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Chesterton Speech Tournament

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General information

This is a High School tournament in Indiana.

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2022 Chesterton Speech Tournament
Now a NIETOC Bid Tournament!


  • 5 ROUND TOURNAMENT (3 Prelims, 1 Semi, 1 Final)
  • Single Open Division
  • All IHSFA events (rules here)  + Improv Duo + Both Extemps are Combined
  • Schools are limited to 8 entries per event.
    • Entries beyond 8 will be automatically waitlisted and accepted case-by-case.
  • All students are allowed to DOUBLE enter with the following exceptions:
    • Discussion may not double
    • Radio & Extemp may not double in Radio & Extemp
  • Two students from each school are allowed to TRIPLE enter at their own peril.
    • Head coaches are responsible for keeping track of this.
  • Extemp will prep on paper for Round 1, Semis, and the Final
  • Radio will prep for the Semis and the Final
  • Further information to be posted for extemp, broadcasting, discussion, and improv duo in the "Files for Download" section.
  • 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.)
  • We are eBalloting, so have judges bring a laptop and make sure they're setup on live.speech.com
  • ***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. We won't have extra judges "for hire," so 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***
  • January 02- Attendance confirmation
  • January 05 - Soft deadline for entries/judges
  • January 09 - Hard deadline for adding entries
  • January 12 - Soft deadline for finalizing judges
  • Entry drops will remain open until 7:30 am the day of the tournament.
  • Email questions to Mr. Dakota McCoy at damccoy@duneland.k12.in.us.
  • Trophies/ribbons for top 6 in each event
  • Sweepstakes trophy for top 5 non-host schools
    • Each team's top 20 point-scoring entries will be counted toward the team sweepstakes competition.
    • Semifinalists and Finalists will be eligible to earn points for their teams.
  • Individual sweepstakes awards for top students entered in at least two events.
  •  NEW THIS YEAR : We are an offical National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (NIETOC) qualifying bid tournament. Bids are awarded based on the size of each event's entry. NIETOC bids will be given in the following events:
    • Drama, Humor, Duo, Oratory, Info, POI, Extemp
    • Learn more about about the national NIETOC tournament bid system here.
  • Masks encouraged; not required.
  • Social distancing encouraged when possible.
  • Sanitizer available throughout building.

This section to be updated as we get closer to the tournament.

There are no fees for this tournament.

Out-of-state programs are again welcome to attend


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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