street
Wrightstown, WI 54180

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