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This is a College tournament in Nebraska.

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EXTEMP:

How should the U.S. respond to China’s increasingly aggressive posturing toward Taiwan?

 

What does France’s withdrawal of troops from Mali signal for the future of West Africa?

 

Does Columbia’s decriminalization of abortion prove that Latin America’s ‘green wave’ is here to stay?

 

 

IMPROMPTU:

“I would like to see anyone, prophet, king or God, convince a thousand cats to do the same thing at the same time.”

-Neil Gaiman (neel   gay-muhn)


“When Rome burned, the emperor’s cats still expected to be fed on time.” 

–Seanan McGuiren (shaa-nuhn   muh-gwai-ur)

 
 
 

 

Dear Colleagues,

 
The students, coaches, and alumni of the Doane University Forensics Team are SO VERY EXCITED to invite you to the Feline Frolic Swing. The first half of the swing will be held asynchronously March 1st - 4th and the second half will be IN-PERSON on the Doane University Campus in Crete, NE. Both tournaments will offer all eleven AFA individual events. Saturday will also include the experimental event, Smorgasbord. More information regarding COVID-19 Protocols are included with the "Feline Frolic (Saturday)" tournament here on Speechwire.
 
If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at jennifer.torres@doane.edu or nathaniel.wilson@doane.edu.

 

TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE:

Students may enter as many events as they would like. There will be three rounds, no finals.

Ties in events with multiple sections will be broken on the following: Ranks, Head to Head, Strength of Opposition, Speaker Points.

Ties in single section events will be broken on the following: Predominance of 1's, Ranks, judge's preference, Reciprocals, Speaker Points.

 

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS:

One video submission per student event will be used for all rounds.  

 

Please upload individual events to Youtube, unlisted and include the student’s full name and event in the “title” of the youtube video. When possible, please do not include the name of your college/university in the name of the Youtube account. Links must be provided with entries, by 6:00pm on March 1st.

*The tournament reserves the right to institute and utilize team event caps based on the number of teams and number of entries at the registration deadline.

 

LP PROMPTS:

2 quotations and 3 extemp questions will be posted to the tournament’s speechwire page at 8am on Monday, Feb. 28th. We trust all students and coaches to adhere to Limited Prep guidelines and honor code for preparation. Ext prep does not need to be included in the performance video. However, please include prep time in all Impromptu videos (this can make starting the video camera easier for students, and assessing time allocation possible for judging). 
All Imp judges will be reminded to allow an initial 15 seconds for competitors to read the quotations, before beginning time. 
 
 
ACCOMMODATIONS: 

If you have a student or coach with special needs, please let us know. We will be happy to provide accommodations. Specifically, If you have a judge who would like to be blocked from particular Content Warnings, please let us know. 


 

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:  

Monday, Feb. 28th @ 8am LP Prompts posted

Tuesday, Mar. 1st @ 6pm Entries Finalized and Video Submissions due

Wednesday-Friday, Mar. 2-4 Rounds Judged

Friday, Mar. 4th @ 3pm All Ballots Due

Friday, Mar. 4th @ 5pm Awards

 

Manager contact information

Jennifer Torres
Email address: jennifer.torres@doane.edu
Phone number: 3072021557

Mailing address

1014 Boswell Ave
Crete, NE 68333

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