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51st Chuck Beckman Memorial

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This is a High School tournament in Minnesota.

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Walker Fifty-First Annual Speech Invitational
Dear Speech Coach:
The CHUCK BECKMAN MEMORIAL Fifty-First Annual Walker Speech Invitational will be held IN-Person on Saturday, March 4, 2023.  TEAMS - Please update registration by 7:30 a.m.
.25) We will cap the tournament at 600 entries.
.5) Instead of team trophies - the top three teams will be able to designate a charity to receive a donation ($300 - 1st place, $150 - 2nd place, and $75 - 3rd place).
1. This tournament will consist of three rounds, HONORS FINAL and a FINAL. Double entering is allowed in all events, but discouraged in two draw events. Discussion rounds take precedence over other events. No double entering in discussion and a draw event. Triple entering is allowed if POI is a category, otherwise Triple entering is not allowed.
2. Drawings for Round 1 will begin at 8:45 a.m. sharp!  Speaking will begin at 9:15 a.m.  All competitors should be in their respective virtual draw room 15 minutes prior to round start time. It is imperative that everyone be registered and ready to speak at this time.  Discussion begins 15 minutes later each round to allow double-entering.
3. Medals for 1st through 6th place and Honor Round Champion.  Blue ribbons to Honor Finalists. Red Ribbons to those exhibiting excellence in ranks yet missing finals.
4. You may enter as many contestants per category as you wish; however, be aware that excessive enrollment in a category will lead to intra-school competition.
5. Concessions will only have limited items. Students should pack a lunch. Food for coaches/judges will be provided. 
6. The registration fee is $7.00 per entrant.  Note: a duo team counts as one entry. 
7. Discussion will follow state guidelines and has a staggered time to allow double entering. Storytelling and Extemp. Reading selections will be created from the list provided by the MSHSL.
8. You must supply ONE judge for every SIX students entered or portion thereof.  Be sure you select your judges carefully and have them study pertinent sections of the MSHSL handbook. For each round, all unassigned judges need to be in the judge lounge until the round begins with all judges present.
9. Registration is online with www.SpeechWire.com � follow their instructions for registration.
10. We would have a limited number of judges available for $80 if you have trouble getting judges.
11. Registration closes Thursday, March 2nd. 
12.  Discussion tasks will be written from Areas 3 and 4: Water and People (Section Topics). 
Please join us on March 4, 2023 for what will be a rewarding and educational experience.
Telephone numbers: Cordially yours,
763-355-4655 cell Ben Offerman
218-547-4247 work (Offerman)                  Katelin DeLorenzo
                                                                    Levi Capesius 
218-851-0438 (Wilson)                                Stewart Wilson



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Ben Offerman
Email address: benofferman@whaschools.org
Phone number: 763-355-4655

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301 4th Street
PO Box 4000
Walker, MN 56484

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