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Central Players Junior High Tournament

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This is a Middle School tournament in Nebraska.

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The Junior High School Central Players welcome you to our 2nd Annual Junior Central Players Invitational on April 29th, 2023. 
We will allow students in 5th through 8th grade to compete. 
You may register for events via the Speechwire website.  Our tournament will have 3 rounds and finals.  
We plan to have one judge in each prelim round and 3 judges in finals. 
We will be using paper ballots.
Events:  We will offer Humorous Interp, Dramatic Interp, Duet, Poetry, Declamation, Oral Interpretation of Drama, Persuasive, Informative Speaking, Entertainment Speaking, Extemporaneous, and Impromptu. If you have any questions on rules for events please see below and/or contact me. HI, DI, Poetry, Declamation, Persuasive, Inform, and Entertainment will have an 8 minute time limit. OID and Duet will be 10 minutes. Extemp will be hour prep with 7 minutes to speak. Impromptu will have 5 minutes to prep, and 5 to speak. There will be no minimum time limits. We will not drop for time.
Triathlon: Students many triple enter and be eligible for a triathlon award in any 3 events. Please realize that getting to rounds on time is the speaker’s responsibility and the judge will not wait beyond the start time of the next round.
Awards: We will be giving awards for the top 6 in all events. Round ribbons will also be given for first and second place only. OID is the only exception to this. Championship and runner-up team sweepstakes trophies will be presented.  Triathlon awards will be given to the top three. 
You must furnish one judge for every 6 entries or part thereof.  (6 entries = 1 judge, 7 entries = 2 judges)  There will be a $15 charge per uncovered entries.  Remember, if you want to judge, you count as one judge.
Entry fees are $6 for each individual event.  Group entries count as one entry.
Concessions will be available throughout the meet.  Our hospitality lounge will be open and available to coaches and judges.
ENTRIES ARE DUE BY 5:00 P.M. ON April 27, 2023.
Please enter online at speechwire.com
This year we would also like to offer an Aspiring Speakers division for students 4th grade and below (depending on interest). Students can prepare any type of speech (interp or platform). The time limit will be 8 minutes. Students will not be ranked, but will receive ballots and awards. Please email if you have any interest.
If you have questions please contact-
Kate Millington at kate.millington@rcentral.org or (402)318-4623 OR
Kent Millington at kent.millington@rcentral.org or (402)560-2553
8:00 Registration
8:30 Extemp Draw Rd 1
9:00 Round 1--All Events
9:45 Extemp Draw--Rd 2
10:15 Round 2--All Events
11:00 Extemp Draw--Rd 3
11:30 Round 3--All Events
12:30 Extemp Draw--Finals
1:00 Finals--All Events
2:30 Awards

Manager contact information

Kate Millington
Email address: kate.millington@rcentral.org
Phone number: 4023184623

Mailing address

1800 West Agnew Road
Raymond, NE 68428

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