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Sunflower Swing Information

Asynchronous Half hosted by Bethel

Dates:             October 4-8                


Face-to-Face Half hosted by K-State

Date:               October 8                   Location:        K-State in Manhattan, KS


Events and Format: You may participate in one or both tournaments. An open division of all eleven AFA events in two flights will be offered. No student may enter more than three events per flight. AFA rules will be followed in all events.

Event Flights
Flight A Flight B
After Dinner Speaking Duo Interpretation
Communication Analysis Impromptu Speaking
Ddramatic Interpretation Informative Speaking
Extemporaneous Speaking Persuasive Speaking
Poetry Interpretation Prose Interpretation
Program of Oral Interpretation  

Entry Fees and Judges: Entry fees will be $8.00 per entry per tournament. Each school should provide one judge for every six entries. Uncovered entries will cost $10.00 per entry in one tournament in addition to the entry fee. We would rather have your judges than your dollars! All judges must be available to judge one round beyond the round in which their school's students are eliminated.

Entry Deadlines: Entries must be entered via SpeechWire no later than 5 p.m., Monday, October 3. Entry fees will be assessed at 12:00 noon, Wednesday, October 5, after which time no refunds will be given. Any entries dropped after 12:00 noon on October 5 will be assessed the original fee plus a $10.00 per entry nuisance fee. Any judges dropped after 12:00 noon on October 5 will be assessed a $50.00 per judge nuisance fee. Any judges dropped at registration will be assessed a $100.00 per judge nuisance fee. No additional entries will be accepted after the deadline. Entry changes can be made on SpeechWire, or if changes can no longer be made online, please contact Craig by phone or e-mail.

Tabulation: Darren Epping, Assistant Director of Individual Events at Kansas State University, will be in charge of the tab room throughout the weekend. 

Team points will be awarded according to students’ placements in final rounds (10 points for first place, 8 points for second place, 6 points for third place, 4 points for fourth place, 2 points for fifth place, and 1 point for sixth place or lower). Students who wish to enter Individual Sweepstakes must compete in four events. Individual sweepstakes points will mirror the system for determining team sweepstakes points.

Ties will be broken in the following manner: Speaker points will be used to determine who advances to a final round. Ties in both preliminary rank and rate mean that all tied contestants will advance so long as the events are tied for fifth seed or better. Ties in final rounds will be broken by judge’s preference followed by speaker points. Ties in team points and individual sweepstakes will be broken on number of finals followed by number of firsts, seconds, thirds, etc earned in final rounds.

Awards: Bethel and K-State will present sweepstakes awards to the top three schools, awards to the top six finishers in each Individual Event, and awards to the top three individuals participating in four or more Individual Events. A Sunflower Swing sweepstakes award will be presented to the top student and school at both tournaments combined.

Food Allergies: Breakfast items will be provided for all competitors, judges, and coaches at the tournament.  Please contact Craig if anyone traveling with your squad has a food allergy that needs to be addressed prior to the introduction of these items to common areas.

Adaptation for Physically Challenged Competitors: If anyone traveling with your squad has a physical disability or has concerns about accessibility or adaptations, please contact Craig.


Tuesday-Saturday October 4-8 Bethel Tournament Schedule:

Tue 10/04        6:00 pm CDT  Video submissions on Speechwire due

                        9:00 pm CDT  Pre-lim rounds assigned

Fri 10/07         1:00 pm CDT  Deadline for judges to have completed pre-lim judging

                        4:00 pm CDT Final rounds assigned

Sat 10/08         2:00 pm CDT  Deadline for judges to have completed finals judging

Swing results will be announced during the K-State awards and online.


Saturday October 8 K-State Tournament Schedule:

7:15 AM         Registration on Saturday – Nichols Hall Lobby

8:00 AM         Extemp Draw for Round I

8:15 AM          Round I A – ADS, CA, DI, Poetry, POI

8:30 AM          Round I A – Extemp

9:45 AM          Round I B – Duo, Impromptu, Informative, Persuasive, Prose

11:15 AM        Round II B – Duo, Impromptu, Informative, Persuasive, Prose

12:30 PM        Lunch

1:00 PM          Extemp Draw for Round II

1:15 PM          Round II A – ADS, CA, DI, Poetry, POI

1:30 PM          Round II A – Extemp

2:45 PM          Finals for B events (Semifinals for events of 40 or more)

4:15 PM          Extemp Draw for Finals

4:30 PM          Finals for A events (and any events that required Semifinals)

4:45 PM          Extemp Finals

(ASAP)           Awards – location to be announced


Lodging: While there is not a home football game in Manhattan this weekend, it would still be wise to arrange for your hotel as soon as possible.


Manager contact information

Craig Brown
Email address: craigb@ksu.edu
Phone number: (402) 309-4641

Mailing address

Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

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